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November 20, 2012  2:29 PM

VMware admits Hyper-V is cheaper in some cases — Updated



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Microsoft, Virtualization platforms, vSphere 5

A new online calculator says VMware's server virtualization software is more expensive than Microsoft’s. The surprising source behind the calculator is VMware. The new calculator’s results, highlighted by Microsoft in a gloating blog post, show vSphere 5.1 Enterprise Plus as 19% more...

November 17, 2008  4:20 PM

Virtualization tool bundles assist older OSes



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

Virtualization administrators are in a unique situation where older operating systems (OSes) can potentially "live forever" in the virtual world. While we may not wish to enable older OSes to remain in our environments indefinitely as virtual machines (VMs), situations arise where we need to do...


November 12, 2008  10:16 AM

Key concepts of Hyper-V Integration Services



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Rick Vanover, Virtualization platforms

Integration Services is Microsoft Hyper-V's installation interface on guest virtual machines that is designed to optimize the drivers of the virtual environments and provide the best experience. Here is a rundown of what you want to know about Integration Services when getting started with...


October 29, 2008  10:09 AM

Market share: So what?



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtualization, virtualization costs, Virtualization platforms, VMware


September 29, 2008  11:29 AM

ThinLaunch not all that impressive



Posted by: Joe Foran
Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Microsoft, Uncategorized, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMworld, VMworld 2008

At the New Innovators both at VMworld 2008 was an interesting small booth from ThinLaunch, which was manned by three of the four people in the company. I had a short pow-wow with two of the folks there and came away with mixed feelings. The product, for which the company is named, appears to...


September 23, 2008  4:10 AM

Using blades as virtual hosts



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Blade servers, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware


August 28, 2008  7:44 AM

Xen version 3.3 enhances performance, scalability to open source hypervisor



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Embedded Virtualization, hardware, Intel, Open source, Oracle VM, Servers, Sun xVM, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, Xen, XenSource

Xen.org announced the release of a new version of the project's open source hypervisor, Xen 3.3 today, with enhancements to security, performance and scalability. Xen logo


August 25, 2008  10:09 AM

Proxmox PVE offers VM mash-up for the virtualization market



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

The mashup market is for more than just those out there making rich-media web apps. They've taken the concept of the mashup to the virtualization market. The resulting product is a mash-up of two virtualization platforms, OpenVZ and KVM, which Proxmox has combined into a delightful new offering...


August 20, 2008  3:21 PM

VMware helps hospital reduce data center power, increase performance



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktop virtualization, hardware, High availability and virtualization, HP, Servers, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced that Rochester General Hospital(RGH) deployed VMware Infrastructure 3 to scale and manage its...


August 14, 2008  11:33 AM

Powerful scripting options with the VBoxManage command



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Sun xVM, VirtualBox, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

Sun xVM VirtualBox offers a powerful command-line interface (CLI) component, VBoxManage, which can perform most functions within VirtualBox. Having a robust CLI is key to automation and scripting, even in a workstation virtualization product. In my continued coverage of VirtualBox, this blog will...


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