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March 20, 2008  11:37 AM

Microsoft readies for Hyper-V finale with new release candidate



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Product announcements, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Microsoft announced today it has delivered a complete release candidate (RC) of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and...

March 18, 2008  12:33 PM

Virtual machine creation in Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V



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

We continue our first look at Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 . While Windows Server 2008 has been released, Hyper-V is still in pre-release form. Hyper-V is scheduled to...


March 10, 2008  12:42 AM

VMware ESX 3i on HP ProLiant servers: Ballyhoo or big idea?



Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
Blade servers, Product announcements, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

IT pros are split on the potential impact of VMware ESX Server 3i and on the importance of new bells and whistles, such as Hewlett-Packard Co.’s plug-and-play deployment capabilities and support from other major hardware vendors. Last week, VMware and HP announced that at the end of March,


February 25, 2008  11:39 AM

VMware Server guru discusses ESX, Microsoft Hyper-V



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Author and programmer Eric Hammersley had launched into using VMware Server when he realized virtualization’s space and cost-saving potential. At the time, he was installing multiple server and switch racks on a ship for the U.S. Navy. His book


February 7, 2008  1:13 PM

Installing the VMware Server MUI on Centos 5.1 x86_64



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

As a follow-up to my prior post on getting CentOS 5.1 (x64) to host VMware server, this is a short instruction on what to do to get the MUI installed on your...


January 14, 2008  4:44 PM

SearchServerVirtualization.com Products of the Year – Not without their share of snubs



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, High availability and virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Fortunately for me, my job never requires me to determine vendor awards. However, Alex Barrett and the SearchServerVirtualization.com staff aren't so lucky. While it's great to have the power to name Products of the Year, it also means that you're stuck hearing complaints from everyone that...


January 2, 2008  4:49 PM

VMware goes on the offensive



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Virtual Iron, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Note: Reposted with the author's permission from Burton Group's Data Center Strategies blog. If you haven't seen


December 26, 2007  12:15 PM

VMware ESX 3.5, VirtualCenter 2.5: To upgrade or not to upgrade?



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Linux and virtualization, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

The virtualization world was very excited for the release of VMware ESX 3.5 and Virtual Center 2.5 last week. However, should everyone jump on to the new platforms quickly? I say no. To be fair to myself, I have performed a limited set of upgrades already within the week, and some are planned over...


December 5, 2007  11:23 AM

The spreading of the field



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Microsoft Virtual Server, Product announcements, Rick Vanover, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

When you think virtualization, VMware comes to mind as the leader, correct? Sure ESX is the premium product right now for x86 virtualization, but there is a movement that needs awareness right now.


November 27, 2007  2:13 PM

VirtualBox – Another Open Source Virtualization Product



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

VirtualBox, built by a German company called Innotek, is the underdog of the virtualization market. They are receiving very little press and very little market share, yet it's a fairly...


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