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November 27, 2007  10:27 AM

Why You Must Evaluate Citrix XenServer

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Xen

With two clear players emerging in the premier virtualization space, VMware's ESX Server platform and the Citrix XenServer, every serious virtualization shop needs to evaluate XenServer for fair comparison. Why? Well, right now ESX is the top product in the popular opinion, but after attending a...

November 21, 2007  2:24 PM

Client-side virtual desktop technology: Unnecessary?

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Desktop virtualization, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about VMware ACE virtual desktop alternatives Kidaro and vThere. Michael Brennan, a reader and a principal at the...

November 19, 2007  2:54 PM

The Little Xengine That Could

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Virtual Iron, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

As reported in a number of other places, Virtual Iron has been making some great deals lately. They've picked up a new CEO, received a large sum (13m) in their most

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October 23, 2007  9:15 PM

Blogging live from Data Center Decisions 2007

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies

What do you do when you are giving a session on virtualization migrations, and no one shows up? You sit down and blog about how you are giving a session on virtualization migrations and no one showed up! In all fairness, TechTarget is giving away a Mercedes-Benz right now, so I think people are...

October 8, 2007  1:34 PM

Scaling Up or Scaling Out, Revisited

Posted by: Joe Foran
Blade servers, Joseph Foran, Servers, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Why choose server virtualization?

Some time back, before I was invited on as a blogger for SSV, I was interviewed by the always-fun-to-work-with Adam Trujillo about Virtualization in the Data Center, and, like all good...

October 2, 2007  12:27 PM

Call for’s Product of the Year

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms is now soliciting nominations for its Products of the Year awards. We invite you to nominate your favorite product or your company's product by using the form at the entry...

September 11, 2007  8:36 AM

Microsoft and Citrix play the VHD card

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies

At a press event on Monday, Sept. 10, Microsoft Corp. told reporters that Citrix has agreed to use its Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) format as the basis of its virtualization products, including its...

September 7, 2007  2:47 PM

The Embedded Hypervisor Club – Now Accepting Members

Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Product announcements, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

Today, XenSource became the first vendor to officially announce support of an embedded hypervisor.  Specific independent hardware vendors (IHVs) are not mentioned in the announcement, but I expect that we will all hear more...

August 21, 2007  8:57 AM

Citrix’s Acquisition of XenSource – Chris Wolf sounds off

Posted by: cwolf
Application virtualization, Chris Wolf, Desktop virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Red Hat, VDI, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Chris Wolf, Burton Group senior analyst, analyzed Citrix's acquisition of XenSource in a recent Burton Group blog post. He sizes up the situation, saying:

"While having the technology is one thing, bringing it to market is an entirely separate issue. This is where the Citrix acquisition...

August 21, 2007  8:56 AM

Citrix and Xen – the Fruity Flavored Path to Nirvana

Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Xen, XenSource

XenSource is now going to be a part of Citrix, an interesting move that answers a question that a lot of Citrix...

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