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June 13, 2007  2:38 PM

Parallels Server



Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

While browsing another blog, the famous virtualization.info, I came across a very interesting story of Parallels making an alpha...

June 4, 2007  4:41 PM

VMware ESX configuration, cost problems spur user’s switch to Microsoft Virtual Server



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Improved configuration and lower costs are on John E Quigley II's wish list for VMware ESX. In the meantime, Quigley is moving ESX to the back burner. Today, Quigley -- a senior network engineer -- told me that his firm, Total Quality Logistics, LLC, will be migrating over to Microsoft Virtual...


May 17, 2007  1:29 PM

Microsoft’s Neil talks virtualization futures at WinHEC



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

I just returned from Microsoft's WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, where I traveled in hopes of getting some juicy virtualization news. Alas, Microsoft dropped its virtualization bombshell...

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May 10, 2007  11:32 AM

Server virtualization: Three top methods, plus pros and cons



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Currently, there are three main styles of server virtualization, and each has its benefits and drawbacks, according to open source consultant and author Bernard Golden, a presenter at the Red Hat Summit, happening right now in San Diego. His lowdown on the three ways to virtualize provides a handy...


April 24, 2007  10:01 AM

SWsoft Virtuozzo starter pack



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo

There's word from SWsoft of a starter pack for its Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software. Designed for new users, the $1,198 bundle includes a license for single or dual-processor system, management tools, and a year of Silver level...


April 12, 2007  5:34 PM

Viridian – Better Late than… Early?



Posted by: Marcia Savage
Anil Desai, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Servers, Virtualization platforms

The big news today is that the Hypervisor for Windows Server Longhorn (codenamed Viridian) is being delayed.  See the Windows Server Division Blog for the main...


April 5, 2007  9:05 AM

Virtual Iron Offers up Performance Benchmark



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, VMware, XenSource

Following Simon Crosby's release of a XenSource performance benchmark, I began to needle...


April 2, 2007  9:33 AM

A little off topic – Parallels Desktop for Mac “Coherence”



Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Joseph Foran, Virtualization platforms

Ok, this blog is normally about server virtualization, but I thought I might digress into a slighly-off-topic realm today, to bring some opinions on a product I've been using for some time, called Parallels Desktop. This is...


March 24, 2007  5:42 PM

Good News from Novell – Update from BrainShare 2007



Posted by: cwolf
Microsoft, SUSE/Novell, Virtual machine, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

I just returned from the Novell BrainShare 2007 conference in Salt Lake City, and I have to say that I was very excited about the amount of attention that virtualization received at the conference. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Novell and Microsoft partnership - both Microsoft and...


March 21, 2007  9:55 AM

VI3 videos



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Unless you live under a rock, by now you're probably heard about VI3. But have you seen it in action? This "short" (ha) 20-minute long video I found on YouTube shows you exactly what it does. It features a VMware "guru" and a virtualization "newbie" who asks every possible question you could...


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