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December 7, 2010  5:17 PM

IDC: Virtualization hardware market to reach $19 billion

Posted by: AlyssaWood
server hardware, server virtualization market, Virtualization strategies, virtualizing applications

It probably doesn't surprise you anymore to hear that server virtualization adoption is increasing. Our "Virtualization Decisions 2010 Purchasing Intentions Survey" showed...

January 16, 2009  4:07 PM

How do your virtual machines compare with your peers’? Find out

Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, vKernel

A small virtual appliance company in Portsmouth, N.H. called vKernel first grabbed my attention last year with its virtualization management software, and they have it...

November 7, 2008  1:18 PM

PCI Data Security Standard updated, but still does not address virtualization

Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies

November 6, 2008  12:57 PM

Making a P2V conversion: Tricks for systems with large storage

Posted by: Rick Vanover
network, Networking, P2V, Rick Vanover, Servers, Storage, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

Converting a system with a large amount of locally attached storage can be a challenging task given the time required to perform the conversion. Here area a few tricks I've found that can help ease the pain on these types of conversion tasks.

  • Private network: Making a...

October 23, 2008  11:01 AM

The first 45 days of using the virtual machine expiration date

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

In prior posts, I mentioned that determining how the expiration of a virtual machine (VM) will be managed and...

October 20, 2008  9:01 AM

Defining a nomenclature for storage allocations

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

The relationship between the virtualization administrator and storage administrator can sometimes be less than cordial. Yet it can become less contentious when approached in a certain manner. One way that administrators can work closer with storage teams is to identify a nomenclature for shared...

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  5:00 AM

Server virtualization in the age of mergers and acquisitions

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

Last week at VMworld ’08, while living in the glitz of Vegas for a week of product news, press releases, interviews and judging the Best of VMworld entires with my TechTarget colleagues, my constantly buzzing BlackBerry delivered the latest financial news -- the collapse of Lehman, the fall of...

September 23, 2008  4:10 AM

Using blades as virtual hosts

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

September 22, 2008  12:49 PM

Managing the virtual machine lifecycle with an expiration date

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Rick Vanover, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

Having a virtual machine expiration date is an important procedural step in successfully managing a virtual environment. Managing the expiration date in VMware environments is challenging without adding pricey tools such Lifecycle Manager or other commercial management products. In this video blog,...

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