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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...

January 9, 2009  12:59 PM

With VDI, has VMware barked up the wrong tree?

Posted by: Alex Barrett
VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure, Virtualization

When it comes to the desktop, it’s clear that virtualization has a huge role to play. But is the desktop best served by VMware’s server-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) model? Some people don’t think so. At

December 12, 2008  5:23 PM

VMware: We are not an island

Posted by: Alex Barrett

This week, when VMware announced its partnership with Hewlett-Packard to integrate its Lab Manager with HP’s Business Technology Optimization software, more specifically,

December 4, 2008  4:57 PM

Virtual appliances: What goes up can also come down

Posted by: Alex Barrett

Let's face it: Spam filters are usually asked to do more, not less. But when McColo's ISPs shut off its Internet service last month, sending global spam volumes plummeting, a lot...

December 2, 2008  4:16 PM

Virtual desktops: Do your own math

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, thin clients, VDI, Virtualization, virtualization costs, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?

We can talk until we're blue in the face about universal clients, ubiquitous data access and streamlined image management, but ultimately the question of whether virtual desktops make sense comes down to what IT decisions always come down to: money. Johnathan,  a Server Virtualization blog...

November 21, 2008  4:31 PM

Some remaining thoughts on VDI

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, Pano Logic, thin clients, VDI, Virtualization, Why choose server virtualization?

There's a lot of virtual desktop news these days, and before too much time passes, I want to share some tidbits on VDI that I picked up this week and that had never occurred to me before.

  1. VDI can save you money on software licenses. At least, that's what I hear from...

November 20, 2008  12:04 PM

Where regular desktops fear to tread

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, hardware, Pano Logic, thin clients, VDI, Virtualization

Have you ever marveled at how fast desktops and laptops start breaking down, even under normal working conditions? Try putting a desktop on the floor of a plastics manufacturing facility. You’ll be lucky if you get a week out of the desktop before something fails, said Kunal Patel, IT director at...

November 17, 2008  5:27 PM

Adding virtualization to the PCI standard

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

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 14, 2008  12:47 PM

Move over, Minitel; here come virtual desktops

Posted by: Alex Barrett

Le minitel, VDI's precursor I was just a teenager visiting family in France when I saw my first Minitel, France...

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