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May 5, 2009  7:38 PM

Get virtual with Sid Smith



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VMware, vSphere, Xen

Looking for another expert perspective on server virtualization? Sid Smith, who runs the Daily Hypervisor, now has a new blog here on IT Knowledge Exchange.

May 5, 2009  7:36 PM

VMware engineers caution IT pros: Use Fault Tolerance sparingly



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Fault tolerance, virtual machine failover, vLockstep, VMware, VMware fault tolerance, VMware High Availability, VMware User Group, vSphere, vSphere Advanced Edition

One of the most anticipated features in the next version of VMware Virtual Infrastructure, vSphere, is


May 5, 2009  2:52 PM

Microsoft: With vSphere, now we’re even cheaper than VMware!



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, VMware, VMware User Group, vSphere

Microsoft is nothing if not persistent. The folks up in Redmond have fired yet ANOTHER salvo against VMware. This time it's in the form of a blog post by Edwin Yuen, the senior technical product manager for Microsoft's integrated virtualization team. (You may know him as "Laughing Guy" from the...


May 1, 2009  6:31 PM

The VMware User Group: A boys club



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
technology jobs, Virtualization, VMware, VMware User Group, women in technology

I attended the New England VMware Users Group meeting in Newport, RI on Thursday, and as usual, I was one of only a small handful of women there.


May 1, 2009  2:04 PM

Face-Off: VMware vs. Microsoft in the hypervisor wars



Posted by: Colin Steele
hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

The great virtualization debate: VMware vs....


April 27, 2009  7:00 PM

VMware bristles at suggestions of lousy IOPS performance



Posted by: Alex Barrett
IOPS, Oracle, performance, VMware, vSphere

When it comes to IOPS performance, VMware has its proverbial panties in a bunch. Plagued by the public perception that IO-intensive workloads don’t perform well in a virtual machine, the company is on a mission to prove otherwise, throwing tremendous amounts of engineering resources at the...


April 27, 2009  6:34 PM

Open source hypervisors face an uphill battle



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, Open source, Oracle, server virtualization, Sun Microsystems, VMware

VMware vs. Microsoft is the hot debate in virtualization these days, but what about proprietary vs. open source hypervisors? Forrester Research has an interesting take on that topic. The...


April 8, 2009  2:27 PM

VMware fires back against Microsoft’s mythbusters



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

VMware and its supporters have made like Mr. Burns and released the hounds on Microsoft. The object of their ire is the "


April 6, 2009  2:32 PM

Microsoft’s ‘embarrassing’ Hyper-V vs. VMware video



Posted by: Colin Steele
Colin Steele, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

Microsoft has taken its virtualization marketing push and kicked it up a notch -- BAM! -- but it may be doing more harm than good. The company's new "


March 4, 2009  7:57 PM

Oracle beefs up virtualization offering with management capabilities



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Microsoft Hyper-V, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle VM, server virtualization, VMware, Xen

I have to admit that I have been less than kind when it comes to Oracle's virtualization software and licensing policies; I've written articles about their stubborn

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