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February 11, 2008  5:11 PM

VirtualMan helps IT pros explain virtualization’s benefits



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

VirtualMan blog posts co-authored by Hannah Drake and Matt McDonough. Trying to grasp the basics of server virtualization? Or, do you face the even more challenging task of explaining and/or pitching server virtualization projects to non-IT execs? Definitions from

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November 7, 2007  11:10 AM

Gartner offers virtualization tips, predictions



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

At Gartner's Data Center Summit 2007 in London yesterday, analysts said virtualization will be the most significant factor in adding agility to data centers through 2012. I think we already figured that, since virtualization can...


October 17, 2007  9:38 AM

Real Life ROI



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?

Return on Investment... the holy grail of IT. Simply put, ROI is defined as the "ratio of money gained or lost on an investment relative to the amount of money invested". One formula used to determine ROI is "net income plus interest divided by the book value of assets equals Return On...


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...


July 23, 2007  7:19 PM

Server consolidation via virtualization: Advice on pitches, multi-purpose server conversion and P2V



Posted by: Jan Stafford
Chris Wolf, Servers, Virtualization strategies, Why choose server virtualization?

Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf shared some good advice about consolidating servers with virtualization in our recent interview. Here are some quick tips gleaned from our conversation and some more-info...


June 26, 2007  3:24 PM

Virtualization Today and Tomorrow



Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?, Xen

A couple of weeks ago I spoke with Alex Barrett regarding what I though was a talk on the direction of the server virtualization landscape. Our conversation resulted in her article "Xen...

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June 20, 2007  10:29 AM

The End of the Appliance As We Know It, And I Feel Fine



Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Joseph Foran, Virtual machine, Why choose server virtualization?

I am writing this little op-ed piece in lieu of a full-blown obituary. Why? the market speaketh, and it declared hardware-based appliances dead. Like dinosaur-dead, dead. Sure, some of the specialists may...


April 11, 2007  3:15 PM

Once upon a time, there was a VI3 migration…



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Links we like, P2V, Virtual machine, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?

I found another blog post-worthy blog. Rightfully called "Documenting a virtualization project", it's pretty darn cool. Read about one company's experience with virtualizing their servers from the start. Most recently, the author,...


March 7, 2007  12:54 AM

VMware ROI Calculator



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?

For those who enjoy calculating potential ROI, VMware put out a new ROI calculator at http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/roi_calculator.html. In general, I'm not fond of TCO/ROI/FUD calculators, since they're undoubtedly biased in...


January 18, 2007  3:14 PM

The best tip series and welcome to our blog!



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?

Since I joined the site, I've watched our contributors help our tip section grow with some phenomenal series-length tips. To date, the best have been:

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