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January 2, 2008  4:49 PM

VMware goes on the offensive

Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Microsoft, Virtual Iron, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Note: Reposted with the author's permission from Burton Group's Data Center Strategies blog. If you haven't seen

December 4, 2007  10:06 AM

Sun thinks big with xVM Ops Center

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Virtualization, Virtualization management, Xen

Just as it said it would back in October, Sun Microsystems Inc. is releasing version 1.0 of its "new" xVM Ops Center management suite, which is really a merger of its Sun...

November 27, 2007  10:27 AM

Why You Must Evaluate Citrix XenServer

Posted by: Rick Vanover
Product announcements, Rick Vanover, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Xen

With two clear players emerging in the premier virtualization space, VMware's ESX Server platform and the Citrix XenServer, every serious virtualization shop needs to evaluate XenServer for fair comparison. Why? Well, right now ESX is the top product in the popular opinion, but after attending a...

November 21, 2007  10:49 AM

The Xengine Keeps on Chugging Along

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtual Iron, Virtualization, Xen

Just a few days after my last post about Virtual Iron and their wheeling-and-dealing, they sign an OEM agreement with Dell. This little train is starting to sound more and more like a serious...

November 19, 2007  2:54 PM

The Little Xengine That Could

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Linux and virtualization, Virtual Iron, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

As reported in a number of other places, Virtual Iron has been making some great deals lately. They've picked up a new CEO, received a large sum (13m) in their most

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October 10, 2007  2:39 PM

Linux Kernel 2.6.23 = Win for Xen and KVM and a loss for VMware

Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Linux and virtualization, VMware, Xen

How many of you believe that Apple's 1.1.1 iPhone update accidentally bricked modded iPhones? Personally, I try to air on the side of optimism, but there are certainly many people out there that think Apple intentionally went after those individuals who took it upon themselves to jailbreak and...

September 11, 2007  10:43 AM

Standardized virtualization: DMTF accepts Open Virtual Machine Format proposal

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware, Xen

They may compete for customers, but virtualization rock stars Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and XenSource have settled their differences long enough to submit a draft proposing an industry standard format for portable virtual machines to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). The DMTF...

September 6, 2007  9:36 AM

On the eve of VMworld, XenSource announces embedded hypervisor

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Product announcements, VMworld, Xen, XenSource

Rumors of an embedded VMware ESX have been circulating for some time, but yesterday, XenSource Inc. beat VMware to the punch with the announcement of an embedded version...

August 21, 2007  8:57 AM

Citrix’s Acquisition of XenSource – Chris Wolf sounds off

Posted by: cwolf
Application virtualization, Chris Wolf, Desktop virtualization, Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Red Hat, VDI, Virtual Iron, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Chris Wolf, Burton Group senior analyst, analyzed Citrix's acquisition of XenSource in a recent Burton Group blog post. He sizes up the situation, saying:

"While having the technology is one thing, bringing it to market is an entirely separate issue. This is where the Citrix acquisition...

August 21, 2007  8:56 AM

Citrix and Xen – the Fruity Flavored Path to Nirvana

Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Xen, XenSource

XenSource is now going to be a part of Citrix, an interesting move that answers a question that a lot of Citrix...

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