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August 14, 2007  7:59 PM

Linux has virtualization ups and downs, power user says

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Linux and virtualization, Microsoft, Virtualization platforms, Xen

Linux can match and outshine Windows in data center -- thanks to its strong security, reliability, and long term usability -- but it has upsides and downsides on the virtualization side, according to software engineer and Linux and VMware Server technologist Chris Berg. In this excerpt of our...

August 8, 2007  3:30 PM

XenSource’s Bold Storage Play

Posted by: cwolf
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen, XenSource

XenSource recently announced a partnership with Symantec that paves the way for Veritas Storage Foundation to be embedded in XenEnterprise 4.0, expected to ship Q307. Note that the OEM includes a fully licensed, unrestricted version of Storage Foundation. The majority of enterprises today rely on...

August 8, 2007  2:36 PM

Xen vs. KVM, the pros and cons, from LinuxWorld 2007

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, Xen

Software engineers Jeremy Fitzhardinge of XenSource Inc. and Avi Kivity of Qumranet Technologies laid out the pros and cons of Xen and KVM in a LinuxWorld 2007 session, titled “Xen and KVM: Separating fact from fiction” just a few minutes ago. Panelists also included moderator Sunil Saxena and...

August 7, 2007  8:45 PM

Novell announces new data center management solution: ZENworks Orchestrator 1.1

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
SUSE/Novell, Virtualization management, Xen

LinuxWorld vendor news The cry for better virtualization management tools has not gone unheard -- at least not by Novell. Today at LinuxWorld, Novell announced a new release of its data center management solution: ZENworks Orchestrator 1.1. Not only does it improve management for a data...

July 31, 2007  6:27 PM

Is virtualization where Linux will top Windows…perhaps stealthily?

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Virtual appliances, Xen

Virtualization is the theme of the LinuxWorld 2007 Conference & Expo this year, and that’s as it should be, according to industry veterans I’ve interviewed recently. Virtualization a big boon...

July 23, 2007  3:16 PM

Is Xen ready for the data center? Is that the right question?

Posted by: Barney Beal
Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Xen, XenSource

Article after article and post after post have compared and contrasted Xen, VMWare, Veridian, and a host of other...

June 29, 2007  5:31 PM

New open source business models based on Xen

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Virtualization, Xen

Editor: This is a post by Simon Crosby, Xen Project leader. In the first sentences he refers to a previous blog posting on this site. I wanted to re-phrase some key points from my blog posting of this (which I have withdrawn) because I failed to tease out and succinctly articulate the...

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 18, 2007  2:34 PM

Linux users: Xen, VMware, or Virtual Server?

Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Servers, SUSE/Novell, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

In Monday's newsletter column, I included a question to our Linux users: Do you prefer Xen, VMware or Virtual Server, and why? It's only Monday afternoon, but I've gotten some interesting responses. Chris, the CIO for Oxford Archaeology: Explorying the Human Journey, wrote:


May 10, 2007  11:32 AM

Server virtualization: Three top methods, plus pros and cons

Posted by: Jan Stafford
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Red Hat, Virtual machine, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, Virtuozzo, VMware, Xen, XenSource

Currently, there are three main styles of server virtualization, and each has its benefits and drawbacks, according to open source consultant and author Bernard Golden, a presenter at the Red Hat Summit, happening right now in San Diego. His lowdown on the three ways to virtualize provides a handy...

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