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March 30, 2007  5:10 PM

Steps along the path of enlightenment

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
VMware, Xen

It's great to see VMware finally embrace Paravirtualization. As a result of a tremendous community effort to develop a common interface between Xen and VMware, that benefited from the collaboration of VMware, IBM, Red Hat, Novell, XenSource, Intel and many contributors, the first...

March 24, 2007  5:42 PM

Good News from Novell – Update from BrainShare 2007

Posted by: cwolf
Microsoft, SUSE/Novell, Virtual machine, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware, Xen

I just returned from the Novell BrainShare 2007 conference in Salt Lake City, and I have to say that I was very excited about the amount of attention that virtualization received at the conference. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Novell and Microsoft partnership - both Microsoft and...

March 22, 2007  2:54 PM

Benchmark Wars

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, VMware, Xen, XenSource

And tonight on Friday Night Company-Fights:

The Undercard: AMD vs. Intel, Windows vs. Linux, and Pepsi vs. Coke.
The Main Event: XenSource vs. VMware.
Ok, here's my beef. I hate all industry wherein marketing rules over substance, and in this case,...

March 16, 2007  3:43 PM

Xen, meet Qlusters

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization management, Xen

When two qlever, xany technologies meet, who knows what can happen? On Monday, Qlusters, which makes the open source OpenQRM server provisioning and monitoring software, will add official support for Xen, the open-source virtual machine monitor used by XenSource, Red Hat, Novell and...

March 16, 2007  8:25 AM

Proprietary ERP on Open Source Virtualization

Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware, Xen

It looks like the ERP business is finally starting to catch on to the fact that their customers want to use server virtualization to cut costs, reduce downtime, and do all of those nifty things that come with SV. Novell and SAP seem to have sat down and sorted this out. It's almost too bad it was...

March 15, 2007  12:24 AM

Xen and the Theory of RHEL-ativity

Posted by: Shayna Garlick
Xen, XenSource

(Editor's Note: scrosby is Simon Crosby, CTO of XenSource)  As the enterprise Linux Distros go to market with integrated Xen virtualization,  the jockeying for position based on the promise of integrated virtualization is going to heat up.   You may recall that last year, when Novell...

March 7, 2007  12:53 AM

The debut of Virtual Iron 3.5 – Hype or Huzzah?

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

From Virtual Iron's Website:

"Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software solutions, today announced the general availability of Version 3.5 of its...

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