This Week in Virtualization


October 9, 2009  2:39 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Oct. 9, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
Citrix, cloud computing, Parallels, VMware

Top story: Parallels releases a new bare-metal hypervisor that will compete with VMware and Citrix in the cloud computing market.

Also: VMware Site Recovery Manager 4 supports vSphere.

October 8, 2009  3:59 PM

Hypervisor Huddle: Microsoft on Hyper-V R2, licensing, Live Migration, Systems Center and VMware



Posted by: HannahDrake
Hyper-V vs. VMware, Live Migration, Microsoft, Systems Center

Matt McSpirit, a partner technology advisor for Microsoft, talks about Microsoft Systems Center and managing virtual environments, when Hyper-V may be a better option for a business than ESXi Free Edition, how R2 users may be able to use Fault Tolerance, Hyper-V R2 Live Migration licensing restrictions, how Microsoft sees VMware, and the truth behind the mud-slinging blogs.


October 6, 2009  8:18 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Oct. 2, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, SpringSource, VMware

Top story: SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson talks about the VMware-SpringSource acquisition — how it came to be, its effects on systems administrators and application developers, and what it means for the future of virtualization.


September 25, 2009  2:05 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Sept. 25, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware

Top story: Thanks to Microsoft licensing, your hands are tied when it comes to live migration. Expert Rob McShinsky discusses.

Also: VMware and Microsoft are pulling away from the field in the server virtualization market.


September 17, 2009  12:59 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Sept. 18, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
Microsoft Exchange Server, virtualization jobs

Top story: Experts Rick Vanover and Eric Siebert discuss how to develop your virtualization skills, which can command a significantly higher salary.

Also: More admins are warming up to the idea of virtualizing Microsoft Exchange Server.


September 15, 2009  5:37 PM

Hypervisor Huddle: 30% of VMware users also using Hyper-V, XenServer



Posted by: Colin Steele
Hyper-V vs. VMware, XenServer

VMware users are now also using Hyper-V, XenServer and open source flavors of Xen in test and production. Plus: consolidation is no longer the top reason to virtualize, and more.


September 11, 2009  4:46 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Sept. 11, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
Vizioncore, VMware

Top story: VMware ISVs say the company is cooperating with them less and competing with them more.

Also: Vizioncore jumps on the free virtualization management bandwagon.


September 10, 2009  7:37 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Sept. 4, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
cloud computing, desktop virtualization, VMworld 2009

Top story: Expert Greg Shields and VMware consultant Lew Smith recap the desktop virtualization and cloud computing news from VMworld 2009.

Also: Find out who took home the Best of VMworld Awards.


August 26, 2009  6:38 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Aug. 28, 2009



Posted by: Colin Steele
Microsoft, VMworld 2009

Top story: Virtualization expert Eric Siebert talks about the hot topics and must-attend sessions at VMworld 2009.

Also: Microsoft releases System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 to manufacturing.


August 24, 2009  3:16 PM

Hypervisor Huddle: VMware calls Hyper-V R2 a ‘nonevent’



Posted by: Colin Steele
Hyper-V vs. VMware, VMworld 2009

VMware Director of Product Marketing John Gilmartin talks about VMware’s overall strategy, Hyper-V R2 and more.


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