Top story: Cisco, VMware and EMC form the Virtual Computing Environment coalition to sell prepackaged hardware and software bundles.
Also: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers debuts; Citrix Essentials supports Windows Server 2008 R2; Veeam supports VMware’s vStorage APIs; and virtualization adoption is still strong.
Top story: Citrix CTO Simon Crosby explains the decision to make XenServer open source.
Also: Xen hypervisor users describe why they didn’t choose VMware or Hyper-V.
Top story: Citrix System will open source XenServer components.
Also: VMware gets into the capacity planning game, and IBM unveils a virtualization management console.
Top story: VMware won’t discontinue vSphere Enterprise Edition after all.
Also: Avaya virtualizes unified communications, and backups and I/O bottlenecks are top virtualization challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.