This Week in Virtualization


November 9, 2009  3:16 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Nov. 6, 2009

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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.

October 29, 2009  5:21 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Oct. 30, 2009

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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.


October 26, 2009  6:00 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Oct. 23, 2009

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Top story: Citrix System will open source XenServer components.

Also: VMware gets into the capacity planning game, and IBM unveils a virtualization management console.


October 19, 2009  2:06 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Oct. 16, 2009

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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.


October 9, 2009  2:39 PM

This Week in Virtualization: Oct. 9, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Colin Steele Colin Steele Profile: Colin Steele

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.


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