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July 9, 2007  7:52 PM

Tackle green IT, make virtualisation affordable

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
data-centre, Energy efficiency, Green IT, Licensing, Virtualisation, VMware

Tomorrow I'm attending a conference in London organised by VMWare - VMware Symposia 2007. It should be an interesting day, not least because I'm keen to see what people really feel about the

June 29, 2007  4:45 PM

Microsoft’s second class support for virtualisation

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Licensing, Microsoft, Oracle, Support, Virtual Server, Virtualisation, VMware, Windows

Microsoft has not updated its support policy covering the use of third-party virtualisation products since October 2005. The company's support policy is as follows:

Microsoft does not test or support Microsoft software...

June 26, 2007  5:11 PM

Licensing must support virtualisation

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
IBM, Licensing, Oracle, Virtualisation, VMware, Xen

As my Computer Weekly article points out today, people running server environments like VMWare and Xen are having to pay more than they should for applications running on...

June 19, 2007  8:26 PM

The virtual choice

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
data-centre, Green IT, Virtualisation

Virtualisation offers us a way to extend the life of old software. The hardware can be upgraded to the latest specification, allowing the legacy software to take advantage of increased performance. In the past applications tend to be run on their own dedicated server hardware. More applications...

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