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July 10, 2008  8:52 AM

Do green mainframes make sense today?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Green IT, IBM, Linux, Virtualisation, VMware, Xen

Imagine if there was a resurgence of mainframes. IBM says they are greener than Unix and PC servers, and the savings in electricity...

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 20, 2007  11:41 PM

Does virtual make sense?

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scaleability, Virtual Server, VMware, Xen

I've been hearing good things about VMWare and other hypervisors. It seems virtualisation can do no wrong. My main problem is finding suitable references. How many people have deployed VMWare or Xen or even Microsoft Virtual Server in a real production environment? How do these products scale in a...

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