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March, 2007

March 19, 2007  8:44 AM

Spiceworks with VMware

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

I'm a big fan of free... free as in beer and free as in speech. Sometimes that even means free as in ad-supported. NOT Adware-supported, mind you, but ad-supported free software runs second in my book to truly free open-source software. Anyone remember Pointcast? Yeah, it was a bandwidth hog in an...

March 16, 2007  8:00 PM

Are your virtual machines lost in space?

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

"Whoever comes up with a solid virtual machine documentation process will make a killing this year."
Those words were spoken -- off-the-record -- by a senior systems administrator for a major utility company. I ran into him at the Red Hat RHEL5 release party this week. The...

March 16, 2007  3:43 PM

Xen, meet Qlusters

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

When two qlever, xany technologies meet, who knows what can happen? On Monday, Qlusters, which makes the open source OpenQRM server provisioning and monitoring software, will add official support for Xen, the open-source virtual machine monitor used by XenSource, Red Hat, Novell and...

March 16, 2007  8:25 AM

Proprietary ERP on Open Source Virtualization

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

It looks like the ERP business is finally starting to catch on to the fact that their customers want to use server virtualization to cut costs, reduce downtime, and do all of those nifty things that come with SV. Novell and SAP seem to have sat down and sorted this out. It's almost too bad it was...

March 15, 2007  2:17 PM

Server Virtualization Blog joins Technorati

Ryan Shopp Ryan Shopp Profile: Ryan Shopp

We're trying to build our reader base, so I added us to Technorati. Fun times. Technorati Profile 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

March 15, 2007  12:24 AM

Xen and the Theory of RHEL-ativity

Shayna Garlick Shayna Garlick Profile: Shayna Garlick

(Editor's Note: scrosby is Simon Crosby, CTO of XenSource) As the enterprise Linux Distros go to market with integrated Xen virtualization,  the jockeying for position based on the promise of integrated virtualization is going to heat up. You may recall that last year, when Novell...

March 8, 2007  12:39 PM

Veeam reports on ESX

Alex Barrett Alex Barrett Profile: Alex Barrett

I just had a chat with Veeam Software's Ratmir Timashev about the release of their first commercial product, Veeam Reporter for VMware Infrastructure 3. The Russian company may already be known to some of you for its free tools -- Veeam FastSCP, which administrators can use for backup or to...

March 7, 2007  1:11 AM

P2V blues: Physical-to-virtual migration mishaps

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

While researching P2V migrations, I came across some discussions of problems encountered during the process. Dave Mast, Geek at Large, learned this lesson about P2V migrations and shared it on his blog: "This Tuesday we attempted a P2V...

March 7, 2007  12:54 AM

VMware ROI Calculator

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

For those who enjoy calculating potential ROI, VMware put out a new ROI calculator at In general, I'm not fond of TCO/ROI/FUD calculators, since they're undoubtedly biased in...

March 7, 2007  12:53 AM

The debut of Virtual Iron 3.5 – Hype or Huzzah?

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

From Virtual Iron's Website:

"Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software solutions, today announced the general availability of Version 3.5 of its...

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