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May 28, 2008  10:22 AM

Xen: An endangered species in the virtualization ecosystem?

Kutz Profile: Akutz

While Citrix Systems’ Xen's ubiquity may help the technology earn a legacy as the invisible hypervisor, it may also prove the most challenging next step for IT administrators and developers who want to find or develop software that leverages, supports or extends the Xen hypervisor. To...

May 27, 2008  8:21 AM

VMware will cut hypervisor prices, says virtualization guru Chris Wolf

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford

Hypervisor price competition will get intense this year as Microsoft enters the market with Hyper-V, and VMware will have to respond, says Chris Wolf. Wolf is Burton Group's senior analyst for data center strategies, and he's probably everyone's go-to expert on virtualization.  He...

May 22, 2008  9:51 AM

Storage utilization is a new battle

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

I was recently asked, "do you have any visibility of the storge utilization you provide your virtual machines?" I stopped, thought about it and said "no". However, in my situation, this is not yet a problem. A pitfall for most enterprise server virtualization strategies is in a reservation...

May 16, 2008  9:28 AM

Virtual environment architecting requires network zone placement

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Almost every virtualization admin that I interact with has materially changed their strategy at some point with their first generation of server virtualization before the entire project is complete. Among the strategy changes are those related to network zoning, which will become a more...

May 12, 2008  7:51 PM

Savings from a green data center takes time to grow

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

Last month, blogger Eric Siebert discussed the cost benefits of virtualization, which stirred some discussion about the role these savings play in the...

May 5, 2008  8:15 AM

Ericom desktop virtualization now available on Oracle VM

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Today, Ericom software announced the availability of Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect for Oracle VM desktop virtualization (VDI) software as a free...

May 5, 2008  7:54 AM

Microsoft extends virtualization management footprint with enhancements

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Microsoft announced that the beta release of Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008 ) will now provide the ability to manage Microsoft Virtual Server, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware ESX platforms as part of the expanding 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

April 28, 2008  2:16 PM

Is hypervisor-based virtualization doomed?

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

The following is a guest blog written by Schorschi Decker, an IT professional specializing in virtualization and enterprise-level management with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Operating system isolation or hypervisor-based virtualization remains popular, but are we...

April 24, 2008  10:13 AM

Choosing your next virtualization project

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

For organizations with an established server virtualization environment, future virtualization projects are looming on the horizon. Whether it is desktop or application virtualization, much deliberating will undoubtly be given to the best product for the new virtualization endeavor -- as it...

April 21, 2008  2:16 PM

VMware Certified Professionals command higher salaries, report shows

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

It's been six months since I posted about the value of the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certificate, and I thought I'd provide an update. As the...

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