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April 18, 2008  11:05 AM

Virtualization of Citrix Presentation Server in VMware calculations

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

In following with Joe Foran's recent blog about virtualizing Citrix Presentation Server (PS) systems, I too have had success with this practice. I took...

April 18, 2008  10:40 AM

VMware white paper review: “Comparison of storage protocol performance”

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

Since I just love to read white papers (n.b., sarcasm), I grabbed a copy of VMware's Comparison of Storage Protocol Performance. Actually, I found it to be a good read. It's short and to the point. This sums...


April 16, 2008  10:50 AM

Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 and VMware VI3.5: A happy cohabitation

Joseph Foran Profile: Joe Foran

xen_and_vmware I have a confession to make: When it comes to Citrix's XenServer/Presentation Server/MetaFrame/WinFrame product line, I've always been biased. I simply love it. I...


April 8, 2008  1:46 AM

VKernel virtual appliance identifies issues with new dashboards

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Portsmouth, NH-based VKernel is deep into the beta stages for their new capacity bottleneck analyzer virtual appliance (VA). I had a chance to preview a pre-release candidate this week and was very happy the product. The 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 7, 2008  10:35 AM

User interface management tools may jolt virtualization ecosystem

Kutz Profile: Akutz

Hypervisors and VMs are becoming commoditized, resulting in a shifting emphasis towards user interface and management tools. In other words, anyone can make a virtualization platform but the platform that survives Hyper-V's entry into the virtualization space is the one that develops stand-out...


April 3, 2008  10:16 AM

Multiple OS images potentially hinder desktop virtualization

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

System administrators can't seem to stop gushing about virtualization benefits. Data center folks reduce hardware footprints and lower power and cooling costs by consolidating servers. When IT pros take virtualization to the next level, such as implementing desktop and application virtualization,...


April 3, 2008  7:33 AM

The pros and cons of Virtuozzo: A user review

Keith Harrell Profile: SAS70ExPERT

Atlanta-based virtualization pro Mark Dean shares his thoughts in a guest blog for SearchServerVirtualization.com One of the more popular products in the growing virtualization market is Parallels Virtuozzo...

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April 1, 2008  10:59 AM

A first look at Hyper-V’s Virtual Machine Manager

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

Continuing our review of Hyper-V, the recently released Microsoft virtualization product for Windows Server 2008, we focus on the management aspect of the hypervisor. In two other recent blogs, I took a quick look at the


March 28, 2008  10:00 PM

VMware Server 2.0 beta 2 released

Rick Vanover Rick Vanover Profile: Rick Vanover

On March 28, 2008, VMware released the second beta for the Server 2.0 platform. Version 2.0 beta 1 introduced sweeping changes to the user interface that was met with feedback from the beta team. VMware has also confirmed that a beta 3 will soon be released as well for the free server...


March 24, 2008  4:20 PM

Happy new version, VMware!

Kutz Profile: Akutz

Warning: The following blog post contains biting sacarsm and marginally humorous commentary that may offend sensitive VMware executives. Reader discretion is advised. An open letter to VMware: Hey VMware, it's me again. I know you're probably still mad at me for last week. Well,...


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