April 2007 | Archive by Month | SearchServerVirtualization.com

April 2007

  • Why wed blade servers to server virtualization?

    Blade servers are the future's hardware platform of choice, says Barb Goldworm. Find out why in this interview with SearchServerVirtualization.com site editor Jan Stafford.

  • Virtualization and network infrastructure challenges

    Find out what challenges virtualization presents to a network infrastructure from virtualization management expert Anil Desai.

  • Are blade servers still too hot to handle?

    As seen by most IT managers, blade servers are hot little power-suckers. Cooling hassles and power costs are the main reasons why IT managers don’t buy blade servers, according to the new ...

  • VMware to file for $100 million IPO

    Reuters is reporting that VMware has filed with U.S. securities regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. As expected, EMC will retain ...

  • BladeLogic sees virtual environments

    I chatted with Vance Loiselle, the vice president of marketing at BladeLogic yesterday, who told me about BladeLogic's new Virtualization Manager module for its Operations Manager suite, a ...

  • SWsoft Virtuozzo starter pack

    There's word from SWsoft of a starter pack for its Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software. Designed for new users, the $1,198 bundle includes a license for single or dual-processor ...

  • VMware inspires IT managers with new uses

    Server consolidation isn't the only thing you can do with VMware virtualization software; IT managers are discovering all sorts of ways you can use the technology.

  • Can I use a backup disk from one VM in another VM?

    Backing up virtual machines can be complicated at times. In this expert response, site expert James Geis answers a user question about backing up VMs.

  • Latest blade servers great fit for virtualization, analyst says

    Blade servers' old shortcomings are old news, says analyst Barb Goldworm. Today's new breed of blades are cool, cost-effective and a good fit for virtualization deployments.

  • VDI is risky without multimedia support, NEC says

    Specialized multimedia firmware on NEC's new thin client devices may make it possible – even enjoyable – for end users to run their desktops from a virtual machine.

  • Burned by blade servers, or just getting on board?

    Early adopters of blade servers, in general, didn't give blades rave reviews. As happens with many new technologies, stories about users getting burned -- in this case almost literally, as early ...

  • VMware VirtualCenter gets high availability clustering

    Clustering and replication vendor SteelEye Technology can now cluster together two VirtualCenter servers, eliminating a possible single point of failure for VMware's management console.

  • Using P2V tools in a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 r2 environment

    In order to choose the right P2V tool, you need to understand the differences between your physical hardware and the virtual machine. Get advice in Serdar Yegulalp's tip.

  • VMware Converter P2V tool: Mostly thumbs up, despite glitches

    VMware Converter users say that the free P2V tool works most of the time, but by no means all of the time.

  • Microsoft licensing - helpful links

    Thanks to Tim for suggesting these links for our readers: Microsoft builds on Windows Server Datacenter Edition's reliability and scalability with unlimited virtualization rights This link (from ...

  • More on Microsoft’s delay

    After reading Alex Barrett's post Microsoft being Microsoft, I was curious what our virtualization experts thought of the whole ordeal. Here's what they said. Microsoft has a long history of ...

  • Yet more VDI news

    Unwilling to cede the market to VMware, Virtual Iron is getting in to the VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure ) game by partnering with Provision Networks, maker of Virtual Access Suite (VAS) ...

  • Symantec adds P2V to latest Backup Exec

    New P2V capabilities in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery allow IT administrators to easily recover a failed physical box as a VMware or Microsoft virtual machine.

  • IBM shop plans 50:1 VMware ratio, storage virtualization

    Working with IBM, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is using VMware, virtualization capabilities in AIX 5.3 and storage virtualization to boot.

  • A backup strategy for Microsoft Virtual Server virtual machines: Suspend, snap, resume

    No piece of data is protected unless you have a proper backup strategy for it. That's why the .VHD files used in Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 pose a problem; their size and peculiar properties ...