May 2008 | Archive by Month | SearchServerVirtualization.com

May 2008

  • Intel Premier IT Professional series provides virtualization resources

    New vendors, strategies, technologies and capabilities seem to present themselves daily to the virtualization administrator and manager. One resource that can help is the Intel Premier IT ...

  • Virtualization performance benchmarks needed ASAP, vendors say

    Big players in the virtualization world griped about the absence of performance benchmarks for virtual machines on CIO Talk Radio yesterday and discussed some of the issues surrounding ...

  • Eastern Technology Council

    The Best Virtualization Resources are Free

  • Xen: An endangered species in the virtualization ecosystem?

    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 ...

  • Best practices in implementing virtualization

    This guide to virtualization implementation best practices helps managers make the most of OS, application and server virtualization as put forth in this sample chapter from "The Shortcut Guide to ...

  • Virtual environments are different from physical environments

    The greater automation provided by virtualization has to be set against additional challenges like density and complexity. Learn how to contend with these hurdles in this sample chapter from "The S...

  • Scenarios for implementing virtualization

    Several implementation scenarios demonstrate best practices for virtualization.

  • VMware will cut hypervisor prices, says virtualization guru Chris Wolf

    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...

  • Taking Snapshots with Hyper-V

    Point-in-time archives are a snap in Hyper-V with the new snapshot tool. Learn how to use the easy-to-use feature in the Management Console to create hierarchies of VM configuration changes.

  • Virtual machines bleed money

    This blog post was written by Megan Santosus, Features Writer. A recent white paper published by Embotics Corp. on the hidden costs of virtual machines (VMs) paints just the kind of picture one ...

  • Storage utilization is a new battle

    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 ...

  • VMware entering final phase of virtualization evolution: Cloud computing

    As new vendors enter the x86 virtualization space, pioneer VMware, Inc. is moving on to the next frontier, cloud computing, said VMware President and Chief Executive Officer Diane Greene in her ...

  • Acquire greater system automation with virtualization best practices

    By creating greater system automation, virtualization can pre-empt administrative tasks with user self-management and chargeback systems, as described in this excerpt from Selecting the Right Virtu...

  • Virtualization spending strong despite tighter IT budgets

    Even as companies tighten IT budgets this year, many have continued to invest in virtualization software to reduce hardware and energy spending, says a new ChangeWave Research survey.

  • Obtaining maximum ROI from virtualization

    With virtualization cost-saving strategies targeted at hardware, infrastructure, software and utilities, managers can increase the ROI of an implementation within the first six months, says Greg Sh...

  • Leveraging legacy IT with virtualization

    Migrating legacy applications to virtual machines maximizes the benefits of next-generation hardware. Learn how to retain older programs and preserve IT investments by following these examples of n...

  • Using virtual appliances with VMware

    VMware’s Virtual Appliance Marketplace has over 800 appliances available for download over a wide range of categories that can be used in your VMware environment. For those who may not be familiar,...

  • Making the case for virtualization

    Making the case for virtualization's benefits can be an uphill battle -- that is, if you aren't prepared. But a targeted approach that addreses skeptics' concerns enables managers tosell virtualiz...

  • Virtualization costs include high availability, infrastructure

    When it comes to implementing virtualization, it's not all about cost benefits. In fact, the hidden costs of virtualization may outweigh some of the savings. Additional high availability, backup, p...

  • Still no Linux VMware VI client

    As this long running thread in the VMware forums indicates, many users are frustrated with VMware’s lack of support for a Linux-based Virtual Infrastructure client to manage VI3 environments. ...