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  • October 04, 2007 04 Oct'07

    Sun slots Xen into server virtualization portfolio

    Sun's Xen-based xVM hypervisor is just around the corner, as is xVM Ops Center framework for managing virtual as well as physical resources.

  • September 19, 2007 19 Sep'07

    VMware pros predict rocky transition to embedded ESX 3i

    Despite the benefits of the new embedded ESX Server 3i, VMware users and partners may find themselves at a loss without access to the old Linux service console.

  • September 12, 2007 12 Sep'07

    VMware demos hypervisor; vendors outline roadmap at VMworld

    At VMworld, VMware reveals its acquisition of Dunes Technologies and an embedded hypervisor, Intel and AMD outline future virtualization technology priorities, such as security.

  • September 10, 2007 10 Sep'07

    VMware kicks off VMworld with embedded ESX Server 3i

    Putting rumors to rest, VMware Inc. finally revealed details of its tiny embedded ESX hypervisor as well as new products for automating disaster recovery and managing virtual desktops.

  • August 13, 2007 13 Aug'07

    XenSource ups the ante with XenEnterprise V4

    With version 4.0 of XenEnterprise, XenSource is bringing its virtualization platform in line with VMware's VI3, but analysts say it's the company's recent Symantec Storage Foundation integration that's the real standout.

  • July 03, 2007 03 Jul'07

    New Dell 'VESO' server built on VMware, sources say

    Forget blade servers. Details have emerged about a new Dell server line that will feature VMware's rumored ESX Lite onboard hypervisor, for virtualization out-of-the-box.

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    Xen virtualization will catch up to VMware in 2008

    Today VMware dominates in virtualization and server consolidation, but Xen virtualization technologies and products will change that by 2008, predicts Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf. Wolf sees big changes coming in Xen-based virtualization products...

  • April 16, 2007 16 Apr'07

    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.

  • April 11, 2007 11 Apr'07

    With virtualization, some users skip the P2V tools

    Not every physical-to-virtual migration is achieved using a P2V utility; some IT managers prefer to create virtual machines the old-fashioned way.

  • February 14, 2007 14 Feb'07

    The Virtual Machinist: Virtualization trends in 2007

    Today what we call server virtualization is a compelling technology, quickly pervading worldwide data centers with the promise of cost-savings and more efficient management.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Virtual appliances: The risks and benefits

    As server virtualization continues to gain acceptance, vendors and customers feel more and more confident to use it for a variety of tasks and not just to support for legacy applications and server consolidation. One more recent use for server ...

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Microsoft debuts virtual appliances

    On the eve of VMworld and in the wake of its Novell partnership, Microsoft announced a software packaging program that could dramatically increase the reach of Virtual Server.

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    The myths of virtual machine consolidation

    As you jump onto the virtualization bandwagon, you'll hear a lot of varying claims about what virtualization can do. But is virtualization truly the greatest thing since sliced bread? Sure, it can be hugely helpful, but sometimes the hype might get ...

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Virtualization briefs: iSCSI SANs certified for use with VMware

    Don't have an expensive Fibre Channel storage to hold your VMware environment? VMware has given its stamp of approval to several Ethernet-based iSCSI storage products.

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Blade servers gain acceptance among enterprise IT managers

    Blade servers have gone from an over-hyped technology to a priority purchase for many IT professionals.

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