The Virtualization Room

November 2007

  • The penny pincher’s guide to virtualization: Virtualization Log

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 29 Nov 2007
  • Server consolidation via virtualization can save an organization so much money that people sometimes forget about ways to stretch a virtualization budget further. Not so for Rick Vanover, a tip ...

  • Forging past the server incrementally

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 28 Nov 2007
  • Today marks an host-oric day, as the first virtual desktops are ready in the lab for my most forward-thinking users (and, as temporary machines, any who happen to suffer hardware failure). As my ...

  • Why managing VMs is hard: Virtualization Log

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 27 Nov 2007
  • There are a lot of vendors talking about virtualization management, but their pitches can sound frightfully similar. One exception is ManageIQ, whose co-founder Joe Fitzgerald lays out some ...

  • VirtualBox - Another Open Source Virtualization Product

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 27 Nov 2007
  • VirtualBox, built by a German company called Innotek, is the underdog of the virtualization market. They are receiving very little press and very little market share, yet it's a fairly robust, if ...

  • Dell offers VMware alternative: Virtualization Log

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 27 Nov 2007
  • Here's one that slipped through the cracks last week: Dell has signed on to resell Virtual Iron, following in the footsteps of Hewlett-Packard and IBM. Virtual Iron's new CEO, Ed Walsh, has been ...

  • VMware Server 2.0 - GPL v3 Compliant

    Andrew Kutz 27 Nov 2007
  • A while back I reported on what was a sticky issue for many people: VMware Server 1.0.4 did not work with the latest Linux kernel (2.6.23+) because the VMware Server memory module used the dumpable ...

  • VMware Server 2.0 at First Blush

    Andrew Kutz 27 Nov 2007
  • They say the best laid plans of mice and men rarely succeed. It is clear to me then that some of the development team that VMware has working on Server must be what Mulder and Scully were searching ...

  • Why You Must Evaluate Citrix XenServer

    Rick Vanover - Veeam 27 Nov 2007
  • With two clear players emerging in the premier virtualization space, VMware's ESX Server platform and the Citrix XenServer, every serious virtualization shop needs to evaluate XenServer for fair ...

  • Client-side virtual desktop technology: Unnecessary?

    Ryan Shopp 21 Nov 2007
  • Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about VMware ACE virtual desktop alternatives Kidaro and vThere. Michael Brennan, a reader and a principal at the 17-year-old ...

  • The Xengine Keeps on Chugging Along

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 21 Nov 2007
  • Just a few days after my last post about Virtual Iron and their wheeling-and-dealing, they sign an OEM agreement with Dell. This little train is starting to sound more and more like a serious ...

  • When VMware doesn’t cut it anymore: Virtualization Log

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 20 Nov 2007
  • For most shops, VMware Inc.'s Virtual Infrastructure is plenty scalable -- but not for all. Managed service provider Mosso expects to outgrow VirtualCenter within the year, so the company is ...

  • The Little Xengine That Could

    Joseph Foran - FSW, Inc. 19 Nov 2007
  • As reported in a number of other places, Virtual Iron has been making some great deals lately. They've picked up a new CEO, received a large sum (13m) in their most recent round of financing, and ...

  • VMware, Oracle redux: Virtualization Log

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 15 Nov 2007
  • How "three times less overhead" became "three times better performance" is beyond me; but whatever the case, the issue of database performance in a VM is hot again, with VMware bloggers firing back ...

  • Return of the MAC

    Andrew Kutz 14 Nov 2007
  • Chris Wolf and I were presenting Virtualization 101 in Seattle yesterday when something he said sparked an idea in my usually dormant brain. Okay, it's not usually dormant, but Seattle is so cold I ...

  • VMware Server lives on: Virtualization Log

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 14 Nov 2007
  • It may be free, but it's not forgotten -- or is it? VMware Server 2 is officially in beta, and while Yankee Group's Gary Chen took the release as a sign of continued development on the part of ...