The Virtualization Room

April 2007

  • Are blade servers still too hot to handle?

    Jan Stafford - Features Writer 27 Apr 2007
  • 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

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 26 Apr 2007
  • 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

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 24 Apr 2007
  • 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

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 24 Apr 2007
  • 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 ...

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

    Jan Stafford - Features Writer 19 Apr 2007
  • 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 ...

  • Microsoft licensing - helpful links

    Ryan Shopp 17 Apr 2007
  • 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

    Ryan Shopp 17 Apr 2007
  • 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

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 16 Apr 2007
  • 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) ...

  • Viridian - Better Late than… Early?

    Marcia Savage - Editor 12 Apr 2007
  • The big news today is that the Hypervisor for Windows Server Longhorn (codenamed Viridian) is being delayed.  See the Windows Server Division Blog for the main details.  On the surface it seems ...

  • Microsoft being Microsoft

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 12 Apr 2007
  • A couple of months ago at IDC's Virtualization Forum in New York City, I chatted over lunch with Al Gillen, who posited that not only would Microsoft probably not be late with Viridian, code name ...

  • Once upon a time, there was a VI3 migration…

    Ryan Shopp 11 Apr 2007
  • I found another blog post-worthy blog. Rightfully called "Documenting a virtualization project", it's pretty darn cool. Read about one company's experience with virtualizing their servers from the ...

  • Virtualization bookstore

    Ryan Shopp 11 Apr 2007
  • I was surfing the virtualization blogs recently and came across a gem of a Webpage. Virtualization Daily has put together a virtualization bookstore of sorts -- the books link to Amazon, but it's a ...

  • VMware price list

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 06 Apr 2007
  • Robin Harris of StorageMojo has procured a VMware price list, adding to his extensive collection of storage products. You can find it at: According to the Price ...

  • Managing VirtualCenter2 Management Service (vpxd) failures

    Andrew Kutz 06 Apr 2007
  • The VirtualCenter2 management service (vpxd) is not very robust. If it cannot connect to the back-end database, the service will halt. It *should* continue to run, periodically trying to connect to ...

  • Not so needless Windows Server licenses

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 06 Apr 2007
  • Last week, I wrote a story entitled Virtuozzo user avoids needless Windows Server licenses. Many of you wrote in to inform me that in fact, the Windows Server licenses that the subject had not ...