The Virtualization Room

April 2009

  • VMware bristles at suggestions of lousy IOPS performance

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 27 Apr 2009
  • When it comes to IOPS performance, VMware has its proverbial panties in a bunch. Plagued by the public perception that IO-intensive workloads don’t perform well in a virtual machine, the company is ...

  • Open source hypervisors face an uphill battle

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 Apr 2009
  • VMware vs. Microsoft is the hot debate in virtualization these days, but what about proprietary vs. open source hypervisors? Forrester Research has an interesting take on that topic. The firm's new ...

  • Consolidation ratios are yesterday's news

    Craig Hatmaker - Carlisle Carrier Corp 27 Apr 2009
  • Ever notice that when you talk to someone about virtualizating, it always seems to come down to, "So, what's your consolidation ratio?" Everyone seems to care only about the number of virtual ...

  • Oracle-Sun: A threat to VMware?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 20 Apr 2009
  • You may have heard this morning that Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems. Like Ron Burgundy, it's kind of a big deal. Most of the early reaction to the news has focused on the fallout in the database ...

  • Bricks or blades?

    Craig Hatmaker - Carlisle Carrier Corp 17 Apr 2009
  • Bricks (standard rack-mount servers) are a known entity. You've been buying and deploying them forever. You are comfortable with bricks. Blades (blade servers) are cool. They're small. They look ...

  • Virtualization vendor comparisons

    Eric Siebert 16 Apr 2009
  • There has been a lot of mud slinging and FUD raising among virtualization vendors lately as the quest to rule the virtualization space continues. One vendor will release information about its ...

  • I just virtualized my data center. Was I successful?

    Craig Hatmaker - Carlisle Carrier Corp 08 Apr 2009
  • I've been involved in many data center virtualization projects and one thing that continues to amaze me is that, far too often, the senior management team has no way of knowing if the project is a ...

  • VMware fires back against Microsoft's mythbusters

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 08 Apr 2009
  • VMware and its supporters have made like Mr. Burns and released the hounds on Microsoft. The object of their ire is the "Top 10 VMware Myths" video, which features two Microsoft execs trying ...

  • Microsoft's 'embarrassing' Hyper-V vs. VMware video

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 06 Apr 2009
  • Microsoft has taken its virtualization marketing push and kicked it up a notch -- BAM! -- but it may be doing more harm than good. The company's new "Microsoft Mythbusters: Top 10 VMware Myths" ...