The Virtualization Room

May 2011

  • SCVMM 2012 beta goes to second round

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 31 May 2011
  • Microsoft released a second beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012 to a broader audience May 26, bringing the product another step closer to general availability. Due out in the ...

  • Scenes from Citrix Synergy 2011

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 27 May 2011
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- What do Dilbert, teddy bears and Angry Birds have in common? They were all among the sights at this week's Citrix Synergy 2011 conference. Here are some pictures from the show: The ...

  • In real estate, as in IT, VMware goes big

    Alyssa Provazza - Editorial Director 27 May 2011
  • Go big or go home. That’s been VMware’s strategy in the virtualization and cloud markets, so it’s no surprise the company is doing the same in real estate. VMware is planning a massive expansion at ...

  • Citrix's frustrating XenServer strategy

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 26 May 2011
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Citrix Synergy was chock full of news on desktop virtualization and cloud computing this week. But if you were looking for server virtualization news, you had to do a little ...

  • Microsoft TechEd 2011 photos

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 May 2011
  • The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, which hosted TechEd 2011. These guys, who played synth pads and called themselves The Glitch Mob, were the first-day keynote's opening act. Robert ...

  • Microsoft TechEd 2011 reporter’s notebook

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 May 2011
  • ATLANTA -- Thoughts collected while going up and down seven or eight escalators to get from one TechEd session to another… VMM 2012: The beginning of the end for Virtual Server? According to ...

  • Microsoft moves beyond SMI-S with NetApp

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 17 May 2011
  • By Beth Pariseau, Senior News Writer ATLANTA -- NetApp and Cisco have issued another reference architecture in partnership with a virtualization vendor. This time it's Microsoft. The NetApp Hyper-V ...

  • VMware acquires ANOTHER management company, Shavlik

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 16 May 2011
  • VMware's acquisition spree continues today with Shavlik Technologies. Shavlik is VMware's partner in VMware Go, a service designed to help SMBs deploy and manage virtualization more quickly and ...

  • Long-distance vMotion inches toward reality…who will use it?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 11 May 2011
  • A new product announced by VMware parent company EMC Corp. this week could lay the groundwork for live migration of virtual servers over large geographic distances. But storage is just one part of ...

  • KVM and Hyper-V sittin' in a tree, l-a-m-e-n-t-i-n-g

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 10 May 2011
  • At last week's Red Hat Summit, company execs painted Microsoft as their bitter rival. But the two vendors may have more in common than you'd think. I was reading Beth Pariseau's story on KVM's slow ...