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  • What's Citrix's stack attack?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 05 Feb 2010
  • The stack wars are coming! The stack wars are coming! Our colleagues at have some in-depth analysis of the converged hardware/software trend that is sweeping IT. Oracle got into ...

  • Oracle-Sun Q&A with Jack Kaiser

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 Feb 2010
  • This Q&A was supposed to be part of our This Week in Virtualization podcast on Oracle's Sun acquisition and future virtualization plans, but we ran into some technical difficulties and weren't ...

  • Citrix profits skyrocket; is free XenServer strategy working?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 28 Jan 2010
  • Citrix profits increased by 47% in the fourth quarter of 2009, driving profits for the year up 7% compared to 2008. Citrix attributed its record profits to an increased interest in desktop ...

  • Oracle vs. VMware feud simmering

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 28 Jan 2010
  • 2009 was the year of Microsoft vs. VMware. Is 2010 shaping up to be the year of Oracle vs. VMware? During yesterday's five-hour Oracle-Sun press conference, Oracle's chief corporate architect ...

  • IT manager calls on HP and Microsoft to collapse SIM, SCOM

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 21 Jan 2010
  • Last week’s announcement by Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard that they had entered in to a $250 million partnership was light on specifics, but at least one IT manager has an opinion of how the two ...

  • Xen 4.0 Release Candidate available

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 15 Jan 2010
  • posted the Xen 4.0 Release Candidate this week, and the new hypervisor code should be finalized by the end of next month. Xen 4.0 will feature fault tolerance and the Open Virtual Switch, ...

  • Oracle-Citrix acquisition hits the rumor mill

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 06 Jan 2010
  • Oracle is finalizing its deal for Sun Microsystems and already bought Virtual Iron. But an even bigger virtualization acquisition -- Oracle-Citrix Systems -- may be on the horizon. Oracle is sizing ...

  • All I want for Christmas is ... a clustered file system?

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 22 Dec 2009
  • Having a hard time finding a holiday gift for that special admin in your life (or yourself)? We’ve asked two of our virtualization experts what was on their letters to Santa Claus; maybe their wish ...

  • Red Hat virtualization: No Windows Server 2008, RHEL management

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 04 Nov 2009
  • The new Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Servers platform made its debut yesterday, with Red Hat touting it as a "standalone, lightweight, high-performance hypervisor" that "provides a solid ...

  • VMware: Hyper-V turns Windows into DOS

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 02 Nov 2009
  • The trash talk in the Microsoft vs. VMware feud once reached Reggie Miller vs. Spike Lee heights. The two companies rarely passed up the opportunity to disparage, make fun of or even spread lies ...