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  • Virtualization security fears grow

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 02 Jun 2009
  • As people who deal with virtualization every day -- you work with it, I write about it -- it's easy to get caught up in the idea that it's a ubiquitous technology with infinite use cases and ...

  • VMworld 2009 contract verbiage causes kerfuffle

    Alex Barrett - Modern Infrastructure Editor-in-Chief 29 May 2009
  • VMware inserted some new language in to its VMworld 2009 sponsor and exhibitor agreement that caused some industry insiders to wonder whether the upcoming show will be as hot a destination as in ...

  • Can you afford vSphere?

    Eric Siebert 26 May 2009
  • vSphere is out, and it contains lots of new features and functionality. But can companies afford to upgrade right now? vSphere is a great release -- if your hardware is supported and you have the ...

  • Virtualization: Why Microsoft cares

    Craig Hatmaker - Carlisle Carrier Corp 26 May 2009
  • Have you ever wondered why Microsoft cares so much about server virtualization? After all, it’s only a software representation of a physical machine. Microsoft has been very content over the last ...

  • Get virtual with Sid Smith

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 05 May 2009
  • Looking for another expert perspective on server virtualization? Sid Smith, who runs the Daily Hypervisor, now has a new blog here on IT Knowledge Exchange. Virtualization with Sid Smith will focus ...

  • VMware engineers caution IT pros: Use Fault Tolerance sparingly

    Bridget Botelho - Editorial Director, News 05 May 2009
  • One of the most anticipated features in the next version of VMware Virtual Infrastructure, vSphere, is Fault Tolerance, but VMware engineers caution IT pros to use it sparingly. During the New ...

  • Microsoft: With vSphere, now we're even cheaper than VMware!

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 05 May 2009
  • Microsoft is nothing if not persistent. The folks up in Redmond have fired yet ANOTHER salvo against VMware. This time it's in the form of a blog post by Edwin Yuen, the senior technical product ...

  • Microsoft TechEd, virtualization and you

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 04 May 2009
  • Windows 7 is supposed to be the star of next week's Microsoft TechEd show in L.A., but the conference will also have a ton of stuff for all you virtualization users out there. Some sessions will ...

  • The VMware User Group: A boys club

    Bridget Botelho - Editorial Director, News 01 May 2009
  • I attended the New England VMware Users Group meeting in Newport, RI on Thursday, and as usual, I was one of only a small handful of women there. Sure, the whole tech industry is male dominated, ...

  • Face-Off: VMware vs. Microsoft in the hypervisor wars

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 01 May 2009
  • The great virtualization debate: VMware vs. Microsoft Ken Cline and Dave Sobel take sides in the hypervisor wars. Ken Cline I hear the sabers rattling already! The selection of a hypervisor borders ...

  • Virtualization: The swine flu cure?

    Craig Hatmaker - Carlisle Carrier Corp 01 May 2009
  • Why virtualize? There are many reasons why it’s beneficial to virtualize your environment, but the current swine flu scare is highlighting a very good reason. A virtual environment has very few ...

  • 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 ...