Microsoft Hyper V and Virtual Server
- October 20, 2015
Container technology continues to gain momentum in the data center and now Microsoft has joined in on the fun.
- April 10, 2015
Microsoft continues its push for Docker, the Linux container technology, with a new Hyper-V Container tool for greater application isolation.
- July 13, 2012
Citrix will add shared-nothing storage live migration to XenServer, to compete with Microsoft's Hyper-V.
- July 12, 2012
Microsoft's Hyper-V growth rate in units shipped outstripped VMware's vSphere as of the first quarter of 2012, according to IDC data. But do these numbers tell the whole story?
- July 10, 2012
When Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 ships, Hyper-V shops will have fewer licensing options. Some IT pros say that’s a good thing.
- June 22, 2012
This week, users chimed in on the VMware vs. Microsoft pricing and licensing war and critics questioned VMware’s Hadoop-on-vSphere strategy.
- June 19, 2012
Is cost savings on Hyper-V licenses enough to justify ripping and replacing the underpinnings of an entire VMware virtual infrastructure?
- June 19, 2012
For an accurate view of the competition between these industry titans, it’s best to look at the big picture in private and public cloud, experts say.
- June 19, 2012
Comparing vSphere and Hyper-V list prices to determine which is cheaper often doesn’t translate into real-world costs for organizations.
- June 19, 2012
They’re time-honored questions: Is Hyper-V cheaper than vSphere? Does vSphere still have more advanced features? The answers may surprise you.
- May 02, 2012
Users making the switch from VMware to Hyper-V say they’ll save on licensing costs, but migration plans can be stymied by Linux VM migrations and long-term licensing agreements.
- April 19, 2012
New Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 features will streamline virtualization tasks and make things easier on IT pros. Here are the ones you should get excited for.
- January 19, 2012
Microsoft may gain some ground against VMware this year. The company simplified System Center 2012 licensing and continues to support unlimited virtualization management per host.
- January 03, 2012
If Hyper-V 3 comes to market as expected by the end of this year, users say it will give VMware’s vSphere 5 a run for its money -- literally.
- October 07, 2011
FlashSoft now supports automated caching for Linux workloads in virtual machines; NetEx supports Hyper-V; Red Hat launches oVirt; Veeam signs on cloud service provider partners.
- October 07, 2011
The virtualization market is more competitive, with Hyper-V gaining on VMware and XenServer doubling its market share, according to a recent survey.
- September 22, 2011
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
- September 14, 2011
A new extensible virtual switch and advanced live migration features have virtualization pros eyeing Hyper-V 3.0.
- June 23, 2011
Citing Citrix Essentials' overlap with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, Citrix says it will focus its development efforts elsewhere.
- May 25, 2011
Without SCVMM 2012 support, users can see the end of the road for Virtual Server 2005, though Microsoft says it won’t formally reach end of life for another few years.
- May 20, 2011
Microsoft TechEd 2011 had more than its fair share of virtualization news, from Exchange support for VMware HA to Veeam’s support for Hyper-V.
- May 20, 2011
For Microsoft TechEd 2011 attendees deploying Hyper-V, integrating storage management and data replication represent the next frontier.
- May 18, 2011
Now that Microsoft Hyper-V sports Dynamic Memory and Live Migration, cost comparison with VMware’s ESX has gotten even more compelling.
- March 03, 2011
XenServer, Hyper-V and KVM users still await feature parity with VMware’s vSphere while others work through integration issues.
- December 20, 2010
The top server virtualization news stories of 2010 included VMware per-VM licensing and pricing and the release of vSphere 4.1.
- May 10, 2010
Microsoft's David Greschler discusses how Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization strategy is part of its game plan to integrate server, desktop and cloud technologies.
- April 20, 2010
WebLogic can now run a Java Virtual Machine without a guest operating system, but – surprise, surprise -- it's supported only on Oracle VM.
- April 06, 2010
Remote offices are the next logical destination for virtualization, but IT managers aren't clear on which form virtualizing servers should take.
- April 01, 2010
Limited guest operating system support highlights Microsoft's tricky balancing act: functioning as an operating system vendor and a virtualization vendor.
- March 22, 2010
Microsoft said Hyper-V R2 service pack 1 will feature Dynamic Memory, a memory management technique akin to VMware memory overcommit.
- March 03, 2010
The Oracle virtualization push will gain some steam with the release of Oracle VM 3, but large shops may not want to hand over any more of their infrastructure.
- February 16, 2010
Beta testers have taken a shine to Virsto One, which they say improves I/O performance and snapshot capabilities in Hyper-V shops.
- January 12, 2010
Can VMware outrun competition from Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization? While Hyper-V has changed virtualization pricing, VMware's superior performance is still the brass ring.
- December 23, 2009
In this second half of our top 10 news stories of the year, we recap how the Hyper-V R2 and vSphere 4 releases escalated the Hyper-V vs. VMware feud.
- October 08, 2009
The two OS vendors have made good on a promise to provide joint certification and support for their respective OSes and virtualization platforms.
- September 23, 2009
A recent survey on virtualization purchasing decisions shows that IT shops have coalesced around VMware and Microsoft hypervisors to the exclusion of all others.
- September 02, 2009
Burton Group compared VMware's vSphere, Citrix's XenServer 5.5 and Microsoft's Hyper-V R2 for production environment readiness, and it dismissed Hyper-V once again.
- August 19, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V R2's Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) and Jumbo Frames support will improve scalability and speed data transfers, one tester says.
- August 12, 2009
New competition from Microsoft, criticism from Wall Street and an unflattering Novell comparison raise questions about VMware's future virtualization dominance.
- August 04, 2009
An expert considers Microsoft's virtualization and cloud computing strategy and weighs its chances against VMware's.
- July 27, 2009
Can Microsoft capitalize on the release of its Hyper-V R2 virtualization hypervisor, or is VMware's lead insurmountable? It depends on whom you ask.
- July 24, 2009
With Microsoft Hyper-V R2 coming, investors wonder whether VMware customers will remain loyal to the pioneering virtualization vendor.
- July 13, 2009
The server virtualization market has seen highly anticipated releases and major acquisitions in 2009. Catch up on the biggest virtualization news so far.
- May 12, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V's new Live Migration and a unique solution to incompatibility problems stirred Microsoft virtualization software users at TechEd 2009.
- May 05, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX may have tougher-than-expected competition in the virtualization market. With its fat bundle of features, XenServer 5.0 has gotten second looks by IT shops low on funds.
- May 05, 2009
With role-based access control, Citrix XenServer 5.5 is an alternative to VMware in production.
- March 20, 2009
At the Advanced Enterprise Virtualization virtual trade show, attendees had additional questions on cloud computing and OS choices for virtualization that the panel didn't have time to answer. Rick Vanover answers them in this article.
- March 09, 2009
Stratus Technologies' ftServers now ship with VMware Foundation Edition for free. These fault-tolerant systems offer virtualization users high availability without VMware HA.
- February 19, 2009
The free version of Citrix XenServer now includes live migration and centralized management, but users still have to pay for high availability, workload balancing and other Enterprise Edition features.
- February 05, 2009
On paper, Microsoft's Hyper-V costs less than VMware ESXi, but several gotchas drive up its overall cost.
- January 26, 2009
SearchServerVirtualization.com has announced the winners of its 2008 Products of the Year awards, recognizing innovative and valuable virtualization offerings in five categories.
- January 12, 2009
Microsoft partnered with Marathon Technologies to use everRun fault-tolerance software for Hyper-V and Windows Server. But experts caution that not all applications require fault-tolerance software.
- October 15, 2008
Using the Open Virtualization Format standard, Citrix Systems' Project Kensho toolkit packages virtual appliances so they can be used on different hypervisors and clouds.
- September 12, 2008
Virtualization technology has become entrenched data centers, with VMware as the overwhelming choice of virtualization platform, according to the Data Center Decisions 2008 Purchasing Intentions Survey. But managers remain cautious about third-party...
- September 09, 2008
Microsoft Hyper-V's equivalent to VMware VMotion will be available in the next version of Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V R2, due out in 2010.
- August 25, 2008
Citrix Systems' CTO gave a preview of some of the 100 new features packed into the upcoming version of XenServer, which hits the market sometime in September.
- August 07, 2008
Despite the chatter that the Xen hypervisor is under threat from Hyper-V and VMware, it's here to stay, affirmed Citrix CTO Simon Crosby at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center.
- July 28, 2008
VMware now offers ESX3i server for free, but only open-sourcing the hypervisor's code will truly enable VMware to compete against Microsoft, some say.
- July 08, 2008
VMware's board of directors announced abruptly that it has replaced VMware co-founder, CEO and President Diane Greene with EMC Cloud Computing Division President Paul Maritz.
- July 07, 2008
With new integration between Hyper-V and System Center, ClearCube spin-off VDIworks has stepped eagerly into the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market for Microsoft shops.
- April 29, 2008
Microsoft's Hyper-V is priced aggressively, but VMware users that have invested money and time in the software won't switch without proven performance results.
- March 17, 2008
Among Surgient Lab Management 5.4 new features are support for VMware ESX Server 3.5, Firefox and HP Quality Center, but VMware won't concede a disadvantage.
- December 18, 2007
When it comes to pricing, VMware acts like it's "the only one," says an enterprise customer. Oh, wait; it is the only one -- for now.
- July 09, 2007
VMware, Microsoft and Xen have dominated the virtualization space until now. Newcomer VirtualBox competes well, according to expert Serdar Yegulalp.
- June 28, 2007
Virtualization is being used in 25% of data centers today, but few software vendors have spelled out licensing policies for running their products in virtual machines.
- May 10, 2007
A beta version of Microsoft Windows Server Virtualization "Viridian" will ship with RTM version of Windows Server "Longhorn" later this year, but without some core features.
- April 11, 2007
Not every physical-to-virtual migration is achieved using a P2V utility; some IT managers prefer to create virtual machines the old-fashioned way.
- April 03, 2007
Microsoft's new Vista Enterprise license makes it legal – and cost-effective – to virtualize your desktops using VDI.
- March 22, 2007
Virtualization is no longer a cutting-edge technology. In moving from hype to mainstream, every customer on the planet is supposed to adopt virtualization within the next few years. Such an expectation affects more than marketing strategies. When ...
- December 18, 2006
Supporting HealthWare Corp.'s growing library of virtual machines (VMs) called for constant hard disk purchases. Find out how the CEO found and implemented a VM diet plan.
- November 29, 2006
Managing virtual environments is the cornerstone of Novell's new ZENworks data center automation suite.
- November 06, 2006
On the eve of VMworld and in the wake of its Novell partnership, Microsoft announced a software packaging program that could dramatically increase the reach of Virtual Server.
- October 19, 2006
Recent market data proves what we already knew: the virtualization market is on fire, and sales of VMware are fanning the flames.
- October 05, 2006
You can now buy a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 license that will allow you to run an unlimited number of virtualized guests for free.
- August 14, 2006
Will Microsoft's agreement with XenSource lead to gains in virtualization interoperability, or will that deal benefit Microsoft only? Alessandro Perilli examines the issue in this column.