VMware virtualization

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    Blades and virtualization: Power, cooling myths and tips

    In my recent column on blade and virtualization myths, I discussed some of the misconceptions and ...

  • February 13, 2007 13 Feb'07

    VMware users forgo failover clusters

    Virtualization users say that the combination of VMotion plus VMware HA has rendered failover clustering obsolete, but clustering vendors beg to differ.

  • February 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    EMC announces VMware IPO

    EMC announced that it plans to spin out approximately 10% of its share of VMware in an initial public offering (IPO) that should close this summer.

  • February 07, 2007 07 Feb'07

    VMware prepping for greater hardware compatibility

    VMware is prepping a new hardware certification program that should increase the number of hardware devices supported on ESX.

  • January 31, 2007 31 Jan'07

    IBM, HP tackle blade server FUD

    IBM and Hewlett-Packard executives went on the defensive recently, claiming that today's blade servers make a fine platform for even the most I/O intensive virtualization workloads.

  • January 29, 2007 29 Jan'07

    VMware P2V tool focuses on Microsoft Windows

    Got Windows boxes you want to virtualize? VMware Converter, a P2V migration tool, has completed its beta and is now generally available.

  • January 22, 2007 22 Jan'07

    SWsoft steps into virtualization benchmark 'quagmire'

    SWsoft has joined the SPEC working group for virtualization, but don't expect the company's presence to hasten the benchmark authoring process.

  • January 15, 2007 15 Jan'07

    Virtualization planning: CiRBA steps in

    CiRBA claims its capacity planning tool can do a better job than VMware Capacity Planner in identifying a consolidation strategy for your environment.

  • January 08, 2007 08 Jan'07

    EMC exec champions NAS for VMware shops

    An EMC exec said that VMware's VMotion and Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) could propel the use of network-attached storage (NAS) over the storage area network (SAN) devices common today.

  • January 03, 2007 03 Jan'07

    New year, new Linux virtualization options

    Open sourcers have ported OpenVZ to run on power-savvy Sun UltraSPARC T1 chips, while Linus Torvalds chose the obscure KVM over Xen for a forthcoming Linux kernel.

  • December 27, 2006 27 Dec'06

    With virtualization, server size matters

    Virtualization vendors are readying x86 servers that will support memory capacities of 128GB and upwards of 100 virtual machines on a single box. But are IT managers ready?

  • December 21, 2006 21 Dec'06

    VMware users make their wish lists

    What features would warm the cockles of VMware users' hearts? VMware's VMTN Features Request board lays it out for anyone to see.

  • December 13, 2006 13 Dec'06

    With VMware's help, BEA ditches the operating system

    Look Ma, no OS! BEA Systems' new Liquid VM technology will run its WebLogic Server directly on the VMware ESX hypervisor.

  • December 11, 2006 11 Dec'06

    Cassatt adds Xen, VLANs to Collage

    Cassatt Collage 4.0 supports Xen virtualization, dynamically creates virtual LANs; Hyperic adds VMware support.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Virtual appliances: The risks and benefits

    As server virtualization continues to gain acceptance, vendors and customers feel more and more confident to use it for a variety of tasks and not just to support for legacy applications and server consolidation. One more recent use for server ...