- August 20, 2009
Microsoft's Hyper-V Quick Migration feature is quick, but not instant. So for Nissan, which can grind to a standstill with system downtime, the new Live Migration can't come soon enough.
- 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 11, 2009
Fielding an enterprise application development framework could, over the long haul, help VMware encroach on Microsoft's and Red Hat's turf.
- August 04, 2009
An expert considers Microsoft's virtualization and cloud computing strategy and weighs its chances against VMware's.
- July 31, 2009
Unlike VMware, Microsoft's Hyper-V doesn't monitor network traffic. And the omission has raised questions about whether the hypervisor is secure enough to be enterprise-ready.
- July 29, 2009
VMware administrators say new Hyper9's virtualization management software eases access to information that would take hours to find with vCenter Server.
- 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 20, 2009
Like any other x86 operating system, Google's forthcoming Chrome OS will run inside a VMware virtual machine.
- July 15, 2009
Chargeback is a tough sell in any organization, but VMware isn't making it any easier by pricing its new vCenter Chargeback so high.
- 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.
- July 08, 2009
In today's news in brief, Vizioncore re-architects vRanger 4.0 to speed backups, and more.
- July 07, 2009
VMware lures Virtual Iron customers with 40% discounts off the list price to move to VMware vSphere 4 rather than Oracle VM.
- July 02, 2009
In today's news in brief, F5's BIG-IP appliances add VMware's vSphere 4 and vCenter support, and more.
- June 12, 2009
VMware customers with Enterprise licenses will be caught between paying extra for vSphere 4 or downgrading to the less feature-rich Advanced edition.
- June 05, 2009
A dustup between VMware and Veeam Software over support for the free ESXi hypervisor highlights the challenges of selling virtualization to small businesses.
- May 26, 2009
After cracking open the door on virtualization support, Oracle slams it shut on official support for VMware and Xen hypervisors.
- May 21, 2009
VMware shipped vSphere 4, eTelemetry VID locates virtual desktops, and UltraBac creates VMDKs for disaster recovery.
- May 21, 2009
Veteran virtualization users remain loyal to VMware and say Hyper-V R2 won't improve Microsoft's position, while others predict XenServer's demise.
- May 20, 2009
By virtualizing with VMware's vSphere 4, an IT shop has extended the life of its legacy OS, SCO UnixWare, and old business applications.
- May 18, 2009
VMware Fault Tolerance isn't ready for mission-critical deployments --even if its IOPS performance is -- says the Federal Aviation Administration.
- May 08, 2009
A VMware exec explains how vSphere enables cloud management and federation between private and public clouds in an effort to convince wary IT shops to move the cloud.
- May 07, 2009
With its new move to support VMware in Oracle E-Business Suite shops, Oracle caves -- a bit -- on its rigid virtual machine support stance.
- May 06, 2009
The Distributed Power Management feature in VMware vSphere will bring benefits to IT shops that suffer from regular server downtime.
- 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.
- April 28, 2009
In today's news in brief, IT Structures is the force behind the new App on Demand feature in VMware's Virtual Appliance Marketplace.
- April 24, 2009
VMware revenue grew modestly in the first quarter, but it will probably be flat or down in Q2.
- April 21, 2009
VMware has launched vSphere 4, the successor to VI3. With much-anticipated features such as VMware Fault Tolerance, beta users look forward to the new release.
- April 21, 2009
VMware tries to lure new customers to vSphere 4 with a greater diversity of bundles and some introductory upgrade packages.
- April 07, 2009
Sun Microsystems' open source VirtualBox supports the Open Virtualization Format, making it easier to export virtual machines into production VMware environments.
- April 01, 2009
VMware users who have seen the upcoming version say there's a lot to look forward to.
- March 31, 2009
In today's news in brief, VMware released ESX 3.5 Update 4 and VKernel models virtual environments.
- March 23, 2009
Virtualization users can choose bare-metal hypervisors from VMware or run virtual machines through an operating system with Microsoft's Hyper-V or Red Hat's KVM.
- March 16, 2009
U.K. supermarket giant Tesco chose Citrix XenServer to virtualize 1,500 servers because it was half the cost of VMware but still offered the needed mobility and high availability.
- March 16, 2009
Financial sector compliance scrutiny and traditional auditing limitations have prompted banks to buy into virtual machine security software capable of protecting virtual machines (VMs), regardless of location on host or cloud. The pending arrival of...
- 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 26, 2009
In a hypervisor comparison, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Virtual Iron all lack important features, according to a Burton Group report.
- February 24, 2009
At VMworld Europe, VMware's CEO announced that IT shops and service providers will be able to build a software-based mainframe with the company's vSphere platform.
- February 05, 2009
On paper, Microsoft's Hyper-V costs less than VMware ESXi, but several gotchas drive up its overall cost.
- January 29, 2009
Cisco Systems has released everything but the Nexus 1000V, its distributed virtual switch for VMware environments; and VMware has released version 1.5 of its VI Toolkit, replete with 32 new cmdlets.
- January 27, 2009
VMware managed to stay out of harm's way in the fourth quarter of 2008, but it expects a 10% drop in revenue this quarter.
- January 26, 2009
Virtualization management provider Reflex Systems now offers performance monitoring of VMware environments.
- 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.
- January 08, 2009
With the new version of vRanger Pro, Vizioncore may be the first backup software vendor to embrace VMware's service console-free ESXi hypervisor. But its support has limitations.
- December 09, 2008
Most VMware shops opt for lesser degrees of high availability than that offered by Symantec's Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), but the new VCS agent for vCenter could appeal to large enterprises.
- December 02, 2008
VMware's View 3 VDI suite has several notable features. But virtual desktop infrastructure remains an immature technology, one observer says.
- November 12, 2008
Is credit card data truly safe in a virtualized environment? By joining the PCI Security Standards Council, VMware hopes to sway the discussion in its favor.
- November 10, 2008
The recent acquisition of Trango Virtual Devices brings a bare-metal hypervisor into the VMware fold that virtualizes an ARM processor. But VMware isn't the only virtualization provider now focused on mobile devices.
- November 05, 2008
With customers clamoring for Windows applications on the iPhone, Citrix Systems' will soon deliver, enabling users to display Windows apps and full desktops on the Apple device.
- November 03, 2008
In an effort to address space constraints, Open Solutions consolidated servers with VMware ESX, and in a mere nine months has yielded a 165% return on investment.
- October 28, 2008
For one shop, Oracle VM has proven itself as the right virtualization option over VMware and Citrix XenServer, and the company has replaced Red Hat with Oracle Unbreakable Linux.
- October 27, 2008
VMware users applaud plans for a Linux-based VirtualCenter appliance and a cross-platform client. But the wait isn't over.
- October 20, 2008
The IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualization Tracker showed virtualization licenses have increased 52% year over year, which has had an impact on server sales.
- October 13, 2008
Managing the University of Plymouth's 56,000-seat Exchange environment on a VMware ESX cluster is much easier –and no more expensive -- than it was with physical boxes.
- September 30, 2008
In an effort to improve multimedia performance of virtual desktops, VMware will support many new remote presentation protocols but, unfortunately, not Citrix ICA.
- September 25, 2008
In his role as a Stanford professor, VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum articulated enterprise worries about cloud computing.
- September 17, 2008
VMware's CTO delivered a keynote that broke down the new Virtual Datacenter Operating System's infrastructure components and demonstrated VMware's desktop virtualization.
- September 17, 2008
Fault-tolerance software provider Marathon Technologies responds to VMware's new fault-tolerance feature by highlighting VMware's flaws.
- 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...
- 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 22, 2008
Hardware vendors like Hewlett-Packard now use positive VMmark virtual machine performance scores to promote server sales, VMware says the results help in hardware decision making.
- August 13, 2008
VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2 contains a bug that hinders operation of virtual machines and VMotion. Some admins vented frustrations, and others sang the praises of Microsoft Hyper-V.
- 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.
- August 04, 2008
VMware's recent lease of more than 100,000 square feet of data center space has some observers speculating that the company might become a cloud computing provider.
- 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 23, 2008
After announcing a lowered revenue forecast, VMware's new CEO laid out the strategy for competing with Microsoft and for bulking up the company's management software portfolio.
- July 23, 2008
With VMware soon to offer ESXi for free, the hypervisor will officially become commoditized.
- July 21, 2008
Designed for Citrix XensServer, SteelEye offers real-time replication software to make a Xen environment highly available and to enable virtual machine migration.
- July 16, 2008
With FastScale and VMware, Informatica can dynamically provision application components on laptops for sales demos, enabling improved performance and more VMs to run per server.
- 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.
- June 18, 2008
At Red Hat Summit, Red Hat touted its new KVM hypervisor -- a rival to VMware's hypervisor -- as well as its virtualization management and security tools.
- June 16, 2008
Novell's latest service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server includes support for VMware's VMI brand of paravirtualization.
- June 10, 2008
The newly renamed ThinApp application virtualization product allows virtually any application to run on Windows, liberating admins from potential OS conflicts.
- June 02, 2008
VMware's acquisition of B-hive Networks promises to enable customers to monitor application performance inside virtual machines.
- May 22, 2008
Even as companies tighten IT budgets this year, many have continued to invest in virtualization software to reduce hardware and energy spending, says a new ChangeWave Research survey.
- May 15, 2008
Citrix Systems' Xen may not rival VMware's functionality or Hyper-V's price, but it can boast interoperability with Hyper-V and solid virtual desktop technology.
- May 13, 2008
With xVM, Sun Microsystems has entered the x86 server virtualization marketplace. While it runs on any hardware platform and supports any OS, xVM still has to compete with VMware.
- May 06, 2008
Oracle says that its Xen-based hypervisor Oracle VM outperforms competitors like VMware. So why can't Oracle produce data or users to vouch for its virtualization software?
- 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 31, 2008
Citrix has simplified its XenServer pricing model so that users can deploy an unlimited number of virtual machines per server at a single price. Will the move place pressure on VMware to lower its pricing?
- March 25, 2008
Dell will offer Egenera PAN Manager software on its PowerEdge servers to enrich management offerings and compete with vendors like HP.
- March 18, 2008
HP's new eight-way ProLiant is a behemoth packed with quad-core Opteron processors and up to 512 GB of memory, while its Insight Manager software improves virtual machine support.
- March 12, 2008
Real or perceived, some longtime VMware users say that the latest versions of ESX and VirtualCenter are riddled with annoying bugs and incomplete features.
- March 04, 2008
To verify service-level agreements and sway skeptical customers, the Revere Group uses application management software from Nimsoft in its VMware environment.
- February 27, 2008
Microsoft's megalaunch notwithstanding, official support for Windows Server 2008 from VMware, Citrix and others will have to wait.
- February 26, 2008
HP, Dell and Fujitsu have joined IBM among the ranks of vendors that will ship servers running VMware's embedded ESX Server 3i.
- February 25, 2008
With the hypervisor at risk of being commoditized, VMware continues to introduce value-added management tools, including the latest workflow and automation tool: Lifecycle Manager.
- January 31, 2008
VMware VDM 2 has started to look like a real connection broker, but does it compare with more established players, or more to the point, does anyone really care yet?
- January 21, 2008
With plans to add Solaris Containers and Xen virtualization platforms to VMware, a hosting provider strives to meet customer demand.
- January 14, 2008
SearchServerVirtualization.com unveils its 2007 Products of the Year in four categories: virtualization platforms, hardware for virtualization, systems management and data protection.
- January 02, 2008
In choosing Virtual Iron over VMware ESX, Owen Bird Law Corp. not only saved money but also found it full featured and easy to install.
- 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.
- December 12, 2007
SAP's blessing signals to end users that it's safe to virtualize mission-critical apps, VMware says.
- December 11, 2007
Existing ESX shops are expected to migrate quickly to the latest Virtual Infrastructure platform, thanks to new features like Storage VMotion and VMware Update Manager.
- November 26, 2007
Dell announced last week that it will resell Virtual Iron virtualization software, following similar agreements from IBM and Hewlett Packard.
- November 19, 2007
Mosso runs on VMware Virtual Infrastructure, but scalability constraints have prompted the managed hosting provider to shop around.
- November 12, 2007
VMware Server may not have the bells and whistles of ESX, but that hasn't stopped VMware from expanding and improving on its free virtualization platform.
- November 02, 2007
Hitachi's forthcoming Intel Xeon BladeSymphony servers don't need VMware-style virtualization to run multiple guests. They can use embedded virtualization instead.