Virtual machine performance management
- November 18, 2008
AMD wants users to be able to live-migrate virtual machines across Intel and AMD CPUs. But VMware and Intel argue it creates instability and performance problems.
- 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.
- 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 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
Now available for Citrix XenServer, Hyperic HQ enables administrators to manage physical and virtual machines in a single, integrated view. Hyperic HQ is also available for VMware.
- April 08, 2008
Network interface cards and adapters from Neterion et al. improve virtual machine performance, but skeptics counter that the devices aren't necessary for most virtual environments.
- September 12, 2007
Some 120 products from VMworld 2007 exhibitors were submitted for judging in nine categories. Among the notables were IBM and VMware, winners in the Best of Show category..
- 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.
- June 25, 2007
Today VMware dominates in virtualization and server consolidation, but Xen virtualization technologies and products will change that by 2008, predicts Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf. Wolf sees big changes coming in Xen-based virtualization products...
- May 09, 2007
New features in VMware Workstation 6, announced today, will eventually find their way in to the company's server-focused ESX hypervisor.
- May 03, 2007
Virtualizing servers can spawn any number of unexpected IT management problems. In this Q&A, CiRBA CTO Andrew Hillier explains why these problems occur and how to mitigate them.
- May 02, 2007
Figuring out virtualization ROI and chargeback, i.e., who's going to pay, puzzles many IT managers. IT finance consultant John Hayes offers advice on handling these issues, plus offers tips on using VMware Capacity Planner.
- April 23, 2007
Blade servers' old shortcomings are old news, says analyst Barb Goldworm. Today's new breed of blades are cool, cost-effective and a good fit for virtualization deployments.
- March 27, 2007
Hewlett-Packard has added software from Virtual Iron and SWsoft to the stable of virtualization offerings available for its x86 servers.
- March 22, 2007
Contrary to VMware benchmark tests on Xen 3.0.3, XenSource is claiming that its XenEnterprise 3.2 beta performs almost as well as ESX 3.0.1.