Virtualization vendor comparisons
- June 29, 2009
VMware Studio 2.0 free virtual appliance authoring software can create multi-tier virtual appliances, but some IT pros have already settled on Sun xVM VirtualBox.
- June 22, 2009
With Oracle VM 2.1.5, Oracle appears to stand firm in its commitment not to support its applications under VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer virtualization.
- June 16, 2009
Citrix Systems hopes to gain server virtualization market share with XenServer 5.5, free virtualization software that offers Active Directory integration and support for several operating systems.
- 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.
- May 26, 2009
After cracking open the door on virtualization support, Oracle slams it shut on official support for VMware and Xen hypervisors.
- May 15, 2009
Some software vendors will support virtualization only if users can re-create problems in a physical environment, which has hindered virtualization adoption.
- October 13, 2008
Scalent Systems' Virtual Operating Environment software can now provision Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 environments, along with associated storage and network configurations, to bare-metal and virtual machines.
- 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.
- August 13, 2007
With version 4.0 of XenEnterprise, XenSource is bringing its virtualization platform in line with VMware's VI3, but analysts say it's the company's recent Symantec Storage Foundation integration that's the real standout.
- July 09, 2007
VMware, Microsoft and Xen have dominated the virtualization space until now. Newcomer VirtualBox competes well, according to expert Serdar Yegulalp.
- June 26, 2007
Newbies innotek, Qumranet and Parallels recently entered the virtualization arena. But can they compete against VMware, Xen and Microsoft?
- April 09, 2007
Microsoft's new VECD license makes it legal to run Vista in a VM, and Vista's onerous hardware requirement may make running Vista in a VDI setup your best bet, vendors say.
- March 13, 2007
Longstanding VMware ESX shops are miffed by the high cost of upgrading to Virtual Infrastructure 3, one VMware reseller says.
- March 01, 2007
Unlike the markets for desktop business applications and operating systems, Microsoft Corp., finds itself playing catch-up in the virtualization space. However, there are indications coming out of Redmond that the software giant is finally paying ...
- February 07, 2007
VMware is prepping a new hardware certification program that should increase the number of hardware devices supported on ESX.
- November 04, 2006
The operating system agnostic philosophy of virtualization spurred Microsoft's surprising new Linux-friendly stance, evident in last week's announcement of a partnership with Novell Inc., according to a panel of SearchServerVirtualization.com ...
- 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.
- September 27, 2006
VMware ESX beats Microsoft Virtual Server by every measure, says virtualization expert Chris Wolf. He explains why, and Microsoft responds, in this story.
- June 02, 2006
As x86-server virtualization sweeps the data center, how will the various systems management tools adapt to the sea change?
- May 25, 2006
Are blades servers the best choice for virtualization? Or are their reputed benefits really not all they're cracked up to be? This article examines these much-hyped servers in terms of their physical space requirements, form and cost.