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  • October 06, 2011 06 Oct'11

    Backup and storage problems plague virtual infrastructures

    New York -- At his Interop keynote this week, Microsoft’s Robert Wahbe said IT shops in 2011 are running 10.7 million virtual servers, compared to 7.8 million physical servers. Sounds great for ...

  • October 04, 2011 04 Oct'11

    Red Hat's Gluster buy has virtualization possibilities

    At first glance, Red Hat's acquisition of clustered open-source storage player Gluster seems like a pure storage play, perhaps with a bit of open-source camaraderie mixed in. But before it was ...

  • September 28, 2011 28 Sep'11

    Announcing our new advisory board member

    Please join me in welcoming Christian Mohn to the Server Virtualization Advisory Board! Mohn, an infrastructure consultant based in Norway, is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and co-host of the vSoup ...

  • September 23, 2011 23 Sep'11

    OVA working to boost KVM exposure

    The Open Virtualization Alliance, founded in May to promote KVM, has grown to more than 200 members since its launch, seeing specific interest from cloud-focused companies. But KVM isn't exactly ...

  • September 23, 2011 23 Sep'11

    Open Virtualization Alliance adds members: News in brief

    The OVA has grown to more than 200 members, NASA adopts Vblock, VMware Labs presents a new fling called VPT, and more news in brief.

  • September 22, 2011 22 Sep'11

    Hyper-V 3.0 shared-nothing live migration a boon for small shops

    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 22, 2011 22 Sep'11

    VMware networking R&D head jumps ship

    VMware’s director of networking research and development is now with a new company, Big Switch Networks. Howie Xu was with VMware for nine years before making the move. He will lead the R&D ...

  • September 22, 2011 22 Sep'11

    Virtualization management tools: The compact cars of IT

    Most virtualization management tools look and feel the same these days, and IT pros are waiting to be wowed.

  • September 21, 2011 21 Sep'11

    Dueling IETF specs look to address VLAN scalability

    Does IT really need two new network virtualization standards? Experts see a land-grab attempt by virtualization vendors looking to control the next wave of infrastructure abstraction.

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    Cisco Nexus 1000V to support Hyper-V 3.0

    Cisco Systems Inc. is preparing to support Windows Server 8 Hyper-V with its Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which previously only supported VMware. A newly extensible virtual switch was among the ...

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    Hyper-V 3.0 sneak peek intrigues users

    A new extensible virtual switch and advanced live migration features have virtualization pros eyeing Hyper-V 3.0.

  • September 13, 2011 13 Sep'11

    Users to VMware: Stick to your knitting

    VMware keeps making acquisitions, but some users wish the company would get back to developing the hypervisor and virtualization management tools.

  • September 12, 2011 12 Sep'11

    PacketMotion purchase no slam dunk for VMware

    VMware has its work cut out for it integrating PacketMotion's hardware-based security appliances. Some virtualization pros say user access management isn’t on their radar yet.

  • September 08, 2011 08 Sep'11

    VMware teases vSphere roadmap at VMworld

    In future vSphere releases, VMware will focus on optimizing for the cloud and improving how clusters work. These changes will further blur the line between a virtual data center and a cloud ...

  • September 07, 2011 07 Sep'11

    VMware MVP: A good idea, but…

    VMware highlighted its Mobile Virtualization Platform at VMworld 2011, but I left the show feeling like the technology is little more than a novelty. The concept itself is a good one, but the lack ...

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