- March 02, 2012
VMware’s new free capacity analysis tool shows you how you stack up, but vBenchmark’s real value is reporting on infrastructure utilization.
- January 03, 2012
If Hyper-V 3 comes to market as expected by the end of this year, users say it will give VMware’s vSphere 5 a run for its money -- literally.
- December 05, 2011
The VMware Certified Professional is still a must-have virtualization certification, but with so many VCPs out there, IT pros say experience matters more than ever.
- December 01, 2011
Updates to the vSphere file system and host-based replication are the unsung heroes of vSphere 5, experts say.
- September 22, 2011
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
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Sponsored by Citrix - Recognizing that enthusiastic and empowered employees achieve at a far greater level, the most successful organizations have made a positive employee experience a central part of their operating strategy. But plans to improve the employee experience were knocked askew when the pandemic hit and remote work became the norm, whether the business was ready or not. Organizations had to find ways to improve the remote employee experience overnight. To their credit, IT teams and management were largely successful. See More
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- September 01, 2011
When it comes to HA between sites, IT pros often think of disaster recovery, but building stretched clusters for DR today brings numerous challenges.
- August 22, 2011
Hyper-V support was the headline when Veeam previewed its Backup and Replication 6 product at Microsoft TechEd. But with the new release, which will begin shipping in the fourth quarter, Veeam’s ...
- August 03, 2011
VMware has increased the vRAM licensing entitlements in its vSphere 5 licensing model. But some users hope the changes do not end there.
- August 01, 2011
At its core, virtualization is the abstraction of data from the physical world. We tend to look at virtualization as the abstraction of operating systems and applications from servers and PCs, but ...
- July 29, 2011
A VMware spokesperson declined to confirm a blog report of imminent changes to the vSphere 5 licensing model Friday afternoon, but users should stay tuned. We’ve been told VMware is planning a ...
- July 27, 2011
Upping the memory limits per licensing level or shifting to pure vRAM licensing SKUs are popular suggestions for making the new vSphere 5 licensing model more palatable for users.
- July 22, 2011
Most users now realize that the new VMware vSphere 5 licensing model will be about the same price-wise, but it will affect how they use some beneficial features in vSphere.
- April 18, 2011
This is your captain speaking: Successful strategies from the airline industry can work just as well in virtual infrastructures.
- April 15, 2011
An IBM distinguished engineer says there are major misconceptions about whether KVM is a Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisor. IT pros, meanwhile, worry about support and compatibility.
- April 11, 2011
Expected advances to Storage DRS and policy-driven storage delivery in VMware vSphere 5 have turned heads among virtualization pros. But the devil’s in the details.
- April 06, 2011
Details of VMware's forthcoming vSphere release have leaked. These VMware vSphere 5 details include information about new storage, networking and availability features.
- February 23, 2011
VCloud Director has been positioned as a replacement for VMware’s test and development offering, Lab Manager. But experts say VMware has cut bait on lab management and set out for a larger catch in the cloud.
- December 16, 2010
VMware and Cisco now have two pre-designed IT stacks on the market, one with EMC and one with NetApp. Is there a big difference between them? And what's still missing from both?
- September 16, 2010
A new Red Hat utility could solve long-standing problems with live migration of virtual machines and even enable the move to public clouds. But users remain cautious.
- July 22, 2010
VMware claims that per-VM licensing will cut costs for customers. But some users are leery of VMware's new pricing-and-licensing scheme.
- July 13, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hyper-V vs. vSphere is SO last year. Cloud computing is the main theme at this week's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and Hyper-V has taken a backseat to Windows Azure. ...
- July 08, 2010
More cloud service providers are considering ditching Xen in favor of KVM, but the complicated Xen-to-KVM migration process has many in wait-and-see mode.
- June 17, 2010
Even with the promise of tightly integrated management from Microsoft, some die-hard Windows shops opt for VMware.
- June 09, 2010
Thanks to a new pact between VMware and Novell, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is now VMware's Linux of choice for virtual appliances.
- 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.
- March 23, 2009
Virtual infrastructure management tools have flooded the market, but only 10 make our expert's list. Learn about the capabilities and benefits of these 10 tools.
- February 05, 2009
On paper, Microsoft's Hyper-V costs less than VMware ESXi, but several gotchas drive up its overall cost.
- November 06, 2008
For the first time, AMD and Red Hat demonstrated that live migration of virtual machines across AMD and Intel Xeon-based servers is possible. To date, live migration has been possible only between similar processor families.
- 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.
- October 15, 2008
Using the Open Virtualization Format standard, Citrix Systems' Project Kensho toolkit packages virtual appliances so they can be used on different hypervisors and clouds.
- September 30, 2008
Fellow virtualization expert Andrew Kutz has argued that future virtual desktop infrastructure technologies (VDI) need to lose the desktop to truly advance VDI technology, and I agree. But until ...
- 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 29, 2008
An event like a complete data center power failure is something you never want to experience. Having recently gone through one I thought I would share some lessons learned from it. This particular ...
- June 19, 2008
In last week's blog, I wrote about my first experiences with Sun's xVM VirtualBox 1.6.2. I like the interface and the features available to this free desktop virtualization product. Among these ...
- May 22, 2008
As new vendors enter the x86 virtualization space, pioneer VMware, Inc. is moving on to the next frontier, cloud computing, said VMware President and Chief Executive Officer Diane Greene in her ...
- April 29, 2008
ISO files offer an advantage to virtual machines (VMs), chiefly as a means of loading operating systems and applications on virtual servers without the hassle of using physical media. Many tools ...
- 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 24, 2008
Marathon Technologies' fault-tolerant software for physical servers now keeps Citrix XenServer virtual machines up and running during hardware failures.
- January 22, 2008
While expounding on its new Dynamic IT vision for virtualization, Microsoft also slipped in several nuggets of news related to Vista and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
- October 12, 2007
The VMware Certified Professional exam isn't the easiest exam in the world, nor the hardest (many diverge on whether Red Hat, Citrix, or Cisco win that title for their premier certification ...
- October 09, 2007
VMware's new Infrastructure suite offers several enhancements, including Storage VMotion, Update Manager, Distributed Power Management, and Guided Consolidation.
- September 13, 2007
Onaro's Bryan Semple describes a new product that brings storage and server teams together to deploy ESX.
- August 21, 2007
XenSource is now going to be a part of Citrix, an interesting move that answers a question that a lot of Citrix aficionados, myself included, were wondering - "What is Citrix doing to remain ...
- August 21, 2007
Long relegated to niche mission-critical applications, fault-tolerant server deployments may see an uptake as IT shops seek to protect virtualized servers.
- August 08, 2007
Software engineers Jeremy Fitzhardinge of XenSource Inc. and Avi Kivity of Qumranet Technologies laid out the pros and cons of Xen and KVM in a LinuxWorld 2007 session, titled “Xen and KVM: ...
- December 27, 2006
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 06, 2006
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 ...
- August 15, 2006
VMware Mac product will not impact desktop management or help standardize platforms in heterogeneous shops.