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  • April 03, 2006 03 Apr'06

    Virtual Iron adds Xen, aims for rival VMware

    Virtual Iron's newest version of its virtualization software adds Xen's hypervisor. Now the startup is talking tough and taking on market leader VMware.

  • April 03, 2006 03 Apr'06

    Xen founders tackle Windows virtualization

    XenSource, a startup fronted by the original developers of open source virtualization software Xen, launched a new commercial offering that runs on Windows, after a failed attempt earlier this year.

  • April 03, 2006 03 Apr'06

    Server virtualization market rapidly commoditizing

    The server virtualization market is rapidly commoditizing. Companies are jockeying for a spot in this young market before the Longhorn hypervisor appears.

  • April 03, 2006 03 Apr'06

    VMware on free specs, virtualization's boost for Linux

    VMware's Dan Chu discusses why his company decided to open up its core virtual machine disk format and how VMware hopes this will spur the development of virtual appliances.

  • March 30, 2006 30 Mar'06

    HP lets user take Linux for a virtual spin

    HP TestDrive let one data center try out Linux on Itanium before committing to a specific hardware platform. Other shops can learn a lesson from this virtual testing ground too -- just make sure what you want is certified on HP.

  • March 22, 2006 22 Mar'06

    VMware GSX Server wasn't fit for prime time. Says who?

    VMware GSX Server: A VMware presenter told his audience that the popular but about-to-be-replaced GSX Server was never meant for production usage. This may surprise some customers.

  • March 16, 2006 16 Mar'06

    Red Hat pledges 'integrated virtualization' platform

    Red Hat executives announced that the next evolution of the enterprise Linux platform would have an integrated, easy-to-install virtualization platform.

  • March 06, 2006 06 Mar'06

    Top five tips for understanding virtualization

    Virtualization on x86 architecture is hot, but jumping into this technology is not. Get a cool start with these five cornerstones for building virtualization brick houses.

  • February 21, 2006 21 Feb'06

    Server room menu: Server virtualization in four styles

    Virtualization is set to cut a large swath of headlines this year, but users would be wise to understand each virtualization style in turn before taking the plunge into a virtual server world.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Novell's certifications remain intact with virtualization partnership

    The push for a virtual data center and utility computing continued this week as Novell announced that SuSE Linux would have support for Virtual Iron out of the box.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Hardware support for virtualization moves closer to reality

    The release of virtualization chips might drum up more interest in this technology from IT shops.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    VMware freebie may bring virtual servers to the masses

    Competition among the main vendors selling virtualization software is becoming a customer dream. VMware is now giving away an entry level version of its virtualization server software.

  • February 06, 2006 06 Feb'06

    Protecting virtual servers gets smarter

    Backing up VMware virtual machines has been a clunky process to date, but a handful of new products coming next week should address this issue.

  • February 02, 2006 02 Feb'06

    IBM purchases IT usage tracking specialist

    With the acquisition of CIMS Lab, Inc., Big Blue tries to cobble a pothole on one of the newest roads in the IT landscape: Virtualized IT usage billing.

  • January 19, 2006 19 Jan'06

    Open source waits for a Xen moment in 2006

    What's with Xen? The open source virtualization app has fueled hype, but some question if it has the stomach to go against VMware, et al. Read on to see how it can.

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