Virtualization and private cloud

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Server specs: SPEC developing server virtualization performance benchmark

    SPEC, which creates server performance benchmarks in the data center, is creating one for server virtualization. Also: IBM offers discounts to HP and Mercury software defectors, and CA will have software built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    Virtualization management benefits from open source tools, expert says

    Joseph Foran is director of IT at FSW, Inc., one of Connecticut's oldest nonprofit human services agencies. As director of IT he has driven the adoption of open source systems management and virtualization technologies at his organization. ...

  • November 02, 2006 02 Nov'06

    Q&A: Andrew Kutz, virtualization and consolidation expert

    Andrew Kutz, Operating Systems Specialist at the University of Texas offers some advice for the data center manager considering a data center consolidation using virtualization technology.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Virtual sprawl, softare maturity are virtualization hazards

    Chris Wolf, instructor at ECPI Technical College and virtualization expert presented at the Data Center Decisions conference last week in Chicago. caught up with Wolf prior to the event for a Q&A on his topic, server ...

  • September 27, 2006 27 Sep'06

    Server virtualization in the data center

    Server virtualization moved into the mainstream data center faster than anyone imagined. This guide offers a pragmatic and comprehensive look at this year's breakout technology.

  • August 11, 2006 11 Aug'06

    Virtualization users buy beefy servers, SAN

    Virtualization software is only the first of many things to consider when deploying virtualization in your data center. You may need to upgrade your hardware infrastructure too.

  • July 20, 2006 20 Jul'06

    Storage virtualization soothes utilization, management pains

    The biggest problem with today's disk proliferation is waste -- typical storage platforms usually run at less than 60% utilization. This leaves expensive disk capacity unused, and more storage capacity is often purchased without optimizing the ...

  • July 18, 2006 18 Jul'06

    Ready or not, IBM and Novell will back Xen

    IBM and Novell said Monday they will back Xen, the open source virtualization technology. But experts are wondering if Xen is ready to deliver.

  • June 29, 2006 29 Jun'06

    Sun to provide Xen virtualization on Solaris

    Sun plans to provide support for Xen virtualization on its Solaris OS by the middle of next year in an attempt to draw more customers to its platform.

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06

    What effect will x86-server virtualization have on systems management?

    As x86-server virtualization sweeps the data center, how will the various systems management tools adapt to the sea change?

  • June 19, 2006 19 Jun'06

    Server virtualization myths and realities exposed

    It saves money. It doesn't save money. It cuts staff. It adds staff. What's the truth behind common vendor claims about server virtualization? One expert has the answers.

  • June 06, 2006 06 Jun'06

    Server Specs: VMware rolls out new virtualization package

    VMware announced Monday the release of a suite designed to combine virtualization and management software, rolling together four branded tools previously unreleased by the EMC subsidiary

  • May 26, 2006 26 May'06

    Server Specs: Mandriva Linux to include OS virtualization OpenVZ

    Mandriva, publisher of the Linux OS with the same name, today announced that OpenVZ virtualization will be included in its latest corporate server package, Corporate Server 4.0.

  • May 24, 2006 24 May'06

    Microsoft defines virtualization strategy

    Microsoft has announced beta release plans for its hypervisor and Virtual Machine Manager, two major components of the company's virtualization strategy. Some experts say the success of the new additions could be critical to Microsoft's future in ...

  • May 17, 2006 17 May'06

    Server virtualization: planning and pitfalls

    Server virtualization may seem like the cure all to server sprawl, but experts warn virtualization projects take planning and a keen eye for the pitfalls.