Five more ways to screw up virtualization

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Five more ways to screw up virtualization from Computerworld’s Robert Mitchell: Too much, too quickly. Once virtualization takes hold, it can grow rapidly in many directions and become difficult to manage — a phenomenon that Matt Dattilo, vice president and CIO at PerkinElmer Inc. in Waltham, Mass., calls "VM creep." … Stumbling on security. In Read more...

The hypervisor and the whole solution

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Two comments on the recent back and forth on hypervisor performance. Both bloggers use VMware Infrastructure in their jobs every day, just so you know their biases going in. Geert Baeke: The results are interesting because performance is very similar. But is this enough to conclude that the XenSource product is a valid alternative to Read more...

Video: Virtualization vs. licensing

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David Berlind of ZDNet with a nice little post and video on the complexities of software licensing with virtualization. Actually "little" is the operative word here, because although the whiteboard ends up appropriately messy by the end, he spends the first 3 minutes explaining (hosted) virtualization, leaving only about a minute at the end to Read more...

Hypervisor? That’s no hypervisor!

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I am reading the latest review of desktop virtualization in InfoWorld and, as often is the case, Workstation wins. VMware Workstation 6.0 solidifies the company’s position as the dominant player in developer and product support circles. A combination of class-leading features and excellent scalability make VMware Workstation the only choice for serious virtualization users. The Read more...

New SAN cookbook hits shelves to good reviews

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Alessandro Perilli of virtualization.info called it "remarkable" and said "It’s a worthwhile reading before your first project, the VCP certification exam, and even non-virtualized implementations." Vincent Vlieghe of Virtrix called it "a fine read." Joseph Foran of the new Server Virtualization Blog says "Overall, the paper gets 8 pokers." Magnus of the VMTN Forums says Read more...