A week in virtualization

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Weekly virtualization news, as featured on the Community Roundtable podcast. VMware Fusion team in Palo Alto is looking for an intern. If you want to apply, check out the Fusion page on Facebook. As John has written on the VMTN blog, we have received an overwhelming response to the vExpert call for nominations, so we're a Read more...

Chad’s big picture: where this train is headed

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EMC’s Chad Sakac follows up his multi-vendor iSCSI mega-post with the view from 50,000 feet. Virtual Geek: So… What’s the BIG picture stuff going on under the covers?. Customers are telling me consistently that they are looking to transform to a new datacenter and IT model.   They use different words when describing it.   Here are Read more...

Introducing Replay Debugging: the end of the heisbenbug?

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Record Replay, the technology that allows you to reproduce what’s going on in a virtual machine with machine-level instructions, has been shown off at VMworlds past, but is just now coming into its own. You could experiment with it a bit in Workstation 6.0, but it is now available in a useful way in VMware Read more...

Raghu Raghuram on the hypervisor and the next big opportunity

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VMware VP Raghu Raghuram at Redmond Magazine. Link: Redmond | Redmond Report Article: Driving VMware. Redmond: What are the major differences between VMware and Microsoft in how each company views hypervisors? Raghuram: There are some stark differences. Our view is that the core virtualization layer belongs in the hardware. It also has to be much Read more...

Kusnetzky on virtualization velocity and (r)evolution

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Dan Kusnetzky, who has a blog here: Virtually Speaking on ZDNet, has written a number of thought pieces with his consulting/analyst hat over here: Recent Publications from the Kusnetzky Group at his website. He’s usually exploring the interface between the technology of virtualization and operationalization in a business process. I like this recent one: Virtualization: Read more...