Virtualization


Microsoft Unveils Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released the latest version of its free standalone server virtualization solution on Friday.

VMworld Preview: VMware's 'Internal Cloud,' New Products, More

The fifth annual VMworld user conference gets under way this week in San Francisco with a flurry of product announcements, a packed schedule and a bit of controversy.

Evaluation Version of SCVMM 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft on Monday announced the availability System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 evaluation version.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Available on TechNet, MSDN

On Friday, Microsoft made the new R2 version of its Windows Server 2008 server operating system available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Microsoft Tells Investors Why VMware Will Lose

Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Tuesday talked about the company's management product strategies, while downplaying those of VMware, at investment banker-sponsored event.

VMware Reaches for the Clouds with Deal to Acquire SpringSource

The leading supplier of virtualization technology looks to extend its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) effort by adding the chief sponsor of the open source Spring Framework.

Supercomputer Boots 1M Virtual Machines in Botnet Study

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have simultaneously booted 1 million Linux kernels, all of which ran as virtual machines on the labs' Thunderbird supercomputer.

Microsoft Releases Beta of App-V 4.6

Microsoft has released a beta version of its App-V 4.6 application virtualization technology.

Windows XP Mode RC Released

The release candidate (RC) version of Windows XP Mode is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

EBS 2008: Midsize Server Hits Midsize Mark

New, all-in-one tool handles core-computing chores without fuss.

Another (Red) Hat into the Ring

Linux developer Red Hat believes open source is the future of virtualization, but are its new platform and hypervisor too late?

Cisco Plays Both Sides of the Virtual Coin

The Unified Computing System supports VMware and Hyper-V and aims to be a "Cloud in a Box" solution. But can Cisco transition from routers to servers?

Microsoft System Center Exec Promoted to VP Position

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the promotion of Brad Anderson, an executive who helped foster various server management products in the Microsoft System Center product line.

Hyper-V Opens Up to Linux with Microsoft Code Release

Microsoft has taken the once unthinkable step of contributing 20,000 lines of code to the Linux community, allowing any commercial or community distribution of Linux to run as a virtual machine on top of Hyper-V.

Microsoft Makes Some Volume Licensing Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Volume Licensing program changes that supposedly simplify matters for IT shops, as well as hosting providers.

Preparing Host Servers for Hyper-V

Microsoft's hypervisor is stable and solid, but the vulnerability of the underlying operating system requires vigilant updating.

Musical Hypervisor Chairs

Now that Hyper-V is out, it's time to take a fresh look and offer a fresh set of predictions.

Report: Disaster Recovery Improving, but Downtime Still Hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Microsoft: Some IT Orgs Spending Strategically in Bad Economy

The downturn in the economy is affecting the role and spending strategies of IT organizations, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Downgrade Plan

Microsoft has clarified its downgrade rights policies for Windows 7 purchasers when that operating system becomes generally available.

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