Virtualization


Cisco and VMware Collaborate on Next-Gen Data Center

The companies' new products could change the virtualization game.

The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

To recognize the dynasties in our annual Readers' Choice competition, <i>Redmond</i> is introducing the "Triple Crown," a new award for products that have won (at least) three Readers' Choice honors in a row.

VMware Wants It All

A completely revamped data center, virtualized servers and networks...it's all part of the VDC-OS plan.

Maritz: VMware's Answer to Microsoft?

The virtualization giant's new CEO on competing with Redmond.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

A startup company called MagCloud.com is currently using Windows Azure, the new Microsoft "cloud operating system" supporting software as a service applications and storage.

Microsoft Office To Be Available as a Service

Office users soon will be able to open, create and edit files using "lightweight" hosted versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, Microsoft announced.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

VMware Earnings Beat Expectations In a Difficult Economy

One of the most closely tracked companies on Wall Street's radar screen did not disappoint expectations with reported revenues for the third quarter of $472 million, a 32 percent increase achieved under increasingly difficult market conditions.

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008), the second major component of its virtualization strategy.

Virtualization Market Strong but Slowing, Report Says

An IDC study released on Thursday depicted a slowing worldwide market for virtualized servers.

The Internet: Better than Fish?

The Internet helps with brain function, but Google makes us dumber? Plus: Gartner finally gets virtualization; Windows 7 blog returns.

Vista's UAC a Winner in Win7?

Plus: shedding more light on version 2 of Microsoft's RIA app; Citrix looking for total virtualization domination.

Project Kensho Released

Citrix took another step forward in its quest to push the envelope for virtualization interoperability by releasing a technology preview of Project Kensho, the company's multi-hypervisor toolkit that allows ISVs and IT managers to develop portable virtual machine (VM) appliances.

TechMentor Keynote Lays Out IT Best Practices

IT support teams can take a lesson from consumer grumblings about the commercial airline industry, says one keynote speaker at TechMentor Las Vegas.

Surveys Raise Doubts on Virtualization Security

Migration to virtualization won't be the quick transition that some technology evangelists have predicted, according to recent surveys by two IT security companies.

Microsoft Debuts VM Exam

The Microsoft Learning Group is in the midst of beta testing a new exam for Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.

Simonyi in Space Take II

Microsoft Office pioneer Charles Simonyi, PhD, will visit space for the second time in the spring of 2009, according to Space Adventures, a Virginia-based company that organizes flights for private space explorers.</

Sweep Your Problems Away

Want to get rid of your collection of spreadsheets and other inventorying hassles? Lansweeper might be the tool for you.

Amazon To Host Microsoft Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon announced on Wednesday that it is conducting a private beta test of Microsoft's server products running on Amazon's hosted computing platform, which is called Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Weekly Quick Tip: VMware's File Extensions Explained

Need a quick primer? Greg gives a rundown.

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