Virtualization


Forrester: Businesses Adopting Virtualization

Server virtualization is being implemented at the majority of firms, in both enterprise (1,000 seats or more) and small-to-medium (SMB) business segments, according to two separate Forrester Research reports.

Gartner: Everything's Coming Up Virtual

New research from Gartner predicts that sales of virtualization software could jump by nearly 50 percent this year.

Microsoft Working To Squeeze More From the Cloud

Microsoft described its Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) project in greater detail late last month in an interview with the project's director.

Microsoft's VMM 2008: Does It Pass the 'Good Enough' Test?

Redmond's virtualization management tool doesn't have all the bells and whistles that VMware's vCenter has. But it doesn't have the same hefty price tag, either.

Test-Driving VMware's ThinApp

The Application Sync and Application Link features combined with an easy-to-follow interface make ThinApp a winner for both VMware and its customers.

App-V 4.5 Now Supports Windows 7 Beta

Microsoft released a cumulative update to its application virtualization solution, which now supports the Windows 7 Beta, according to an announcement issued by the company on Thursday.

Microsoft's CFO Talks Strategy at Goldman Sachs Event

Microsoft's chief finance head on Thursday answered questions about Microsoft's business plans at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2009 event in San Francisco.

Release Candidate of Vista SP2 Now Available

TechNet and MSDN subscribers now have access to the Release Candidate version of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Server Market Takes a Dive in 2008

A new report from IDC, announced on Wednesday, suggested that the global economic malaise has already chipped away at the enterprise IT server market.

Microsoft Unveils Data Warehouse SQL Server Solutions

Microsoft and its hardware partners on Monday rolled out preconfigured data warehouse reference architectures that incorporate Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Citrix, Microsoft Take Aim at Enterprises with Essentials

Citrix and Microsoft, already close collaborators on many virtualization-based initiatives, ratcheted up their relationship Monday with the announcement of Citrix Essentials, a group of technologies calculated to shoehorn their way into the enterprise datacenters now dominated by VMware.

VMLogix Enhances 'Essential' Functionality

VMLogix has partnered with Citrix to shore up its brand-new offering, adding lab management and automation capabilities to Citrix Essentials.

UPDATE: Microsoft Unveils Data Warehouse SQL Server Solutions

Microsoft and its hardware partners on Monday rolled out preconfigured data warehouse reference architectures that incorporate Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Red Hat Enters Enterprise Virtualization Space

Another vendor has thrown its hat into the enterprise virtualization ring. This one is red.

Microsoft and Red Hat Team on Virtualization Support

Microsoft and Red Hat inked a deal to ensure that Windows operating systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OSes can run as virtual machines on each other's platforms.

Using Virtual Machine Manager

Emmett gives Red Hat's Virt-Manager high marks after taking it for a spin on Fedora 7. Here's a rundown of how to set it up on your own machine.

LightEdge's UC Service Taps BroadSoft-Microsoft Partnership

Unified communications (UC) has emerged from the Internet cloud thanks to a partnership that brings together LightEdge Solutions, BroadSoft and Microsoft

Bad Economy Good for Cloud Computing, Microsoft Exec Says

A weakened economy will serve as a catalyst to push enterprises from on-premise computing to accessing services over the Internet cloud, according to Microsoft exec Doug Hauser, who delivered an address on Wednesday at the Thomas Weisel 2009 Technology and Telecom Conference.

EMC and Microsoft Push Out Virtualization Partnership

EMC and Microsoft formally renewed a partnership on Tuesday, extending their collaborative efforts on virtualization, content management and security solutions for the enterprise market through 2011.

Microsoft: Your PBX Is 'Dead'

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its "launch experience" of Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) Release 2, a unified communications (UC) product first unveiled in October.

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