Microsoft has made substantial changes to its virtualization licensing program, changes that will lower the cost of using virtualization for many customers.
Yesterday, August 12, was a blow-out day for some users of VMware's ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 virtualization products, especially if they had applied the latest product updates called "Update 2."
Microsoft announced a launch event for its virtualization products, scheduled for Sept. 8, 2008 in Bellevue, Wash.
VMware joined the Linux Foundation on Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. -- IBM made several announcements Tuesday at the annual LinuxWorld conference, introducing a new series of products, services and initiatives that the company says will "further expand IBM's commitment to Linux and open source by enabling the next generation of Linux."
- By John K. Waters
Next week at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, security researcher Joanna Rutkowska promises to demonstrate how a malicious attacker, working remotely, could take control of the open-source Xen virtualization software.
- By Joab Jackson
Don't let its looks fool you -- give it time and Hyper-V will be a contender for hypervisor dominance.
Virtualization heralds a brave new world of security. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to securing a virtual infrastructure.
- By Joern Wettern
Qumranet's CEO Benny Schnaider discusses his company's open source technology and the future of the virtualization market.
Microsoft's server virtualization solution rewards early Windows Server 2008 adopters.
- By Peter Varhol
Just how favorably does Hyper-V compare to established products from VMware Inc., Virtual Iron Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc., to name a few? How serious is Microsoft about competing in the virtual space?
- By Stephen Swoyer
VMware has launched its first counter-attack to Microsoft's pricing structure for its virtualization products, announcing that ESXi, its lightweight hypervisor, is going to be given away for free.
Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.
Microsoft quietly opened its Live Mesh preview to more testers on July 15, but by today (July 17), the offer had been narrowed to just waiting-list only.
Microsoft's Chief Architect Ray Ozzie and some say the sky will be the limit for cloud computing in the enterprise, but there's still a need for IT security too.
- By Jabulani Leffall
New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Diane Greene's precipitous and unexpected departure from VMware yesterday may have resulted from an ongoing rift between Greene and executives at parent company EMC, according to analysts.
In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.
Researchers at VMware have pioneered a novel technique in dynamic analysis, one that separates the running program from the analysis tool, by use of virtual containers.
- By Joab Jackson
Microsoft's first major push into the virtualization space officially kicks off today, as Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing (RTM).