Is Network Security the Major Component of Virtualization Security?

June 16, 2009
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In many cases when you start to discuss security of virtualization, you soon drop into a discussion of virtual networking, and management network security. In other words you are laying out the traditional security zones that exist within the networking world. Network security, virtual and physical, is extremely important however there is more to virtualization…

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VMware and Microsoft Race to Make Each Other Irrelevant

June 16, 2009
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VMware is trying to package Microsoft Windows out of existence by allowing applications to run in guest with no OS from Microsoft or Red Hat. Microsoft is trying to package VMware out of existence by including Hyper-V for free in Windows Server, and by providing application virtualization functionality that makes virtualizing server operating systems unnecessary.

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Liquidware Labs Addresses VDI Assessments with New Performance Metrics

June 15, 2009
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Liquidware Labs is focuses upon defining a methodology (Assess-->Design-->Deploy-->Manage) for VARs and service providers to use in VDI projects, and upon providing a toolkit that implements much of this methodology in software.

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ThinApp – Licensing Issues – Ethics do not ship with the code

June 10, 2009
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The recent VMware Communities Podcast had ThinApp engineers on the call. Their mantra when presented with questions on licensing was "Ethics do not ship with the code." In other words, applications that could end up as ThinApps could violate your End User License Agreements (EULA).

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VMware Forcing Third Parties to NOT Sell Products for Free ESXi

June 9, 2009
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Veeam has posted a blog of their own trying to explain why they are no longer selling Veeam Backup 3.x for the Free version of VMware ESXi. It is perfectly understandable that Veeam would comply with VMware's requests in this matter as Veeam as a company depends upon their relationship with VMware to further their…

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Quorum BC-V: Disaster Recovery for the SMB

June 6, 2009
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One of the major benefits of virtualization for enterprises has been that through virtualization disaster recovery (DR) has become much easier and more cost effective to implement. This occurs because virtualization allows the entire environment for a server to be containerized in a VM which is nothing but a file that can easily be copied…

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