Posts Tagged ‘ Hyper-V ’

KVM in RHEL 5.4 – Red Hat leaps out of the virtual shadows.

September 12, 2009
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The Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) has been available for some time in, for example, Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS (Released April 2008). KVM is widely used and stable and it is high time that Red Hat who acquired KVM when they purchased Qumranet in September 2008, started to move their customers onto it - at least…

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Hyper-V: Is R2 ready for primetime?

September 11, 2009
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Hyper-V: Is R2 ready for primetime?

We all know that Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V is around the corner and we are well aware of the majority of new features, but do they make it ready for the premier division. Ready to run head to head with the big boy?

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Is VMware trying to remake itself? To Compete with Microsoft?

September 10, 2009
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Is VMware trying to remake itself? To Compete with Microsoft?

With all the rebranding going on with VMware, I find it interesting that the new logo for VMware is similar to Microsoft's logo. A single name instead of the cool boxes they used to have. Did VMware's brand loose its focus while we were not watching? Is this why VMware is rebranding everthing? Is VMware…

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Measuring Hypervisor Footprints

August 25, 2009
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There have been several interesting posts in the blogosphere about virtualization security and how to measure it. Specifically, the discussions are really about the size of the hypervisor footprint or about the size of patches. But hypervisor footprints from a security perspective are neither of these. The concern when dealing with hypervisor security is about…

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Going to vSphere — The Need to Upgrade

August 14, 2009
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I have been preparing my virtual environment for a VMware vSphere upgrade. Specifically I have been going over my existing hardware with an eye towards running all aspects of vSphere including VMware Fault Tolerance (FT), NPIV, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and well everything.

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What an SMB wants – VMware Take Note – Microsoft Understands

August 11, 2009
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There is this misconception that an SMB wants everything for Free or nearly Free. This is simply not the case. SMBs are willing to pay for products, it is just they want a great return on their investment. It is not be about “bells and whistles”, but it is about getting more bang for their…

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Get the Shotguns out, the Pigs are flying

July 23, 2009
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Microsoft has submitted open source drivers to the code base for the Linux kernel. These drivers ensure that Linux distributions from Red Hat, Novel, and others will in the future and on a forward going basis run as clients on a Hyper-V platform.

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VMware – The Next Great Platform Company?

July 16, 2009
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While VMware is being lead by two executives, Paul Maritz and Todd Nielson who were instrumental in the establishment of Windows as a dominant platform, VMware is today still not acting like a true platform company. Windows became a dominant platform because Microsoft structured its business model around making the platform a success. This included…

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Can the SMB Afford Virtualization?

July 15, 2009
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There has been quite a bit of debate about SMB virtualization and what they want. However, no one has really looked into whether or not the SMB can afford virtualization. There is quite a bit of talk that says that the SMB wants everything for free, or that they will get immediate benefits from virtualization,…

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