Data Center Virtualization

Data Center Virtualization covers virtualizing servers, networks, and storage delivering server consolidation, CAPEX savings, IT agility, and improved management. Major areas of focus include the tradeoffs between various virtualization platforms (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat KVM), the evolution of hypervisors into data center management platforms,|VMware’s Software Defined Data Center strategy, and how the SDDC is spurring innovation in storage, networking and server hardware. Covered vendors indlude VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat, CloudPhysics, Hotlink, Tintri, and VMTurbo.

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VMworld 2009 San Francisco

August 29, 2009
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TVP was at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco. While there we we published a running dialog on a forum that has since disappeared. Look for our twitter streams at a future VMworld!

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SpringSource – VMWare gets an OSGi Runtime

August 27, 2009
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When VMware acquired SpringSource it also gained an OSGi runtime known as SpringSource dm Server, to which developers can directly build applications using the Spring and other development toolsets without the use of a J2EE application Server such as WebSphere or Tomcat (which is integrated into SpringSource dm Server for backwards compatibility. It is not…

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News: Akorri Intoduces BalancePoint 3.0 to Assure Virtual Infrastructure Performance

August 17, 2009
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Akorri, a leader in virtual infrastructure performance and capacity management for the dynamic data center, today announced the availability of BalancePoint 3.0 – the latest version of the company’s award-winning virtual infrastructure management software. BalancePoint 3.0 allows IT organizations to optimize virtual and physical server and storage infrastructure resources to reduce costs. As companies advance…

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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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VMware Buys SpringSource

August 10, 2009
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It was only a matter of time before VMware decided that if it was going to be an applications platform company, and really take on Microsoft, that it would need a presence in the business of building applications, and in providing the run-time infrastructure for applications. Acquiring SpringSource is a brilliant move because it leverages…

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Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Third Party Virtualization Management Tool

August 4, 2009
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VMware, Microsoft and Citrix all include management tools with their offerings. Every enterprise customer of VMware, Microsoft and Citrix virtualization platforms typically uses the default management tools provided by the virtualization platform vendor. However, there are strong reasons to look beyond these tools, and consider offerings from vendors like Dynamic Ops, Embotics, Fastscale, Fortisphere, Hyper9,…

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vSphere enters Common Criteria testing.

August 3, 2009
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VMware vSphere has started its journey to Common Criteria certification,

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The Thrilla in California

July 30, 2009
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At this years Catalyst conference in San Diego a heavyweight championship match was laid on with Scott Drummonds of VMware in the red corner and Simon Crosby of Citrix in the blue one.

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Virtualizing High Performance Computing

July 29, 2009
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There have been a recent set of VMware Communities questions that have got me thinking about the prospect of virtualizing high performance computing (vHPC) and whether or not this is even practical, reasonable, and would give any gains to HPC. I think there are some gains to be made but with everything there are some…

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