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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News: VMWorld 2009 Sunday Night Extravaganza

July 26, 2009
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Are you heading to VMWorld 2009? If so, you don't want to miss a great community-based event the night before things kick off on Monday. Please make sure that you RSVP for the event.

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VMware Addresses the TimeKeeping Issue

July 23, 2009
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VMware has updated its document on Timekeeping in Virtual Machines. This update includes a new mechanism by which vendors of performance management products can accurately measure response times for applications and transactions. This strongly positions vendors like Dynatrace, Optier, Knoa and Aternity to provide transaction performance management solutions in support of the virtualization of business…

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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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News: VMware Ships AppSpeed

July 14, 2009
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VMware has shipped AppSpeed, the product resulting from VMware’s acquisition of B-hive. AppSpeed is a critical component of VMware’s drive to allow customers to virtualize “every application” even those that require response time guarantees from applications owners. The shipment of AppSpeed will place a focus upon response time as the measure of applications performance in…

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News: Submit a Question to VMworld’s VMTN “Ask the Experts” Panel

July 9, 2009
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Tom Howarth our DataCenter Virtualization Analyst has been choosen to sit on this years VMTN Ask the Experts panel at VMworld San Fran 09 - Ask him a question

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VMware AppSpeed Due to Shake up the Virtualization Performance Management Landscape

July 3, 2009
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When VMware delivers AppSpeed later this summer, it will deliver a unique virtualization performance management solution. AppSpeed is unlike any virtualization performance management solution available from other hypervisor vendors like Microsoft (Hyper-V), Citrix (XenServer), and Red Hat (KVM), and is unlike any of the virtualization performance management products like Vizioncore vFoglight, Veeam Monitor, Akorri Balancepoint,…

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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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May 29, 2009
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