Virtualization


Supercomputer Boots 1M Virtual Machines in Botnet Study

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have simultaneously booted 1 million Linux kernels, all of which ran as virtual machines on the labs' Thunderbird supercomputer.

Windows XP Mode RC Released

The release candidate (RC) version of Windows XP Mode is now available, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Microsoft Releases Beta of App-V 4.6

Microsoft has released a beta version of its App-V 4.6 application virtualization technology.

Microsoft System Center Exec Promoted to VP Position

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the promotion of Brad Anderson, an executive who helped foster various server management products in the Microsoft System Center product line.

Hyper-V Opens Up to Linux with Microsoft Code Release

Microsoft has taken the once unthinkable step of contributing 20,000 lines of code to the Linux community, allowing any commercial or community distribution of Linux to run as a virtual machine on top of Hyper-V.

Microsoft Makes Some Volume Licensing Changes

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Volume Licensing program changes that supposedly simplify matters for IT shops, as well as hosting providers.

Report: Disaster Recovery Improving, but Downtime Still Hurts

A Symantec survey reveals the "rising [disaster recovery] pressures on organizations caused by soaring downtime costs and more stringent IT service-level requirements to mitigate risk to the business."

Microsoft: Some IT Orgs Spending Strategically in Bad Economy

The downturn in the economy is affecting the role and spending strategies of IT organizations, according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Microsoft.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 Downgrade Plan

Microsoft has clarified its downgrade rights policies for Windows 7 purchasers when that operating system becomes generally available.

Microsoft: Windows 7 Will Face 'Tough' Market

Microsoft executive Bill Koefoed answered some questions about the software giant's business prospects on Wednesday at an investment firm-sponsored technology conference.

Microsoft Rolls Out SCVMM 2008 R2 RC

The release candidate of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available for public testing, Microsoft announced on Monday.

Get Primed to Virtualize SMBs

First Look: Book by Gold Certified Partner provides a good starting point for building a virtualization practice.

Citrix Wants to Dazzle End Users

Company plans to roll out iTunes-like interface where end users can access corporate applications.

Finding a Virtual Solution in Its Own Backyard

Web hosting specialist and Microsoft shop MaximumASP went looking for a virtualization solution. After evaluating the field, the Gold Certified Partner ended up sticking with Microsoft for a new virtual hosting business.

IT Shops Still Spending Despite Downturn

A recent study from IT staffing specialist Robert Half Technology suggests that CIOs plan to invest in new IT initiatives over the next year, in spite of a bad (and possibly worsening) economic climate.

Microsoft Adds Virtualization to Unified Communications

Microsoft continued its foray into unified communications (UC) with an announcement last week of support for a virtualized topology in Microsoft Office Communications Server R2 (OCS R2).

Tech-Ed: Windows Timeline Unveiled at Keynote

The opening keynote address at Tech-Ed on Monday featured Bill Veghte, senior vice president of Windows business, who described a number of upcoming milestones for Microsoft's new products.

Tech-Ed Preview: Building Out the Ecosystem

ISVs provide the critical tools and applications that complete Microsoft solutions. Microsoft Tech-Ed is traditionally where many of those vendors announce their next products.

Windows 7 RC Released to Microsoft's Subscribers

The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.

Microsoft To Release XP Mode and MED-V 2.0 Betas

Windows XP Mode, a feature designed to help small businesses migrate to Windows 7, will be available as a beta for download on April 30.