Virtualization


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.

Reporter's Notebook: Cloud Security a Key Focus at RSA

Concerns about the security implications of evolving cloud computing technologies dominated last week's annual RSA Conference.

Lab Experiment: Hypervisors

Is there really a performance difference between hypervisors from VMware, Microsoft and Citrix? We put them under a microscope and stress-tested them for days to find out the answer.

Windows 7 RC Dates Disclosed; 'XP Mode' Unveiled

Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.

RSA: Security Lags as Virtualization Picks Up

At a time when everyone is watching the bottom line, there is an increasingly strong impetus to virtualize IT environments.

VMware Unveils vSphere

Virtualization leader VMware sees a cloudy future for the datacenter. To that end, today the company announced vSphere 4, the next generation of what was formerly called VMware Infrastructure.

VMware To Announce Cloud Computing Vision Tuesday

On April 21, VMware will take the wraps off of vSphere, the next generation of its infrastructure suite currently known as VMware Infrastructure.

Datacenter Design Leader Leaves Microsoft

A key Microsoft team member involved with the modular design of Microsoft's server farms has joined another company.

Microsoft Unveils MED-V 1.0

The first version of Microsoft's desktop virtualization tool was announced last week.

Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution.

VMware Pledges Savings Guarantee on Server Hardware Costs

VMware believes it can save you at least half on your server hardware through virtualization. It's so confident of the savings that the company is announcing that it will work for you for free if it can't meet that goal.

Product Roundup: It's Virtually Easy Being Green

A roundup of green alternatives in the virtualization space.

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Virtualization Standard Released

The Distributed Management Task Force has released the first finished version of the Open Virtualization Format, a set of metadata tags that can be used to deploy a virtual environment across multiple virtualization platforms.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite.

Cisco Enters Server Market

Cisco Systems Inc., the IT industry’s leading supplier of routers and other networking hardware, is expanding its hardware offerings to include blade servers as part of a comprehensive push into the white-hot world of virtualization.

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