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TechTalk: a Q&A about Virtual Iron virtualization strategy with Ed Walsh

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, April 14th, 2008   |   0 Comments

So far the Xen hypervisor offered a unique opportunity to enter the virtualization market as a major player.Top industry vendors invested (Citrix, through the XenSource acquisition, Novell, Red Hat)…

KVM lead developer thinks that MMU para-virtualization is dead

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, April 10th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Today Avi Kivity, the KVM lead developer, published a pretty bold statement on his personal blog: para-virtualization is dead.
While he’s saving the I/O para-virtualization drivers (Qumranet, which supports…

Release: Citrix XenServer 4.1

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, March 31st, 2008   |   0 Comments

As expected Citrix released XenServer 4.1, the first build since the XenSource acquisition.
Known since the beta timeframe, the new version includes a series of remarkable improvements:

Host-level HA…

Citrix opens XenDesktop beta program

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, March 3rd, 2008   |   0 Comments

Announced in October 2007, XenDesktop is the upcoming Citrix VDI solution that will merge together capabilities from Provisioning Server (the OS provisioning platform), XenServer (the hypervisor) and the now…

The long VMware road to (CPU) para-virtualization

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, February 22nd, 2008   |   0 Comments

VMware spent great efforts over the last years affirming that its virtualization technology, the binary translation, was more performant and flexible than para-virtualization (used by the Xen hypervisor and…

Are XenServer and Hyper-V live migration technologies unreliable?

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, February 18th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Mike DiPetrillo, Specialist System Engineer of Industry Research and Competitive Analysis department at VMware, describes on his personal blog some of the technical issues when virtual machines are live…

VMware openly criticizes Citrix acquisition of XenSource

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, February 14th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Worldwide customers (and sales managers) were waiting for this moment since the day Citrix acquired XenSource, in August 2007: the moment when VMware includes its own analysis of the…

Citrix put on halt the XenServer integration with Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation?

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, February 13th, 2008   |   0 Comments

In July 2003 XenSource and Symantec signed an OEM agreement to embed the Veritas Storage Foundation inside the XenEnterprise product, which seemed an interesting competitive advantage considering that VMware…

Qumranet already loses its Vice President of Marketing

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, February 13th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Qumranet is the US startup behind KVM, the open source virtualization platform which was included in the Linux kernel after just 6 months of development.
While supporting KVM, pretty…

Ubuntu is the first to drop Xen in favor of KVM

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, February 11th, 2008   |   0 Comments

It was just a matter of time before one Linux distribution, for consumer or enterprise use, would switch its virtualization engine from Xen to KVM.
The inclusion of KVM…

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