Virsto is doing for storage what VMware and Microsoft have done for servers. Will Virsto's software-defined storage hypervisor meld with VMware's vision of the software-defined data center?
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Red Hat took a major step forward today in its goal to establish the open source kernel-based VM hypervisor as a leading virtualization platform for desktops and servers and a core component of its cloud computing strategy -- the release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0.
The storage specialist has pushed out an architectural framework for putting together Cisco's UCS servers with NetApp storage for handling workloads virtualised on Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor
The latest iteration of Microsoft's free hypervisor, which now includes functionality for the live migration of servers, is now available for download
Security in virtual environments can be a challenging area because there are so many different entities needing protection. In a virtual server environment, layers of security are needed for the underlying hypervisor and for each of the virtual servers.
It was a big day for Xen and a big day for the other open source virtualizatio hypervisor as well.Red Hat's KVM-based virtualization platform -- including a standalone hypervisor, virtualization manager for servers and virtualization manager for the desktop -- moved into beta testing on Tuesday.
At the SHARE conference in Austin, Texas, the Birmingham, Alabama-based Mantissa Corporation unveiled z/VOS, a hypervisor that enables Windows desktops and servers to be virtualized on IBM mainframes.I don't generally like to blog about IBM technology on Tech Broiler because as an IBM employee, much of what I say could be considered a conflict of interest -- so I try to stick with topics that are general to the industry and have broad appeal.
Microsoft's Hyper-V is a solid virtualisation platform that's compatible with a wide range of modern server hardware.
I see that Tony Asaro, Chief Strategy Officer over at Virtual Iron, recently presented some interesting comments about what makes up true server virtualization in his blog. In his post, he points out that "The hypervisor is important and is useful for consolidating servers.
Gartner believes that virtualization reduced the x86 server market by 4% in 2006. As hypervisor prices drop sharply and management costs decrease because of increased competition, virtualization will have a significantly larger impact. Gartner predicts that more than 4 mln virtual machines will be installed on x86 servers by 2009. The use of PC virtualization [...]
In Late February, VMWare announced the release of ESX Server 3i, the first release of their embedded hypervisor platform for OEMs. Their initial list of partners who agreed to offer 3i hypervisors embedded in their servers is impressive -- Dell, Fujitsu Siemens, HP and IBM.
In spite of its close partnership with Microsoft, Red Hat and Novell, XenSource's CTO maintains the virtualization hypervisor belongs in server hardware -- not in the operating system.Speaking at Interop in New York, XenSource CTO Simon Crosby said the slim, trim Xen hypervisor in products such as the company's newly launched XenCenter OEM Edition is a more natural fit in hardware than in infrastructure software.
John Fowler (Executive VP Sun Microsystems) announced a pair of new Servers yesterday at Sun's head quarters in Menlo Park California. Fowler showed off one of the servers last week at Intel IDF in San Francisco an posed with Pat Gelsinger (standing on the left in picture to the left) where he announced products based on Intel processors running Microsoft Windows on top of a Solaris Hypervisor platform.
Several stories in the news include a mention of something Kevin Kettler, Dell CTO, said during his keynote address at LinuxWorld in San Francisco. Dell is exploring the concept of embedding a lightweight hypervisor in the firmware of some future Dell servers.
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