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Altor Networks Altor VF 3.0: VMsafe Virtual Firewall

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.

July 14, 2009 by

You're Gonna Need a Bigger Mouse for that Mainframe

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.

March 5, 2009 by


Microsoft's Hyper-V is a solid virtualisation platform that's compatible with a wide range of modern server hardware.

August 18, 2008 by

True Server Virtualization

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.

May 11, 2008 by

660 mln virtualized PCs by 2011

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 [...]

April 2, 2008

We Don't Need No Stinking Black Boxes

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.

March 24, 2008 by

XenSource: Xen hypervisor made for servers, not OS

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.

October 24, 2007 by

Sun's new servers get intimate with Intel and Microsoft

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.

September 27, 2007 by

Speculation about embedded hypervisors

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.

August 7, 2007 by

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