Virtualization

There's a real battle in the virtualization market as VMware positions itself as cloud computing's operating system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is gaining traction and players like Citrix and Red Hat are also a threat. Virtualization's main selling point - the ability to use more computing capacity and save on servers - resonates for obvious reasons.

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Over configuring -- and how to fix it

Over configuring -- and how to fix it

Over configuration of IT resources -- both real and virtual -- is a massive waste of money. But until CEOs and CFOs decide to fix it, IT and users will happily keep wasting tens of billions every year. We can do better!

December 20, 2016 by in Storage

VMware Infrastructure 3

VMware Infrastructure 3

The undisputed heavyweight of the server virtualisation world, the recently updated and re-packaged <a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/">VMware Infrastructure 3</a> (VI3) solution is aimed squarely at enterprises looking to consolidate full-scale production systems. As such it’s easily the most scalable of the VMware platforms with additional management, load balancing and high availability features, all designed to take full advantage of the underlying virtualisation technology.

September 6, 2006 by in Virtualization

VMware player screenshots

VMware player screenshots

VMware released a free player that allows you to run virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX, and ESX Server as well as Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats. You can download the free VMware Player and a pre-built Browser Appliance loaded with Ubuntu and Firefox. Steven Warren walks you through the VMware Player installation and use with these screenshots. You can read more about Steven's experience with VMware Player in his The Hot Button blog.

August 2, 2006 by in Virtualization

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution 2.0

Altiris Software Virtualization Solution 2.0

If there was ever an application designed to 'blow your socks off', it has to be the Software Virtualisation Solution (SVS) from <a href="http://www.altiris.com">Altiris</a>. Why? Because it lets you install complete Windows applications in seconds, run them without affecting anything else on the host PC, and remove them again just as quickly and easily. Imagine it: using SVS you can check out new application releases without being forced to upgrade the existing version; test beta code without fear of corrupting other programs or data files; reset applications to their just-installed state at the click of a mouse button; and a whole lot more besides.

July 10, 2006 by in Virtualization

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

First came VMWare, which recently announced free availability of its market leading server virtualisation software in the form of <a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/server/">VMWare Server</a>. Then Microsoft quickly followed suit with the release of <a href=" http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx">Virtual Server 2005 R2</a> as a free download. Moreover, the company is bowing to customer pressure by offering official support for Linux virtual machines plus a new Virtual Machine Additions for Linux pack to enhance such setups.

June 7, 2006 by in Virtualization

VMware Workstation 5

VMware Workstation 5

VMware Workstation is a well-established and powerful application that allows you to test and deploy multiple operating systems on a single computer. Available in various versions, the Windows version reviewed here lets you run Linux, NetWare or any major operating system on a single, Windows-based desktop. The number of virtual machines is limited only by your hard disk space, while the number that can operate simultaneously is limited only by the available memory.

May 10, 2005 by in Virtualization

VMware Workstation 4.5.2

VMware Workstation 4.5.2

Software developers and IT managers use virtualisation software to test and develop software on multiple operating systems. The obvious benefit of being able to run multiple operating systems on a single computer is that you don’t need the added expense of purchasing multiple machines. This type of software is also ideal for saving time and effort when your organisation needs to test service packs because it allows you to apply patches without having to commit changes until you’re sure everything works. For non-developers, VMware Workstation is a neat solution that allows you to play around with Linux or other operating systems without having to format a Windows-based hard disk.

November 22, 2004 by in Virtualization

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