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VMware Infrastructure 3

VMware Infrastructure 3

By extending and building on the production-quality virtualisation technology of ESX Server, VMware Infrastructure 3 further consolidates the company’s position at the top of the virtual server tree.

September 6, 2006 by in Virtualization

VMware Workstation 6

VMware Workstation 6

Popular with professional developers and others looking to test, debug and otherwise support software applications, <a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/workstation.html">VMWare Workstation</a> is now in its sixth release with a raft of new and enhanced features aimed at further enhancing its appeal to that market. VMware Workstation is popular with developers for several reasons, not least of which is its wide platform support, with implementations available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of both Windows (desktop or server) and Linux. It can also host a wide range of 32-bit and 64-bit guest operating systems including most versions of Windows and Linux, along with less popular platforms such as Sun Solaris and even, for those who still need it, Novell NetWare.

June 20, 2007 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

XenServer 5

XenServer 5

Early releases of the Xen hypervisor showed promise but had lots of rough edges. Citrix's XenServer 5, however, is very much a production-class virtualisation solution with features that match, and in some cases exceed, what's available on rival platforms.

November 18, 2008 by in Virtualization

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