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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How to run Intel Windows apps on an M1 Mac

How to run Intel Windows apps on an M1 Mac

I tested a 2005 x86 version of Palm Desktop on an Arm version of Windows on an M1 Apple Silicon Mac. But seriously, folks: You can go ahead and enjoy running x86 Windows applications on your M1 Mac. Just be prepared for it to stop working at any time.

August 25, 2021 by

Windows Server vNext Technical Preview: Screenshots

Windows Server vNext Technical Preview: Screenshots

The next version of Windows Server is at an early stage of development, but some of the new functionality for orchestrating virtualised compute, storage and networking resources on commodity hardware is available for early adopters to test. Here's how it's shaping up.

November 12, 2014 by

VMware Workstation 7

VMware Workstation 7

<p> The seventh generation of VMware's venerable desktop virtualisation platform, <a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/">VMware Workstation</a>, includes support for Windows 7 hosts and guests as one of its key features. However, that's not all it has to offer, as we discovered when we downloaded the new version and put it through its paces. </p>

December 14, 2009 by

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

<p> The mid-term R2 refresh of Hyper-V Server 2008 sees Microsoft's free bare-metal hypervisor enhanced to match the capabilities of its full <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/os/0,1000001098,39671447,00.htm">Windows Server 2008 R2</a> implementation. In essence, that means greater scalability, plus the inclusion of VM migration tools left out of the original release &mdash; including live migration with minimal downtime. However, management tools remain an extra so, by itself, <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-server/en/us/default.aspx">Hyper-V Server 2008 R2</a> shouldn't be considered a self-contained virtualisation solution. </p>

November 25, 2009 by

Ten Unsung Windows Server 2008 R2 Features

Ten Unsung Windows Server 2008 R2 Features

For the past few months, Microsoft has been touting the same handful of new Windows Server 2008 R2 features: DirectAccess, BranchCache and live migration with Hyper-V. But there are more than 100 new features in this 'minor' update to Windows Server. Here are 10 that IT pros might not know about -- but should.

November 9, 2009 by

VMware vSphere 4

VMware vSphere 4

<p> Launched in April, VMware's <a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/">vSphere 4</a> is the latest major release of the company's ESX server virtualization platform. Highlights of the new suite are Thin Provisioning, Data Recovery, Fault Tolerance and Distributed Power Management, all of which we'll look at in more detail in this review. </p>

October 27, 2009 by

2X ApplicationServer XG version 11 (Review)

2X ApplicationServer XG version 11 (Review)

This new version of the 2X ApplicationServer XG will blow you, and the competition, away. Price, ease of use, rapid deployment, and small size make XG the perfect application and desktop delivery system.

December 2, 2013 by

VMware Workstation 7

VMware Workstation 7

<p> The seventh generation of VMware's venerable desktop virtualisation platform, <a href="http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/">VMware Workstation</a>, includes support for Windows 7 hosts and guests as one of its key features. However, that's not all it has to offer, as we discovered when we downloaded the new version and put it through its paces. </p>

December 14, 2009 by

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

<p> The mid-term R2 refresh of Hyper-V Server 2008 sees Microsoft's free bare-metal hypervisor enhanced to match the capabilities of its full <a href="http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/software/os/0,1000001098,39671447,00.htm">Windows Server 2008 R2</a> implementation. In essence, that means greater scalability, plus the inclusion of VM migration tools left out of the original release &mdash; including live migration with minimal downtime. However, management tools remain an extra so, by itself, <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/hyper-v-server/en/us/default.aspx">Hyper-V Server 2008 R2</a> shouldn't be considered a self-contained virtualisation solution. </p>

November 25, 2009 by