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April 10, 2007

The Nuts and Bolts of Virtualization

Filed under: Virtualization — tuxicity @ 2:17 pm

Though the cost of implementing virtualization solutions can range from a few hundred dollars to many thousands depending on the needs of the company, return on that investment is typically swift. “The benefits are absolutely immediate — that is one of the reasons there is so much hype about it,” said Mike Grandinetti, chief marketing officer of Virtual Iron Software.

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February 24, 2007

Microsoft imposes Vista tax on Mac and Linux virtualization

Filed under: Virtualization — tuxicity @ 2:38 pm

Original from VISTA.BLORG.com

Computer users wanting to run Vista on Mac OS or Linux will have to buy an expensive version of Vista if they want to legally install it on their systems using virtualization technology.*


February 20, 2007

Fedora and Ubuntu to incorporate Kernel-based virtualization

Filed under: Fedora, Ubuntu, Virtualization — tuxicity @ 6:17 am

The latest release of the Linux kernel, 2.6.20, includes integrated virtualization capabilities with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). The KVM kernel module, the development of which was largely sponsored by start-up tech company Qumranet, leverages x86 virtualization extensions included in various Intel and AMD processors. Several distributions, including Ubuntu and Fedora, are already preparing to include the KVM kernel module in upcoming releases.

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February 19, 2007

VirtualLogix Offers Virtualization for Mobile Handsets

Filed under: Mobile, Virtualization — tuxicity @ 9:43 am


With the real-time virtualization software from VirtualLogix, handset makers are developing feature-rich mobile handsets on single-processor core chips, and lowering the bill of materials, while simultaneously increasing security and reliability with the use of Linux.
InfoWorld | VirtualLogix Offers Virtualization for Mobile Handsets .:. More..

February 13, 2007

Europeans don’t care for virtualisation

Filed under: Virtualization — tuxicity @ 4:01 pm

Europeans don’t care for virtualisation >>

For the first time, a majority of US companies is aware of, piloting or implementing virtualisation. But in Europe, while more companies are aware of the technology, indifference also appears to be growing.


February 7, 2007

VirtualBox On FC6 / CentOS 4 / OpenSuSE 10.2

Filed under: Fedora Core, Red Hat, Suse, Virtualization — tuxicity @ 9:34 am

InnoTek VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU Public License (GPL).
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February 6, 2007

First and Ten: Linux 2.6.20 Kernel Goes Virtual

Filed under: linux, Virtualization — tuxicity @ 12:30 pm

While many Americans were focused on the sports spectacle known as the Super Bowl yesterday, Linus Torvalds was focused on releasing a new Linux kernel.

Version 2.6.20 of the kernel includes a bevy of fixes and features, notably the introduction of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization to the mainline kernel
First and Ten: Linux 2.6.20 Kernel Goes Virtual >> More…

IBM Announces New Version of Virtualization Technology

Filed under: IBM, Virtualization — tuxicity @ 8:35 am

The new virtualization product release can host more than 1,000 virtual images on a single copy of z/VM. The new software can be used to replace many physical servers with “virtual” ones running in a single mainframe. The latest z/VM release is designed to help clients prepare for data center growth by offering support for larger memory configurations which are designed to help clients eliminate the need to spread large virtual-machine based workloads across multiple copies of z/VM. In addition to enhancing memory utilization, the new software plans to deliver increased CPU capacity with support for up to 32 Processor Units–up to a 33% increase over the previous release of z/VM. Combined with Linux on System z, the software can make more informed choices about how memory is managed allowing z/VM to run more virtual servers in the same amount of memory.
IBM Announces New Version of Virtualization Technology : More….

VMware Introduces New Virtualization Management Bundle

Filed under: Virtualization — tuxicity @ 8:16 am

VMware Introduces New Virtualization Management Bundle >>>

VMware, Inc., a provider of virtual infrastructure software, today announced a new bundle designed to provide Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) using the free VMware Server with a way to manage their virtual infrastructure which includes VirtualCenter for VMware Server with enterprise-class support from VMware for $1,500. VMware Server, is a hosted virtualization product for Linux and Windows servers that enables users to partition a physical server into multiple virtual machines.

With VMware VirtualCenter for VMware Server, users can benefit from Centralized Management that enables monitoring of virtual machines and hosts from a single interface, including the ability to set up alerts via email or predefine actions based on thresholds such as CPU utilization, Rapid Server Provisioning that reduces time required to provision a server from hours or days down to minutes and provides pre-configured templates.

“VMware has always believed that virtualization is useful for companies of all sizes from the largest enterprise down to SMBs,” said Ben Matheson, Director of product management for SMBs at VMware. “We believe this new bundle will create an on-ramp for SMBs to virtualize their environments with a cost-effective, feature-rich management suite that provides tangible benefits, including lower costs and increased responsiveness to business needs.”

January 24, 2007

Linux Magazine Names VMware a Top Company to Watch in 2007

Filed under: Virtualization — tuxicity @ 3:27 pm

VMware, Inc., the global leader in software for industry-standard virtualized desktops and servers, today announced that Linux Magazine named VMware to its 20 Companies to Watch in 2007 list.

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