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VMware User Hits Scalability Wall

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After having just finished up a feature on virtualization pitfalls and how to avoid them (see Virtualization Gotchas: Part 1), I had some specific questions for VMware from a very large VMware user regarding limitations in the scalability of Virtual Infrastructure 3 (VI 3). The problems occur when you start trying to manage thousands of […]

Session Virtualization Revisited

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I recently posted my suggestion regarding session virtualization at the brianmadden.com forum. Interestingly two replies I got were essentially the same: this would enable using VMotion-like technology to transfer sessions between servers, thus freeing up a server for maintenance or upgrades. I agree that the ability to move sessions in this way would be way-cool, […]

HP VMware Solution Sizer

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HP just released a VMware Sizer utility .  This is an automated tool that assists the user with the size and scope of their server environment. This sizer will calculate the best way to consolidate old servers onto new machines running multiple virtualized environments. The sizing information and algorithms have been developed using testing and […]

VMware Rails Against Microsoft’s ‘Premier’ Windows Strategy

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The virtualization software vendor takes issue with the way that Microsoft supports high-roller customers using Virtual Center and VMotion. The high stakes — and high tensions — riding on the future of data center virtualization are clear in a series of charges that market leader VMware lodged against Microsoft earlier this week. VMware posted a […]

Virtualization Vendor VMware Revenue Jumps 101% in 2006

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VMware reported that 43% of its customer base had adopted Infrastructure 3, the company’s suite of virtualization software. VMware grew revenue 101% in 2006 to $709 million. VMware spokesmen attributed the growth primarily to its Infrastructure 3 suite of virtualization software, which provides tools to manage multiple brands of virtual machines, as well as VMware’s […]

Symantec’s Veritas Cluster Server 5.0 for VMware ESX Provides High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Physical and Virtual Server Environments

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Veritas Cluster Server for VMware ESX Simplifies Cluster Administration and Automates Failover for VMware Virtual Servers Across Heterogeneous Networks CUPERTINO, CA -November 07, 2006 — Symantec Corp. today unveiled Veritas™ Cluster Server (VCS) 5.0 for VMware ESX, bringing high availability and disaster recovery to heterogeneous data centers running virtual server software. VCS for VMware ESX […]

EqualLogic iSCSI SAN compatible with VMware

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Oct 10 — EqualLogic Inc., has announced that its PS series storage array has completed interoperability testing with VMware Infrastructure 3 from VMware Inc. The completion of testing enables the EqualLogic PS Series to be included in the Storage / SAN (storage area network) compatibility guide for VMware ESX Server 3 which is a part […]

VMware Launches 64-bit Support For Virtual Infrastructure 3

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AS it prepares to take on competitive Xen platforms, VMware announced this week an update to its Virtual Infrastructure 3 platform that offers 64-bit operating system support for ESX 3 and VirtualCenter. As it faces new competition from Xen-based solutions, VMware updated its recently released platform to offer support for 64-bit operating systems and other […]

VMware goes way beyond the VM

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VMware has armed its largest product release in company history. The server virtualization specialist looks to extend its lead over Microsoft and a host of other rivals with a revamp to its flagship product and a number of upgraded and new management packages. Beyond the product refreshes, VMware has also altered the way it sells […]

The Importance of Multi-Port Network Adapters in a Virtual Server Environment

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Having the capability to run multiple virtual machines simultaneously on one physical server enables enterprises to consolidate workloads from several separate physical servers onto one server, thereby reducing the number of servers required for a given workload. Unlike physical servers, virtual machines can be created in a matter of minutes and can be moved from […]

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