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Virtualisation to exhibit more vendor lock-in, higher prices

27 July, 2009 by Michael Warrilow and John Brand, Hydrasight

VMware may soon completely monopolise the virtualisation market, analysts warn, which would have ramifications for prices and vendor lock-in.

VMware will virtualise Google OS

21 July, 2009 by Alex Barrett

VMware will soon allow the virtualisation of Google's Chrome operating system. Is VMware starting some Linux-based mischief?

Two alternatives to server virtualisation

17 July, 2009 by John Burke

Learn about two virtualisation techniques that you can use instead of server virtualisaiton.

Ease VM admin with Hyper-V snapshots

16 July, 2009 by Robert McShinsky

Hyper-V's snapshot feature may not be that useful as a backup plan, but they can help administrators cope with the pains of  virtual machines.

Storage additions for Hyper-V R2

08 July, 2009 by Todd R. Weiss

Hyper-V R2 includes hot-add and remove capabilities.

Does virtualisation really beat a fleet of mainframes?

07 July, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

Some very big name enterprises are taking their entire server farm into the realm of virtualisation. But some pundits maintain that mainframes still have their place.

IBM virtual server recovery

18 June, 2009

IBM has launched its Virtual Server Recovery (VSR) and Information Protection Service (IPS) offering which has been researched and developed in Australia for local businesses.

Blade servers and virtualisation

10 June, 2009 by Todd Erickson

The latest storage blades to appear could prove to be a boon for fans of virtualisation.

Operating system to build cloud

02 June, 2009

VMware has introduced VMware vSphere 4, an operating system for building the internal cloud. The architectural enhancements enable business-critical, transaction-heavy applications, such as SAP and Exchange, together with their SQL and Oracle databases, to be run on a 100% virtualised internal cloud powered by VMware vSphere 4.

Backing up virtual servers on Linux

26 May, 2009 by Rick Cook

There are several options for backing up virtual servers on a Linux-based OS. We explain their use in this article.

Server optimisation

16 April, 2009

Sun Systems for MySQL is intended to help enterprise customers deploying MySQL-based web infrastructure on Sun servers.

Cost saving shoot-out: Hyper-V vs. VMware

06 February, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

Although Hyper-V may cost less on paper, VMware's ESXi can sometimes prove a cheaper alternative - depending on the specifics of your implementation.

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