Virtualization


Microsoft Releases Beta of Windows Server 2008 R2

The beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 is currently available for download by TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers, as well as by technology enthusiasts.

Key Technology Introduced in Hyper-V

The beta release of the update to Windows Server 2008 will be of special interest to those who work with virtualization, as it unveils a key technology long-promised by Microsoft.

Microsoft Envisions 'Pay-as-You-Go' Computing

Microsoft has issued a patent application, published on Dec. 25, that specifies the metered use of computers.

Sun Releases xVM VirtualBox 2.1

Sun Microsystems recently released the latest version of its desktop virtualization software, xVM VirtualBox.

VMware, HP Expand Virtualization Pact

VMware will expand its strategic relationship with Hewlett-Packard to include the joint development of software that manages datacenter resources.

Microsoft Exec Lays Out Enterprise Strategy at Barclays Event

Microsoft server and tools exec Bob Kelly told an investment banker audience how Microsoft plans to take advantage of opportunities in the enterprise IT market.

Virtualization: Another Aspect of Green IT

As IT managers develop strategies and deploy technologies to reduce power consumption in their facilities, they recognize virtualization does not only reduce server sprawl, it can also save energy.

Linux-Based VDI a Reality

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), also known as desktop virtualization or hosted desktop, is typically used to move Windows desktop environments into a datacenter, where they reside on a server and are "pushed" out to end users.

Gartner: Enterprises Are Getting More 'SaaS-y'

Enterprises are starting to appreciate software as a service (SaaS) and plan to maintain or grow their SaaS use, according to a survey conducted by Gartner, tapping 258 respondents.

Microsoft Adds Gen 4 Datacenters for Cloud Computing

Microsoft is initiating the fourth in a series of datacenter upgrades to enable its cloud computing services, according to a Microsoft blog post on Tuesday.

The View: VMware Launches Key Piece of VDI Puzzle

VMware rolled out the centerpiece of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) strategy today, with the release of VMware View 3.

Sun To Cut More Than 15 Percent of Global Workforce

Sun Microsystems, a leader in Java and open source technologies, put market "speculation to rest" today.

Parallels Desktop 4.0 Gets Performance Boost, DirectX 9.0 Support

Parallels has released Parallels Desktop 4.0, an update to the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X.

VMware Acquires Trango, Brings Virtualization to Telecom Market

VMware today announced a new market direction involving the mobile telecom market: VMware will target mobile phone makers and their partners with a new bare-metal hypervisor optimized for telecom applications.

Making the Move to SQL Server 2008

Thinking of migrating to SQL Server 2008? Here are some features that might just push you to do it.

Microsoft Rolls Out Services Connector CTP

Microsoft has introduced a new Windows server component to seamlessly connect Active Directory users to Microsoft-based services and other services residing in the Internet cloud.

The 2008 Readers' Choice Awards: Introducing Redmond's Triple Crown

To recognize the dynasties in our annual Readers' Choice competition, <i>Redmond</i> is introducing the "Triple Crown," a new award for products that have won (at least) three Readers' Choice honors in a row.

Microsoft Office To Be Available as a Service

Office users soon will be able to open, create and edit files using "lightweight" hosted versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, Microsoft announced.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

A startup company called MagCloud.com is currently using Windows Azure, the new Microsoft "cloud operating system" supporting software as a service applications and storage.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

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