Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 18 2011

2004: A VMware Odyssey

VMware products have come a long way since the mid-2000s. Back then, virtualization was more of a niche technology with a cult following. Today server virtualization has become ubiquitous, and VMware products dominate the market. The company has capitalized on this success and now offers other data center platforms, tools and services. Currently, VMware is …

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May 04 2011

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4: An overview

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a hosted virtualization product along the lines of VMware Player, Workstation and Fusion and Microsoft Virtual PC. But VirtualBox has some unique features and use cases of interest to server virtualization admins. Oracle VM VirtualBox is a lightweight application that allows you to run virtual machines (VMs) on a variety of …

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May 02 2011

The importance of a vSphere health check to VARs

Your customer’s vSphere environment may seem healthy enough at first glance, but external appearances can be deceiving. Hidden problems may lurk under the cover that can eventually cause the environment to become unhealthy. Not all problems that can occur are obvious to VARs because virtualization is much more complicated than traditional computing environments. There are …

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