Entries from July 2009

First look review: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Reviews 29th July

Last week Microsoft released Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 to manufacture. This is the free version of Microsoft’s server virtualization engine, and the same updated software is also included in Windows Server 2008 R2, which was also released to manufacturing last week. Firms could download and install as many copies of the free Hyper-V 2008 R2 […]

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VMware battles Hyper-V R2 Live Migration

Comment 23rd July

The options for firms buying server virtualization tools opened up enormously following the launch of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 about one year ago. Later this month the Microsoft will release Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. This update adds some vital functions, notably Live Migration, which will force many IT organizations to ask themselves why they are […]

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Microsoft validates Linux virtualization

Comment 21st July

Microsoft’s move to add its Hyper-V driver software into the Linux kernel is not a sinister ploy to sink open source software. Rather it’s a sign of how vitally important virtualization is to the server software market place.  Few customers would take Hyper-V seriously until it runs Linux software as well as competing hypervisors. Without […]

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Automatically reclaim lost storage

Reviews 7th July

In June Virtualisation tools specialist Vizioncore released vOptimizer Pro 2.2. The suite works with VMware ESX Server and helps manage the size and contents of the virtual disk (VMDK) files used by virtual machines (VMs) running Windows. Administrators could use vOptimizer to ensure their VMDKs have just the right amount of free space. In many […]

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New free call option for iPhone

Comment 1st July

Internet telephone specialist Skype has launched a new version of its iPhone software optimized for work with the latest Apple iPhone OS 3 software and iPhone 3GS hardware. Skype on the iPhone enables users to make free Skype to Skype voice calls and have free text based chat sessions with other Skype users. In our […]

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