Microsoft Changes Its Stance on Virtualization

Huge News in the virtualization world.  I’m a little late getting to it, but better late than never.  Microsoft has changed the official stance on virtualized environments.  One of the questions I get quite often is, "Can I virtualize X?"  My answer was typically the same.  You can probably do it, though it may be…

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Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Me? (continued) — Hyper-V

In the past two posts, I have covered Virtual PC and Virtual Server 2005 R2.  Now, it’s time to explore the Microsoft Flagship Virtualization product — Hyper-V.  Hyper-V is a part of Windows Server 2008.  It is a role that is installed just like DHCP or DNS.  This means that no software needs to be…

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Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Me? (continued) — Virtual Server 2005 R2

In yesterday’s post, I talked about Virtual PC.  While this product absolutely has a place in most organizations, it’s not always the ideal choice for your virtual machine needs.  It is, as I said, a great end-user tool.  It’s good for demos, training, and a better solution for running multiple OSes than dual-booting.  But if…

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Which Virtualization is Right for Me?

There’s no question that virtualization is a hot topic right now.  At its simplest level, virtualization is nothing more than removing the link between physical and logical.  The easiest-to-understand example is also the most common form of virtualization — a virtual machine.  This involves running a guest machine on a host machine.  It can be…

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