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August 16, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Yes, virtualization is faster (sometimes) than native hardware

Yes, virtualization is faster (sometimes) than native hardware

It’s a computing truism that when it comes to delivering the fastest possible speeds with high-performance computing (HPC), you must use native computing instead of virtualization. Recent studies have shown that, in some configurations, VMware’s vSphere can actually deliver faster … Continue reading

July 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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Oracle to halt development of Sun virtualization technologies

Oracle has decided to stop development on its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Sun Ray Software and Hardware, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client product lines. Some Oracle partners, which received the news over the weekend, are not happy with this change. … Continue reading

July 9, 2013
by sjvn01
Comments Off on The Linux Foundation releases Xen 4.3 virtualization manager

The Linux Foundation releases Xen 4.3 virtualization manager

The Linux Foundation used to be just about, well, Linux. Now, it also manages an open software defined network alliance, OpenDaylight, and the open-source Xen virtualization manager. On July 9th, the first fruit of these new efforts arrived: Xen 4.3. … Continue reading