With scalability improvements, network and storage I/O control, and countless other enhancements, VMware continues to redefine the possibilities for server virtualization
Nevertheless, the many goodies in vSphere 4.1 address gaps and problem points found in earlier releases. VMware not only has the most advanced virtualization solution available today, but it appears the company won't be slowing down any time soon.
Dive deep into virtualization:
Server Virtualization Deep Dive Report
Dramatic cost and agility benefits make server virtualization an essential part of any data center. Here's how to plan, deploy, and maintain a sound virtual infrastructure
High-Availability Virtualization Deep Dive Report
Server virtualization can help deliver the high levels of reliability that today's enterprises demand, often at a lower cost and with less complexity than non-virtualized methods. Here's how to design one high-availability scheme and apply it to many situations
VDI Deep Dive Report
If you have the hardware, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) can deliver a thin client experience similar to that of a desktop PC, but challenges remain
Thin Client Deep Dive Report
Should you use the conventional Terminal Services approach, or opt for "real" desktop virtualization? Here’s how to make sensible decisions about thin clients
This article, "First look: VMware vSphere 4.1 keeps the virtualization crown," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in virtualization and read Paul Venezia's Deep End blog at InfoWorld.com.
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