InfoWorld's virtualization reviews

Preview: VMware Infrastructure 3 update builds on the base
VI3 with ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 beefs up server virtualization management with automated patching, virtual disk migration, planning and migration wizardry, and distributed power management; embedded ESX shows purple in the late beta

Next-gen virtualization from Microsoft
Preview: Microsoft's Hyper-V platform has an easy install, wizard-based VM creation, a few rough patches, and a couple of hard edges

VMware Infrastructure 3 moves virtual mountains
The heavyweight champ of server virtualization confronts the InfoWorld Test Center's Fergenshmeir-inspired, real-world, datacenter consolidation test ... and wins

Xen masters take aim at VMware
Virtual Iron and XenSource offerings lack power and polish of the virtualization leader, but they're gaining fast

Exclusive: Virtual enlightenment through Xen
VirtualIron taps promising open source virtualization standard

Fast and mean virtual machines
InovaWave DXtreme's predictive I/O widgets soup up VMs on Windows

Desktop virtualization tools vie for position
Four competing solutions from Microsoft, VMware, Parallels, and InnoTek demonstrate potential and the need to grow

Open source VirtualBox challenges VMware Workstation
Version 1.5 of extensible, modular desktop VM platform shines with unique virtualization features

Desktop VM managers make a virtual two-horse race
Kidaro Managed Workspace and Sentillion vThere jockey for position in a maturing virtualization market

Windows on the Mac: Parallels vs. VMware Fusion
Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion let Mac lovers have their cake and run Windows too. Parallels pleases with richer tools, while Fusion is first for heavy-duty use

Parallels for Mac cozies up to Vista
Parallels for Desktop 3.0 improves on a good thing with 3D graphics acceleration, snapshots, and usability tweaks

VMware Fusion Beta 4 for OS X shows off desktop virtualization chops
VMware’s playing catch-up for once when it comes to the Mac market … or is it?

On the road to the virtual desktop
Windows application virtualization and streaming solutions from Microsoft, Symantec, and Thinstall are laying the groundwork for a subscription-based, click 'n' run future. Imagining the possibilities, we put them through a simple SaaS performance test

Thinstall removes barriers to application virtualization
Self-contained virtualization solution makes for clean, quick deployment

SoftGrid opens a stream toward application manageability
Rough edges mar an otherwise innovative virtualization deployment solution

Altiris shakes up Windows configuration management
SVS 2.0 uses virtualization to improve app deployment model

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