September 1, 2010

Eight great virtual appliances for VMware, free for the downloading

The combination of free open source and virtual machines is hard to beat; here are some of the handiest virtual appliances

August 25, 2010

Bossie Awards 2010: The best open source software of the year

InfoWorld's Test Center picks the top open source platforms, middleware, applications, and application development tools

July 13, 2010

First look: VMware vSphere 4.1 keeps the virtualization crown

With scalability improvements, network and storage I/O control, and countless other enhancements, VMware continues to redefine the possibilities for server virtualization

May 19, 2010

InfoWorld review: Virtualization for development and test

VMware, VMLogix, Surgient, and Skytap lab managers ace virtual machine configuration, deployment, and teardown, with some key differences in features and ease

March 30, 2010

InfoWorld review: Intel Xeon Nehalem-EX lives large

Intel's new Nehalem-EX CPU for SMP servers brings eight cores, massive memory support, mainframe-like RAS features, and huge performance gains to large-scale workloads

March 22, 2010

The InfoWorld Westmere blade server shoot-out

Intel's Xeon 5600 -- code-named Westmere -- was just announced, but InfoWorld already has deep benchmarking results on Westmere blade servers from Dell, HP, and IBM

March 22, 2010

Blade server review: Dell, HP, IBM battle for the virtual data center

InfoWorld tests the Intel Westmere-packing Dell PowerEdge M1000e, HP BladeSystem c7000, and IBM BladeCenter H blade server systems

March 22, 2010

Blade server review: IBM BladeCenter H

IBM's blade system combines strong performance and solid features, but also lower density and higher cost

March 22, 2010

Blade server review: HP BladeSystem c7000

HP's c7000 blade system is rich in features, options, and performance, but some of the management tools need attention

March 22, 2010

Blade server review: Supermicro SuperBlade

The SuperBlade is an amazingly affordable blade server system, yet it still offers a few frills

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