Posts Tagged ‘virtualization’

Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 released

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Microsoft has just released the latest version of their free virtualization software – Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.

Virtualization of 700 servers on two mainframes

Friday, December 29th, 2006

InformationWeek has an interesting article on how Nationwide has consolidated more than 700 Intel and Unix servers on two IBM System z9 mainframes. Nationwide is running a version of Novell’s Suse Linux on the mainframes in VMware and IBM Virtualization Engine software. I have previously blogged about the IBM System z9 Business Class and its […]

Now Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 is free too

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Microsoft is now offering their Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 for free – thereby joining VMware who offers their VMware Player for free. On the server side of virtualization software Microsoft offers Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free and VMware offers VMware Server for free.

Draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers under z/VM

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

A draft Redbook on Linux virtual servers on IBM zSeries and System z9 under z/VM is available. The Redbook shows in a cookbook format how to install and configure z/VM in an LPAR and then how to install Linux under the z/VM – thereby enabling Linux on z/Series. The book uses RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 […]

Mainframe for new purposes?

Monday, May 8th, 2006

According to The New York Times IBM will later today be “introducing software tools, academic programs and support for outside developers that IBM says are intended to bring new business and new programmers to the mainframe. IBM is trying to position the mainframe for corporate customers as a ‘hub of Internet-based computing.’” Also according to […]

Mainframe for the masses?

Friday, April 28th, 2006

Yesterday on April 27 IBM announced a new mainframe for small and medium sized businesses called the IBM System z9 Business Class. From the press release: “IBM today launched a new System z9 Business Class mainframe with pricing starting at around $100,000 and designed to tackle the critical computing challenges of our time: the coming […]

Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 now free

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

As reported here Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 is now free. The big question is: which free virtualizaton software for servers is the best: VMware Server or Microsoft Virtual Server?

Why run Linux on the mainframe?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Via the Mainframe blog I came across a post on reasons for running Linux on the mainframe. The post is very interesting and discusses the I/O difference between a mainframe and a PC based server. I am currently involved in a project that establishes several Linux servers in both a DMZ and in an internal […]