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Citrix Announces XenServer 5

Today Citrix made a couple of significant product announcements. Citrix announced details around the next version of their Xen-based virtualization solution, XenServer, now at version 5.

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For Me, VMworld Begins Today

While the majority of the attendees for VMworld 2008 won’t be getting started until Tuesday morning, when the conference itself gets started, for me VMworld 2008 starts today. I’ll be heading out shortly for an all-day meeting of the VMware Partner Technical Advisory Board, a meeting of selected VMware partners in which we provide feedback to VMware on products, technology, marketing, etc. I’m looking forward to it.

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Follow Me on Twitter

I’m not yet convinced of the value of Twitter, but I’ve signed up for an account and I’ll be posting updates during VMworld 2008. My Twitter username is scott_lowe, so feel free to follow me via Twitter if you’d like.

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VMworld 2008 Last Minute Spouse Activities Update

Crystal and I arrived in Las Vegas earlier today in preparation for the launch of VMworld 2008 next week. In addition, I’m participating on the VMworld Partner Technical Advisory Board, which has a meeting on Sunday; that was one of the reasons we came in so early.

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The Changing Face of Virtualization

While browsing the list of Virtual Strategy Magazine’s list of virtualization blogs, I came across the link for x86virtualization.com, a site that I have browsed from time to time in the past. On this particular occasion, one particular article caught my attention:

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More Exposure!

I am excited and honored to announce that my site has been added to Virtual Strategy Magazine’s VSM Blogger Network and included in their list of “Best of the Virtualization Bloggers”. Thanks for the additional exposure!

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Virtualization Short Take #18

Only a few little “bits and bytes” in this week’s Virtualization Short Take, as most of the activity seems to be involved in making product announcements. Product announcements are quite well handled on other sites, although I include them here from time to time. In any case, here a few links I found over the last week or so. I hope you find them interesting and useful.

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As Expected, Rosenblum Leaves VMware

I learned this morning from Alessandro that it’s been confirmed that Mendel Rosenblum has resigned from VMware. I hope that no one is surprised by his resignation, as it was fully expected after the abrupt departure of his wife, Diane Greene, who was replaced as CEO of VMware by Paul Maritz.

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Live Migration with Hyper-V

I received an e-mail today from Microsoft about their “Get Virtual Now” launch event taking place in Bellevue. That was nothing surprising, but what did catch my eye was this little excerpt:

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eG Innovations Now Supporting Multiple Virtualization Platforms

I’ve spoken to the folks at eG Innovations a couple of times. In case you didn’t know, eG Innovations makes a product that is designed around managing virtualization environments. eG claims to be unique in that it gathers information from both inside the guest as well as outside the guest (from the host) and correlates the data from the two views.

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