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Is Unified Fabric an Inevitability?

So here’s another “thinking out loud” post. This time, I’m thinking about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and unified fabric.

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Citrix Open Sources Their VHD Implementation

One sticking point I’ve had with Citrix since the XenSource acquisition has been the perception of a failure to give back to the open source Xen community. Note that I said perception. It appeared, following the XenSource acquisition, that Citrix was all about using open source Xen as a base but failing to return any of enhancements they made to the code base. No, I don’t have any concrete examples; again, this was the perception.

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Blades and Virtualization Aren't Mutually Exclusive: Part Four, HP Traditional Expansion Options

By Aaron Delp

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Hyperspaces Updated

Hyperspaces, the application designed to extend and build upon the built-in functionality of Spaces, has been updated again. My first coverage of Hyperspaces was back in October 2008, and at that time the application still had a few rough edges. I’m happy to report that Hyperspaces seems much more polished this time around—it’s clear that Tony Arnold, the developer, has been paying attention to the details.

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Blades and Virtualization Aren't Mutually Exclusive: Part Three, IBM Traditional Expansion Options

By Aaron Delp

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New Virtualization Wiki

Rynardt Spies of VirtualVCP hit me up via e-mail yesterday to let me know about a new virtualization wiki he’s launched. It’s called Vi-Pedia.

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IT Knowledge Exchange

I’ve blogged for SearchVMware.com a couple of times, and their blog, Virtualization Pro, is hosted on IT Knowledge Exchange. It wasn’t until just recently that I noticed what IT Knowledge Exchange (ITKE) was really all about.

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What If Hypervisors Shared a File System?

This is more of a “thinking out loud” sort of post, so bear with me. It doesn’t necessarily have a point, other than to prompt readers to start thinking.

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Alas, BladeVault is No More

It doesn’t take long these days: yesterday the bladevault.info and bladevault.com domains, owned by friend and colleague Aaron Delp, expired. Today they were picked up by an unknown registrant and are serving up ads.

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Blades and Virtualization Aren't Mutually Exclusive: Part Two, IBM Power Sizing

By Aaron Delp

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