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Microsoft *may* lift the VM Licensing Restriction on the 19th August.
The word on the mean streets of Rumoursville town is that Microsoft is going to lift the licensing restriction where currently software is licensed to a physical device. Why? With technologies such as VMotion and XenMotion, a VM is moved around a farm automatically to where it can make the best use of available resources such as CPU and memory. With Microsoft products you are required to license all the physical machines that the software is likely to run on, this isn't just Windows but SQL Server, ......

Posted On Friday, August 15, 2008 6:57 PM

Why Developers and Testers will LOVE VMLogix LabManager MORE !
VMLogix LabManager is in same space as VMware Lab Manager what I reviewed recently. However, its key differentiators is around automation – enabling developers, testers and IT Pro staff to entirely automate the process of setting up synchronized multi-machine deployment (including the software stacks in the virtual machines) no matter what virtualisation technology. Yes, VMLogix LabManager is virtualisation platform agnostic! So if you decided on VMware, Hyper-V or Citrix you will still be able to ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:12 PM

Why Developers & Testers will LOVE Vmware's Lab Manager
Vmware currently is going through the wars. A change of CEO, a plunging share-price and a competitor getting alot of attention with their new product, that being Microsoft with Hyper-V. However, I just don't get it!? ESX Enterprise is still out in front in terms of features and pricing is very competitive. Any organisation performing their own unbiased product comparison evaluations is going to be hard pushed to discount Vmware's flagship product. The killer feature for many is ofcourse Vmotion that ......

Posted On Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:02 PM

Can Developers Work Inside Virtual Environments?
As I've been helping out with VMware I wanted to consider the old question of whether developers really could work inside virtual environments? As we know virtual environments can help maximise under utilised resources, CPU, RAM, diskspace and save on space, power, HVAC and TCO with centralised support and maintenance. Another main advantage of virtualised environments that is particularly attract to many developers is the ability to remote work which is a requirement that has become far more common ......

Posted On Monday, June 23, 2008 7:35 PM

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