By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2006-03-20 Print this article Print


* List references from customers that have completed a similar deployment (preferably, customers of a similar size and from the same industry as ours).

Labs Virtualization Resources

* Rise of the Virtual Machines What OS virtualization can—and cant—do for you.

* Xen Pushes Paravirtualization The open-source Xen project is taking a paravirtualization tack: Entire operating systems may run atop Xen, but their kernels must be modified to do so.

* Virtual Server 2005 R2 Is Solid Solution for Windows Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 Release 2 carries out its virtualization chores about as well as competing products from VMware. However, Microsofts server virtualization solution still lags in certain key areas— most notably, support for host and guest operating systems.

* VMware Workstation 5.5 Excels in Labs Tests VMware Workstation 5.5 is an excellent tool for creating and running virtual machines, with the best administration and setup tools of any virtualization product weve tested.

* Whats Next? Virtual Chips Chip makers are poised to heat up virtualization space.

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As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at

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