August, 2009

  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V earns Common Criteria Certification

    There’s been a lot of great news out lately on Hyper-V but I want to highly an important security related item. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V has just received Common Criteria Certification at EAL 4+ assurance. This certification is vital for many virtualization...
  • World's Largest PKI on Hyper-V

    I often get asked for examples of using Hyper-V for large scale applications. Well, the Microsoft Windows Server Custom Engineering announced that is helping build the world largest Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V...
  • Is Desktop Virtualization for Everyone?

    TechRepublic posted an article last week about Desktop Virtualization and it’s adoption. TechRepublic asked their CIO Jury and also their panel of IT leaders “Is your IT department strongly considering a deployment of virtual desktops?” Of the CIO...
  • University of Miami chooses Microsoft over VMware

    While I was out on vacation, I missed out on a couple of case studies that were published about Microsoft Virtualization. One of the great case studies that came out was for the University of Miami . This is a large university that used VMware and the...
  • VMworld Day 1 Recap

    The first day of VMworld is closing down for me. The best word I can use to describe the mood was grumpy. There was grumpiness about the lines, the self-paced labs, the lines. Did I mention the lines? Still, everyone was actually in pretty good spirits...
  • Microsoft gets it edge back

    In July, we held our Worldwide Partner Conference and our COO, Kevin Turner, gave a great speech. This post from ZDNET is really interesting, addressing more than just virtualization but also where Microsoft in several areas.
  • VMworld Day 1 – Win a ZuneHD even if you aren’t there!

    Good morning everyone. It’s day one of VMworld. I plan on going around the show, trying to get into some sessions (I spoke to several other attendees on the way day and no one seemed to have a confirmed session today :( ). One of the key things I’m...
  • VMworld 2009

    I’m back on my blog. Sorry but I’ve been out on vacation (Disneyland for three days with a three year old is not the best for rest). :) Coming up at the end of the month, I’ll be at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco. For anyone else going to the show,...
  • Follow me on Twitter

    I've added a twitter account, edwinyuen , where you can follow my thoughs on Virtualization and other topics. Also, I'll be at VMworld in September and I heop to meet some blog and twitter followers who might be at the show. See you there!
  • More on Nissan and Hyper-V

    DailyTech has a great article , an interview with Nissan on how they are using Virtualization and why they picked Hyper-V over VMware. There are some great details on their implementation and I think the final quote sums up what we keep saying "For...
  • VMM2008R2 is RTM!

    Great news! Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now RTM and the GA will be available on October 1st. A new feature added post RC is support for vSphere 4. For more information, see this post . If you want to get started now, you can download the 180 day...