Readers Choice Awards and Ultimate Buyers Guide

Readers tell us what they considered to be the best of the best in virtualization for 2011.


2012 Virtualization Review Reader's Choice Awards & Buyers Guide

By Bruce Hoard

Check out the best virtualization-related products as chosen by you! And don't forget to download the PDF version for the complete article and comprehensive buyers guide.

How To Guy

The Virtual Networking Prophet -- An Interview with Martin Casado of Nicira

By David Davis

Living proof that Casado and Nicira are doing some great things in the network virtualization arena.

How To Use Windows 2008 Services for NFS for Your vSphere Lab Shared Storage

By David Davis

Handy solution for consolidating connections to shared storage in a virtualized lab environment.

Q&A: Drobo's Jim Sherhart on Shared Storage for vSphere

By David Davis

An interview on what makes their storage devices better than what the competition has come with so far.

New Free Tool from Quest/vKernel: vOPS Server Explorer

By David Davis

A product of the Quest buyout of vKernel is that vKernel's free tools have undergone much improvement. Witness vOPS Server Explorer.

What is VMware vCloud Integration Manager?

By David Davis

A new tool in the vCloud line is aimed at VSPP members, but VMware admins can learn a thing or two from the product's mission.

Pricing the Cloud with Free Tools

By David Davis

Cloud pricing calculators can give you a rough estimate of what the costs will be, but with caveats.

Update: 7 More Free Virtualization Tools

By David Davis

A slew of new virtualization tools for vSphere and Fusion.

Take Five With Tom Fenton

5 Virtualization Tips and Tricks to Take With You

By Bruce Hoard

There's nothing like good analyst quotes to perk up a story, and here are five of the best from the cover stories I've written this year.

Product Reviews

ILIO Enables VDI at a 10X Performance Hike

By Logan Harbaugh

The Atlantis Computing system saves lots of storage space.