Defragmenting VMs for Performance

If you’ve worked with virtualization long enough, you may have noticed that performance can degrade over time.  This phenomenon is related to disk fragmentation, particularly in scenarios where a lot of software installation, removal, and updates are performed.  As you might imagine, this is the situation for many test environments and development environments.  To recover […]

CAD and Virtualization

Virtualization has progressed considerably in the past few years, but graphics performance has been notoriously poor because VMs (virtual machines) have been unable to take advantage of the host’s video card.  Even if your workstation has the latest from NVidia, ATI, or some other video card manufacturer, the VM has had no way of taking advantage of the GPU […]

The Value of VM Players

Virtualization has many benefits, and we at Razorleaf are big advocates of the technology.  Internally, we leverage workstation virtualization products, and several of our clients make use of different server virtualization products.  What about the VM player products out on the market today?  Let’s take a look at the value that those products could deliver […]

VMware Fusion

Fusion, one of VMware’s more recent products, brings virtualization to the Apple world, allowing users to run Windows on their Mac. Fusion is similar to VMware’s other desktop product, VMware Workstation, which allows desktop and laptop users to run multiple operating systems concurrently on a single piece of hardware. The difference is that Workstation was […]