kimsufi now have a pre-paid mini cloud available from ~£15 / instance / month ! You pay hourly but only charged while your instances are running !
VMware Player 3.1.1 282343 is now available
Lets hope it resolves my issue of its HostOnly and/or NAT virtual networks sending NTP & other broadcasts on my physical network and our network adminstrator discovering I was running the previous version of VMware Player (3.1.0 – 261024) when i thought the whole point of the VMware HostOnly and/or NAT virtual networks was to HIDE my VMs from network administrators !
adds the ability to install an Xen or KVM instance from a CD, supports partitioned Xen disks and Xen HVM mode, allows you to edit the boot device for virtual systems, supports changing the media type for virtual disks, adds a notes text box for systems, and many other changes.
does not contain all of the features of the Pro version, and is limited to managing a single Xen host system.
CloudMin can help you manage KVM, OpenVZ and Xen clouds.
VirtualMin have also made available some VirtualMin & EC2 AMIs you can try out for yourself.
IBM devworks article on howto migrate a Linux application to the Amazon EC2 cloud and howto make your application more robust by employing a load balancer and persistent disk.
VMware Server 1.x is alive and well and still works fine with a CentOS/OEL/RHEL 5.x host and CentOS/OEL/RHEL 5.x guests
If you’ve ever struggled with VMware Server 2.x security configuration you should find VMware Server 1.x security model much easier !