While server virtualization certainly offers many great benefits, when it comes to security there are potentially expensive drawbacks to consider.
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Docker 1.8 arrives with key new features that show Docker in particular and the container landscape in general are getting more and more mature every month.
Triton's cloud platforms offer intriguing tech that can run containers on bare metal servers with a high degree of application isolation -- and without using virtualization technology.
Could VMware abandon its stance that containers are better when used together with virtual machines, and instead develop its own standalone container management system?
While security remains a potential cause for concern to container users, companies like Twistlock have started stepping in to address the containerization security conundrum.
Willing to sacrifice reliability to save some cash when it comes to server virtualization? Google's Compute Engine Preemptible service may -- or may not -- be your best bet.
While Docker's lead in the container space has looked unstoppable up to now, CoreOS has been taking key steps to narrow the gap, including its new commercial Tectonic offering.
The server virtualization company has been taking the initial key steps in ensuring its customers can use containers safely within the embrace of the VMware ecosystem.
VMware is entering a crucial point in its relatively short history, and how it responds will likely shape the company's ability to survive in the future as an independent operation.
While VMware's endorsement of containerization could be a case of keeping its friends close but its enemies closer, there's also potential for real symbiosis behind the surprising strategy.
What began as a "simple" application, containerization is evolving to incorporate management, orchestration, networking, clouds and then... who knows?
Effectively monitoring and documenting your virtualized infrastructure is often a daunting idea for most SMEs, but Reporting-as-a-Service tools like Xtravirt's SONAR can help tremendously.
VMware started the year off with a bang, announcing a clever set of new products and features to go along with the much-anticipated vSphere 6 debut.
VMware may be the 800 pound gorilla in the virtualization market for now, but there are much bigger gorillas out there, and VMware has something they may well decide they want in the future.
Amazon's new AWS Lambda service enables running event-driven computing code without the need for physical servers or having to handle any virtual servers or virtualization technologies.
Come February 2, all the secrets of vSphere 6 will finally be revealed. What exactly can we expect from the first major new release of vSphere in more than three years?
The containerization scene is reminiscent of the server virtualization world five or six years ago. And when a good thing comes along, everyone -- including Microsoft sooner or later -- wants to get involved.
Are the latest round of acquisitions in the cloud space a clear sign that OpenStack has become a force to be reckoned with?
Competition is always good for consumers, and things are heating up nicely in the public cloud arena, with Microsoft and Amazon vying to offer the biggest and baddest machines to customers.
VMware is seeking to stand out from the competition by re-styling itself, complete with a whole new suite of management products to tempt customers.
If you're into server virtualization tech, Docker is your friend, partly because you it plays nicely with your existing virtualization infrastructure.
It's time to take a closer look at the big takeaway from VMware coming out of VMworld 2014.
With new strains of malware emerging that target virtual machines, it's more important than ever to properly protect your VMs running in enterprise data centers, private clouds or public clouds.
How exactly has AirWatch been enhanced since being acquired by VMware earlier this year, and how does VMware's new "Safe Passage" tie into the company's strategy?
While containerization may not be a substitute for full-blown hypervisor-based server virtualization, it does offer a number of key benefits.