Server virtualization has become near ubiquitous in the data center. From hypervisors to hybrid clouds, keep up with the latest virtualization technology trends here with news, how-tos and analysis from ServerWatch.
| Server-trends Article Published July 24, 2014
With many SMBs becoming deeply involved in server virtualization, there's a growing need for simplified tools to manage their virtualized infrastructure.
| Server-news Article Published July 23, 2014
VMware reports second quarter revenue of $1.46 billion, touting the growth of its cloud products.
| Server-tutorials Article Published July 21, 2014
Want to try Windows Server or its development tools on the cheap? Fortunately, numerous free or inexpensive options are available -- if you know where to look.
| Server-trends Article Published July 17, 2014
While companies like Amazon and Google seem to get all the attention when it comes to talk about public and hybrid clouds, there are plenty of other viable options as well.
| Server-tutorials Article Published July 14, 2014
Learn how to install and activate a key set of components that can help improve the performance of Hyper-V virtual machines running Linux distributions.
| Server-tutorials Article Published July 7, 2014
UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.
| Server-trends Article Published June 26, 2014
Can software-driven control really increase server virtualization infrastructure efficiency by as much as 40%, and if so, how?
| Server-tutorials Article Published June 18, 2014
Ensuring Hyper-V environments are running securely is a major concern for many enterprises. Minimize your attack surface with these Hyper-V Security Best Practices.
| Server-tutorials Article Published June 10, 2014
While it can be useful at times to directly mount or boot a physical drive on a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM), the process for doing so isn't always straightforward.
| Server-news Article Published June 4, 2014
The latest and most significant virtualization news at TechEd North America was actually a cloud announcement. Bet you wouldn't have predicted that a few years ago.
| Server-trends Article Published May 23, 2014
With Ravello now out of beta status, there's never been a better time to seriously consider the advantages of migrating your data center test and development operations to the cloud.
| Server-news Article Published May 22, 2014
VMware updates its log visibility tool with improved connectivity for Windows Servers.
| Server-trends Article Published May 12, 2014
New and evolving virtualization and server technologies can help IT departments in their never-ending pursuit of having to deliver more with less.
| Server-trends Article Published May 8, 2014
Ben Golub, CEO of Docker, explains what containers are all about and why Docker 1.0 will be a big deal.
| Server-trends Article Published May 6, 2014
The company's upgraded Virtual Machine Convertor tool adds features designed to help poach VMware-based VMs and turn them into Microsoft Hyper-V ones.
| Server-news Article Published April 23, 2014
IBM adds KVM virtualization and Ubuntu as a supported Linux distribution, while taking aim at Intel x86.
| Server-trends Article Published April 22, 2014
VMware's current stock market data makes it pretty clear there are some lofty expectations for the company's future prospects. What's behind the optimism?
| Server-trends Article Published April 15, 2014
Products like VMware's Virtual SAN and DataCore's SANsymphony -V are helping administrators manage storage in increasingly heterogeneous hypervisor-dominated data center environments.
| Server-news Article Published April 10, 2014
Horizon 6 launch takes direct aim at Citrix by enabling enterprises with new virtual desktop capabilities.
| Server-tutorials Article Published April 8, 2014
Discover how Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization can enable hosting providers to host customer virtual machines without requiring any changes to the physical network topology.
| Server-news Article Published March 26, 2014
Google lowers pricing and creates new options for cost-effective cloud computing.
| Server-tutorials Article Published March 18, 2014
In an ever-accelerating world of highly virtualized data centers, how can security and compliance possibly keep up?
| Server-news Article Published March 11, 2014
The open-source Xen project continues to prosper as a Linux Foundation collaboration project.
| Server-tutorials Article Published March 10, 2014
Resynchronizations can become necessary when a Hyper-V Primary Server fails to properly replicate to the Replica Server. Discover what to look for and how to proceed when a Hyper-V resync is needed.
| Server-news Article Published February 26, 2014
IBM, which is selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, saw large declines in both server revenue and shipments, the analyst firm says.
| Server-trends Article Published February 20, 2014
What's behind the server virtualization leviathan jumping into the mobile device management market?
| Server-reviews Article Published February 18, 2014
With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.
| Server-tutorials Article Published February 6, 2014
Once you've mastered the MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification, discover some of the options available for building on that newfound knowledge.
| Server-trends Article Published February 3, 2014
A variety of IT trends are fueling the software defined data center, yet SDDC still lacks a central driver to propel it into the mainstream.
| Server-trends Article Published February 3, 2014
If you're just dipping your toes in the waters of hypervisor heterogeneity, finding a solution for your multi-hypervisor management needs may be easier than anticipated.
| Server-news Article Published January 29, 2014
VMware finishes 2013 on a high note as it aims for future growth.
| Server-news Article Published January 22, 2014
byhve debuts as the new FreeBSD virtualization hypervisor in the first major update for the server OS since early 2012.
| Server-news Article Published January 22, 2014
Red Hat's data center virtualization technology gets a technology infusion from OpenStack.
| Server-tutorials Article Published January 13, 2014
Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.
| Server-trends Article Published January 10, 2014
VMware chief architect for networking talks network virtualization's history, outlook, and unexpected benefits.
| Server-news Article Published January 3, 2014
The software giant continues to court Linux-based workloads with a new driver package that enables support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and 5.6.
| Server-trends Article Published December 23, 2013
The virtualization space has seen significant changes over the past twelve months, but one key factor remains the same as we turn our attention to what 2014 might bring.
| Server-trends Article Published December 17, 2013
Red Hat's RHEL is quietly evolving into a powerful server virtualization offering, and the latest release has more to offer than ever before.
| Server-reviews Article Published December 12, 2013
Does the latest iteration of VMware's core offering deliver enough enhancements and new features to make it warrant a closer look?
| Server-news Article Published December 9, 2013
New servers debut as HP's AppSystem solutions evolve, including a new Moonshot-powered system for the delivery of hosted desktops.
| Server-news Article Published December 3, 2013
The software company's desktop virtualization and management suite is updated to support Windows 8.1 and receives file sync improvements.
| Server-trends Article Published December 2, 2013
Hotlink may have started out as a vendor of multi-hypervisor management systems, but now the startup is providing the vital glue needed to build more complex cloud bursting and disaster recovery solutions.
| Server-news Article Published November 26, 2013
Infochimps uses Opscode's Enterprise Chef to empower its Cloud for Big Data platform.
| Server-news Article Published November 13, 2013
After years of development, Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service is now ready for mass consumption as part of Pivotal One.
| Server-tutorials Article Published November 12, 2013
Our latest server tutorial reveals two handy PowerShell cmdlets available for checking Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replication status and getting replication statistical data on your VMs.
| Server-trends Article Published November 6, 2013
Can Red Hat virtualization finally capitalize on new opportunities that will help it emerge from the enormous shadow cast by VMware, Microsoft and Citrix?
| Server-news Article Published October 22, 2013
While there is still room for growth in server virtualization, VMware sees its future in the cloud.
| Server-news Article Published October 21, 2013
The software virtualization company unveils a new cloud management offering and several updated products at its VMworld 2013 event in Barcelona.
| Server-trends Article Published October 14, 2013
Does Nirvanix's abrupt demise spell the end of public cloud storage services?
| Server-tutorials Article Published October 9, 2013
Discover the key role Hyper-V's VSP and VSC components play in improving virtual machine performance by facilitating communication between VMs and the parent partition.
| Server-trends Article Published September 30, 2013
With virtualization evolving faster than IT staff can learn how to master it in many cases, what good is all this new virtualization technology to your organization if no one knows how to use it?
| Server-trends Article Published September 26, 2013
Our guest columnist from IT Central Station reveals what real users think of the leading virtualization products.
| Server-news Article Published September 25, 2013
HP takes a new approach to managing converged infrastructure.
| Server-trends Article Published September 19, 2013
The war for control of the enterprise network of tomorrow is about to begin, and when it does it's going to get dirty because it's a war no one can afford to lose.
| Server-news Article Published September 18, 2013
The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor has undergone a transformation in recent years, revitalizing its community and generating new interest. How did it do it?
| Server-trends Article Published September 10, 2013
The VMware User Group president shares valuable insight on how automation and convergence can help enterprises optimize virtualization in their data centers.
| Server-tutorials Article Published September 9, 2013
For any virtualization administrator that's ever found Hyper-V's network virtual switch's capabilities to be a bit on the confusing side, we have the perfect server tutorial for you.
| Server-trends Article Published September 4, 2013
With Microsoft closing in on VMware's market leadership in the server virtualization space, has VMware been nimble enough to maintain its lead?
| Server-news Article Published September 2, 2013
The Cisco executive’s comments reflect differences in approaches by Cisco and VMware after the virtualization vendor’s introduction of NSX.
| Server-news Article Published August 28, 2013
The companies continue their partnership in delivering on a shared commitment to create more efficient and cost-effective software-defined data centers.
| Server-news Article Published August 26, 2013
The company’s NSX virtual networking offering pulls its own technology and that from Nicira into a single solution.
| Server-trends Article Published August 20, 2013
With the two companies teaming up on the cloud in what looks to be a win-win deal, who then stands to be the big loser?
| Server-trends Article Published August 16, 2013
VMware is one of the leading enterprise virtualization technology vendors, but where does it stand in relation to the open-source OpenStack cloud?
| Server-trends Article Published August 5, 2013
The latest report from Gartner on the server virtualization infrastructure market reveals an interesting surprise or two.
| Server-trends Article Published August 1, 2013
With the topic of software-defined data centers front and center among CIOs, where do SDDCs currently stand and what can we expect from them in the near future?
| Server-trends Article Published July 29, 2013
Big Blue is looking to create a more cohesive 'software-defined everything' world, largely by centering on OpenStack.
| Server-trends Article Published July 13, 2013
VMTurbo's Economic Schedule Engine shows how capitalism trumps communism when it comes to the efficient allocation of resources in a hybrid cloud environment.
| Server-news Article Published July 9, 2013
Milestone marks the first release as a Linux Foundation Collaboration project, with new ARM and SDN capabilities.
| Server-trends Article Published July 3, 2013
Veeam is establishing a reputation for excelling at backup and replication in environments that rely on server virtualization, and it keeps piling on new features worth checking out.
| Server-news Article Published June 25, 2013
XenServer 6.2 gets a new licensing model as Citrix tries to gain share.
| Server-trends Article Published June 13, 2013
The reaction to the company's new IaaS cloud offering can essentially be summed up in a single word.
| Server-news Article Published June 11, 2013
Have you ever wondered what exactly is in the logs from your virtualized servers?
| Server-trends Article Published May 30, 2013
Could the cloud prove considerably less lucrative than initially imagined for VMware? And after years of having the server virtualization market virtually to itself, VMware is now facing serious competition there as well.
| Server-news Article Published May 24, 2013
The company's customers can now seamlessly migrate and integrate with the public cloud from their data centers.
| Server-news Article Published May 22, 2013
Once tech non grata, Microsoft's virtualization platform is making a comeback thanks to Dell.