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 March 23, 2015
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.
| Server-reviews Article Published March 16, 2015
A variety of new features and enhancements make their debut in vSphere 6.0, most notably Virtual Volumes and vMotion capabilities. But are the additions enough to warrant an upgrade?
| Server-tutorials Article Published March 11, 2015
In our latest server tutorial discover how NIC Teaming can be used for Hyper-V virtual machines on Hyper-V 3.0 on Windows Server 2012.
| Server-trends Article Published February 25, 2015
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.
| Server-trends Article Published February 17, 2015
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.
| Server-trends Article Published February 12, 2015
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.
| Server-news Article Published February 11, 2015
The first major milestone release from the open-source Docker project in 2015 debuts with new features that will pave the way for the year ahead.
| Server-news Article Published February 11, 2015
CoreOS continues to push forward on its Docker replacement efforts.
| Server-tutorials Article Published February 5, 2015
Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V supports an extensive variety of Windows operating systems and popular Linux distributions, so many in fact it can be a bit confusing keeping track of them all. Eliminate the confusion with this handy guide.
| Server-news Article Published February 3, 2015
Server virtualization technology gets a massive update with more than 650 new features.
| Server-news Article Published February 2, 2015
The high level from Feb. 2: VMware now provides one cloud for any app -- a single platform for private and public clouds.
| Server-news Article Published February 1, 2015
Linux operating system distribution vendor CoreOS aims to expand its own vision for container-based virtualization.
| Server-news Article Published January 29, 2015
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?
| Server-news Article Published January 28, 2015
The popular open-source application container virtualization effort gets an overhaul in a bid to improve project organization.
| Server-news Article Published January 28, 2015
VMware reports 2014 revenue of $6.04 billion and has big plans to grow the business in 2015.
| Server-tutorials Article Published January 20, 2015
Cloud service providers that want to ensure customers can move their virtualized workloads without requiring much planning can certainly benefit from Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
| Server-trends Article Published January 12, 2015
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.
| Server-trends Article Published January 5, 2015
Mark McLoughlin, Red Hat's OpenStack technical lead, details cloud product efforts at the Linux leader.
| Server-news Article Published January 2, 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: In the cloud/virtualization world, one technology dominated the conversation in 2014: "Docker." The technology will see further expansion in 2015.
| Server-trends Article Published December 23, 2014
Are the latest round of acquisitions in the cloud space a clear sign that OpenStack has become a force to be reckoned with?
| Server-tutorials Article Published December 17, 2014
Creating an external virtual network switch changes the packet flow on the Hyper-V host, which can potentially create connectivity problems.
| Server-news Article Published December 15, 2014
Docker 1.3.3 provides security updates although Red Hat doesn't consider the issues serious.
| Server-trends Article Published December 12, 2014
Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explains how his company's Linux server operating system components fit together.
| Server-trends Article Published December 3, 2014
Linux Foundation's 2014 end user report shows continued growth of Linux servers in the cloud, though concerns over skilled staffing remain.
| Server-trends Article Published November 25, 2014
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.
| Server-tutorials Article Published November 20, 2014
Discover six useful PowerShell cmdlets offered through Windows Server 2012 for checking and troubleshooting Active Directory replication status.
| Server-news Article Published November 17, 2014
Once again the Tianhe-2 is the world's most powerful supercomputer, but that doesn't tell the full story of supercomputer server installations in China.
| Server-news Article Published November 12, 2014
OpenShift 2.2, xPaaS and Red Hat Atomic Host beta make their debuts this week.
| Server-trends Article Published November 11, 2014
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.
| Server-news Article Published November 6, 2014
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux, details what the new LXD container effort is all about.
| Server-trends Article Published October 30, 2014
If you're into server virtualization tech, Docker is your friend, partly because you it plays nicely with your existing virtualization infrastructure.
| Server-tutorials Article Published October 21, 2014
Learn when to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and when to use PowerShell cmdlets for deploying Microsoft HNV.
| Server-trends Article Published October 15, 2014
It's time to take a closer look at the big takeaway from VMware coming out of VMworld 2014.
| Server-news Article Published October 14, 2014
New features that first appeared in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 come to RHEL 6 as users now also get the ability to run RHEL 6 on RHEL 7.
| Server-news Article Published October 12, 2014
The upcoming open-source OpenStack Juno cloud platform will now support more databases and database features.
| Server-tutorials Article Published October 8, 2014
Learn how to pre-configure 802.1X and other network settings on Mac OS X and iOS devices for increased security and better user friendliness.
| Server-news Article Published October 6, 2014
Joint venture for VMware, Cisco and EMC continues to grow and bear fruit.
| Server-trends Article Published October 1, 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.
| Server-news Article Published September 24, 2014
Incremental update includes new access control security and VMware NSX support for networking virtualization.
| Server-tutorials Article Published September 23, 2014
Discover how you can create your own virtual lab in the cloud by connecting several Microsoft Azure virtual machines using an Azure Virtual Network.
| Server-news Article Published September 19, 2014
The server OS vendor reports its second quarter fiscal 2015 revenue and paints an optimistic picture for the road ahead.
| Server-news Article Published September 17, 2014
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?
| Server-news Article Published August 22, 2014
VIDEO: Solomon Hykes explains what's coming next in the open-source Docker container virtualization project.
| Server-trends Article Published August 21, 2014
In a LinuxCon keynote, Solomon Hykes talks about the present and future of Docker.
| Server-trends Article Published August 19, 2014
While containerization may not be a substitute for full-blown hypervisor-based server virtualization, it does offer a number of key benefits.
| Server-news Article Published August 18, 2014
A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.
| Server-trends Article Published August 12, 2014
While Microsoft is claiming to have eaten some of VMware's lunch in the virtualization space, VMware undoubtedly will be taking some of Microsoft's dinner.
| Server-news Article Published July 31, 2014
The company launches a partner program with ARM, AMD and others to develop a common platform for servers powered by ARM-based chips.
| Server-tutorials Article Published July 29, 2014
Discover how the 280-plus PowerShell cmdlets for Windows Azure can help you perform advanced administration for Windows Azure-hosted resources, including VMs.
| 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?