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-tutorials Article Published May 21, 2013
Our latest Server Tutorial covers virtual machine conversion tools and takes you step by step through the process of converting a physical machine to a VM.
| Server-trends Article Published May 13, 2013
vCloud Director may be comprehensive, but it's also relatively expensive and arguably overkill for the needs of many enterprises. That's where alternatives like V-Commander come into play.
| Server-trends Article Published May 9, 2013
Panel discusses what's needed to help server virtualization succeed in the cloud era.
| Server-tutorials Article Published April 30, 2013
With Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere tackling virtualization in their own distinct ways, it's important to know the key advantages and disadvantages of each design architecture employed by the two.
| Server-news Article Published April 24, 2013
VMware expects continued growth in 2013 as it goes after a $50 billion total addressable market opportunity.
| Server-tutorials Article Published April 23, 2013
The syntax for scheduling Cron jobs isn't the easiest to use or remember, but here are some helpful tips for getting up to speed with and utilizing Cron jobs.
| Server-news Article Published April 18, 2013
Public cloud vendor sticks with Xen for server virtualization, still not thrilled about CloudStack.
| Server-news Article Published April 11, 2013
Cisco fast tracks support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization under Windows Server 2012.
| Server-trends Article Published April 9, 2013
What impact will PayPal's recent move to drop VMware have on the virtualization company's hopes of becoming a dominant player in cloud computing infrastructure?
| Server-news Article Published April 2, 2013
Radhesh Balakrishnan hired away from Microsoft to help spur Red Hat's role in virtualization and the cloud over the coming years.
| Server-tutorials Article Published April 1, 2013
Discover how the new cloning feature in Windows Server 2012 can simplify building a new additional domain controller as well as save time when provisioning domain controllers for rapid deployment.
| Server-trends Article Published March 25, 2013
You've heard of a hypervisor, and you've probably heard of a storage hypervisor. But here's a new one to add to the virtualization lexicon.
| Server-tutorials Article Published March 18, 2013
Virtual desktops aren't the sole province of Linux and Unix users. Discover some of the better Windows virtual desktop solutions currently available.
| Server-trends Article Published March 4, 2013
In less than a year VMware has spent over a billion dollars acquiring the missing parts needed to turn its software-defined data center vision into a reality.
| Server-tutorials Article Published February 27, 2013
Before virtualizing mission-critical services like Active Directory domain controllers, make sure to brush up on what you should and should not do with our "best practices" reference.
| Server-trends Article Published February 20, 2013
What's the dominant hypervisor today? While VMware may be the obvious answer, HotLink's CEO has a different take on the matter.
| Server-trends Article Published January 30, 2013
A virtualization expert weighs in on how to effectively handle the mission-critical applications that tend to be the hardest to virtualize.
| Server-news Article Published January 29, 2013
VMware grows its 2012 revenues as it plots a course forward for 2013.
| Server-trends Article Published January 17, 2013
A new study from 451 Research reveals that a slim majority of x86 servers are now virtualized.
| Server-trends Article Published January 7, 2013
Three key actions from VMware punctuate the changes in the server virtualization ecosphere over the last twelve months, but what exactly do they mean for the future?
| Server-trends Article Published January 4, 2013
VMware and EMC are taking both a back-to-basics and a forward-looking approach in committing key technologies and resources to the Pivotal Initiative.
| Server-trends Article Published December 12, 2012
Veeam isn't willing to take a perceived slight over virtual machine backups lightly, but what exactly is the virtualization vendor blowing up over in this case?
| Server-trends Article Published December 3, 2012
The rate of evolution in the network virtualization market has jumped into hyperspeed mode over the second half of 2012.
| Server-tutorials Article Published November 27, 2012
Our latest tutorial reveals how you can use VMware Player's Virtual Network Editor to create custom virtual adapters and then assign them to VMs.
| Server-news Article Published November 26, 2012
Linux vendor takes aim at VMware with upcoming virtualization platform update.
| Server-trends Article Published November 19, 2012
We take a break from the norm of extolling the virtues of virtualization to shed some light on those situations when it's important to just say no.
| Server-trends Article Published October 30, 2012
Like the infamous villains in James Bond flicks, VMware would very much like to rule the world -- the cloud world in this case.
| Server-news Article Published October 24, 2012
VMware executives explain how the new licensing changes for vSphere 5 are being favorably received.
| Server-trends Article Published October 18, 2012
While some surveys peg hypervisor usage of Red Hat's KVM at a meager 0.5%, support for KVM from vendors tells a different story.
| Server-news Article Published October 10, 2012
The company's latest vCloud Suite update provides new automation capabilities.
| Server-trends Article Published September 26, 2012
Is VMware's elimination of the hated "vTax" a sign that the company is changing its focus to where the real money is?
| Server-news Article Published September 18, 2012
The company's latest product offering could have big implications for companies looking to make a facile move to the cloud.
| Server-news Article Published August 27, 2012
VMware's new CEO backtracks on last year's vSphere pricing change as new virtualization solutions debut at VMworld.
| Server-news Article Published August 24, 2012
Get a chance to check out the collaborative efforts of the two companies at next week's VMworld virtualization jamboree.
| Server-tutorials Article Published August 20, 2012
The latest version of VMware View debuts with new functionality to improve the overall user experience, but are the enhancements enough to warrant an upgrade for your environment?
| Server-trends Article Published August 8, 2012
With NAND flash technology and SSD prices continuing to fall, server virtualization is set to reap the benefits. Is it time to splash some cash on flash?
| Server-trends Article Published July 27, 2012
VMware has enjoyed record growth and innovation during Paul Maritz's time as CEO, so why exactly is EMC's Pat Gelsinger set to take over on September 1st?
| Server-news Article Published July 26, 2012
The virtualization firm shows just how serious it is about the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market, spending $1.2 billion to acquire Nicira.
| Server-trends Article Published July 17, 2012
While server virtualization and cloud computing can lead to storage problems, many of these can be eased by the sensible use of thin provisioning.
| Server-tutorials Article Published July 12, 2012
You have to balance adequate failover capacity with the ability to remain productive and cost-efficient. Admission control in VMware allows you to do both.
| Server-trends Article Published June 29, 2012
Big Switch Networks offers a solution that should make life a little easier for any company involved in server virtualization or cloud computing projects.
| Server-news Article Published June 28, 2012
Is a browser-based thin client server model all you really need for running applications?
| Server-tutorials Article Published June 26, 2012
For better virtual machine performance and better management integration, install XenServer Tools. But for Microsoft's newest operating systems, there's a catch.
| Server-trends Article Published June 22, 2012
The recent barbs traded between VMware and Microsoft can mean only one thing -- each sees the other as a real threat in the server virtualization and private cloud computing markets.
| Server-news Article Published June 6, 2012
Red Hat wants to manage all clouds, open source or not.
| Server-news Article Published June 6, 2012
Veeam releases a free VM backup tool that could be a vital addition to every server virtualization administrator's tool bag.
| Server-news Article Published June 5, 2012
New enhancements in HP's CloudSystem provide burstable cloud access.
| Server-trends Article Published May 22, 2012
Just how realistic is VMware's endgame of a data center where everything is virtualized and controlled via software?
| Server-tutorials Article Published May 18, 2012
Working in vCenter is great until the unthinkable happens -- you have a "stuck" VM. You can't do anything with it except use some command-line magic.
| Server-news Article Published May 18, 2012
Release 3.1 of Oracle VM Server for x86 offers enhanced ease of use for virtualization administrators and improves storage availability.
| Server-news Article Published May 11, 2012
Improvements to Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Sun Ray server software offer a broader range of storage options.
| Server-news Article Published May 9, 2012
Dell aims to ease virtual desktop management by offering its integrated enterprise VDI packages with Unidesk's layering tech.
| Server-news Article Published May 9, 2012
What will it take for virtual desktop infrastructure to move beyond the proof of concept stage? Virsto believes it has the answer in its new storage virtualization software.
| Server-trends Article Published May 9, 2012
The software-defined data center is not a threat to server vendors.
| Server-news Article Published May 8, 2012
Net Optics extends support across Xen, Oracle VM, vSphere 5 and KVM.
| Server-reviews Article Published May 7, 2012
While VMware vSphere can already handle some of the most complex virtual machine configurations you can throw at it, version 5.0 brings even more flexibility to the HA and storage capabilities with an eye toward performance and scalability.
| Server-trends Article Published May 3, 2012
Was VMware's recent security breach a bombshell or something barely worth raising an eyebrow about? A security expert weighs in.
| Server-news Article Published May 2, 2012
New research indicates that nearly 90 percent of IT managers struggle with backing up data in virtualized environments.
| Server-trends Article Published April 27, 2012
Significant signs are starting to emerge that network virtualization is a technology whose time is about to arrive.
| Server-news Article Published April 26, 2012
The latest release of the company's Virtualization Manager lets IT manage both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments in a single view.
| Server-news Article Published April 20, 2012
While Rackspace helped to found OpenStack, the company is only just now beginning to adopt the project for its own cloud services.
| Server-news Article Published April 19, 2012
VMware's CEO emphasizes his company's strength in both private and public cloud infrastructure as revenues continue to grow.
| Server-trends Article Published April 19, 2012
The company is currently giving away its Management Pack for free, but there's a catch of course -- three, in fact.
| Server-news Article Published April 4, 2012
Thanks to an abstraction trick, this young startup is enabling enterprises to manage multiple virtualization platforms from a single console.
| Server-news Article Published April 2, 2012
Dell buys desktop virtualization specialist Wyse Technologies in a bid to boost data center sales and expand its cloud VDI business.
| Server-news Article Published March 30, 2012
Dell refreshes its virtual desktop portfolio with a new appliance, a 12G PowerEdge-powered enterprise option and a cloud-based offering.
| Server-trends Article Published March 28, 2012
Server-based computing is alive and well, delivering the benefits of centralized administration and data storage benefits of VDI, without the cost and maintenance of VDI.
| Server-news Article Published March 21, 2012
Often, what spells opportunity for aspiring startups is viewed as a threat by entrenched market leaders. In the case of virtual desktops hosted on the public cloud, Microsoft has a lot to lose. And one company stands ready to change the game further.
| Server-trends Article Published March 20, 2012
British firm seeks to spread its on-demand computing model to North America, touting cost and efficiency savings of virtual server offering.
| Server-trends Article Published March 18, 2012
Management suites for server virtualization platforms is an area that continues to heat up. Not only are there more choices, but more vendors are also offering more products.
| Server-trends Article Published March 14, 2012
Touting the unique challenges of managing performance in the virtualization era, company offers "cross-silo" tools to keep tabs on diverse virtual and physical assets.
| Server-trends Article Published March 8, 2012
Cloud security, or lack there of, is increasingly proving to be a barrier to adoption and revenue for companies that sell public cloud services. VMware aims to remedy this by partnering with these eight top guns in the security market place.
| Server-trends Article Published March 1, 2012
VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are the Big 3 of server virtualization and public cloud. It may soon be time to add Red Hat and rebrand them the Big 4, however. With more mission-critical Linux servers being virtualized, more servers are running RHEV, and cloud providers are not exempt from this trend.
| Server-trends Article Published February 24, 2012
The virtual infrastructure management company doubles down on Veeam One hypervisor options.
| Server-trends Article Published February 16, 2012
VDI has yet to capture the mainstream, but Virtual Computer has a plan -- flip the technology around. It believes Intelligent Desktop Virtualization, or IDV, carries many of the benefits of VDI with few of the disadvantages. Will enterprises bite?