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-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.
| 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.