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 February 21, 2017
How can VMware's vCloud Air contend in the cloud scene when AWS and Azure are able to offer more for less?
| Server-news Article Published February 15, 2017
Microsoft's latest server OS signals a whole new way of thinking for Microsoft, highlighted by the incorporation of open source projects like Docker via Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers.
| Server-news Article Published February 9, 2017
Docker releases updated versions of its open-source and commercial container platforms, adding new security features to help safeguard privileged access information.
| Server-news Article Published February 9, 2017
Encryption within a virtual machine has never really taken off due to the negative performance impact it inevitably has. Has VMware solved this performance dilemma in vSphere 6.5?
| Server-news Article Published February 1, 2017
New release of the commercially supported Kubernetes distribution delivers updates with improved storage and network configuration options.
| Server-news Article Published January 24, 2017
CoreOS steps in with new open-source Operators tools to help scale and manage stateful applications on top of Kubernetes while protecting against data loss or unavailability.
| Server-news Article Published January 23, 2017
Open-source service mesh technology becomes an official CNCF project, helping to advance the state of containers.
| Server-news Article Published January 20, 2017
The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.
| Server-news Article Published January 18, 2017
New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.
| Server-news Article Published January 17, 2017
HPE picks up software-defined converged infrastructure vendor in an effort to expand converged management capabilities.
| Server-news Article Published January 12, 2017
At its annual Citrix Summit conference the company announced XenDesktop Essentials, a service that uses Microsoft Azure to deliver Windows 10 workspaces to devices.
| Server-news Article Published January 10, 2017
451 Research forecasts rapid growth for the container market.
| Server-trends Article Published January 2, 2017
It may not be the only horse in the container management system race, but Kubernetes sure appears to be rapidly pulling away from the rest of the competitors.
| Server-news Article Published December 21, 2016
Both IDC and Gartner report negative growth for the server market.
| Server-news Article Published December 14, 2016
After months of conversation and debate, Docker is making a dramatic move by extracting the core container runtime from the Docker Engine and spinning it off into a separate independent project.
| Server-news Article Published December 13, 2016
CoreOS updates its Tectonic platform with ideas already proven in its Managed Linux product.
| Server-news Article Published December 5, 2016
Docker continues to push forward with new commercial partnerships.
| Server-trends Article Published November 29, 2016
VMware's flagship server virtualization platform arrives as the company continues to make valuable friends amidst tackling the twin threats of containerization and the cloud.
| Server-news Article Published November 21, 2016
Docker continues to build momentum with both developers and enterprises.
| Server-trends Article Published November 17, 2016
While Kubernetes has earned a reputation as being particularly difficult to get up and running with as a container and cluster management system, Kubernetes 1.4 looks to change that in a big way.
| Server-news Article Published November 7, 2016
CoreOS updates its flagship commercial Kubernetes server platform and introduces new Operators concept.
| Server-reviews Article Published November 7, 2016
Windows Nano Server represents the future of where Microsoft wants to go with their server OS platform, especially for heavily virtualized environments. Discover what the minimalist server operating system has to offer, both in terms of benefits and shortcomings.
| Server-news Article Published October 19, 2016
Who would have thought ten years ago that virtualization technology would move out of the data center and onto the desktop right inside Windows?
| Server-news Article Published October 18, 2016
Support for containers is something for which a great number of VMware enterprise admins around the world have been waiting.
| Server-news Article Published October 13, 2016
The Yakkety Yak milestone of Ubuntu Linux is now generally available.
| Server-news Article Published October 7, 2016
The company lowered the cost of spinning up Azure virtual machines and announced the general availability of encryption at rest for its cloud disaster recovery solution.
| Server-news Article Published October 6, 2016
The Docker libmachete effort gets renamed as Docker Inc continues its mission to provide tools that simplify operations.
| Server-trends Article Published September 29, 2016
Containers have become increasingly popular for big data applications, and companies like Galactic Exchange are now emerging with tools to make those implementations considerably easier to set up and manage.
| Server-news Article Published September 26, 2016
Docker for Windows debuts alongside a new commercial support relationship with Microsoft.
| Server-trends Article Published September 13, 2016
Running an app in a VM in a public cloud may indeed be more secure than running the same app in a container, but that doesn't always mean you can sleep well at night knowing your apps and data are secure.
| Server-news Article Published September 2, 2016
Preview of Red Hat's next flagship Linux release includes performance and security improvements.
| Server-news Article Published September 1, 2016
NEWS ANALYSIS: Perhaps the biggest news at the conference was that IBM Cloud became the first partner to use and help sell VMware's Cross-Cloud Architecture.
| Server-news Article Published August 31, 2016
VMware's Photon Controller Linux operating system effort for containers has opened up for public consumption.
| Server-news Article Published August 31, 2016
The tech vendor buys the early-stage startup, whose technology makes it easier for enterprises to manage containers across cloud and data centers.
| Server-trends Article Published August 10, 2016
The Israeli security startup believes it can not only deliver the security lacking in Docker, but also that there's an opportunity for containers to be made more secure than monolithic apps can ever be.
| Server-news Article Published July 28, 2016
New version of Red Hat server management tool gets into container provisioning.
| Server-trends Article Published July 26, 2016
2016 is shaping up to be the year that many innovative new container management platforms enter General Availability, ContainerX included.
| Server-news Article Published July 22, 2016
Madhura Maskasky, Co-Founder of Platform9, discusses why her firm has moved into the managed Kubernetes space.
| Server-news Article Published July 19, 2016
VMware's second quarter 2016 results reveal how the company is moving beyond just vSphere.
| Server-news Article Published July 13, 2016
Docker Swarm Mode highlights an impressive set of announcements as Docker strives to make its container platform more convenient to set up, more secure and easier to use.
| Server-news Article Published July 12, 2016
Microsoft will use its upcoming Ignite conference as a launch pad for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016.
| Server-news Article Published July 7, 2016
Improved scale and support for new container formats highlight latest open-source platform release.
| Server-trends Article Published July 7, 2016
The recent launch of Docker Security Scanning is just the latest sign that the security ecosystem around containers is getting stronger by the week.
| Server-trends Article Published June 26, 2016
With much of server virtualization now operating in the cloud, one might assume VMware is the top banana in the cloud, but that isn't even close to being the case.
| Server-news Article Published June 20, 2016
At Dockercon 16, Solomon Hykes explains what it takes to build a successful application.
| Server-news Article Published June 16, 2016
Deal brings node.js, container and storage technologies to Samsung.
| Server-news Article Published June 9, 2016
The new image, based on FreeBSD 10.3, is intended to help make Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform more welcoming to virtual appliances.
| Server-news Article Published June 7, 2016
At the first day of its Discover conference, HPE announces new strategic alliances and technologies.
| Server-trends Article Published June 3, 2016
The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) puts VMware's customer base directly in its crosshairs.
| Server-news Article Published May 27, 2016
Node pools will allow customers of Google Container Engine to set up multiple nodes in one cluster.
| Server-trends Article Published May 16, 2016
A key part of Docker's strategy for world domination is to woo developers, and the new Docker for Windows and Mac beta releases are its latest and biggest tactic for doing just that.
| Server-news Article Published May 13, 2016
While revenues may be up this year, fewer new software licenses are being issued.
| Server-trends Article Published April 28, 2016
Rancher offers a pretty cool container management system that is completely open source, which certainly makes it worthy of consideration, especially if you don't exactly have money to burn.
| Server-news Article Published April 20, 2016
First-quarter net income was $161 million, down from $196 million a year ago. Total revenue was $1.6 billion, which was up 6 percent.
| Server-trends Article Published April 7, 2016
With Docker Datacenter (DDC) and other container management tools evolving, the list of good reasons for enterprises to hold back from utilizing containers has gotten considerably smaller.
| Server-tutorials Article Published April 4, 2016
Learn how to install and activate Hyper-V Integration Services for Linux to help improve the performance of Hyper-V VMs running on Linux distributions.
| Server-trends Article Published March 28, 2016
Just how different will server virtualization pioneer VMware look in the aftermath of Dell becoming its new master?
| Server-news Article Published March 24, 2016
Docker Inc. moves away from relying on VirtualBox to take an operating system approach for containers, embracing Apple Xhyve and Microsoft Hyper-V.
| Server-news Article Published March 1, 2016
Since the reveal of Tech Preview 4, the anticipation and excitement surrounding Windows Server 2016 is growing throughout the IT world. Discover what the new server operating system has to offer and how to prepare for its arrival.
| Server-trends Article Published February 29, 2016
If all goes according to plan you'll soon be able to use the Docker platform to easily manage and run unikernel applications just as if they were apps running in Docker containers.
| Server-news Article Published February 23, 2016
Docker isn't just for hobbyist developers and early adopters anymore. Docker Inc. takes the wraps off a new commercial platform that enables containers as a service (CaaS).
| Server-news Article Published February 22, 2016
IBM's new VMware partnership makes it easier to create and deploy VMware-based clouds tapping into IBM's cloud infrastructure.
| Server-tutorials Article Published February 17, 2016
Microsoft's System Center Virtual Machine Manager includes its own set of handy PowerShell commands for facilitating interactions with VMs, Hyper-V hosts and more.
| Server-trends Article Published February 10, 2016
While the thought of sifting through stacks of details about all the server virtualization and hypervisor products currently on the market can be quite daunting, fortunately help isn't far away.
| Server-news Article Published February 4, 2016
After more than a year of development, the container runtime gets a stable, production-ready 1.0 release.
| Server-news Article Published February 2, 2016
The upcoming Docker 1.10 open-source container engine will include a default seccomp profile, providing improved security controls.
| Server-news Article Published January 29, 2016
The Robin Systems survey indicated 81 percent of respondents expect their companies to increase the investment in container-based technology.
| Server-news Article Published January 27, 2016
Among the layoffs are the entire U.S.-based VMware Fusion and Workstation teams.
| Server-news Article Published January 23, 2016
PART 2: VMware Senior Vice President and CIO Bask Iyer describes market strategy for the world's largest virtualization software maker.
| Server-news Article Published January 21, 2016
PART 1: Bask Iyer leads VMware's global information and technology organization, managing critical technology systems that support its worldwide business operations.
| Server-trends Article Published January 19, 2016
Alex Polvi has a history of casting aspersions on the security of the Docker container ecosystem, and now his company is taking a giant step towards making container infrastructure more secure.
| Server-trends Article Published January 17, 2016
Containers may be stealing the headlines these days, but server virtualization software technology still dominates the data center. Check out ten virtualization vendors that deliver the best virtualization software solutions today.
| Server-trends Article Published January 13, 2016
VMware finds itself in a somewhat precarious and rather unexpected position as the proposed acquisition by Dell hasn't progressed quite as smoothly as hoped.
| Server-tutorials Article Published January 4, 2016
While you can use previous versions of Azure PowerShell cmdlets to interact with Azure resources, there are several key benefits offered in the new Azure PowerShell 1.0.
| Server-news Article Published December 22, 2015
New service pack update debuts with Portus project for Docker container registry management.