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 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.
| Server-trends Article Published December 16, 2015
While there are other container management platforms gaining attention, none currently offers everything ContainerX does. Will the startup be successful in its aim of becoming the vSphere of containers?
| Server-news Article Published December 14, 2015
The proposal to create a jointly owned cloud services business drew the ire of VMware investors worried it would further erode the company's stock.
| Server-tutorials Article Published December 8, 2015
While Microsoft has introduced a new way to manage Azure resources, there are several key reasons you might not want to utilize the Azure Resource Manager, at least not yet.
| Server-trends Article Published December 7, 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: Experts agree that security is paramount when it comes to containers. Yet how to properly secure containers is still a matter of some debate.
| Server-trends Article Published December 7, 2015
Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS, discusses what's wrong and what's right with the Open Container Initiative.
| Server-news Article Published December 4, 2015
CoreOS CTO details the roadmap for containers and why his company is still adamant about creating a standard for container application images.
| Server-news Article Published December 3, 2015
IDC and Gartner provide reason for continued optimism in the server market.
| Server-trends Article Published December 3, 2015
Docker and CoreOS may have shifted their containerization strategies in agreeing to work together on the Open Container Initiative, but does that mean the two rivals have suddenly become BFFs?
| Server-news Article Published December 2, 2015
Bare metal servers across New York, New Jersey and Chicago now use CoreOS to enable over 150 million messages a second.
| Server-tutorials Article Published December 1, 2015
The Microsoft Azure dev team has provided six PowerShell cmdlets that can be useful when working with Azure storage accounts from the command line.
| Server-trends Article Published November 23, 2015
In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, it's simply business as usual for VMware -- for the moment at least.
| Server-news Article Published November 22, 2015
Wondering how Hyper-V containers work in Microsoft's upcoming server software release? Intrepid administrators and developers can get an early look today.
| Server-news Article Published November 18, 2015
At Dockercon EU, the myriad ways that Docker is being used in this world and beyond were on display.
| Server-news Article Published November 17, 2015
VIDEO: Hewlett Packard Enterprise VP Omri Gazitt discusses DockerCon EU news and why containers are the path to platform-as-a-service (PaaS).
| Server-trends Article Published November 16, 2015
Docker Inc. founder Solomon Hykes explains how Docker container virtualization has become one of the hottest technologies on the planet.
| Server-trends Article Published October 30, 2015
Anything that fosters the development of Kubernetes is probably good news for the container community, and the fruits of collaboration are rapidly becoming evident.
| Server-trends Article Published October 26, 2015
While VMware already has a container solution in place, the company's hoping its longer-term solution will help if and when containerization becomes more important than virtualization.
| Server-news Article Published October 22, 2015
New approach is aimed to make it easier to install a cloud.
| Server-trends Article Published October 8, 2015
There's plenty of life left in public clouds, as the major public cloud providers are still going strong and have been busy coming out with some interesting new and cheaper offerings.
| Server-trends Article Published October 6, 2015
VMware has moved far beyond what it was when acquired by EMC in 2004, creating questions for VMware's future as well as that of EMC and the EMC Federation.
| Server-trends Article Published September 29, 2015
It's never been easier to get started with containers. You can roll your own using Docker sources or try a packaged offering from Microsoft or VMware.
| Server-trends Article Published September 24, 2015
While server virtualization certainly offers many great benefits, when it comes to security there are potentially expensive drawbacks to consider.
| Server-tutorials Article Published September 15, 2015
Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.
| Server-news Article Published September 11, 2015
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, discusses the need for private cloud and why virtualization alone is not enough.
| Server-news Article Published September 8, 2015
NEWS ANALYSIS: VMworld 2015 was, more than anything, the year of software-defined data centers, storage and containers.
| Server-trends Article Published September 4, 2015
Shuttleworth explains how the .deb packaging format remains in place, even in a world where Ubuntu is embracing Snappy.
| Server-trends Article Published September 3, 2015
Docker 1.8 arrives with key new features that show Docker in particular and the container landscape in general are getting more and more mature every month.