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Hyper-V Tag Index

ContainerX Continues to Evolve at Lightning Speed

2016 is shaping up to be the year that many innovative new container management platforms enter General Availability, ContainerX included.


Tags: containerization, Google Kubernetes, CoreOS Linux, container security, Kubernetes, VMware vSphere 6, Open Container Initiative, container management, CoreOS Rocket, Reporting-as-a-Service, ContainerX, vRealize, Twistlock, Docker Security Scanning, virtualization, Dell, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, public cloud, VMware vSphere, Apple, security, Triton, containers, virtually speaking, public clouds, docker, CoreOS, orchestration, Docker Containers, virtualized infrastructure

Docker Debuts Swarm Mode and More at DockerCon

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.


Tags: containerization, virtualized infrastructure, CoreOS Linux, container security, Kubernetes, Docker 1.8, VMware vSphere 6, Open Container Initiative, CoreOS Rocket, Reporting-as-a-Service, vRealize, Twistlock, Docker Security Scanning, Docker Swarm Mode, cloud computing, Google, Cloud, Microsoft, virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, public cloud, VMware vSphere, Apple, security, Triton, containers, virtually speaking, public clouds, docker, CoreOS, orchestration, Docker Containers, Google Kubernetes

Container Security Stepping Up to the Plate

The recent launch of Docker Security Scanning is just the latest sign that the security ecosystem around containers is getting stronger by the week.


Tags: containerization, Google Kubernetes, CoreOS Linux, container security, Kubernetes, Docker 1.8, VMware vSphere 6, Open Container Initiative, CoreOS Rocket, Reporting-as-a-Service, vRealize, Twistlock, Docker Security Scanning, cloud computing, Google, Cloud, Microsoft, virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, public cloud, VMware vSphere, Apple, security, Triton, containers, virtually speaking, public clouds, docker, CoreOS, orchestration, Docker Containers, virtualized infrastructure

Managing and Monitoring Office 365 Licenses Assigned to Office 365 Users

Our latest Server Tutorial reveals several useful Office 365 PowerShell commands for efficiently obtaining license information as well as monitoring and managing Office 365 licenses and services.


Tags: Windows Server 2016, Virtual Network, Active Directory Infrastructure, Office 365, Security Essentials, Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, Active Directory, Virtual Network Computing, VNET, Azure, best practices, Windows Azure, Linux Distributions, Hyper-V, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Linux Integration Services, virtual machine management, Microsoft Windows Azure, server tutorial

Harnessing the Power of the Get-MSolUser PowerShell Cmdlet

Microsoft Office 365 features PowerShell cmdlets that can dramatically reduce the time it takes to perform admin tasks via the Office 365 Admin Center. Discover how the Get-MsolUser PowerShell cmdlet can provide greater flexibility in managing Office 365 Windows Azure Active Directory instances.


Tags: Virtual Network, Linux Integration Services, Active Directory Infrastructure, Security Essentials, Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, Active Directory, Virtual Network Computing, best practices, Windows Azure, virtual machine management, Hyper-V, Azure, Office 365, Windows Server 2016, VNET, server tutorial, Linux Distributions, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Microsoft Windows Azure

Docker Turns Three, Celebrates with Mac and Windows Launches

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.


Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, container management, virtually speaking, hypervisor, docker, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V, orchestration, Microsoft, Docker Containers, Docker Datacenter, Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere 6, EMC, VMware, Docker 1.8, vRealize, hypervisors, Cloud, containerization, containers

Creating Users in Office 365 the PowerShell Way

PowerShell presents an efficient way to interact with Microsoft Office 365 resources. While you can create users with Office Admin Center, you can also use PowerShell cmdlets to quickly create users.


Tags: PowerShell, Active Directory, Linux Distributions, Windows Azure, virtual machine management, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Active Directory Infrastructure, Hyper-V, Microsoft Windows Azure, Office 365, Azure, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016

Installing and Activating Hyper-V Linux Integration Services

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.




Tags: Hyper-V, Ubuntu, integration services, Hyper-V Integration Services, Ubuntu Linux, Linux Integration Services, Linux Distributions

VMware Shifting Focus in Preparation for Life Under Dell

Just how different will server virtualization pioneer VMware look in the aftermath of Dell becoming its new master?




Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, vRealize, VMware vSphere 6, VMware vCloud Air, virtualized infrastructure, hypervisors, Virtual SAN, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere, VMware, hypervisor, Hyper-V, server virtualization, Dell, virtualization, EMC

Docker Goes Native for Windows and Mac

Docker Inc. moves away from relying on VirtualBox to take an operating system approach for containers, embracing Apple Xhyve and Microsoft Hyper-V.


Tags: Linux, Windows, Mac, Hyper-V, virtualbox, Docker Containers, Xhyve, Unikernel Systems

Going In-Depth with and Getting Ready for Windows Server 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.


Tags: Microsoft, Hyper-V, Windows Server, server os, system administrator, containers, server operating system, Nano Server, Windows Server 2016

Streamlining Admin Tasks with SCVMM PowerShell Commands

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.






Tags: POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Server Administrator, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2016, servers, System Center, virtual machine, PowerShell, server tutorial, NIC, Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows

Comparing Virtualization and Hypervisor Tech Across Vendors

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.




Tags: hypervisors, virtualized infrastructure, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere, virtualization, hypervisor, server virtualization, Hyper-V, Microsoft, VMware

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies for 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.


Tags: containerization, virtualization, Parallels, containers, Huawei, VMware vSphere, Oracle, VMware, KVM, Red Hat, Citrix, Hyper-V, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, virtualized infrastructure

Installing and Using Microsoft Azure PowerShell Version 1.0

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.


Tags: Windows Server 2016, Windows, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, server tutorial, NIC, Windows Server 2012, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, virtual machine, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012 R2

The New Kid on the Container Management Block

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?


Tags: containerization, virtualized infrastructure, ContainerX, docker, CoreOS, orchestration, virtualization, containers, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere, VMware, server virtualization, Hyper-V, Docker Containers

Azure: Opting for ARM or the Classic Way of Doing Things?

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.


Tags: PowerShell, virtual machine, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, Windows, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 2012, NIC, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, guest operating system, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Azure

Hyper-V, PowerShell Top IT Pros' Windows Server 2016 Wish List

Container support is nice, but most IT pros are looking forward to Hyper-V virtualization updates and new PowerShell capabilities.

 


Tags: PowerShell, Hyper-V, container, Spiceworks, Docker Containers, Window Server 2016, VM, virtual machine, virtualization

Manipulating Azure Storage Accounts Using Storage PowerShell cmdlets

The Microsoft Azure dev team has provided six PowerShell cmdlets that can be useful when working with Azure storage accounts from the command line.


Tags: Windows Server 2016, Windows, Windows Server 2012 R2, Server Administrator, guest operating system, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Azure, PowerShell, virtual machine, Azure, System Center, servers, Hyper-V, server tutorial

Microsoft Previews Hyper-V Containers for Windows Server 2016

Wondering how Hyper-V containers work in Microsoft's upcoming server software release? Intrepid administrators and developers can get an early look today.


Tags: Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V containers, Systems Center 2016, containers, Hyper-V, Microsoft

An Azure Lexicon for Working with Virtual Machines in Microsoft Azure

Creating and using Azure virtual machines in the public cloud involves knowing and understanding a variety of defined Azure terms and components.


Tags: POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows Server 2012 R2, NIC, Microsoft Azure, System Center, Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, Azure, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, guest operating system, servers, Windows, virtual machine, Server Administrator, server tutorial, Hyper-V

Creating Azure Virtual Machines Quickly and Painlessly

There are several ways to create an Azure Virtual Machine, and the best option will likely depend on your role and expertise.


Tags: Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, Windows, servers, System Center, Azure, virtual machine, PowerShell, Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 2012, NIC, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, guest operating system, Server Administrator

Tips and Considerations When Creating Virtual Machines in Azure

At first glance, it might seem easy to set up a virtual machine in Microsoft Azure, but there are several important considerations to keep in mind before creating a VM in Azure.


Tags: Server Administrator, servers, System Center, Azure, Hyper-V, Windows, virtual machine, server tutorial, Microsoft Azure, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

The End of the Road for Windows Server 2003 and 2008

With mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 R2 coming to an end, it's a great time to make the leap to Windows Server 2012 R2 and reap the benefit of all its new Hyper-V enhancements.


Tags: Windows, servers, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008, server tutorial, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Administrator

Move-VM, Move-VMStorage and Compare-VM PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V

Discover the power behind three valuable PowerShell cmdlets available to Hyper-V server admins.


Tags: Hyper-V, System Center, servers, Windows, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012 R2, Server Administrator, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows Server 2012, PowerShell

Key Considerations for WSUS 6.2 on Windows Server 2012 R2

Get up to speed with our handy list of tips and tricks for painlessly installing and operating a Windows Server Update Services server.


Tags: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, Windows Server Update Services, wsus, servers, NIC, Server Administrator, Hyper-V, Windows

Balancing Out the Hype and Harm for VMware

VMware is entering a crucial point in its relatively short history, and how it responds will likely shape the company's ability to survive in the future as an independent operation.








Tags: VMware vSphere 6, virtualized infrastructure, virtualization, Microsoft, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, VMware vSphere, virtually speaking

Key Deployment Considerations when Working with SCVMM 2012 R2

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help efficiently manage your virtualization infrastructure, make sure to brush up on these core details before installing it in a production environment.


Tags: server tutorial, System Center, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, servers, Hyper-V, Windows, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Configuring NIC Teaming for Virtual Machines with Hyper-V 3.0

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.


Tags: servers, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows, NIC, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V

Interesting Times Ahead in the Server Virtualization World

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.


Tags: server virtualization, Apple, virtualization, EMC, Hyper-V, virtually speaking, Microsoft, VMware

Cheatsheet for Supported Guest OSes on Hyper-V 2012 R2

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.


Tags: Windows Server 2012, Windows, Hyper-V, servers, server tutorial, guest operating system, Windows Server 2012 R2

When Hyper-V External Virtual Network Switches Disrupt Network Connectivity

Creating an external virtual network switch changes the packet flow on the Hyper-V host, which can potentially create connectivity problems.






Tags: Virtual Network Computing, virtual machine management, virtual network switch, network switches, Virtual Network, Hyper-V, server tutorial

Checking Active Directory Replication Using PowerShell

Discover six useful PowerShell cmdlets offered through Windows Server 2012 for checking and troubleshooting Active Directory replication status.








Tags: Microsoft Windows Azure, virtual machine management, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, PowerShell, Active Directory, best practices, Virtual Network, server tutorial, Hyper-V

Choosing the Best Deployment Method for Implementing Hyper-V Network Virtualization

Learn when to use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and when to use PowerShell cmdlets for deploying Microsoft HNV.






Tags: POWERSHELL CMDLETS, virtual machine management, Hyper-V, PowerShell, Windows Azure, Microsoft Windows Azure, Virtual Network, server tutorial, Virtual Network Computing, best practices

Azure Virtual Network Primer: Overview and Q&A for IT Pros

Discover how you can create your own virtual lab in the cloud by connecting several Microsoft Azure virtual machines using an Azure Virtual Network.


Tags: server tutorial, Virtual Network, Microsoft Windows Azure, VNET, Azure, best practices, Virtual Network Computing, Hyper-V, Windows Azure

Microsoft in Fighting Form vs. VMware

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft, virtually speaking, virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, server virtualization

Microsoft to Pull Windows Server 2003 Support Next Year

Microsoft warns data center operators that hanging onto the long-lived server OS is potentially endangering their IT infrastructures.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Microsoft, server os, data centers, Windows Server 2012, VMware

15 Core Hyper-V Security Best Practices

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, best practices, Security Essentials

Microsoft Looking to Lure Customers Away from VMware

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.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, virtually speaking, server virtualization, VMware vSphere, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, servers

Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Overview and Q&A

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.


Tags: virtualization, Hyper-V, VM, network virtualization, hosting services, server tutorial, virtual machines, Microsoft Hyper-V, hosting

Hyper-V Replica Resynchronization Process

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, servers, server os, Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, server operating system, Windows Server 2012

Moving On from MCSA Windows Server 2012

Once you've mastered the MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification, discover some of the options available for building on that newfound knowledge.


Tags: Windows Server, MCSA, server tutorial, virtualization, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, data center

ConVirt Looks to Converge Hypervisor Management

If you're just dipping your toes in the waters of hypervisor heterogeneity, finding a solution for your multi-hypervisor management needs may be easier than anticipated.


Tags: server virtualization, KVM, hypervisor, Hyper-V, virtualization, virtually speaking, hypervisor management, ConVirt Enterprise, convirt, Xen, VMware

Working with NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012

Discover a network adapter-independent protocol from Microsoft that facilitates NIC teaming for virtual machines on Windows Server 2012.


Tags: VM, NIC, virtual machine, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft, Hyper-V

Microsoft Releases Linux Integration Services 3.5 for Hyper-V

The software giant continues to court Linux-based workloads with a new driver package that enables support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and 5.6.


Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, VMware, Hyper-V, virtualization, Microsoft, CentOS, Linux

Troubleshooting Generic and Known Error Messages in Hyper-V Replica

Our latest server tutorial details how to troubleshoot generic error messages in Hyper-V Replica as well as what you should do when a known error message occurs.


Tags: Hyper-V, error message, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

Checking Hyper-V Replication Health Using PowerShell Cmdlets

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.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, PowerShell, Hyper-V, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows Server 2012, VM, VMware, virtual machine

Understanding Hyper-V VSP/VSC and VMBUS Design

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.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, VMware, virtual machine, VM, Hyper-V

Addressing the Virtualization Disconnect

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?


Tags: Software-Defined Networking, VMware, SDN, Hyper-V, virtualization, Microsoft, server virtualization, vSphere

Harnessing the Power of Hyper-V Network Virtual Switches

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.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012 R2, virtual machines, server tutorial, virtual machine, VM

Hyper-V 2012 R2: Pros and Cons of Generation 1 vs. Generation 2 VMs

With Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 introducing support for two generations of virtual machines, we look at when and why you might want to select one VM generation over the other.


Tags: Hyper-V, virtual machine, Windows Server 2012 R2, server tutorial, virtual machines, VM

Working with Windows PowerShell and Hyper-V Modules

Discover how Windows PowerShell and the built-in PowerShell cmdlets that ship with Hyper-V can help automate a variety of server admin tasks on Hyper-V virtual machines.


Tags: PowerShell, Hyper-V, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Windows Server, server tutorial, Windows Server 2012

Dell Sets the Stage for Hyper-V's Return to OpenStack

Once tech non grata, Microsoft's virtualization platform is making a comeback thanks to Dell.


Tags: OpenStack, Hyper-V Cloud, public cloud, private cloud, Dell, Hyper-V, virtualization, cloud computing, Microsoft

How to Convert a Physical Computer to a Virtual Machine

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.


Tags: virtual machine, virtual machines, server tutorial, VMware, VHD, Hyper-V, Microsoft, virtualization, VM

Embotics Manages to Meld VMware and Hyper-V Hypervisor Use

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.


Tags: Embotics, hypervisor management, V-Commander, vCloud Suite, virtually speaking, hypervisor, Hyper-V, VMware

Hyper-V and VMware vSphere Architectures: Pros and Cons

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.


Tags: servers, hypervisor, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization, server virtualization, server tutorial, VMware, VMware vSphere, Hyper-V

Cisco Expands UCS Servers for Microsoft

Cisco fast tracks support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization under Windows Server 2012.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Windows Server 2012, Cisco, UCS, Hyper-V

How to Use Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

Discover how to create and implement a cost-effective disaster recovery solution with Windows Server 2012's Hyper-V Replica virtual technology.


Tags: Microsoft, server, virtualization, Hyper-V, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012, disaster recovery, Windows Server, servers

Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2012 RTM

Windows Server 2012 will be hitting OEMs in August, launching in retail come September.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, server os, Windows Server

Hyper-V 2012 Heats Up VMware vs. Microsoft Server Virtualization Showdown

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.


Tags: server virtualization, Microsoft, server, virtualization, virtually speaking, private cloud, VMware vSphere, VMware, Hyper-V

Network Virtualization Poised for Primetime?

Significant signs are starting to emerge that network virtualization is a technology whose time is about to arrive.


Tags: public cloud, hypervisor, Hyper-V, private cloud, virtualization, Cloud, Hyper-V Cloud, hybrid cloud, network virtualization

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Supports VMware and Hyper-V

The latest release of the company's Virtualization Manager lets IT manage both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments in a  single view.


Tags: Hyper-V, VMware, Solarwinds, IT management, virtualization

Veeam's Management Pack Catches the Free Bug

The company is currently giving away its Management Pack for free, but there's a catch of course -- three, in fact.


Tags: cloud computing, Veeam, hypervisor, VMware, Hyper-V, Hyper-V Cloud, server virtualization, private cloud, public cloud

Windows 8 Server Beta First Look

Last month, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Server Beta. We walk through the many changes and new functionality it has added since the Developer Preview last year.


Tags: Hyper-V, Windows 8 Server, Windows

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 8 Beta

Supercharged Hyper-V and improved storage management are among the many carrots Microsoft is dangling in front of systems administrators.


Tags: windows server 8, Hyper-V, Microsoft, IIS

Veeam Adds Hyper-V Infrastructure Support

The virtual infrastructure management company doubles down on Veeam One hypervisor options.


Tags: Veeam, Hyper-V, VMware, server virtualization

Microsoft Solidifies Its Private Cloud Approach

The System Center 2012 release candidate makes a very clear statement: Microsoft is ready to seize the private cloud  market from VMware.


Tags: system center 2012, Microsoft, Windows 8, server virtualization, Hyper-V

The Beginning of the End of the Server Virtualization Landscape as We Know It

2012 just might be the year the sun gets a chance to set on VMware's empire of server virtualization hegemony.


Tags: Hyper-V, VMware, server virtualization

Server Virtualization: The Year in Review

Server virtualization continued to make inroads in 2011. From the Open Virtualization Alliance to the vSphere 5 hypervisor to the quarterly V-Index, here are the highs and lows.


Tags: Hyper-V, VMware, server virtualization, open virtualization alliance, KVM, vSphere, VDI, Xen, Citrix

Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Hyper-V

Hyper-V may not be today's virtualization market leader, but don't count on it to play second fiddle forever.  The virtualization platform is catching up fast, and its low price point makes it an increasingly easier sell.


Tags: Hyper-V, hypervisor, server virtualization, Microsoft

Hyper-V 3--Microsoft's Virtualization Platform Grows Up

Microsoft tends to get things right with version 3 of its products, and with Hyper-V 3, this looks to be the case once again. When Server 8 comes out, Microsoft will have a serious server virtualization platform on its hands that will do everything most companies need.


Tags: Hyper-V, Microsoft, VMware, windows server 8, server virtualization

Server Virtualization Pricing: Apples to Oranges to Pears

When it comes to server virtualization pricing, it seems each vendor has chosen a different fruit. How do you compare pricing when structures vary from per-server or per-processor, or are based on VM usage, bundled guest OS licenses or combinations of all of these?


Tags: Red Hat, Microsoft, Citrix XenServer, vSphere, VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, server virtualization

Workstation Virtualization Goes Mainstream With Windows 8

With the release Windows 8, end users will be mere mouse clicks away from launching Hyper-V-based virtual machines.


Tags: workstation, virtualization technology, Hyper-V, Windows 8

Microsoft or VMware -- Who's Really Stuck in the IT Past?

Microsoft knocks VMware's virtualization strategy. Some of it rings true but it doesn't seem to matter. Is this a sign of Microsoft becoming less relevant?


Tags: Hyper-V, server virtualization, vmotions, virtualization, Microsoft, VMware

How Much Will That vSphere Deployment Really Cost You?

Per-CPU socket pricing, vRAM entitlements and pooling -- with VMware's latest pricing schema, figuring out the costs of virtualization is trickier than ever.
Tags: server virtualization, Hyper-V, vSphere, VMware

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