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Docker Re-Imagines Server Virtualization [VIDEO]

Ben Golub, CEO of Docker, explains what containers are all about and why Docker 1.0 will be a big deal.


Tags: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, hypervisor, docker, Docker Containers, Docker 1.0

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

What Does VMware's Stock Price Say About the Company's Future?

VMware's current stock market data makes it pretty clear there are some lofty expectations for the company's future prospects. What's behind the optimism?


Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, stock market, AirWatch, VMware vSphere, stock price, virtually speaking, Virtual SAN

Virtualization Vendors Making Inroads on Storage Simplicity

Products like VMware's Virtual SAN and DataCore's SANsymphony -V are helping administrators manage storage in increasingly heterogeneous hypervisor-dominated data center environments.


Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, DataCore, software-defined storage, SANsymphony-V, Virtual SAN

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

HP Debuts OneView for Converged Systems Management

HP takes a new approach to managing converged infrastructure.


Tags: virtualization, HP, servers, hypervisor, converged systems, HP OneView, OneView

How Xen Virtualization Got Its Zen Back: LinuxCon

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?


Tags: open source, Linux, Amazon Web Services, virtualization, Citrix, hypervisor, Xen, Linux Foundation, LinuxCon

VMware Making Moves to Stay Ahead of Microsoft in Server Virtualization

With Microsoft closing in on VMware's market leadership in the server virtualization space, has VMware been nimble enough to maintain its lead?


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, revenue, Virsto, Nicira, virtually speaking, Pivotal

Taking Stock of the State of the Server Virtualization Market

The latest report from Gartner on the server virtualization infrastructure market reveals an interesting surprise or two.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Red Hat, Citrix, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, Gartner, virtually speaking

Open Source Xen 4.3 Advances Server Virtualization Security

Milestone marks the first release as a Linux Foundation Collaboration project, with new ARM and SDN capabilities.


Tags: open source, virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, Xen, Xen Hypervisor, Xen 4.3

Veeam Brings Backup Optimization to Virtualized Environments

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.


Tags: virtualized, server virtualization, hypervisor, backup, Veeam, virtually speaking

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

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

The Cloud Application Hypervisor Has Arrived

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.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, Cloud Storage, hypervisor, public cloud, hypervisor management, virtually speaking

Handling Heterogeneous Hypervisor Environments with HotLink's SuperVISOR

What's the dominant hypervisor today? While VMware may be the obvious answer, HotLink's CEO has a different take on the matter.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, private cloud, server virtualization, hypervisor, VM, VMware, hybrid cloud, virtually speaking, hotlink

Top 10 Reasons Not to Virtualize

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.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, virtually speaking

What's the Real Story on KVM Usage?

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.


Tags: Cloud, server, virtualization, Red Hat, servers, server virtualization, hypervisor, KVM, virtually speaking

Tweaking VMware's High Availability and Admission Control Policies

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.


Tags: virtualization, hypervisor, VM, VMware, Virtualization Management, server tutorial

Installing XenServer Tools on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 VMs

For better virtual machine performance and better management integration, install XenServer Tools. But for Microsoft's newest operating systems, there's a catch.


Tags: virtualization, Windows 8, Citrix, hypervisor, VM, XenServer, Windows Server 2012, Citrix XenServer

Virsto Seeks to Solve Storage Virtualization Challenges

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.


Tags: virtualization, storage virtualization, hypervisor, VDI, vSphere, Virsto

VMware CTO: Server Vendors Love Virtualization

The software-defined data center is not a threat to server vendors.


Tags: virtualization, server hardware, hypervisor, VMware, Virtualization Management

Phantom Virtualization Tap Supports Multiple Hypervisors

Net Optics extends support across Xen, Oracle VM, vSphere 5 and KVM.


Tags: hypervisor, Virtualization Management

Network Virtualization Poised for Primetime?

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


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

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

Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Red Hat

If Red Hat has its way,  the Big Three of virtualization will expand to be the Big Four. With RHEV 3, Red Hat may have taken a big step in that direction.


Tags: Red Hat, server virtualization, hypervisor, KVM, Buying Guide, RHEV

Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Xen Server

Citrix XenServer may not be the most advanced or robust server virtualization platform, but organizations with simple virtualization requirements or those looking for a supplementary virtualization solution will be more than satisfied with it.


Tags: open source, virtualization, Citrix, hypervisor, Xen, XenServer, Buying Guide, Cloud.com, Citrix XenServer

Predicting 2012 Server Virtualization Mega-trends

Predicting the future of a hot technology is never easy, but one CTO weighs in on what he anticipates will go on in the server virtualization market next year.


Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, vCenter

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: Microsoft, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor

Server Virtualization Buyer's Guide -- VMware

VMware reigns as leader of the server virtualization market, offering a product range spans from simple server consolidation for SMBs to data center automation and fully fledged cloud computing environments for enterprises and service providers.


Tags: virtualization technology, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, buyer's guide, vSphere, esxi, vCenter, vcloud, VMware ESX Server

Solarwinds Unveils New Server Virtualization Management Option

For large enterprises, choosing a management system typically parallels their choice of hypervisor vendor -- generally, VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat or Citrix. Smaller organizations aren't so lucky. Virtualization Manager from Solarwinds just may fill that gap.
Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, hypervisor, Virtualization Management, public cloud

Virtualization Management Systems Can't Keep Up

With the capabilities of virtualization technology now exceeding those of the management systems most enterprises use to control their IT environments, a new set of of complexities has arisen. A recent survey commissioned by Veeam Software provides insight on what has happened and the impact.
Tags: server virtualization, hypervisor, Virtualization Management, Veeam

Making Your Virtual Security Real

When it comes to beefing up the security of your virtualized IT environment, to whom are you going to turn?
Tags: security, virtualization technology, server virtualization, hypervisor, Security Advisory

Security: The Biggest Holdup to Cloud Computing

A lack of understanding of security risks is one of the key factors hampering cloud computing adoption. Find out the five most overlooked threats to the technology.
Tags: cloud computing, security, virtualization, cloud security, hypervisor

10 Server Predictions for '11

10 predictions based on server trends and server hardware evolution. How accurate will they be?
Tags: SSD, server hardware, hypervisor, OS, 2011

Virtualization Looms Large for Windows Server 2008, Fedora Updates

Virtualization and cloud were key components of two recent OS releases: Fedora Linux 14 and Windows Server 2008 SP1. Suddenly, the OS isn't such a dinosaur after all.
Tags: Fedora, server virtualization, hypervisor, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, desktop virtualization

Convirture Offers Hypervisor Management Tool

ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise edition adds role-based VM access control for admins.
Tags: hypervisor, KVM, Xen, hypervisor management

VMware Updates vSphere 4.1 for Massive Cloud Computing Scale

For a point release, vSphere 4.1 packs an awful lot of new features, functionality and improvements. And it's SMB friendly, to boot.
Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, vSphere

Wind River Virtualization Technologies Supports XP

The company says support for Microsoft Windows XP as a guest operating system for Wind River Hypervisor is now available.
Tags: virtualization technologies, Windows XP, hypervisor, guest operating system

Hypervisor Reach Contributes to Thinning of the OS

As the hypervisor transforms enterprise computing, operating systems are wasting away.
Tags: operating system, virtualization, hypervisor, application server

Citrix Previews Bare-Metal PC Hypervisor

Citrix Systems plans to preview its bare-metal desktop and laptop PC hypervisor and update XenServer.
Tags: Citrix, hypervisor, XenServer, bare-metal

Red Hat Drops Xen Hypervisor for KVM

Citrix CTO said he is unfazed by Red Hat's decision to drop the Xen hypervisor from its enterprise Linux software.
Tags: Red Hat, Citrix, hypervisor, KVM, Xen

Linux KVM for Virtualized Cloud Services

Will KVM will be the open source hypervisor of choice in the long term?
Tags: Linux, Cloud, hypervisor, KVM, open-source

A Speedier Open-source Xen Hypervisor

An update to the Xen hypervisor offers improvements to performance, memory usage and security.
Tags: applications, hypervisor, virtual machine, Xen, VHD

VMware, Citrix Behind on Bare-metal Hypervisors

Leading virtualization software vendors are behind in plans to ship bare-metal hypervisors for desktop PCs.
Tags: virtualization, virtualization technologies, Citrix, hypervisor, VMware

VMware Leads the Charge

The next step is integrated management that reflects the new way of doing things in the virtual world.
Tags: virtualization, private cloud, hypervisor, VMware, next-generation

Ten Virtualization Companies to Watch This year

These ten virtualization companies went from a virtualization punch line to heavy hitter in a very short time.
Tags: company, virtualization, hypervisor, trends

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager: Salvation or Achilles Heel

OS Roundup: Red Hat last week released its eagerly awaited Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager for Servers and the corresponding hypervisor. Exciting? Perhaps, but Red Hat users need not apply.
Tags: Windows, virtualization, Red Hat, hypervisor, KVM

Microsoft Claims Strong Lead for Hyper-V

Virtually Speaking: Microsoft claims a 24-point increase in Hyper-V penetration, but exactly what and how it's measuring is unclear. VMware, meanwhile, may be suiting up to grow its high-end base.
Tags: Microsoft, SMB, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware

IBM Enters Hypervisor Fray

Virtually Speaking: With POWER 7, Big Blue seeks to bridge the virtualization gap between x86 and the mainframe.
Tags: IBM, virtualization, hypervisor, POWER 7, Power processor

Citrix Offers Free Hyper-V Storage Management

The free version of Citrix's application is designed to simplify storage management in Microsoft-based virtual environments.
Tags: virtualization, Citrix, Hyper-V, hypervisor

VMworld: VMware Has a Lot Riding on Its Trade Show

Rivals Microsoft and Xen will be there, but VMworld is VMware's show, so you can expect the current virtualization leader to unveil its latest strategy.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware