server virtualization Tag Index

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

Conquering Compliance and Security Challenges in Today's Data Center

In an ever-accelerating world of highly virtualized data centers, how can security and compliance possibly keep up?

Tags: AirWatch, MDM, mobile device management, VMware, server virtualization, servers, EMC, virtualization

HP Tops Slow-Growing Server Market in Q4 2013: Gartner

IBM, which is selling its x86 server unit to Lenovo, saw large declines in both server revenue and shipments, the analyst firm says.

Tags: IT infrastructure, server virtualization, servers, hyperscale, HP, Dell, Huawei, Fujitsu, Cisco Systems, Oracle, IBM

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

What's behind the server virtualization leviathan jumping into the mobile device management market?

Tags: server virtualization, servers, VMware, AirWatch, EMC, MDM, virtualization, mobile device management

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

Open Source FreeBSD 10 Takes on Virtualization

byhve debuts as the new FreeBSD virtualization hypervisor in the first major update for the server OS since early 2012.

Tags: open source, virtualization, Unix, server virtualization, FreeBSD, server os, server operating system

Recapping the World of Server Virtualization in 2013

The virtualization space has seen significant changes over the past twelve months, but one key factor remains the same as we turn our attention to what 2014 might bring.

Tags: Red Hat, cloud management, server virtualization, cloud computing, Microsoft, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, RHEV, virtualization, VMworld, VMware, KVM, virtually speaking, vSphere

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Brings the Goods, Softly but Surely

Red Hat's RHEL is quietly evolving into a powerful server virtualization offering, and the latest release has more to offer than ever before.

Tags: RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, server virtualization, virtually speaking, Red Hat 7, Red Hat, RHEL 6.5

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, SDN, VMware, virtualization, server virtualization, Hyper-V, Microsoft, vSphere

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

A Sunny Outlook for All in Microsoft and Oracle's Cloud Partnership?

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?

Tags: virtually speaking, public cloud, Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, VMware, Microsoft, server virtualization

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

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

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

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

XenServer 6.2 gets a new licensing model as Citrix tries to gain share.

Tags: Xen Hypervisor, Cloud, Citrix, XenServer, virtualization, Citrix XenServer, XenServers, open source, server virtualization

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

Panel discusses what's needed to help server virtualization succeed in the cloud era.

Tags: Cloud, virtualization cloud, private cloud, cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization

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

A Primer for Scheduling Cron Jobs in Linux

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.

Tags: desktop virtualization, cron job, virtualization, Windows, Linux, server virtualization, cron

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

Public cloud vendor sticks with Xen for server virtualization, still not thrilled about CloudStack.

Tags: Xen, OpenStack, CloudStack, virtualization, cloud computing, server virtualization, public cloud

Red Hat Taps Former Microsoft Exec as New Server Virtualization Chief

Radhesh Balakrishnan hired away from Microsoft to help spur Red Hat's role in virtualization and the cloud over the coming years.

Tags: Red Hat, Microsoft, server virtualization, virtualization, OpenStack, Cloud, RHEV, cloud computing, open source, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Cloning Virtual Domain Controllers in Windows Server 2012

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.

Tags: server tutorial, server virtualization, servers, mission-critical, Active Directory, virtualization

How to Run Virtual Desktops in Windows

Virtual desktops aren't the sole province of Linux and Unix users. Discover some of the better Windows virtual desktop solutions currently available.

Tags: desktop virtualization, server virtualization, virtualization, Windows, Linux

Virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers: General Best Practices

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.

Tags: server tutorial, Active Directory, virtualization, servers, server virtualization, mission-critical

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

Microservers: Up and Coming Solution or Cute Holiday Boutique Gift?

Microservers seem to be quite the rage in the server world these days, but are they really a serious solution that can be used as "real" servers?

Tags: virtualization, Servers & Services, server virtualization, MicroServer, servers

Tackling the 'Last Mile' of Workloads for Virtualization

A virtualization expert weighs in on how to effectively handle the mission-critical applications that tend to be the hardest to virtualize.

Tags: virtually speaking, SDN, virtual machine, VM, VMware, stratus, server virtualization, virtualization

VMware CEO Aims for 90 Percent Server Virtualization

VMware grows its 2012 revenues as it plots a course forward for 2013.

Tags: software-defined data center, SDDC, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, VMware

Survey: 51% of x86 Servers Now Virtualized

A new study from 451 Research reveals that a slim majority of x86 servers are now virtualized.

Tags: 451 Research, x86 servers, servers, virtualization, server virtualization, server, x86

Fedora 18 Linux Improves Installation and Virtualization

New installation experience complements enhanced server virtualization and cloud computing capabilities.

Tags: OpenStack, Fedora 18, Eucalyptus, cloud computing, server virtualization, Linux, Fedora

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

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

What the vTax's Demise Means for Server Virtualization

Is VMware's elimination of the hated "vTax" a sign that the company is changing its focus to where the real money is?

Tags: VMware, hybrid cloud, servers, virtualization, Cloud, server, server virtualization

Solid State Storage's Surging Impact on Server Virtualization

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?

Tags: NAND Flash, Solid State Storage, virtualization, server virtualization, servers

Solving Virtualized Storage Problems with Thin Provisioning

While server virtualization and cloud computing can lead to storage problems, many of these can be eased by the sensible use of thin provisioning.

Tags: Storage, thin provisioning, virtualization, server virtualization, cloud computing, Virtualization Management

Big Switch Relieves Virtual Machine Mobility Migraines

Big Switch Networks offers a solution that should make life a little easier for any company involved in server virtualization or cloud computing projects.

Tags: Big Switch Networks, virtually speaking, Nicira, virtualization, server virtualization, Cloud, virtual machine

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

New Version of Oracle VM Server for x86 Improves Storage Availability

Release 3.1 of Oracle VM Server for x86 offers enhanced ease of use for virtualization administrators and improves storage availability.

Tags: Oracle VM Server, Oracle VM, Virtualization Management, virtualization, server virtualization, Cloud, Oracle

Taking VMware vSphere 5 for a Spin

While VMware vSphere can already handle some of the most complex virtual machine configurations you can throw at it, version 5.0 brings even more flexibility to the HA and storage capabilities with an eye toward performance and scalability.

Tags: vsphere 5, VMware, Virtualization Management, server, VMware vSphere, virtualization, server virtualization, vSphere

VMware Source Code Leak Reveals Virtualization Security Concerns

Was VMware's recent security breach a bombshell or something barely worth raising an eyebrow about?  A security expert weighs in.

Tags: security, Security Breaches, server virtualization, virtualization, VMware

IT Managers Still Struggling with Server Virtualization Technology

New research indicates that nearly 90 percent of IT managers struggle with backing up data in virtualized environments.

Tags: data backup, server virtualization, Virtualized Server

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

HotLink's Latest VMware SuperVISOR

HotLink recently refreshed SuperVISOR, its VMware hypervisor management system, with an eye on making it easier to administer heterogeneous hypervisor environments from vCenter.

Tags: Virtualization Management, vCenter, server virtualization, VMware, hypervisor management

HotLink Channels Holistic Virtual Management With 'Platform Transformation'

Thanks to an abstraction trick, this young startup is enabling enterprises to manage multiple virtualization platforms from a single console.

Tags: Virtualization Management, server virtualization, VMware, vCenter

VDI Alternatives Prove Effective

Server-based computing is alive and well, delivering the benefits of centralized administration and data storage benefits of VDI, without the cost and maintenance of VDI.

Tags: VDI, server virtualization, data storage

ElasticHosts Flexible, Pay-as-You-Go Cloud Hosting

British firm seeks to spread its on-demand computing model to North America, touting cost and efficiency savings of virtual server offering.

Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, Cloud Hosting

Server Virtualization Management Gains Steam

Management suites for server virtualization platforms is an area that continues to heat up. Not only are there more choices, but more vendors are also offering more products.

Tags: server virtualization, Virtualization Management

Xangati Promotes Holistic Performance Management

Touting the unique challenges of managing performance in the virtualization era, company offers "cross-silo" tools to keep tabs on diverse virtual and physical assets.

Tags: server virtualization, virtualization

The Truth About RHEV

VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are the Big 3 of server virtualization and public cloud. It may soon be time to add Red Hat and rebrand them the Big 4, however. With more mission-critical Linux servers being virtualized, more servers are running RHEV, and cloud providers are not exempt from this trend.

Tags: VMware, cloud computing, Microsoft, Red Hat, server virtualization, red hat linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, RHEV, public cloud, cloud provider

Veeam Adds Hyper-V Infrastructure Support

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

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

VMware Takes Steps to Conquer Nascent Hybrid Cloud Market

VMware rules in the virtual data center and private cloud, but it's second runner up in the public cloud. With hybrid clouds  on their way to being the future of computing and a consistent infrastructure between enterprises and service providers critical to their success, is it any surprise VMware is taking steps to protect its virtual kingdom?

Tags: vCenter, private cloud, VMware, server virtualization, hybrid cloud, Microsoft, public cloud, Xen

VirtualSharp Seeks to Update Disaster Recovery for Virtualization Era

Two-year-old startup offers automated disaster recovery testing for virtual environments that promise stronger compliance with RTO, RPO.

Tags: disaster recovery, VMware, server virtualization, vSphere

VMTurbo Seeks to Put Virtualization on the Fast Track

VMTurbo, a workload management system for virtualized environments, seeks to simplify and streamline. It's first stop -- hooking into VMware vCenter.

Tags: vCenter, server virtualization, cloud computing, VMware

VMware Delivers Real Financial Results for Virtualization Business

VMware had a great year in 2011 and has big plans for growing its business in 2012.

Tags: VMware, server virtualization, earnings

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

Red Hat Turns to Linux for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3

After two years of forcing users to use Windows to manage virtualization, Red Hat is finally bringing its virtualization management tech to Linux.

Tags: server virtualization, Red Hat, KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, RHEV

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

InMage Looks to Unify Backup, Disaster Recovery

Data protection firm touts a unified approach for a variety of enterprise platforms, server and storage configurations.

Tags: Cloud Storage, cloud computing, backup, server virtualization, disaster recovery

Why the Ideal Virtual Infrastructure Is 'Boring Business as Usual'

Adopting virtualization technology  often leads companies to carry out security, backup and other day-to-day activities in new and different ways. This often adds unnecessary costs and complexity. Symantec's solution? Keep it simple.

Tags: server virtualization, cloud computing, security, Storage, Symantec

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: server virtualization, VMware, Hyper-V

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

HP Floats Raft of Cloud Computing Options

From hardware and software to partner programs to training HP has launched a trajectory to the cloud.

Tags: server virtualization, cloud computing, HP, Cloudsystem

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

The Battle for the Cloud Rumbles On

In the battle of the clouds, public cloud vs. private cloud vs. hybrid cloud, which model is best positioned to win?

Tags: public cloud, hybrid cloud, private cloud, virtual machine, cloud computing, server virtualization

Embotics Boasts Turnkey VM Management, Private Cloud

V-Commander product promises to help enterprises scale and manage virtual environments as well as support internal private clouds.

Tags: vSphere, VMware, server virtualization, Embotics

Survey Reveals Server Virtualization Has Gone Commodity

But has it? Veeam Software's last V-Index reveals price as the leading driver for enterprises switching up their virtual environments. Cost, however, is far from the only differentiator among virtualization offerings.

Tags: Citrix, server virtualization, Veeam, Microsoft, VMware, commoditization

Pivot3 Looks to Couple Virtual Servers, Networked Storage

Firm's software seeks to help demystify storage complexities for server admins.

Tags: server virtualization, virtual server, virtual storage, Pivot3, networked storage

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: server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, Microsoft

VMware, HP refresh Cloud Computing Offerings

VMware updates vCenter Operations Manager, and introduces new vFabric Application Management and IT Business Management suites, while HP introduced HP Technology Consulting Services to help customers blaze a path to the cloud.

Tags: VMware, server virtualization, virtualization, cloud computing, vFabric, HP, vCenter

Slogans vs. Substance--Finding Your Way Through the Cloud Computing Jungle

As enterprises embrace cloud computing, the vendors are turning up the noise, both in the features they provide and why they are vastly superior to their competitors.

Tags: Salesforce, VMware, Google Cloud Connect, public cloud, cloud computing, server virtualization

Citrix Aims for the Competition With XenServer 6

Citrix XenServer doesn't have a huge market share, but it's not without a significant presence and a loyal following. The feature set of the newly released XenServer 6 is sure to please them and win over some new fans.

Tags: server virtualization, Citrix XenServer

Build a Data Center Cloud Utopia With Cloupia

VMware's data center management tools too high for your organization. The out-of-the-box cloud management and automation solutions from Cloupia offer provisioning, dynamic resource allocation, discovery and monitoring, metering and chargeback, analytics, orchestration, a self-service catalog and more.

Tags: cloud management, server virtualization, cloud management tools, cloud computing, VMware

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, windows server 8, VMware, server virtualization, Microsoft

Open Virtualization Alliance Expands

Effort to grow KVM adoption now has more than 200 members.

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, KVM, open virtualization alliance

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

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