server virtualization 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

The True Titan of the Virtualized Server and Cloud Infrastructure Sector

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.

Tags: Amazon, virtualization, Cloud Infrastructure, VMware, Virtualized Server, Cloud, Dell, virtualized servers, server virtualization, server virtualization market

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

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

While revenues may be up this year, fewer new software licenses are being issued.

Tags: servers, server virtualization, Cloud, virtualization, containers, VMware, hyperconverged infrastructure

Rancher's Container Management Solution Comes to Market

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.

Tags: virtually speaking, containers, container management, RancherOS, containerization, virtualization, Docker Containers, server virtualization, orchestration, docker, Rancher, Rancher Labs

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

Unikernels Highlight How Docker Is Much More than Just Containers

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.

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, containers, virtually speaking, docker, unikernels, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, container security, orchestration

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

VMware Trims Staff as It Enters Fiscal 2016

Among the layoffs are the entire U.S.-based VMware Fusion and Workstation teams.

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, earnings report, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware

Dell Acquisition Clouding VMware's Future Prospects

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.

Tags: virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, vRealize, virtually speaking, docker, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, VMware vSphere 6, containers

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

The OCI Signals a Change in Containerization Strategy

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?

Tags: orchestration, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, CoreOS Linux, container security, server virtualization, CoreOS Rocket, containers, virtually speaking, docker, CoreOS, virtualization, Open Container Initiative

VMware Takes the Wraps Off vRealize Automation and vRealize Business

In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, it's simply business as usual for VMware -- for the moment at least.

Tags: vRealize, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, VMware vSphere 6, VMware vSphere, VMware, virtually speaking, virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, containers

VMware Covering Its Container Bases for Both the Short and Long Term

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.

Tags: orchestration, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, container security, VMware vSphere 6, VMware, containers, virtually speaking, docker, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware vSphere

Containers Not Dealing a Death Blow to Public Clouds Anytime Soon

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.

Tags: docker, containerization, Cloud, Microsoft, virtualization, containers, server virtualization, public clouds, public cloud, orchestration, virtually speaking, Docker Containers

The Future of the EMC Federation

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.

Tags: virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, containers, virtually speaking, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, EMC Federation, VMware vSphere 6

When Virtualized Infrastructure Comes at an Added Cost

While server virtualization certainly offers many great benefits, when it comes to security there are potentially expensive drawbacks to consider.

Tags: security, container security, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, Docker Containers, containers, VMware, server virtualization, virtualization, virtually speaking

Docker's DCT Delivers Digital Signing for Security

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.

Tags: Docker 1.8, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, Docker Containers, container security, virtually speaking, docker, containers, server virtualization

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Gives VMworld 5 Imperatives for Success

Server virtualization is just the beginning as VMware's top exec outlines what it will take to succeed in the new digital economy.

Tags: server virtualization, VMworld, VMware

Securing Containers without the Need for Virtualization Technology

Triton's cloud platforms offer intriguing tech that can run containers on bare metal servers with a high degree of application isolation -- and without using virtualization technology.

Tags: server virtualization, Triton, virtualization, containerization, CoreOS, orchestration, container security, virtually speaking, virtualized infrastructure, containers, docker

VMware Hints at Potential Evolution for Container Strategy

Could VMware abandon its stance that containers are better when used together with virtual machines, and instead develop its own standalone container management system?

Tags: server virtualization, virtualization, CoreOS, docker, virtually speaking, containers, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere 6, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, VMware, orchestration

Twistlock Emerges to Strengthen the Security of Containers

While security remains a potential cause for concern to container users, companies like Twistlock have started stepping in to address the containerization security conundrum.

Tags: virtually speaking, VMware, docker, containers, Twistlock, container security, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, server virtualization

Google's Preemptible Offers Virtual Machine-for-Hire Service on the Cheap

Willing to sacrifice reliability to save some cash when it comes to server virtualization? Google's Compute Engine Preemptible service may -- or may not -- be your best bet.

Tags: virtually speaking, server virtualization, virtualization, Google, Google Compute Engine, Preemptible

VMware Looking to Capitalize on the Containerization Opportunity

The server virtualization company has been taking the initial key steps in ensuring its customers can use containers safely within the embrace of the VMware ecosystem.

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, docker, virtually speaking, containers, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere 6, CoreOS Linux, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, CoreOS, orchestration

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

What's Behind VMware's Better Together Support for Containerization?

While VMware's endorsement of containerization could be a case of keeping its friends close but its enemies closer, there's also potential for real symbiosis behind the surprising strategy.

Tags: containers, virtually speaking, docker, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere 6, CoreOS Linux, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, VMware, CoreOS, orchestration

Docker on a Spending Spree to Strengthen Security and Orchestration

What began as a "simple" application, containerization is evolving to incorporate management, orchestration, networking, clouds and then... who knows?

Tags: server virtualization, containerization, virtualization, containers, docker, orchestration, virtually speaking

Solving the Virtualized Infrastructure Monitoring and Documenting Dilemma

Effectively monitoring and documenting your virtualized infrastructure is often a daunting idea for most SMEs, but Reporting-as-a-Service tools like Xtravirt's SONAR can help tremendously.

Tags: Reporting-as-a-Service, virtualized infrastructure, virtually speaking, virtualization, server virtualization

VMware Sets the Stage for Server Virtualization in 2015

VMware started the year off with a bang, announcing a clever set of new products and features to go along with the much-anticipated vSphere 6 debut.

Tags: VMware, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware vSphere 6, VMware vSphere, virtually speaking

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

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

Server virtualization technology gets a massive update with more than 650 new features.

Tags: docker, VMware vSphere, VMware vSphere 6, vSphere 6, VMware, server virtualization, virtualization

VMware vSphere 6 Coming Soon to a Data Center Near You

Come February 2, all the secrets of vSphere 6 will finally be revealed. What exactly can we expect from the first major new release of vSphere in more than three years?

Tags: vSphere 6, virtualization, data center, VMware vSphere, VMware, server virtualization

VMware OpenStack Customers Growing Faster than Overall Business

VMware reports 2014 revenue of $6.04 billion and has big plans to grow the business in 2015.

Tags: earnings report, server virtualization, virtualization, OpenStack, OpenStack Cloud, VMware, network virtualization, VMware NSX, cloud computing, NSX

Server Heavyweights Splashing the Cash in Scooping Up Smaller Cloud Players

Are the latest round of acquisitions in the cloud space a clear sign that OpenStack has become a force to be reckoned with?

Tags: cloud players, OpenStack Cloud, Eucalyptus, OpenStack, virtualization, EMC, HP, server virtualization, VMware

VMware in the Midst of a Virtualization Technology Management Makeover

VMware is seeking to stand out from the competition by re-styling itself, complete with a whole new suite of management products to tempt customers.

Tags: virtual machines, Virtualization Management, VM security, virtualization, VM, VMware, server virtualization, virtually speaking

What's With All the Docker Love?

If you're into server virtualization tech, Docker is your friend, partly because you it plays nicely with your existing virtualization infrastructure.

Tags: docker, server virtualization, virtual machines, Docker virtualization, virtualization, VM security, virtually speaking

VMware Exploring New Frontiers of Innovation?

It's time to take a closer look at the big takeaway from VMware coming out of VMworld 2014.

Tags: MDM, virtual machines, virtually speaking, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, VM

Malware Evolves with Virtual Machines in Mind

With new strains of malware emerging that target virtual machines, it's more important than ever to properly protect your VMs running in enterprise data centers, private clouds or public clouds.

Tags: VM security, virtualization, virtually speaking, virtual machines, malware, VM, server virtualization

VMware Seeks to Provide Customers Safe Passage to Its MDM Solutions

How exactly has AirWatch been enhanced since being acquired by VMware earlier this year, and how does VMware's new "Safe Passage" tie into the company's strategy?

Tags: virtually speaking, Safe Passage, MDM, virtualization, VMware, mobile device management, server virtualization, AirWatch

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

In a LinuxCon keynote, Solomon Hykes talks about the present and future of Docker.

Tags: LinuxCon, server virtualization, Docker virtualization, Linux, docker, virtualization

The Benefits of Docker vs. Server Virtualization

While containerization may not be a substitute for full-blown hypervisor-based server virtualization, it does offer a number of key benefits.

Tags: virtually speaking, server virtualization, Docker virtualization, KVM, virtualization, Xen, docker, VMware

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.

Tags: Docker virtualization, docker, KVM, server virtualization, virtual machine management, VM, virtual machine, IBM

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

Virtual Machine Management on the Cheap for SMBs

With many SMBs becoming deeply involved in server virtualization, there's a growing need for simplified tools to manage their virtualized infrastructure.

Tags: virtualized, SMB, Virtualization Management, 5Nine, virtualized IT environment, server virtualization, virtualization, virtually speaking

Public Cloud Options Beyond the Obvious

While companies like Amazon and Google seem to get all the attention when it comes to talk about public and hybrid clouds, there are plenty of other viable options as well.

Tags: virtually speaking, Cloud, Google, Amazon, cloud computing, server virtualization, IBM, hybrid cloud, SoftLayer, public cloud

Four Keys to Optimizing Data Center Efficiency and App Workload Performance

Can software-driven control really increase server virtualization infrastructure efficiency by as much as 40%, and if so, how?

Tags: virtually speaking, vmturbo, data center efficiency, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, app workload

VMware Log Insight 2.0 Delivers Server Virtualization Visibility

VMware updates its log visibility tool with improved connectivity for Windows Servers.

Tags: VMware Log Insight, Windows Server, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, VMware

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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

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

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

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

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

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: virtually speaking, server virtualization, Red Hat, RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat 7, 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, vSphere, virtualization, VMware, server virtualization, Microsoft, Hyper-V

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

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

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

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, Xen, hypervisor, Xen 4.3, Xen Hypervisor

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: XenServers, Cloud, Citrix, XenServer, Xen Hypervisor, virtualization, Citrix XenServer, 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 computing, virtualization, server virtualization, Cloud, private cloud, virtualization cloud

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

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

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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

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

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

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, virtualization, Active Directory, servers, server virtualization, mission-critical

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: server virtualization, desktop 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, server virtualization, servers, mission-critical

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