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

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

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


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

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

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, orchestration, Docker Containers, container security, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, unikernels

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, hypervisor, VMware, VMware vSphere, virtually speaking, hypervisors, virtualized infrastructure

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, VMware, VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, earnings report

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

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, virtually speaking, docker, orchestration, Docker Containers, CoreOS, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, ContainerX

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: virtualization, server virtualization, containers, virtually speaking, docker, orchestration, Docker Containers, CoreOS, container security, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, CoreOS Linux, CoreOS Rocket, 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: EMC, virtualization, Dell, server virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, containers, virtually speaking, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, VMware vSphere 6, vRealize

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

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

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

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

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

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, VMware, VMworld

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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


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

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

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


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

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: Microsoft, virtualization, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, VMware vSphere, virtually speaking, Microsoft 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: virtualization, SMB, virtualized, server virtualization, Virtualization Management, virtually speaking, 5Nine, virtualized IT environment

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

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

VMware Log Insight 2.0 Delivers Server Virtualization Visibility

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


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

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

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

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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

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


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

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, private cloud, 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: virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware, VMware vSphere, server tutorial, Microsoft Hyper-V

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

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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, servers, server virtualization, MicroServer

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

VMware CEO Aims for 90 Percent Server Virtualization

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


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

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