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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, virtual machines, Virtualization Management, VM security, virtually speaking, VMware

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

VCE Launches New Converged Server Platforms

Joint venture for VMware, Cisco and EMC continues to grow and bear fruit.


Tags: networking, servers, VCE, vCenter, Cisco, VMware, converged systems, EMC

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, Safe Passage, MDM, AirWatch, virtually speaking, mobile device management

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: docker, virtually speaking, Xen, VMware, KVM, server virtualization, Docker virtualization, 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: virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtually speaking, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, server virtualization, VMware, Microsoft

VMware Continues Cloud and Network Virtualization Build-out

VMware reports second quarter revenue of $1.46 billion, touting the growth of its cloud products. 


Tags: virtualization, cloud computing, VMware

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

Lenovo's RD340 Is a Workhorse of a Server

Our latest server review takes the Lenovo RD340 for a spin by setting up a VMware Virtual SAN proof-of-concept cluster.


Tags: servers, Lenovo, VMware, VSAN, server review, Virtual SAN, cluster

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, VMware Log Insight, VMware, Windows Server, server virtualization

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

VMware Sees Continued Growth Opportunity in the Cloud

VMware reports first quarter fiscal 2014 revenue at $1.36 as Software Defined Data Center vision grows.


Tags: VMware, cloud computing, software defined data center, SDDC, Virtualization Management

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

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

VMware Extends Cloud Desktop Horizon

Horizon 6 launch takes direct aim at Citrix by enabling enterprises with new virtual desktop capabilities.


Tags: cloud computing, VMware, Virtual Desktop Interface, VDI

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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

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

VMware Grows as Cloud Services Market Set to Mature

VMware finishes 2013 on a high note as it aims for future growth.


Tags: cloud service, cloud computing, VMware vCloud Suite, VMware, earnings

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real

Red Hat's data center virtualization technology gets a technology infusion from OpenStack.


Tags: virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, vSphere, VMware, data center, Red Hat

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

VMware chief architect for networking talks network virtualization's history, outlook, and unexpected benefits.


Tags: virtualization, Cloud, VMware, SDN

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, Linux, Hyper-V, Microsoft, CentOS, VMware, virtualization

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

Taking VMware vSphere 5.5 for a Spin

Does the latest iteration of VMware's core offering deliver enough enhancements and new features to make it warrant a closer look?


Tags: VMware vCloud Suite, virtualization, server review, VMware, VMware vSphere

Pivotal Brings Cloud Foundry PaaS into Full Release

After years of development, Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service is now ready for mass consumption as part of Pivotal One.


Tags: OpenStack Cloud, Pivotal, Cloud Foundry, OpenStack, PaaS, VMware, EMC, Pivotal CF, Cloud

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

Red Hat Ramps Up Virtualization and Cloud Initiatives

Can Red Hat virtualization finally capitalize on new opportunities that will help it emerge from the enormous shadow cast by VMware, Microsoft and Citrix?


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

VMware Grows Earnings by Moving Beyond vSphere

While there is still room for growth in server virtualization, VMware sees its future in the cloud.


Tags: vSphere, VMware, virtualization, cloud computing

VMware Showcases Cloud Management Solutions at VMworld

The software virtualization company unveils a new cloud management offering and several updated products at its VMworld 2013 event in Barcelona.


Tags: VMware, vCenter, vSphere, VMworld, virtualization, cloud management, virtually speaking

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, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware

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

Let the Enterprise Networking Games Begin

The war for control of the enterprise network of tomorrow is about to begin, and when it does it's going to get dirty because it's a war no one can afford to lose.


Tags: enterprise networking, SDDC, Nicira, SDN, Software-Defined Networking, Enterprise Network, VMware NSX, VMware

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

Cisco CTO Warrior: Software-Only SDN Has ‘Limitations’

The Cisco executive’s comments reflect differences in approaches by Cisco and VMware after the virtualization vendor’s introduction of NSX.


Tags: enterprise networking, VMware, cloud computing, SDN, virtualization, Cisco, IT infrastructure

NetApp, VMware Collaborate on Software-Defined Data Center Vision

The companies continue their partnership in delivering on a shared commitment to create more efficient and cost-effective software-defined data centers.


Tags: software-defined storage, NetApp, VMware, SDDC, software-defined data center, vcloud, Data ONTAP, VMworld

VMware Builds Out Virtualization for Servers, Storage, Networking

The company’s NSX virtual networking offering pulls its own technology and that from Nicira into a single solution.


Tags: IT management, enterprise networking, virtualization, cloud computing, big data, Nicira, VMware, data storage, servers, IT infrastructure

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, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud computing, VMware, public cloud, server virtualization, Oracle

VMware's Love-Hate Relationship With OpenStack

VMware is one of the leading enterprise virtualization technology vendors, but where does it stand in relation to the open-source OpenStack cloud?


Tags: OpenStack, open source, virtualization, VMware, Cloud

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

Software-Defined Data Centers Now More Than Just a Virtual Reality?

With the topic of software-defined data centers front and center among CIOs, where do SDDCs currently stand and what can we expect from them in the near future?


Tags: software-defined, virtualization, Red Hat, Citrix, VMware, software-defined data center, SDDC, Software-Defined Infrastructure

Could VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service Arrive to a Tepid Response?

The reaction to the company's new IaaS cloud offering can essentially be summed up in a single word.


Tags: hybrid cloud, vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware, IaaS, Cloud, VMware vCloud Suite

VMware Delivers Log Virtualization Insight

Have you ever wondered what exactly is in the logs from your virtualized servers?


Tags: analytics tool, VMware, VMware vSphere, analytics, log files, vSphere

VMware at a Virtualization and Cloud Crossroads?

Could the cloud prove considerably less lucrative than initially imagined for VMware? And after years of having the server virtualization market virtually to itself, VMware is now facing serious competition there as well.


Tags: hybrid cloud, public cloud, VMware, VM, data center, vCloud Hybrid Service, virtual machines, vcloud

VMware Unveils Its vCloud Hybrid Service

The company's customers can now seamlessly migrate and integrate with the public cloud from their data centers.


Tags: virtual machines, VMware, VM, public cloud, vcloud, vCloud Hybrid Service, data center, hybrid cloud

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

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, virtually speaking, hypervisor, V-Commander, vCloud Suite, Hyper-V, hypervisor management, 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: VMware vSphere, VMware, hypervisor, Hyper-V, server virtualization, servers, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization, server tutorial

VMware Sees OpenStack as an Opportunity as Revenues Grow

VMware expects continued growth in 2013 as it goes after a $50 billion total addressable market opportunity.


Tags: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, VMware, software-defined storage, OpenStack, virtualization, software-defined data center

PayPal Picks OpenStack at VMware's Expense

What impact will PayPal's recent move to drop VMware have on the virtualization company's hopes of becoming a dominant player in cloud computing infrastructure?


Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, VMware, Cloud Infrastructure, public cloud, OpenStack, PayPal

VMware Closing In on Vision for Software-Defined Data Center

In less than a year VMware has spent over a billion dollars acquiring the missing parts needed to turn its software-defined data center vision into a reality.


Tags: virtualization, VMware, Virsto, SDDC, software-defined data center, Nicira, virtually speaking

VCE Advances Integrated Server Vision

The Cisco/EMC/VMware joint venture puts out new data center system bundles and introduces a management paradigm for systems management.


Tags: VCE, servers, VMware, Cisco, data center, EMC

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

Piston Cloud Raises $12.5 Million for OpenStack Cloud Tech

Open source OpenStack cloud vendor gets a little help from Cisco in a new round of funding.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cisco, Piston, hybrid cloud, OpenStack, VMware

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

VMware CEO Aims for 90 Percent Server Virtualization

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


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

VMware Pumps $30 Million into Puppet

VMware makes strategic investment in open source-based configuration management technology - what does it all mean?


Tags: virtualization, EMC, Nicira, Puppet Labs, software-defined data center, VMware

VMware's Moves Signal a Shift in Server Virtualization for 2013

Three key actions from VMware punctuate the changes in the server virtualization ecosphere over the last twelve months, but what exactly do they mean for the future?


Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, VM, VMware, Pivotal Initiative, Software-Defined Networking, SDN, Nicira, virtually speaking

Why the Pivotal Initiative Spinoff Makes Sound Sense

VMware and EMC are taking both a back-to-basics and a forward-looking approach in committing key technologies and resources to the Pivotal Initiative.


Tags: virtualization, EMC, virtual machine, Pivotal Initiative, virtually speaking, Software-Defined Networking, SDN, VMware

Creating Custom Virtual Networks for VMware Player

Our latest tutorial reveals how you can use VMware Player's Virtual Network Editor to create custom virtual adapters and then assign them to VMs.


Tags: VMware, VMware Player, Virtual Network, server tutorial, VM, virtualization

Red Hat Accelerates Open Source Virtualization in RHEV 3.1 Release

Linux vendor takes aim at VMware with upcoming virtualization platform update.


Tags: VMware vSphere, VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat, RHEV, virtualization

vSphere 5.1: A Worthy Upgrade Admins Will Love

Managing a large number of VMs and all the associated networking and storage is no small feat, but new features in vSphere 5.1 make it possible to accomplish that job from literally anywhere you can connect to the network.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, vSphere 5.1, VMware vSphere, vsphere 5, VMware

VMware Seeking Total Cloud Domination?

Like the infamous villains in James Bond flicks, VMware would very much like to rule the world -- the cloud world in this case.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, VMware, vCloud Suite, hybrid cloud, vcloud, vSphere

VMware Earnings Grows as vRAM Is Removed

VMware executives explain how the new licensing changes for vSphere 5 are being favorably received.


Tags: Software-Defined Networking, VMware, software-defined data center, earnings, virtualization

How to Fix a VMware Player Bridged Network

Having difficulties when trying to set a network adapter on a VMware Player machine in Bridged mode?  Our latest tutorial reveals a solution for the bridged network issue.


Tags: VMware, VMware Player, network adapter, server tutorial, servers

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

VMware CTO Steve Herrod tells OpenStack that he want to join the party.


Tags: open source, cloud computing, Cloud, OpenStack Summit, VMware vSphere, OpenStack, VMware

VMware Automates Management for the Cloud

The company's latest vCloud Suite update provides new automation capabilities.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, cloud virtualization, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Suite, VMware

Can OpenStack Overcome Its Cloudy Climate?

Will political in-fighting and dissent over open and closed cloud platform alternatives prevent cloud providers from helping make the cloud enterprise a reality?


Tags: open source, Cloud, OpenStack, VMware, Cloud Providers

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

VMware Eliminates vRAM Pricing for vSphere with 5.1 Update

VMware's new CEO backtracks on last year's vSphere pricing change as new virtualization solutions debut at VMworld.


Tags: virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, VMworld, Virtualization Management

VMware View 5.1: Relieving Potential Pain from VDI Projects

The latest version of VMware View debuts with new functionality to improve the overall user experience, but are the enhancements enough to warrant an upgrade for your environment?


Tags: VMware, VMware View, virtual desktop infrastructure, VDI

What's Behind VMware Changing Out Its Highly Successful CEO?

VMware has enjoyed record growth and innovation during Paul Maritz's time as CEO, so why exactly is EMC's Pat Gelsinger set to take over on September 1st?


Tags: EMC, virtualization, VMware

VMware Snaps Up Nicira in Virtualization Acquisition

The virtualization firm shows just how serious it is about the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) market, spending $1.2 billion to acquire Nicira.


Tags: Software-Defined Networking, OpenStack, virtualization, Nicira, VMware

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, server tutorial, VMware, Virtualization Management, VM

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

VMware's Vision for the Software-Defined Data Center

Just how realistic is VMware's endgame of a data center where everything is virtualized and controlled via software?


Tags: virtualization, data center, VMware, Nicira, virtualization software, virtually speaking, software-defined data center, Virtualization Management