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What 23,000 Attendees Took Away From VMworld 2016

NEWS ANALYSIS: Perhaps the biggest news at the conference was that IBM Cloud became the first partner to use and help sell VMware's Cross-Cloud Architecture.


Tags: EMC, Virtualization Experience Infrastructure, Michael Dell, Dell, VMworld, Pat Gelsinger, VMware

VMware Expands Photon Platform for Cloud-Native Deployments

VMware's Photon Controller Linux operating system effort for containers has opened up for public consumption.


Tags: VMware, Linux, cloud computing, VMWare Connector, Photon Controller, cloud native, Photon, containers

VMware Previews Cross-Cloud Services at VMworld

VMware takes aim at helping organizations to manage policies and deployments across disparate cloud services.


Tags: Cross-Cloud, VMware, cloud computing, cloud services, containers, VMworld, data center

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: 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, container management, Open Container Initiative, VMware vSphere 6, Kubernetes, container security, CoreOS Linux, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, orchestration, Docker Containers, Google Kubernetes

VMware Enters the 'Tornado' Phase of Virtualization

VMware's second quarter 2016 results reveal how the company is moving beyond just vSphere.


Tags: earnings report, NSX, vSphere, storage virtualization, virtualization technology, virtualization, VSAN, OpenStack, cloud computing, VMware

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: orchestration, Docker Containers, Google Kubernetes, 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

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: orchestration, CoreOS, Google Kubernetes, 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, 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, Docker Containers

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

Red Hat Looking to Poach from VMware with RHEV 3.6 Release?

The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) puts VMware's customer base directly in its crosshairs.


Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, VMware, RHEV

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

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

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


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

VMware Earnings Indicate There's More Room for Growth

First-quarter net income was $161 million, down from $196 million a year ago. Total revenue was $1.6 billion, which was up 6 percent.


Tags: earnings report, Dell, EMC, VMware, Virtualization Management

Dell Adds to Hyperconverged Portfolio, Plans to Resell EMC Appliances

The new offerings and resale plans are the latest moves by a major systems OEM in an increasingly competitive part of the data center market.


Tags: VCE, data center infrastructure, Dell, EMC, VMware, hyperconverged infrastructure

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

The Problem with Private Clouds

Simple-to-implement private clouds don't come cheap (think VMware), and cheaper options aren't simple to implement (think OpenStack). Fortunately, ZeroStack has a solution for smaller enterprises.




Tags: OpenStack, public clouds, private clouds, VMware vCloud Air, ZeroStack, VMware, private cloud, Cloud, cloud computing, virtually speaking

IBM, VMware Team to Advance Hybrid Cloud Adoption

IBM's new VMware partnership makes it easier to create and deploy VMware-based clouds tapping into IBM's cloud infrastructure.


Tags: VMware, software-defined data center, SDDC, IBM InterConnect 2016

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

New VMware CIO Offers Insight Into Company's 2016 Plans

PART 2:  VMware Senior Vice President and CIO Bask Iyer describes market strategy for the world's largest virtualization software maker.


Tags: Data Center Management Software, Security Analytics, AirWatch MDM Agent, VMware, virtualization

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies for 2016

Containers may be stealing the headlines these days, but server virtualization software technology still dominates the data center. Check out ten virtualization vendors that deliver the best virtualization software solutions today.


Tags: Amazon, Google, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, Parallels, containers, Oracle, VMware vSphere, Huawei, VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, Citrix, Red Hat, Microsoft, virtualization

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

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

VMware Backs Out of Virtustream Joint Venture Deal With EMC

The proposal to create a jointly owned cloud services business drew the ire of VMware investors worried it would further erode the company's stock.


Tags: cloud services, Dell, IT management, VMware, EMC, data storage, Virtustream

How to Secure Containers Is Still Subject to Debate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Experts agree that security is paramount when it comes to containers. Yet how to properly secure containers is still a matter of some debate.


Tags: PCI DSS, Aptible, Amadeus, container security, CA Technologies, hypervisor, CoreOS, docker, VMware, virtualization, IBM, HIPAA

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

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, VMware vSphere 6, orchestration, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, container security, docker

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

A Tale of Two Containers

It's never been easier to get started with containers. You can roll your own using Docker sources or try a packaged offering from Microsoft or VMware.




Tags: docker, containerization, Project Photon, containers, Windows Server 2016, VMware, vSphere, Windows Server

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

VMworld 2015: Is VMware Trying to Do Too Much, Too Fast?

NEWS ANALYSIS: VMworld 2015 was, more than anything, the year of software-defined data centers, storage and containers.


Tags: VMworld, Data Center Management Software, Software-Defined Infrastructure, VMware

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: VMworld, server virtualization, VMware

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers Previewed at VMworld

VMware expands its hybrid cloud, OpenStack and container server virtualization solutions.


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

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

VMware Doubles Down on Docker Integration with Project Bonneville

VMware brings Docker deeper into ESX with newly announced AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville.


Tags: VMware ESX, docker, containers, VMware Docker, containerization, VMware

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

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

Docker Gets Serious About Security

Two months after Docker brings in new faces to lead security efforts, a new benchmark for securing Docker container deployments debuts.


Tags: container virtualization, Linux, VMware, Docker Engine, open source, Docker Inc.

CoreOS Advances Application Container Specification Effort

Apcera, Google, Red Hat and VMware are supporting CoreOS' application container specification effort, which extends the reach of containers beyond Docker.


Tags: docker, Google, VMware, CoreOS, containers, application container specifications, Apcera, Red Hat

Dell's PowerEdge R920 Is a Monster of a Server

Dell's high-end R920 server certainly sports the specs, but can it handle nearly any workload of any size without skipping a beat?


Tags: Windows Server, PowerEdge, server review, Windows Server 2012, Dell PowerEdge, datacenter, Dell, data center, servers, server hardware, VMware

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

VMware Launches Lightwave and Photon for Linux Containers

New container identity and access management technology debuts alongside new purpose-built container Linux operating system.


Tags: identity management, containerization, virtualization, VMware, Linux, containers, docker, access management

Docker, Boasting 'Amazing Traction,' Tops $150M in Funding

Docker's CEO explains why the open-source Docker container technology is taking off, and why he's raising more money.


Tags: IBM, VMware, Goldman Sachs, Docker Containers, application virtualization, Amazon, containers, Microsoft, open source, virtual machines

VMware vSphere 6.0 One-Ups the Competition

A variety of new features and enhancements make their debut in vSphere 6.0, most notably Virtual Volumes and vMotion capabilities. But are the additions enough to warrant an upgrade?




Tags: vMotion, hypervisor, VMware, VMware ESX Server, VMware vSphere 6, vSphere 6, Microsoft

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

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

Docker 1.5 Brings IPv6 Support to Containers

The first major milestone release from the open-source Docker project in 2015 debuts with new features that will pave the way for the year ahead.


Tags: Docker virtualization container, Red Hat, Microsoft, Amazon, open source, IBM, IPv4, IPv6, VMware

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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




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

VMware's New OneCloud Handles All Data Center Management

The high level from Feb. 2: VMware now provides one cloud for any app -- a single platform for private and public clouds.


Tags: Virtualization Management, VSAN, OneCloud, vCloud Air, VMware

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: VMware, data center, vSphere 6, VMware vSphere, server virtualization, 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: virtualization, VMware NSX, OpenStack, network virtualization, VMware, server virtualization, NSX, cloud computing, 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: OpenStack, cloud players, OpenStack Cloud, VMware, server virtualization, virtualization, EMC, HP, Eucalyptus

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

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

VCE Launches New Converged Server Platforms

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


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

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

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

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

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: cloud computing, virtualization, 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, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, server os, Microsoft, data centers, VMware, Windows XP

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

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, VMware, Windows Server, virtualization, data center, 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: server virtualization, servers, virtualization, Microsoft, VMware, Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere, hypervisor

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

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: stock market, VMware, hypervisor, server virtualization, VMware vSphere, Virtual SAN, virtualization, virtually speaking, AirWatch, 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: server virtualization, VMware, virtualization, Virtual SAN, SANsymphony-V, software-defined storage, DataCore, hypervisor

VMware Extends Cloud Desktop Horizon

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


Tags: Virtual Desktop Interface, cloud computing, VDI, 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, VMware, mobile device management, server virtualization, virtualization, EMC, servers, MDM

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

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

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, VMware, VMware vCloud Suite, cloud computing, earnings

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real

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


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

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

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


Tags: VMware, virtualization, Cloud, 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: CentOS, virtualization, Linux, VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft, Hyper-V

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

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