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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: virtualization, VMware, cloud computing, vSphere

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

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, VMware, VM, virtual machine, Hyper-V, virtualization

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: Nicira, VMware, hypervisor, virtualization, Microsoft, Pivotal, revenue, Virsto, virtually speaking, server 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: VMware, IT infrastructure, SDN, cloud computing, virtualization, Cisco, enterprise networking

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: VMware, NetApp, SDDC, software-defined storage, 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: data storage, IT infrastructure, servers, enterprise networking, IT management, virtualization, big data, cloud computing, Nicira, VMware

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

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: open source, Cloud, virtualization, VMware, OpenStack

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

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

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, IaaS, VMware vCloud Suite, Cloud, vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware

VMware Delivers Log Virtualization Insight

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


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

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, vcloud, vCloud Hybrid Service, virtual machines, data center, VMware, VM

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

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

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: hypervisor, Embotics, Hyper-V, V-Commander, VMware, virtually speaking, hypervisor management, vCloud Suite

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

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: hybrid cloud, virtualization, software-defined storage, cloud computing, VMware, OpenStack, 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 Infrastructure, PayPal, public cloud, cloud computing, private cloud, VMware, OpenStack

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

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

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: hotlink, virtually speaking, virtualization, cloud computing, VMware, VM, hypervisor, hybrid cloud, 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: OpenStack, Piston, hybrid cloud, cloud computing, VMware, open source, Cisco

Tackling the 'Last Mile' of Workloads for Virtualization

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


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

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, server virtualization, VMware, virtualization, data center

VMware Pumps $30 Million into Puppet

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


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

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

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

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

Red Hat Accelerates Open Source Virtualization in RHEV 3.1 Release

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


Tags: virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, Red Hat, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise 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: vSphere 5.1, vsphere 5, virtualization, VMware vSphere, cloud computing, 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: vcloud, vCloud Suite, VMware, Cloud, hybrid cloud, cloud computing, vSphere

VMware Earnings Grows as vRAM Is Removed

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


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

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

VMware vSphere Embraces OpenStack

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


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

VMware Automates Management for the Cloud

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


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

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

What the vTax's Demise Means for Server Virtualization

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


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

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

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 View, virtual desktop infrastructure, VDI, VMware

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: virtualization, EMC, 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: virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, Nicira, OpenStack, 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: server tutorial, VMware, virtualization, hypervisor, VM, Virtualization Management

Hyper-V 2012 Heats Up VMware vs. Microsoft Server Virtualization Showdown

The recent barbs traded between VMware and Microsoft can mean only one thing -- each sees the other as a real threat in the server virtualization and private cloud computing markets.


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

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

Managing Stubborn VMware VMs from the Command Line

Working in vCenter is great until the unthinkable happens -- you have a "stuck" VM. You can't do anything with it except use some command-line magic.


Tags: server tutorial, VMware, virtualization, Virtualization Management, vCenter, tutorial

VMware CTO: Server Vendors Love Virtualization

The software-defined data center is not a threat to server vendors.


Tags: VMware, Virtualization Management, virtualization, hypervisor, server hardware

Taking VMware vSphere 5 for a Spin

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


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

VMware Source Code Leak Reveals Virtualization Security Concerns

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


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

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager Supports VMware and Hyper-V

The latest release of the company's Virtualization Manager lets IT manage both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments in a  single view.


Tags: Solarwinds, IT management, virtualization, VMware, Hyper-V

VMware: OpenStack Is Immature

VMware's CEO emphasizes his company's strength in both private and public cloud infrastructure as revenues continue to grow.


Tags: hybrid cloud, VMware vSphere, public cloud, VMware, OpenStack, Rackspace, private cloud, Cloud

Veeam's Management Pack Catches the Free Bug

The company is currently giving away its Management Pack for free, but there's a catch of course -- three, in fact.


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

HotLink's Latest VMware SuperVISOR

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


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

HotLink Channels Holistic Virtual Management With 'Platform Transformation'

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


Tags: server virtualization, vCenter, Virtualization Management, VMware

8 Cloud Security Boosts From VMware

Cloud security, or lack there of, is increasingly proving to be a barrier to adoption and revenue for companies that sell public cloud services. VMware aims to remedy this by partnering with these eight top guns in the security market place.


Tags: cloud security, public cloud, VMware

The Truth About RHEV

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


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

Veeam Adds Hyper-V Infrastructure Support

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


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

Kaspersky Previews Anti-malware for VMware Environments

Security software provider secures virtual machines running Windows and hints at markets beyond VMware.


Tags: Kaspersky, VM, VMware, virtual machine, security, Kaspersky Labs