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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

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

The open-source Xen project continues to prosper as a Linux Foundation collaboration project.


Tags: Linux, Oracle, cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, Xen, Linux Foundation, Xen Hypervisor, xen 4.4

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

How Xen Virtualization Got Its Zen Back: LinuxCon

The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor has undergone a transformation in recent years, revitalizing its community and generating new interest. How did it do it?


Tags: open source, Linux, Amazon Web Services, virtualization, Citrix, hypervisor, Xen, Linux Foundation, LinuxCon

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

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

2012: The Year VDI Transforms to IDV

VDI has yet to capture the mainstream, but Virtual Computer has a plan -- flip the technology around. It believes Intelligent Desktop Virtualization,  or IDV, carries many of the benefits of VDI with few  of the disadvantages. Will enterprises bite?


Tags: desktop virtualization, Xen, VDI

VMware Takes Steps to Conquer Nascent Hybrid Cloud Market

VMware rules in the virtual data center and private cloud, but it's second runner up in the public cloud. With hybrid clouds  on their way to being the future of computing and a consistent infrastructure between enterprises and service providers critical to their success, is it any surprise VMware is taking steps to protect its virtual kingdom?


Tags: Microsoft, private cloud, server virtualization, VMware, Xen, public cloud, hybrid cloud, vCenter

Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Xen Server

Citrix XenServer may not be the most advanced or robust server virtualization platform, but organizations with simple virtualization requirements or those looking for a supplementary virtualization solution will be more than satisfied with it.


Tags: open source, virtualization, Citrix, hypervisor, Xen, XenServer, Buying Guide, Cloud.com, Citrix XenServer

Server Virtualization: The Year in Review

Server virtualization continued to make inroads in 2011. From the Open Virtualization Alliance to the vSphere 5 hypervisor to the quarterly V-Index, here are the highs and lows.


Tags: Citrix, server virtualization, Hyper-V, KVM, VMware, Xen, VDI, vSphere, open virtualization alliance

Citrix CEO: We're Moving From the PC Era to the Cloud Era

Citrix CEO tells Interop why the cloud and the consumerization of IT changes everything.
Tags: cloud computing, Citrix, Interop, Xen, NetScaler

Convirture Offers Hypervisor Management Tool

ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise edition adds role-based VM access control for admins.
Tags: hypervisor, KVM, Xen, hypervisor management

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Updates Kernel, Virtualization

With all eyes on ISV compatibility, Novell breaks the mold and for the first time in years introduces a new Linux kernel as an update to its enterprise OS.
Tags: Linux, Red Hat, KVM, Xen, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

AppSense to Demo Cloud Virtualization Technologies

The Company plans to show virtualization technologies that easily integrate with Citrix and Microsoft solutions at Citrix Synergy 2010.
Tags: Cloud, virtualization technologies, Xen, Citris

Red Hat Drops Xen Hypervisor for KVM

Citrix CTO said he is unfazed by Red Hat's decision to drop the Xen hypervisor from its enterprise Linux software.
Tags: Red Hat, Citrix, hypervisor, KVM, Xen

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies

Virtualization technology is all the rage, but which product is right for your organization? Learn the 10 virtualization vendors that deliver the best software solutions.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization technologies, server virtualization, VMware, Xen

A Speedier Open-source Xen Hypervisor

An update to the Xen hypervisor offers improvements to performance, memory usage and security.
Tags: applications, hypervisor, virtual machine, Xen, VHD

Cirrus Announces Xen VM Hosting Plans

Cirrus Tech expands services in to the virtualized hosting market.
Tags: virtual machine, VM, Xen, hosting, virtual environment

Microsoft, Citrix Partner in Virtualization Technology Blitz

New virtualization technology offerings and marketing promotions help Microsoft and partner Citrix kick off a 100-city tour to convince customers that flexibility in virtualization is the winning strategy.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization technologies, Citrix, Xen

XenApp 6 Simplifies Data Center Virtualization Technologies

New enhancements to XenApp 6 will be available as an integrated feature of the company's desktop virtualization technologies.
Tags: virtualization technologies, Citrix, Xen, Server 2008, XenApp

Citrix, Novell Partner on Virtualization, Cloud Computing

The business software makers are teaming up to give enterprise customers more flexibility to manage their virtual infrastructures on multiple operating systems.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, Citrix, Novell, Xen

Who Is Developing KVM Linux Virtualization?

IBM, once a lead backer of the Xen open source hypervisor, reveals that it's fully in the KVM camp now.
Tags: IBM, virtualization, Red Hat, KVM, Xen

Citrix Looks Beyond VDI

Virtually Speaking: Within two years, 60 percent of all desktops will be virtualized, according to Gartner. Citrix has six avenues to make this possible.
Tags: virtualization, Citrix, virtual desktop, Xen, Gartner

All Eyes Return to the Virtual Desktop

Virtually Speaking: VMware is expressing renewed interest in the virtual desktop. Microsoft has arrived there, and Xen is increasing its presence.
Tags: virtualization, Citrix, VMware, desktop virtualization, Xen

KVM Aims for King of the Virtual Hill Status

If Red Hat is to be believed, its KVM virtualization technology is so advanced it will consign the Xen hypervisor to the technological scrap heap, altering the virtualization landscape completely.
Tags: virtualization, Red Hat, KVM, VMware, Xen

Will KVM KO Xen?

Virtually Speaking: As VMworld demonstrated, the fight for virtual domination is far from over. After the show came to a close, however, a new player entered the ring. The impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the virtual landscape has yet to be felt, but one thing is clear. Red Hat’s commitment to KVM means it’s in it for the long haul.
Tags: Red Hat, KVM, VMware, Xen, VMworld

VMworld, A One Horse Show?

Virtually Speaking: The competition is crying foul over VMware's exhibit hall policies, but there has been no shortage of news out of San Jose this week. Starting with VMware itself.
Tags: virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, VMworld

Virtualization Readies for the Second Half

Virtually Speaking: As 2009 hits the halfway mark, virtualization seems tied with Twitter in popularity. For virtualization, however, the business value is more clear.
Tags: Twitter, virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, Xen

Cloud Forecast for VMware and Xen

Virtually Speaking: Will be VMware be a big fish whose market share swallows Xen's, or is it more likely to jump the shark?
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, Xen, esxi

VMware, Xen Heat Up the Cloud

Virtually Speaking: VMware arrives in the cloud with vSphere, only to find Xen already there. Citrix's Simon Crosby weighs in on why the power of Xen should not be underestimated.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, VMware, Xen, vSphere

The 'Virtualization Wars' Heat Up

Virtually Speaking: Remember the Unix wars of 20 years ago? Brace yourself for the next big one: the virtualization wars.
Tags: virtualization, Citrix, Hyper-V, VMware, Xen

Citrix's Latest Bedazzler

Virtually Speaking: Citrix kicks off Synergy 2009 with a treasure trove of announcements aimed at both the virtual desktop and virtual server. A new version of Citrix Essentials and XenServer has hit the market, but the glam of Citrix Dazzle and Receiver is front and center.
Tags: virtualization, iPhone, Citrix, Hyper-V, Xen