server virtualization Tag Index

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

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

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Open Container Initiative, container security, CoreOS Linux, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, Docker Containers, orchestration, CoreOS, docker, virtually speaking, containers, CoreOS Rocket, server virtualization

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Preemptible, Google Compute Engine, virtually speaking, server virtualization

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

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

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

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

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

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

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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

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

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: server virtualization, data center, VMware, virtualization, 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, OpenStack Cloud, NSX, VMware NSX, OpenStack, network virtualization, earnings report, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware

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

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, virtualization, VM, VMware, server virtualization, Virtualization Management

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

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, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, VM

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

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

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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

Tags: Docker virtualization, Linux, docker, LinuxCon, virtualization, server 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: VMware, KVM, Xen, virtually speaking, Docker virtualization, docker, virtualization, server 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, docker, Docker virtualization, virtual machine, VM, virtual machine management, KVM

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

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: server virtualization, virtualized, Virtualization Management, SMB, virtualization, 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: IBM, Cloud, Google, Amazon, cloud computing, server virtualization, hybrid cloud, public 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: app workload, virtually speaking, vmturbo, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, data center efficiency

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, Windows Server, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, VMware

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

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

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

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

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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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

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

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

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: virtualization, open source, server virtualization, server operating system, Unix, server os, FreeBSD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Xen, virtualization, open source, Xen Hypervisor, Xen 4.3, hypervisor, server virtualization

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: virtually speaking, Veeam, server virtualization, virtualized, backup, hypervisor

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

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

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

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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

Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, Cloud, virtualization cloud, virtualization, private cloud

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

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, cron, desktop virtualization, server virtualization, virtualization, Windows, cron job

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: MicroServer, servers, Servers & Services, virtualization, server virtualization

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

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