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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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

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

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, VMware vSphere, server virtualization, data center, vSphere 6, 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: cloud computing, VMware, earnings report, OpenStack Cloud, NSX, VMware NSX, OpenStack, virtualization, server virtualization, network virtualization

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

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

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

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, VMware, virtualization, MDM, AirWatch, server virtualization, mobile device management

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: KVM, VMware, virtually speaking, Docker virtualization, docker, Xen, 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: docker, IBM, server virtualization, Docker virtualization, KVM, virtual machine, virtual machine management, VM

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, VMware, Hyper-V, virtually speaking, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft, VMware vSphere, server 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: virtualization, server virtualization, Virtualization Management, virtualized, virtually speaking, SMB, 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: SoftLayer, hybrid cloud, Cloud, Google, Amazon, cloud computing, server virtualization, public cloud, virtually speaking, IBM

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: data center efficiency, app workload, virtually speaking, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, vmturbo

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, virtualization, data center, server virtualization, Windows Server

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: docker, servers, Docker 1.0, virtualization, hypervisor, server virtualization, Docker Containers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Unix, server os, FreeBSD, server operating system, server 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: KVM, Red Hat, cloud management, cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, RHEV, vSphere, VMworld, VMware, virtually speaking, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, server virtualization

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

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

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

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

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

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, open source, Cloud, XenServer, Citrix XenServer, Xen Hypervisor, Citrix, XenServers

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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

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

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

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: desktop virtualization, cron job, virtualization, Windows, Linux, server virtualization, cron

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, server virtualization, VMware, SDN, virtually speaking, stratus

VMware CEO Aims for 90 Percent Server Virtualization

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

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

Survey: 51% of x86 Servers Now Virtualized

A new study from 451 Research reveals that a slim majority of x86 servers are now virtualized.

Tags: 451 Research, server virtualization, virtualization, server, servers, x86, x86 servers

Fedora 18 Linux Improves Installation and Virtualization

New installation experience complements enhanced server virtualization and cloud computing capabilities.

Tags: Fedora 18, OpenStack, Eucalyptus, cloud computing, Fedora, Linux, server virtualization

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