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VMware OpenStack Customers Growing Faster than the Overall Business

VMware reports 2014 revenue of $6.04 billion and has big plans to grow the business in 2015.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, earnings report, OpenStack, VMware NSX, NSX, OpenStack Cloud, 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, VMware, EMC, HP, server virtualization, virtualization, 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: virtual machines, VM security, virtually speaking, virtualization, VMware, Virtualization Management, server virtualization, VM

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, virtual machines, Docker virtualization, virtualization, VM security, server virtualization, 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: MDM, virtual machines, virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, VM, 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: VM security, virtualization, virtual machines, malware, VM, 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, MDM, AirWatch, virtualization, VMware, mobile device management, server virtualization, virtually speaking

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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


Tags: LinuxCon, Linux, Docker virtualization, virtualization, docker, 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: server virtualization, Xen, VMware, KVM, virtually speaking, Docker virtualization, docker, virtualization

Is KVM or Docker Faster for Server Virtualization?

A new report from IBM stacks up Linux container against KVM virtual machine performance.


Tags: virtual machine, KVM, docker, IBM, virtual machine management, VM, server virtualization, Docker virtualization

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

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, virtualized, Virtualization Management, virtually speaking, 5Nine, SMB, 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: virtually speaking, Cloud, Google, Amazon, IBM, server virtualization, SoftLayer, hybrid cloud, public cloud, cloud computing

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

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, hypervisor, Hyper-V, server virtualization, servers

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: VMware, server virtualization, virtually speaking, hypervisor, stock price, stock market, AirWatch, virtualization, VMware vSphere, 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: mobile device management, virtualization, VMware, servers, EMC, AirWatch, server virtualization, MDM

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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

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: Hyper-V, hypervisor, virtualization, server virtualization, Xen, VMware, KVM, 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: server os, open source, FreeBSD, virtualization, server virtualization, server operating system, Unix

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

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

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

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, Microsoft, Gartner, virtualization, hypervisor, server virtualization, Citrix, Red Hat, 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: virtualization, open source, server virtualization, hypervisor, Xen 4.3, Xen Hypervisor, Xen

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, server virtualization, backup, hypervisor, virtualized, Veeam

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

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


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

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, private cloud, server virtualization, 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 virtualization, servers, VMware, hypervisor, server tutorial, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, virtualization

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

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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


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

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, Microsoft, virtualization, Red Hat, server virtualization, RHEV, 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: Active Directory, mission-critical, server virtualization, virtualization, servers, server tutorial

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

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

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, server virtualization, Servers & Services, 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, SDN, virtually speaking, stratus, server virtualization, VMware, VM, virtual machine

VMware CEO Aims for 90 Percent Server Virtualization

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


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

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, server virtualization, servers, x86, x86 servers

Fedora 18 Linux Improves Installation and Virtualization

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


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

Top 10 Reasons Not to Virtualize

We take a break from the norm of extolling the virtues of virtualization to shed some light on those situations when it's important to just say no.


Tags: hypervisor, virtually speaking, server virtualization, virtualization, cloud computing

What's the Real Story on KVM Usage?

While some surveys peg hypervisor usage of Red Hat's KVM at a meager 0.5%, support for KVM from vendors tells a different story.


Tags: hypervisor, KVM, virtually speaking, Cloud, server virtualization, virtualization, Red Hat, servers, server

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, Cloud, server virtualization, virtualization, servers, server

Solid State Storage's Surging Impact on Server Virtualization

With NAND flash technology and SSD prices continuing to fall, server virtualization is set to reap the benefits.  Is it time to splash some cash on flash?


Tags: Solid State Storage, NAND Flash, server virtualization, servers, virtualization

Solving Virtualized Storage Problems with Thin Provisioning

While server virtualization and cloud computing can lead to storage problems, many of these can be eased by the sensible use of thin provisioning.


Tags: thin provisioning, Virtualization Management, server virtualization, cloud computing, virtualization, Storage

Big Switch Relieves Virtual Machine Mobility Migraines

Big Switch Networks offers a solution that should make life a little easier for any company involved in server virtualization or cloud computing projects.


Tags: virtual machine, Big Switch Networks, virtually speaking, Nicira, Cloud, virtualization, server virtualization

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

New Version of Oracle VM Server for x86 Improves Storage Availability

Release 3.1 of Oracle VM Server for x86 offers enhanced ease of use for virtualization administrators and improves storage availability.


Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, Cloud, Oracle VM, Virtualization Management, Oracle VM Server, Oracle

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

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

IT Managers Still Struggling with Server Virtualization Technology

New research indicates that nearly 90 percent of IT managers struggle with backing up data in virtualized environments.


Tags: data backup, server virtualization, Virtualized Server

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: cloud computing, Veeam, VMware, hypervisor, Hyper-V, public cloud, server virtualization, private 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: vCenter, Virtualization Management, VMware, server virtualization, hypervisor management

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, VMware, Virtualization Management

VDI Alternatives Prove Effective

Server-based computing is alive and well, delivering the benefits of centralized administration and data storage benefits of VDI, without the cost and maintenance of VDI.


Tags: data storage, server virtualization, VDI

ElasticHosts Flexible, Pay-as-You-Go Cloud Hosting

British firm seeks to spread its on-demand computing model to North America, touting cost and efficiency savings of virtual server offering.


Tags: cloud computing, server virtualization, Cloud Hosting

Server Virtualization Management Gains Steam

Management suites for server virtualization platforms is an area that continues to heat up. Not only are there more choices, but more vendors are also offering more products.


Tags: Virtualization Management, server virtualization

Xangati Promotes Holistic Performance Management

Touting the unique challenges of managing performance in the virtualization era, company offers "cross-silo" tools to keep tabs on diverse virtual and physical assets.


Tags: server virtualization, virtualization

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

Veeam Adds Hyper-V Infrastructure Support

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


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

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

VirtualSharp Seeks to Update Disaster Recovery for Virtualization Era

Two-year-old startup offers automated disaster recovery testing for virtual environments that promise stronger compliance with RTO, RPO.


Tags: disaster recovery, server virtualization, vSphere, VMware

VMTurbo Seeks to Put Virtualization on the Fast Track

VMTurbo, a workload management system for virtualized environments, seeks to simplify and streamline. It's first stop -- hooking into VMware vCenter.


Tags: VMware, vCenter, server virtualization, cloud computing

VMware Delivers Real Financial Results for Virtualization Business

VMware had a great year in 2011 and has big plans for growing its business in 2012.


Tags: VMware, server virtualization, earnings

Server Virtualization Buying Guide -- Red Hat

If Red Hat has its way,  the Big Three of virtualization will expand to be the Big Four. With RHEV 3, Red Hat may have taken a big step in that direction.


Tags: Buying Guide, KVM, hypervisor, RHEV, Red Hat, server virtualization

Red Hat Turns to Linux for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3

After two years of forcing users to use Windows to manage virtualization, Red Hat is finally bringing its virtualization management tech to Linux.


Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat, RHEV, server virtualization, KVM

Microsoft Solidifies Its Private Cloud Approach

The System Center 2012 release candidate makes a very clear statement: Microsoft is ready to seize the private cloud  market from VMware.


Tags: system center 2012, server virtualization, Microsoft, Hyper-V, Windows 8

InMage Looks to Unify Backup, Disaster Recovery

Data protection firm touts a unified approach for a variety of enterprise platforms, server and storage configurations.


Tags: backup, cloud computing, Cloud Storage, server virtualization, disaster recovery

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