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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

Eight Big Benefits of Software-Defined Networking

Cloud service providers that want to ensure customers can move their virtualized workloads without requiring much planning can certainly benefit from Software-Defined Networking (SDN).


Tags: cloud service provider, Software-Defined Networking, SDN, virtualization, virtualized, cloud computing, Cloud, server tutorial

Docker Not the Only Container Option in 2015

The containerization scene is reminiscent of the server virtualization world five or six years ago. And when a good thing comes along, everyone -- including Microsoft sooner or later -- wants to get involved.


Tags: docker, Docker 1.0, containerization, virtualization, container virtualization, open source, Docker 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

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

Docker 1.3.3 provides security updates although Red Hat doesn't consider the issues serious.


Tags: docker, privilege escalation bug, container virtualization, virtualization, Red Hat, open source, security vulnerabilities, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux Container Adoption Set to Grow Rapidly

Linux Foundation's 2014 end user report shows continued growth of Linux servers in the cloud, though concerns over skilled staffing remain.


Tags: Linux servers, Docker Containers, virtualization, Linux Foundation, Linux, containers

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, Virtualization Management, server virtualization, VM, VMware

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

Configuring 802.1X Server Settings for Apple Devices

Learn how to pre-configure 802.1X and other network settings on Mac OS X and iOS devices for increased security and better user friendliness.


Tags: Mac OS X, virtualization, servers, network settings, Radius, UEFI, server os, IOS, virtual machine, server tutorial, server operating system, VMs, 802.1x

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

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

Docker Founder Details His Plan to Secure Virtualization

VIDEO: Solomon Hykes explains what's coming next in the open-source Docker container virtualization project.


Tags: open source, virtualization, Docker Containers

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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


Tags: docker, server virtualization, Docker virtualization, virtualization, Linux, LinuxCon

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, virtually speaking, Docker virtualization, docker, Xen, virtualization, KVM, server 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: VMware, Hyper-V, virtually speaking, Microsoft Hyper-V, server virtualization, Microsoft, virtualization, VMware vSphere

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, SMB, virtualized IT environment, 5Nine

VMware Continues Cloud and Network Virtualization Build-out

VMware reports second quarter revenue of $1.46 billion, touting the growth of its cloud products. 


Tags: VMware, cloud computing, virtualization

Gaining Free Access to Microsoft and Windows Server Platforms

Want to try Windows Server or its development tools on the cheap? Fortunately, numerous free or inexpensive options are available -- if you know where to look.




Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, server os, Windows Azure platform, server operating system, Microsoft, development tools, server tutorial, Windows Server

Enabling UEFI on Virtual Machines

UEFI support may be becoming more and more popular, but it can still be problematic to enable on VMs. Discover how to implement UEFI on several leading VM platforms.


Tags: virtualization, virtual machine, server os, VMs, server tutorial, UEFI, server operating system

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, server virtualization, data center, vmturbo, virtually speaking, virtualization

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: AirWatch, stock market, VMware, server virtualization, virtually speaking, virtualization, VMware vSphere, stock price, hypervisor, 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: VMware, server virtualization, software-defined storage, hypervisor, DataCore, Virtual SAN, virtualization, SANsymphony-V

Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Overview and Q&A

Discover how Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization can enable hosting providers to host customer virtual machines without requiring any changes to the physical network topology.


Tags: virtual machines, virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V, hosting, network virtualization, VM, server tutorial, hosting services

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

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

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


Tags: Xen Hypervisor, Cloud, cloud computing, Linux, virtualization, Xen, xen 4.4, Linux Foundation, 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: VMware, mobile device management, MDM, virtualization, EMC, servers, server virtualization, AirWatch

Moving On from MCSA Windows Server 2012

Once you've mastered the MCSA Windows Server 2012 qualification, discover some of the options available for building on that newfound knowledge.


Tags: MCSA, Windows Server, virtualization, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, server tutorial, data center

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real

Red Hat's data center virtualization technology gets a technology infusion from OpenStack.


Tags: OpenStack, virtualization, data center, Red Hat, vSphere, VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

VMware chief architect for networking talks network virtualization's history, outlook, and unexpected benefits.


Tags: Cloud, virtualization, 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: Microsoft, virtualization, VMware, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Hyper-V, Linux

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

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, VMware vSphere, VMware, virtualization, server review

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Set to Include Docker Container Virtualization

VIDEO: Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat, talks about the next major release of Red Hat's flagship Linux operating system.


Tags: RHEL 7, IaaS, docker, PaaS, virtualization, Linux, Red Hat, platform as a service, Infrastructure as a Service

HP Advances Its ConvergedSystems Portfolio

New servers debut as HP's AppSystem solutions evolve, including a new Moonshot-powered system for the delivery of hosted desktops.


Tags: AppSystem, virtualization, Moonshot, servers, HP

HotLink's Metamorphosis into Cloud Bursting and DRaaS Solutions

Hotlink may have started out as a vendor of multi-hypervisor management systems, but now the startup is providing the vital glue needed to build more complex cloud bursting and disaster recovery solutions.


Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, cloud management, disaster recovery, virtually speaking, hotlink, Hotlink Hybrid Express

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Delivers Precision Timing

Red Hat's new enterprise Linux release debuts with new security, virtualization and time-keeping features.


Tags: Network Timing Protocol, Precision Timing Protocol, RHEL 6.5, security, precision timing, Red Hat, virtualization, Linux, Enterprise

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, VMware, VM, virtual machine, Hyper-V, Windows Server 2012, virtualization, 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: virtualization, VMware, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, cloud computing, cloud management, virtually speaking, KVM, Red Hat, RHEV

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: cloud computing, vSphere, virtualization, VMware

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

Lenovo Aims New ThinkServers at Cloud, Virtualization

The new RD540 and RD640 will be armed with Intel's new Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors and will come with new capabilities, like an extra PCIe slot.


Tags: Lenovo, servers, management software, data storage, enterprise networking, IT infrastructure, cloud computing, virtualization

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: virtual machine, VM, Hyper-V, Microsoft, VMware, 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: Hyper-V, server virtualization, virtualization, vSphere, SDN, Software-Defined Networking, VMware, Microsoft

HP Debuts OneView for Converged Systems Management

HP takes a new approach to managing converged infrastructure.


Tags: HP OneView, servers, hypervisor, HP, OneView, virtualization, converged systems

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

What Will Drive the Data Center of the Future?

The VMware User Group president shares valuable insight on how automation and convergence can help enterprises optimize virtualization in their data centers.


Tags: SDDC, virtualization, software-defined data centers, Virtualization Management, data centers

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

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: IT infrastructure, cloud computing, VMware, Cisco, SDN, virtualization, enterprise networking

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: VMware, servers, IT management, virtualization, cloud computing, data storage, Nicira, big data, enterprise networking, IT infrastructure

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, OpenStack, virtualization, Cloud, VMware

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, server virtualization, virtually speaking, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Gartner, hypervisor

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

IBM Sheds Light on Software-Defined Environments Strategy

Big Blue is looking to create a more cohesive 'software-defined everything' world, largely by centering on OpenStack.


Tags: virtualization, IBM, Big Blue, software-defined, Software-Defined Networking, Software-Defined Infrastructure, software-defined data center

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

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

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


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

Dell Sets the Stage for Hyper-V's Return to OpenStack

Once tech non grata, Microsoft's virtualization platform is making a comeback thanks to Dell.


Tags: OpenStack, Hyper-V, private cloud, Dell, cloud computing, virtualization, public cloud, Microsoft, Hyper-V Cloud

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

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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


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

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

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: virtualization, cloud computing, software-defined storage, software-defined data center, OpenStack, hybrid cloud, VMware

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, Windows, Linux, server virtualization, cron job

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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


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

Cisco Expands UCS Servers for Microsoft

Cisco fast tracks support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization under Windows Server 2012.


Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, UCS, Cisco

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

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

The Cloud Application Hypervisor Has Arrived

You've heard of a hypervisor, and you've probably heard of a storage hypervisor. But here's a new one to add to the virtualization lexicon.


Tags: public cloud, hypervisor management, hypervisor, virtually speaking, virtualization, Cloud, cloud computing, Cloud Storage

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

Who Offers the Best Public Cloud Storage System?

A recent report from Nasuni ranks public cloud storage providers, but a closer look at one of their top picks highlights the pros and the cons of cloud storage right now.


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, virtually speaking, public cloud, Nasuni, Cloud Storage

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