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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: virtualization, MDM, server virtualization, virtually speaking, VM, virtual machines, VMware

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

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, VM security, virtualization, virtual machines, malware, virtually speaking, server 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: virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, Safe Passage, MDM, AirWatch, virtually speaking, 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, Docker Containers, virtualization

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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


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

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: Xen, VMware, KVM, server virtualization, Docker virtualization, virtualization, docker, virtually speaking

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, Microsoft, virtually speaking, Hyper-V, server virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, 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: 5Nine, server virtualization, virtualized, virtually speaking, SMB, virtualization, virtualized IT environment, Virtualization Management

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: virtualization, cloud computing, VMware

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

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

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

VMware Log Insight 2.0 Delivers Server Virtualization Visibility

VMware updates its log visibility tool with improved connectivity for Windows Servers.


Tags: virtualization, data center, VMware Log Insight, VMware, Windows Server, server virtualization

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

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

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

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

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

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

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

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


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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

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

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: Xen, ConVirt Enterprise, KVM, hypervisor, Hyper-V, server virtualization, virtualization, VMware, convirt, virtually speaking, 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: server operating system, Unix, server os, virtualization, open source, FreeBSD, server virtualization

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real

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


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

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

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


Tags: Cloud, SDN, VMware, virtualization

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

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

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: virtualization, VMware vCloud Suite, VMware vSphere, server review, VMware

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

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: virtualization, Moonshot, AppSystem, HP, servers

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

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

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: virtualization, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, Microsoft, Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, VMware, VM, virtual machine, Hyper-V

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: cloud management, Red Hat, RHEV, VMware, KVM, virtually speaking, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtualization, cloud computing

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

VMware Closing In on Vision for Software-Defined Data Center

In less than a year VMware has spent over a billion dollars acquiring the missing parts needed to turn its software-defined data center vision into a reality.


Tags: Nicira, virtually speaking, virtualization, SDDC, VMware, Virsto, software-defined data center

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, server tutorial, mission-critical, server virtualization, servers, 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: VM, cloud computing, VMware, hypervisor, private cloud, hotlink, server virtualization, virtualization, virtually speaking, hybrid cloud

How to Use Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

Discover how to create and implement a cost-effective disaster recovery solution with Windows Server 2012's Hyper-V Replica virtual technology.


Tags: virtualization, server, Microsoft, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server, disaster recovery, Hyper-V, servers

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

IBM Powers Up Server Lineup

IBM debuts new entry-level POWER servers for AIX and Linux.


Tags: PowerVM, servers, AIX, virtualization, POWER 7, IBM, Linux

How to Team Your Network Cards with Windows Server 2012

Discover how to resolve all sorts of virtualization headaches by teaming your network cards with Windows Server 2012's Server Manager.


Tags: servers, Server Administrator, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server, virtualization, server, Microsoft

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

ServerWatch's Top 10 Virtualization Experts You Need to Follow

Follow these experts to stay on top of the latest news and trends in virtualization.


Tags: virtualization