virtualization Tag Index

Red Hat OpenShift Commons Opens Up PaaS Conversations

There is a lot to talk about and learn when it comes to PaaS and best practices for DevOps, and Red Hat wants to help facilitate that conversation.

Tags: virtualization, PaaS, RHEL, Red Hat 7, DevOps, Linux, platform as a service, OpenShift, Red Hat

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

AWS Lambda Debuts for Running Code in the Cloud

Amazon's new AWS Lambda service enables running event-driven computing code without the need for physical servers or having to handle any virtual servers or virtualization technologies.

Tags: AWS, virtualization, Amazon AWS, Amazon, data center, AWS Lambda

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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

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

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: virtualization, vSphere 6, VMware vSphere, VMware, server virtualization, data center

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: virtualization, cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud, NSX, earnings report, OpenStack, network virtualization, VMware, server virtualization, VMware NSX

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

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

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

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

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

Tags: privilege escalation bug, container virtualization, docker, 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, containers, Linux, Linux Foundation

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

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

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, VM security, malware, server virtualization, 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

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

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

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, virtualization, cloud computing

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

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, UEFI, VMs, server operating system, server tutorial, server os

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, server virtualization, data center, vmturbo, virtually speaking, data center efficiency, 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: Docker Containers, docker, Docker 1.0, hypervisor, servers, server virtualization, 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: virtualization, Microsoft, Hyper-V, server virtualization, servers, VMware, hypervisor, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere, Microsoft 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: virtually speaking, virtualization, stock price, server virtualization, stock market, Virtual SAN, VMware, AirWatch, hypervisor, VMware vSphere

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

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

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, VMware, AirWatch, MDM, mobile device management

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 4.4, Linux Foundation, Xen, 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: MDM, AirWatch, VMware, virtualization, EMC, servers, server virtualization, mobile device management

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, Windows Server, virtualization, Hyper-V, data center, Windows Server 2012, MCSA

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, convirt, VMware, KVM, virtually speaking, hypervisor, ConVirt Enterprise, hypervisor management, 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: Unix, server virtualization, virtualization, server os, open source, server operating system, FreeBSD

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real

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

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

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

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

Tags: SDN, virtualization, Cloud, VMware

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

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

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

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

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: Moonshot, AppSystem, servers, HP, virtualization

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

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

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: Windows Server 2012, Microsoft, POWERSHELL CMDLETS, virtualization, 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: virtually speaking, cloud computing, cloud management, Red Hat, virtualization, VMware, KVM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, 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: VMware, cloud computing, virtualization, vSphere

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

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

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: Hyper-V, VMware, VM, virtual machine, virtualization, Microsoft

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

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