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Rancher's Container Management Solution Comes to Market

Rancher offers a pretty cool container management system that is completely open source, which certainly makes it worthy of consideration, especially if you don't exactly have money to burn.

Tags: orchestration, containerization, docker, virtually speaking, Rancher, Docker Containers, server virtualization, container management, Rancher Labs, RancherOS, virtualization, containers

HPE Offers Converged Hybrid System for SMBs

The new ProLiant appliance, which uses Zynstra's virtualization and management software, lets customers run workloads on-premises and in the cloud.

Tags: Converged Infrastructure, SMBs, cloud management, virtualization, cloud computing, HPE

VMware Shifting Focus in Preparation for Life Under Dell

Just how different will server virtualization pioneer VMware look in the aftermath of Dell becoming its new master?

Tags: Virtual SAN, cloud computing, virtually speaking, virtualized infrastructure, VMware vCloud Air, virtualization, EMC, Dell, Cloud, VMware vSphere 6, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware, vRealize, VMware vSphere, hypervisors

HPE Unveils Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Midmarket

The HC 380 is the latest entrant into a growing market that recently saw vendors like Cisco, Lenovo and Juniper jump in.

Tags: Juniper Networks, midmarket, data center infrastructure, Cisco Systems, Lenovo, hyperconverged infrastructure, HPE, virtualization

Unikernels Highlight How Docker Is Much More than Just Containers

If all goes according to plan you'll soon be able to use the Docker platform to easily manage and run unikernel applications just as if they were apps running in Docker containers.

Tags: virtualization, unikernels, container security, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, Docker Containers, orchestration, docker, server virtualization, containers, virtually speaking

Comparing Virtualization and Hypervisor Tech Across Vendors

While the thought of sifting through stacks of details about all the server virtualization and hypervisor products currently on the market can be quite daunting, fortunately help isn't far away.

Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, server virtualization, Hyper-V, virtualized infrastructure, VMware, VMware vSphere, virtually speaking, hypervisors, hypervisor

VMware Trims Staff as It Enters Fiscal 2016

Among the layoffs are the entire U.S.-based VMware Fusion and Workstation teams.

Tags: VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, VMware, server virtualization, earnings report, virtualization

New VMware CIO Offers Insight Into Company's 2016 Plans

PART 2:  VMware Senior Vice President and CIO Bask Iyer describes market strategy for the world's largest virtualization software maker.

Tags: Data Center Management Software, Security Analytics, AirWatch MDM Agent, VMware, virtualization

Top 10 Virtualization Technology Companies for 2016

Containers may be stealing the headlines these days, but server virtualization software technology still dominates the data center. Check out ten virtualization vendors that deliver the best virtualization software solutions today.

Tags: Amazon, Google, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, Parallels, containers, Oracle, VMware vSphere, Huawei, VMware, KVM, Hyper-V, Citrix, Red Hat, Microsoft, virtualization

Dell Acquisition Clouding VMware's Future Prospects

VMware finds itself in a somewhat precarious and rather unexpected position as the proposed acquisition by Dell hasn't progressed quite as smoothly as hoped.

Tags: virtually speaking, VMware, VMware vSphere 6, containers, server virtualization, containerization, vRealize, docker, EMC, VMware vSphere, virtualization, virtualized infrastructure, Dell

The New Kid on the Container Management Block

While there are other container management platforms gaining attention, none currently offers everything ContainerX does. Will the startup be successful in its aim of becoming the vSphere of containers?

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, VMware vSphere, containers, ContainerX, docker, CoreOS, orchestration, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, virtually speaking

How to Secure Containers Is Still Subject to Debate

NEWS ANALYSIS: Experts agree that security is paramount when it comes to containers. Yet how to properly secure containers is still a matter of some debate.

Tags: CoreOS, Aptible, docker, IBM, PCI DSS, CA Technologies, HIPAA, virtualization, Amadeus, hypervisor, VMware, container security

Hyper-V, PowerShell Top IT Pros' Windows Server 2016 Wish List

Container support is nice, but most IT pros are looking forward to Hyper-V virtualization updates and new PowerShell capabilities.


Tags: Hyper-V, virtualization, Spiceworks, Docker Containers, virtual machine, Window Server 2016, PowerShell, container, VM

The OCI Signals a Change in Containerization Strategy

Docker and CoreOS may have shifted their containerization strategies in agreeing to work together on the Open Container Initiative, but does that mean the two rivals have suddenly become BFFs?

Tags: containers, CoreOS Rocket, Open Container Initiative, container security, CoreOS Linux, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, Docker Containers, orchestration, CoreOS, docker, virtually speaking, server virtualization, virtualization

VMware Takes the Wraps Off vRealize Automation and vRealize Business

In the wake of Dell's proposed acquisition of EMC, it's simply business as usual for VMware -- for the moment at least.

Tags: virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, VMware, vRealize, containers, virtually speaking, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, VMware vSphere 6, VMware vSphere

VMware Covering Its Container Bases for Both the Short and Long Term

While VMware already has a container solution in place, the company's hoping its longer-term solution will help if and when containerization becomes more important than virtualization.

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, VMware, VMware vSphere, containers, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere 6, orchestration, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, container security, docker

Containers Not Dealing a Death Blow to Public Clouds Anytime Soon

There's plenty of life left in public clouds, as the major public cloud providers are still going strong and have been busy coming out with some interesting new and cheaper offerings.

Tags: containerization, Docker Containers, orchestration, docker, public clouds, virtually speaking, containers, public cloud, server virtualization, virtualization, Microsoft, Cloud

The Future of the EMC Federation

VMware has moved far beyond what it was when acquired by EMC in 2004, creating questions for VMware's future as well as that of EMC and the EMC Federation.

Tags: virtually speaking, containers, containerization, VMware vSphere, virtualization, EMC Federation, VMware, EMC, VMware vSphere 6, virtualized infrastructure, Dell, server virtualization

When Virtualized Infrastructure Comes at an Added Cost

While server virtualization certainly offers many great benefits, when it comes to security there are potentially expensive drawbacks to consider.

Tags: virtualization, containers, security, virtually speaking, server virtualization, VMware, Docker Containers, container security, virtualized infrastructure, containerization

Why Docker Needs OpenStack

VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, discusses the need for private cloud and why virtualization alone is not enough.

Tags: Ubuntu Linux, Linux, OpenStack, virtualization, Mark Shuttleworth, Docker Containers, private cloud

Docker 1.8 Improves Container Security With Content Trust

The open-source container technology now benefits from technology that can digitally sign and verify application containers.

Tags: virtualization, application container specifications, man-in-the-middle attack, Docker Containers

Securing Containers without the Need for Virtualization Technology

Triton's cloud platforms offer intriguing tech that can run containers on bare metal servers with a high degree of application isolation -- and without using virtualization technology.

Tags: container security, containerization, orchestration, Triton, CoreOS, server virtualization, docker, virtualized infrastructure, virtually speaking, containers, virtualization

VMware Hints at Potential Evolution for Container Strategy

Could VMware abandon its stance that containers are better when used together with virtual machines, and instead develop its own standalone container management system?

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

Docker 1.7 Debuts with Experimental SDN

The Docker platform gets updated as Docker Inc introduces new commercial support.

Tags: docker, Software-Defined Networking, Docker 1.7, SDN, Docker Inc., containerization, containers, virtualization

Google's Preemptible Offers Virtual Machine-for-Hire Service on the Cheap

Willing to sacrifice reliability to save some cash when it comes to server virtualization? Google's Compute Engine Preemptible service may -- or may not -- be your best bet.

Tags: server virtualization, Preemptible, virtually speaking, Google Compute Engine, virtualization, Google

Rancher Doubles Down on Docker for App Virtualization Deployment [VIDEO]

Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, discusses why Docker is likely to remain the application container virtualization technology of choice.

Tags: Linux distribution, containers, Linux server, virtualization, docker, Docker Inc., Rancher Labs, Rocket, containerization

CoreOS Catching Up to Docker in Containerization Race?

While Docker's lead in the container space has looked unstoppable up to now, CoreOS has been taking key steps to narrow the gap, including its new commercial Tectonic offering.

Tags: tectonic, virtually speaking, docker, CoreOS Linux, containers, orchestration, virtualized infrastructure, CoreOS, containerization, virtualization

VMware Looking to Capitalize on the Containerization Opportunity

The server virtualization company has been taking the initial key steps in ensuring its customers can use containers safely within the embrace of the VMware ecosystem.

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

Balancing Out the Hype and Harm for VMware

VMware is entering a crucial point in its relatively short history, and how it responds will likely shape the company's ability to survive in the future as an independent operation.

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

What's Behind VMware's Better Together Support for Containerization?

While VMware's endorsement of containerization could be a case of keeping its friends close but its enemies closer, there's also potential for real symbiosis behind the surprising strategy.

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

VMware Launches Lightwave and Photon for Linux Containers

New container identity and access management technology debuts alongside new purpose-built container Linux operating system.

Tags: docker, identity management, access management, VMware, containerization, containers, virtualization, Linux

Docker Engine 1.6 Debuts Alongside Docker Registry 2.0 and Compose 1.2.0

Latest Docker container virtualization update adds labels for more control.

Tags: virtualization, docker, Docker Containers, docker hub, containerization, Docker Compose, docker hub registry, Docker Inc., Docker Engine

Docker on a Spending Spree to Strengthen Security and Orchestration

What began as a "simple" application, containerization is evolving to incorporate management, orchestration, networking, clouds and then... who knows?

Tags: virtualization, server virtualization, docker, virtually speaking, containerization, orchestration, containers

Solving the Virtualized Infrastructure Monitoring and Documenting Dilemma

Effectively monitoring and documenting your virtualized infrastructure is often a daunting idea for most SMEs, but Reporting-as-a-Service tools like Xtravirt's SONAR can help tremendously.

Tags: server virtualization, virtualization, virtualized infrastructure, virtually speaking, Reporting-as-a-Service

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

VMware Sets the Stage for Server Virtualization in 2015

VMware started the year off with a bang, announcing a clever set of new products and features to go along with the much-anticipated vSphere 6 debut.

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

Interesting Times Ahead in the Server Virtualization World

VMware may be the 800 pound gorilla in the virtualization market for now, but there are much bigger gorillas out there, and VMware has something they may well decide they want in the future.

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

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

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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

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

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, vSphere 6, VMware vSphere, server virtualization, data center, 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: earnings report, cloud computing, OpenStack Cloud, NSX, virtualization, 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, virtualization, SDN, Cloud, cloud computing, server tutorial, cloud service provider, virtualized

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, Docker virtualization, virtualization, container virtualization, open source, Docker 1.0

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

Docker Updates for Three Security Vulnerabilities

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

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

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, Linux Foundation, containers, Linux, virtualization

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, Virtualization Management, VM security, virtualization, server virtualization, VM, VMware, virtually speaking

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

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

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

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

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

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: virtualization, open source, Docker Containers

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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

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

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

Virtual Machine Management on the Cheap for SMBs

With many SMBs becoming deeply involved in server virtualization, there's a growing need for simplified tools to manage their virtualized infrastructure.

Tags: SMB, virtualization, server virtualization, virtualized, Virtualization Management, 5Nine, virtualized IT environment, 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: Windows Server, server operating system, server os, server tutorial, Windows Azure platform, virtual machine, virtualization, development tools, Microsoft

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

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

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

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, VM, server tutorial, hosting, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtual machines, network virtualization, 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: servers, virtualization, AirWatch, VMware, MDM, mobile device management, server virtualization, EMC

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, xen 4.4, virtualization, Cloud, cloud computing, Linux, Oracle, Linux Foundation, Xen

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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

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

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

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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 Gets Real

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

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

Martin Casado on Network Virtualization

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

Tags: SDN, Cloud, virtualization, VMware

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