virtualization Tag Index

ContainerX Continues to Evolve at Lightning Speed

2016 is shaping up to be the year that many innovative new container management platforms enter General Availability, ContainerX included.

Tags: CoreOS Rocket, Reporting-as-a-Service, ContainerX, vRealize, Twistlock, Docker Security Scanning, virtualization, Dell, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, public cloud, VMware vSphere, Apple, security, Triton, containers, virtually speaking, public clouds, docker, CoreOS, container management, Open Container Initiative, VMware vSphere 6, Kubernetes, container security, CoreOS Linux, virtualized infrastructure, containerization, orchestration, Docker Containers, Google Kubernetes

VMware Enters the 'Tornado' Phase of Virtualization

VMware's second quarter 2016 results reveal how the company is moving beyond just vSphere.

Tags: earnings report, NSX, vSphere, storage virtualization, virtualization technology, virtualization, VSAN, OpenStack, cloud computing, VMware

Docker Debuts Swarm Mode and More at DockerCon

Docker Swarm Mode highlights an impressive set of announcements as Docker strives to make its container platform more convenient to set up, more secure and easier to use.

Tags: orchestration, Docker Containers, Google Kubernetes, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, CoreOS Linux, container security, Kubernetes, Docker 1.8, VMware vSphere 6, Open Container Initiative, CoreOS Rocket, Reporting-as-a-Service, vRealize, Twistlock, Docker Security Scanning, Docker Swarm Mode, cloud computing, Google, Cloud, Microsoft, virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, public cloud, VMware vSphere, Apple, security, Triton, containers, virtually speaking, public clouds, docker, CoreOS

Container Security Stepping Up to the Plate

The recent launch of Docker Security Scanning is just the latest sign that the security ecosystem around containers is getting stronger by the week.

Tags: orchestration, CoreOS, Google Kubernetes, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, CoreOS Linux, container security, Kubernetes, Docker 1.8, VMware vSphere 6, Open Container Initiative, CoreOS Rocket, Reporting-as-a-Service, vRealize, Twistlock, Docker Security Scanning, cloud computing, Google, Cloud, Microsoft, virtualization, EMC, Dell, server virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware, public cloud, VMware vSphere, Apple, security, Triton, containers, virtually speaking, public clouds, docker, Docker Containers

The True Titan of the Virtualized Server and Cloud Infrastructure Sector

With much of server virtualization now operating in the cloud, one might assume VMware is the top banana in the cloud, but that isn't even close to being the case.

Tags: VMware, Amazon, server virtualization, virtualized servers, Cloud Infrastructure, server virtualization market, virtualization, Cloud, Virtualized Server, Dell

Red Hat Looking to Poach from VMware with RHEV 3.6 Release?

The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) puts VMware's customer base directly in its crosshairs.

Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, VMware, RHEV

Docker Turns Three, Celebrates with Mac and Windows Launches

A key part of Docker's strategy for world domination is to woo developers, and the new Docker for Windows and Mac beta releases are its latest and biggest tactic for doing just that.

Tags: EMC, virtualization, Microsoft, Cloud, VMware, vRealize, Docker Datacenter, container management, VMware vSphere 6, Docker 1.8, hypervisors, containerization, Virtual SAN, Docker Containers, orchestration, docker, virtually speaking, containers, VMware vSphere, hypervisor, server virtualization, Hyper-V

Server Virtualization Market Is Peaking: Gartner

While revenues may be up this year, fewer new software licenses are being issued.

Tags: servers, Cloud, virtualization, hyperconverged infrastructure, containers, VMware, server virtualization

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, virtually speaking, docker, CoreOS, orchestration, Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, ContainerX

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

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

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

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

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: Docker Containers, containerization, virtualized infrastructure, container security, VMware vSphere 6, virtually speaking, server virtualization, orchestration, VMware, VMware vSphere, containers, virtualization, 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: server virtualization, virtualization, Microsoft, Cloud, containers, orchestration, docker, public clouds, virtually speaking, containerization, Docker Containers, public 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: VMware vSphere 6, EMC Federation, virtualization, virtualized infrastructure, containers, Dell, virtually speaking, EMC, containerization, VMware, server virtualization, VMware vSphere

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

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, private cloud, Mark Shuttleworth, OpenStack, Linux, Docker Containers, virtualization

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

Docker 1.7 Debuts with Experimental SDN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, orchestration, server virtualization, virtualized infrastructure, CoreOS Linux, containerization, containers, VMware vSphere, VMware, CoreOS, docker, virtualization, VMware vSphere 6

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

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: containerization, virtualization, Docker Containers, docker hub, docker, docker hub registry, Docker Inc., Docker Compose, 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: containers, server virtualization, virtualization, docker, virtually speaking, containerization, orchestration

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

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

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, server virtualization, virtualization, VMware, virtually speaking, VMware vSphere

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, VMware, EMC, virtualization, Microsoft, Apple, Hyper-V, server virtualization

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

VMware vSphere 6 Revealed

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

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

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

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, virtualization, cloud computing, OpenStack, network virtualization, VMware, server virtualization, OpenStack Cloud, NSX, 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, virtualized, cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, 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: container virtualization, docker, Docker 1.0, virtualization, Docker virtualization, open source, containerization

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

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, privilege escalation bug, Red Hat, open source, security vulnerabilities, virtualization, 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: virtually speaking, virtual machines, VM, server virtualization, Virtualization Management, VM security, virtualization, 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: Docker virtualization, docker, virtual machines, virtually speaking, server virtualization, VM security, 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: MDM, VMware, VM, virtual machines, virtually speaking, server virtualization, 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: VMs, servers, virtualization, virtual machine, Mac OS X, server operating system, server tutorial, IOS, 802.1x, network settings, server os, UEFI, Radius

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

Founder Explains What Docker Is All About

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

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

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

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, server virtualization, virtually speaking, 5Nine, virtualized IT environment, Virtualization Management, virtualized, virtualization

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

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

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

VMware Log Insight 2.0 Delivers Server Virtualization Visibility

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

Tags: VMware Log Insight, VMware, server virtualization, virtualization, data center, 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, Docker 1.0, hypervisor, Docker Containers, 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: hypervisor, virtually speaking, VMware, Microsoft, server virtualization, Microsoft Hyper-V, servers, Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, virtualization

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, VMware vSphere, AirWatch, stock market, VMware, hypervisor, server virtualization, 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: virtualization, DataCore, VMware, hypervisor, server virtualization, 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, hosting, network virtualization, Hyper-V, VM, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtual machines, server tutorial

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