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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, mobile device management, MDM, AirWatch, virtually speaking, Safe Passage

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

Virtual Machine Management on the Cheap for SMBs

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




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

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

Four Keys to Optimizing Data Center Efficiency and App Workload Performance

Can software-driven control really increase server virtualization infrastructure efficiency by as much as 40%, and if so, how?


Tags: virtualization, data center, server virtualization, virtually speaking, vmturbo, data center efficiency, 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, server virtualization, VMware, Windows Server, VMware Log Insight

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

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: Microsoft, virtualization, servers, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware, VMware vSphere, virtually speaking, 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: virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, stock market, AirWatch, VMware vSphere, stock price, virtually speaking, 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, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, DataCore, software-defined storage, SANsymphony-V, 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: virtualization, Hyper-V, VM, network virtualization, hosting, server tutorial, virtual machines, Microsoft Hyper-V, hosting services

Conquering Compliance and Security Challenges in Today's Data Center

In an ever-accelerating world of highly virtualized data centers, how can security and compliance possibly keep up?


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

Xen 4.4 ARMs for Virtualization, Adds SPICE

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


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

A Closer Look at VMware's Acquisition of AirWatch

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


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

Moving On from MCSA Windows Server 2012

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


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

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

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

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, virtualization, VMware, SDN

Microsoft Releases Linux Integration Services 3.5 for Hyper-V

The software giant continues to court Linux-based workloads with a new driver package that enables support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5.5 and 5.6.


Tags: Linux, CentOS, Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, 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 computing, Microsoft, virtualization, Red Hat, cloud management, server virtualization, KVM, VMware, VMworld, vSphere, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtually speaking

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, server review, VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Suite

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

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, HP, servers, AppSystem, Moonshot

HotLink's Metamorphosis into Cloud Bursting and DRaaS Solutions

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


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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Delivers Precision Timing

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


Tags: Linux, security, virtualization, Red Hat, Enterprise, RHEL 6.5, precision timing, Precision Timing Protocol, 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: Microsoft, virtualization, Hyper-V, virtual machine, VM, VMware, PowerShell, Windows Server 2012, POWERSHELL CMDLETS

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

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

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

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

HP Debuts OneView for Converged Systems Management

HP takes a new approach to managing converged infrastructure.


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

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

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: virtualization, Virtualization Management, data centers, SDDC, software-defined 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: Microsoft, virtualization, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, revenue, Virsto, Nicira, virtually speaking, 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: cloud computing, virtualization, Cisco, VMware, IT infrastructure, enterprise networking, SDN

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

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, Cloud, virtualization, VMware, OpenStack

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: Microsoft, virtualization, Red Hat, Citrix, server virtualization, hypervisor, VMware, Gartner, virtually speaking

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

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

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

Citrix Takes XenServer Open Source

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


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

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

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

Interop: From Server Virtualization to Private Cloud

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


Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, virtualization, virtualization cloud, private cloud, server 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, servers, server virtualization, Hyper-V, hypervisor, VMware, VMware vSphere, server tutorial, Microsoft Hyper-V

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

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: Linux, Windows, virtualization, server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cron, cron job

Why Rackspace Uses Xen for OpenStack

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


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

Cisco Expands UCS Servers for Microsoft

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


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

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, virtualization, Red Hat, server virtualization, RHEV, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, OpenStack

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

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

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, Windows, virtualization, server virtualization, desktop virtualization

Who Offers the Best Public Cloud Storage System?

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


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

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

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

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: cloud computing, virtualization, private cloud, server virtualization, hypervisor, VM, VMware, hybrid cloud, virtually speaking, hotlink

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

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

IBM Powers Up Server Lineup

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


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

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

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

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

VMware CEO Aims for 90 Percent Server Virtualization

VMware grows its 2012 revenues as it plots a course forward for 2013.


Tags: virtualization, data center, server virtualization, VMware, software-defined data center, SDDC

VMware Pumps $30 Million into Puppet

VMware makes strategic investment in open source-based configuration management technology - what does it all mean?


Tags: EMC, virtualization, VMware, Puppet Labs, Nicira, software-defined data center

Survey: 51% of x86 Servers Now Virtualized

A new study from 451 Research reveals that a slim majority of x86 servers are now virtualized.


Tags: server, virtualization, x86 servers, servers, x86, server virtualization, 451 Research