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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.

VMware Source Code Leak Reveals Virtualization Security Concerns
Was VMware's recent security breach a bombshell or something barely worth raising an eyebrow about?  A security expert weighs in.

Veeam's Management Pack Catches the Free Bug
The company is currently giving away its Management Pack for free, but there's a catch of course -- three, in fact.

HotLink's Latest VMware SuperVISOR
HotLink recently refreshed SuperVISOR, its VMware hypervisor management system, with an eye on making it easier to administer heterogeneous hypervisor environments from vCenter.

HotLink Channels Holistic Virtual Management With 'Platform Transformation'
Thanks to an abstraction trick, this young startup is enabling enterprises to manage multiple virtualization platforms from a single console.

Citrix Walks Away from OpenStack, Moves to Apache CloudStack
Citrix kills its commercial OpenStack efforts, claiming it wasn't Amazon compatible; OpenStack execs disagree.

Dell Pursues Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops With Wyse Buy
Dell buys desktop virtualization specialist Wyse Technologies in a bid to boost data center sales and expand its cloud VDI business.

Dell Enlists 12G Servers, the Cloud for VDI Refresh
Dell refreshes its virtual desktop portfolio with a new appliance, a 12G PowerEdge-powered enterprise option and a cloud-based offering.

VDI Alternatives Prove Effective
Server-based computing is alive and well, delivering the benefits of centralized administration and data storage benefits of VDI, without the cost and maintenance of VDI.

Virtual Desktop vs. PC OS Standoff Looms
Often, what spells opportunity for aspiring startups is viewed as a threat by entrenched market leaders. In the case of virtual desktops hosted on the public cloud, Microsoft has a lot to lose. And one company stands ready to change the game further.

Server Virtualization Management Gains Steam
Management suites for server virtualization platforms is an area that continues to heat up. Not only are there more choices, but more vendors are also offering more products.

The Truth About RHEV
VMware, Microsoft and Citrix are the Big 3 of server virtualization and public cloud. It may soon be time to add Red Hat and rebrand them the Big 4, however. With more mission-critical Linux servers being virtualized, more servers are running RHEV, and cloud providers are not exempt from this trend.

Veeam Adds Hyper-V Infrastructure Support
The virtual infrastructure management company doubles down on Veeam One hypervisor options.

2012: The Year VDI Transforms to IDV
VDI has yet to capture the mainstream, but Virtual Computer has a plan -- flip the technology around. It believes Intelligent Desktop Virtualization,  or IDV, carries many of the benefits of VDI with few  of the disadvantages. Will enterprises bite?

Kaspersky Previews Anti-malware for VMware Environments
Security software provider secures virtual machines running Windows and hints at markets beyond VMware.

VMware Takes Steps to Conquer Nascent Hybrid Cloud Market
VMware rules in the virtual data center and private cloud, but it's second runner up in the public cloud. With hybrid clouds  on their way to being the future of computing and a consistent infrastructure between enterprises and service providers critical to their success, is it any surprise VMware is taking steps to protect its virtual kingdom?

VirtualSharp Seeks to Update Disaster Recovery for Virtualization Era
Two-year-old startup offers automated disaster recovery testing for virtual environments that promise stronger compliance with RTO, RPO.

Microsoft or VMware -- Who's Really Stuck in the IT Past?
Microsoft knocks VMware's virtualization strategy. Some of it rings true but it doesn't seem to matter. Is this a sign of Microsoft becoming less relevant?

Virtual Doesn't Have to Mean a Performance Hit
AMD set out to prove that through collaboration with platform vendors and today's multi-core processors, virtualization doesn't necessarily mean a performance penalty.

Oracle Takes on VMware with Oracle VM 3.0
Oracle looks to advance its server virtualization technology with new management capabilities and performance enhancements.

10 Surprising Virtual Machine Optimizations
Learn how to gain efficiency with these virtual machine optimization tips. They aren't part of any marketing literature, but they should be.

Is Virtualization Hitting the Wall?
A recent survey of x86 virtualization penetration shows few enterprises exceeding 50 percent and many running into SLA issues.

VMware Widens Road to the Hybrid Cloud
VMware added a lane in its highway to the cloud with three new cloud provider partners and vCloud Connector, which bridges the private cloud to the public cloud.

VMware Updates Zimbra
The first release of the open source Zimbra email collaboration software since leaving Yahoo debuts. What's new and what's different about VMware's spin on the popular open source software?

DataCore Looks to Soothe Midmarket Storage Virtualization Pain Points
The latest version of DataCore's SANsymphony looks to mitigate virtualization's impact on storage and simplify its management. Can it deliver?

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