Server Virtualization Spotlight

Server virtualization has become near ubiquitous in the data center. From hypervisors to hybrid clouds, keep up with the latest virtualization technology trends here with news, how-tos and analysis from ServerWatch.

What Is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is much more than just a container orchestration system according to one of the Google engineers that helped build the widely used cloud native platform.

Kubernetes Ecosystem Grows as Cloud Native Computing Foundation Expands

With Kubernetes 1.9 coming soon, momentum continues to grow for the open-source container orchestration system.

Microsoft in the Middle When It Comes to the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud offering has the potential to transform the way enterprises think about their data centers and Azure, but is it ready for prime time?

VMware Grows Earnings as Customers Look at New AWS Option

VMware reported third quarter revenue of $1.98 billion as CEO Pat Gelsinger explains that customers are now looking at both on-premises and in-the-cloud deployment options.

Amazon Web Services Advances Lambda Serverless with New Capabilities

AWS Serverless Application Repository debuts as cloud moves further away from dedicated virtual server instances.

Amazon Web Services Embraces Kubernetes, Debuts Fargate Serverless Containers Service

Months after joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, AWS announces its own managed Kubernetes container service.

VMware Cloud on AWS Set to Enable vMotion Virtual Machine Migration

Nearly three months after VMware Cloud on AWS became generally available, the platform is getting a major expansion.

Containers Are Linux - But What About Windows?

VIDEO: Chris Wright, CTO of Red Hat, discusses the intersection of Windows and Linux containers and how Red Hat now works with Microsoft.

VMworld 2017 Showcases Server Virtualization Innovation from VMware

Even though it may now be part of the establishment, VMware hasn't gotten dull just yet, with new products and technologies introduced at VMworld 2017 proving the case.

Heptio Debuts Contour Project to Enable Kubernetes Envoy Load Balancing

New open-source effort enables the CNCF Envoy project to be used as a container cluster load balancer.

Why Docker Swarm Remains, Even as Kubernetes Adoption Grows

Docker is set to support the rival Kubernetes container orchestration system, but that won't change Docker's support and continued development of its own Swarm system.

Twistlock Continues to Tighten Container Security with Twistlock 2.1

Twistlock has been working hard to plug security gaps in container technology to help make it "enterprise ready."

DockerCon EU: Tips and Tools for Running Container Workloads on AWS

Amazon Web Services technical evangelists share their best practices for how to run containers in the public cloud.

What's New in Docker 17.09?

Latest releases of Docker provide new features, and looking forward, Kubernetes support is coming.

Red Hat Releases CRI-O 1.0 for Kubernetes Container Runtime

The new container runtime means Kubernetes doesn't necessarily need to depend on Docker anymore.

CoreOS Controls Multi-Cloud Container Environments via Tectonic 1.7

Tectonic 1.7 adds support for Azure to go along with new alert monitoring capabilities and a preview of network policy control mechanisms.

Rancher 2 Rebases on Kubernetes for Container Orchestration

After initially taking an agnostic approach to orchestration, Rancher Labs is now hopping on the Kubernetes bandwagon.

Remotely Managing Hyper-V Hosts Using PowerShell

PowerShell often provides greater flexibility and efficiency when performing operations you'd otherwise run through GUI tools such as Hyper-V Manager and SCVMM console.

LinuxKit Helps Extend Linux Container Functionality Beyond Linux

LinuxKit carries the potential to significantly shake things up in the containerization sector, but does it actually make containerized apps more secure?

Dell Emphasizes VMware's Role in Technology Evolution

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, joined VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at VMworld to talk about the future of technology.

VMware Updates Virtualization Software and Cloud Services at VMworld 2017

VMware Cloud for AWS is now generally available, as are new cloud and data centers technology updates.

Red Hat Continues Container Development Efforts with Microsoft

Windows Server containers support for Red Hat OpenShift is coming, but not until spring 2018.

Vector Sends Server Virtualization into Orbit

Server virtualization may have become fairly routine stuff down here on Earth, but there are still areas - like space - where it has only just begun to make an impact.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6 Previews New Technology

Latest release of OpenShift is based on the Kubernetes 1.6 milestone and provides a sneak peak of new capabilities yet to come.

Heptio Automates Kubernetes Recovery with Ark and Improves Diagnostics with Sonobuoy

New open-source projects from Kubernetes founders aims to make it easier to run the container orchestration platform in production.

Bitnami's Cabin Mobile Kubernetes Dashboard Goes Open Source

Run a full Kubernetes cluster from the palm of your hand with the newly open-sourced Cabin.

Canonical's Container-Visor a Sign of Virtualization's Evolution

The future of virtualization is likely to be some sort of hybrid container and virtual machine — "container machines" — that offer the best benefits of both.

Open Container Initiative Specifications Near 1.0 Completion

A vote on the OCI image specification is approved unanimously, while a vote on the runtime specification is still ongoing.

vSphere 6.5 Advances Server Virtualization Once Again

To upgrade or not to upgrade -- that is the question. We have the answer.

Dell Expands VDI Software and Hardware

Dell EMC debuts XC Xpress VDI rack appliance and new Latitude 3480 thin client.

VMware Renews Cloud-Native Apps Focus

While VMware is well known for its virtual machine hypervisor technologies, it has a strong container roadmap too.

Docker 17.06 CE Debuts with Multi-Stage Container Builds

The first release of Docker's community edition since the move to the Moby Project is now available.

Containers Are the Security With Polyverse

You don't hear much about companies using containers as the foundation of a security system, but that's exactly what Polyverse is doing.

SUSE Expands Container Management and Deployment Capabilities

New update of SUSE Manager and general availability of SUSE's Container-as-a-Service offering debut.

Docker Getting Certified and Set to Grow in China

June has been a busy month for Docker Inc as the container vendor advances its commercial aspirations.

VMware's Pulse Perfectly Timed for an Increasingly Internet of Things World

VMware has become a post-server virtualization company, and its new Pulse IoT Center product further proves that point.

CoreOS Fleet Fades Away in Favor of Kubernetes and Tectonic

VIDEO: Brandon Philips, CTO of CoreOS, explains what has become of its Fleet container cluster technology.

VMware Surges Ahead in the Virtual SAN Sector with vSAN 6.6

VMware vSAN 6.6 makes its debut with significantly improved performance and a host of new features, including strengthened security and the vSphere Docker Volume Driver.

Heptio Helps Launch Ksonnet To Make Kubernetes Simpler

After publicly stating that 'Kubernetes Sucks,' co-founder of Heptio is helping to lead a new effort that aims to simplify configuring Kubernetes.

Security Shortcomings Remain Strong in the World of Virtualization

Virtual machines may be more secure than containers, but only by degree. And even wrapping containers in VMs won't guarantee security in today's world.

Microsoft and VMware Taking the Threat of 'Containerization Contamination' Seriously

The rise of Docker and containers have forced server virtualization heavyweights to respond and adapt, and while these changes may be challenging for companies like Microsoft and VMware, in the long run it's a very healthy situation for the rest of us.

Red Hat: Containers are Not Magic

Red Hat doubles down on containers and takes a stab at cloud rival Mirantis too.

IBM Advances OpenWhisk Serverless Vision

VIDEO: Jason McGee, VP and CTO for IBM Cloud platform, discusses the opportunities for serverless, event-driven computing.

How Docker Is Taking Visa Everywhere It Wants To Be

Swamy Kocherlakota, SVP at Visa, explains to the DockerCon audience why it is moving to a micro-services container architecture.

How Docker Has Changed in the Last Four Years

Docker isn't a hobbyist project anymore as the CEO and CTO of Docker detail its success at Dockercon 17.

Organizations Investing More in Docker Container Deployments

Companies continue to show signs of warming up to Docker, but when it comes to orchestration they choose Kubernetes.

Red Hat Updates OpenShift Container Platform

OpenShift Container Platform version 3.5 is based on the Kubernetes 1.5 update.

Docker Enterprise Edition Arrives to Help Monetize Open-Source Docker

While making money from open-source software is not exactly a straightforward proposition, Docker is bringing several open-source business models to play with the debut of its Docker Enterprise Edition.

HPE Containerizes IT Operations Management Software

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expands its ITOM offerings to help enable the new world of container-based deployments.

Microsoft Acquires Deis, Boosting Kubernetes and Container Portfolio

Leading open-source Kubernetes vendor gets scooped up by Microsoft.

Philips Hue Uses Kubernetes to Keep the Lights On

Kubernetes isn't a science project; it's now being used to help enable the Smart Home revolution.

Why Kubernetes Sucks and How to Fix It

Joe Beda helped to create Kubernetes and now he's on a mission to make it more accessible to a wider audience.

Container Self-Driving Technology Gets Turbo-Charged in Tectonic

CoreOS has never been short of chutzpah, and it's a trait that suits the company rather well, particularly as its products continue to evolve at a rapid rate.

Containerd and rkt Now Official CNCF Projects

Busy day at Kubecon CloudNativeCon Europe as cloud native technology moves forward.

Docker Seeking to Help Users Keep Their Secrets Secure

Docker is upping its security game with the introduction in Docker 1.13.1 of its own container-native secrets management system to manage -- not surprisingly -- secrets.

Docker Donating ContainerD to Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Docker's core container runtime project could soon be getting a new home.

Cisco HyperFlex Converged Server Platform Gets 40 Gbps Boost

Cisco is updating its HyperFlex converged server infrastructure platform with improved storage and high-speed interconnect fabric.

Bitnami Acquires Skippbox, Boosting Kubernetes and Container Capabilities

Bitnami expands further into the growing world of container application orchestration.

Cisco Embraces Docker Containers With New Partnership

Cisco enters into a strategic alliance with Docker that includes both sales and engineering support to help advance the state of container deployments in modern data centers.

Can vCloud Air Compete Against Cloud Heavyweights AWS and Azure?

How can VMware's vCloud Air contend in the cloud scene when AWS and Azure are able to offer more for less?

Windows Server 2016 Does Containers

Microsoft's latest server OS signals a whole new way of thinking for Microsoft, highlighted by the incorporation of open source projects like Docker via Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers.

Docker Secures Container Secrets in Datacenter Update

Docker releases updated versions of its open-source and commercial container platforms, adding new security features to help safeguard privileged access information.

vSphere 6.5 Seeks to Solve the Virtual Machine Encryption Conundrum

Encryption within a virtual machine has never really taken off due to the negative performance impact it inevitably has. Has VMware solved this performance dilemma in vSphere 6.5?

CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

New release of the commercially supported Kubernetes distribution delivers updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

Operator, Operator: My Stateful App Is on the Kubernetes Line

CoreOS steps in with new open-source Operators tools to help scale and manage stateful applications on top of Kubernetes while protecting against data loss or unavailability.

Linkerd Project Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Open-source service mesh technology becomes an official CNCF project, helping to advance the state of containers.

Docker 1.13 Prunes Containers, Improves Security

The Docker 1.13 release introduces multiple new commands including prune and squash, which can help containers to use disk space more efficiently.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 Improves Storage

New release of Red Hat's enterprise-grade container platform is based on the recent Kubernetes 1.4 milestone, adding new dynamic storage capabilities and an enhanced dashboard.

HPE Acquires SimpliVity for $650M

HPE picks up software-defined converged infrastructure vendor in an effort to expand converged management capabilities.

Citrix to Launch Virtual Windows 10 Desktops Through Microsoft's Cloud

At its annual Citrix Summit conference the company announced XenDesktop Essentials, a service that uses Microsoft Azure to deliver Windows 10 workspaces to devices. 

Container Revenue Will Grow to $2.7B by 2020

451 Research forecasts rapid growth for the container market.

Why Kubernetes Is All-Conquering

It may not be the only horse in the container management system race, but Kubernetes sure appears to be rapidly pulling away from the rest of the competitors.

Global Server Market Declines to $12.5B in 3Q16

Both IDC and Gartner report negative growth for the server market.

Docker Opens Up with Containerd Container Runtime

After months of conversation and debate, Docker is making a dramatic move by extracting the core container runtime from the Docker Engine and spinning it off into a separate independent project.

CoreOS Linux Rebranded as Container Linux, as Kubernetes Goes Self-Service

CoreOS updates its Tectonic platform with ideas already proven in its Managed Linux product.

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