As virtualisation technology spreads through the datacentre, the race is on to develop ways of sharing out data to virtual servers and desktops in large numbers.
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Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
The U.S. semiconductor company's new I/O accelerator card intends to boost performance in enterprise servers, appliances and storage platforms.
After virtualisation, Brisbane Airport continued to look for cost savings, deciding it was time to splurge on new servers.
Most IT teams spend 90 per cent of today making sure that tomorrow is not worse than yesterday, according to Paul Berryman, BUPA Aged Care CIO.
In the beginning, Microsoft's system management suite, System Center, was all about managing network servers and other physical resources. Then along came virtualisation, so Virtual Machine Manager was added to handle virtual as well as physical systems.
Virtualisation has revolutionised the way organisations run server applications in the data centre. It allows organisations to migrate dozens of servers from a physical environment to a virtual private cloud to boost business continuity, for example, or to support disaster recovery, in the case of the emergency services.
The acquisition of Cloud.com and its associated CloudStack platform gives the virtualisation specialist an end-to-end raft of technologies for moving data between clients, servers and public clouds
F5 Networks has launched two more file virtualisation hardware appliances in its ARX series so companies can use files without having to define where they are stored.The two additions to the ARX file virtualisation family, the ARX1500 and ARX2500, were released by F5 on Monday.
There’s a lot to be said for the modern data centre movement, and the trend away from power-hungry inefficient racks of under-utilised servers. Virtualisation lets you pack more and more functionality onto each CPU, saving space and power (at the expense of a little more cooling, or a slightly shorter server lifespan).
Cloud and virtualisation are related ideas, but they're not the same thing. To Microsoft the real benefit of its Azure cloud service is more than elasticity and scaling and economies of scale; it's that you can have Windows servers without having to do the work of running Windows Server yourself.
Mainframes have never gone away, despite what many in the PC business would like to think. And as servers start to look less and less like PCs and, as they consolidate in the datacentre using techniques such as virtualisation, increasingly like mainframes, you'll soon start asking why you should bother with servers at all?
VMware will standardise all its virtual appliances on Novell's OS under a deal that should help the virtualisation specialist reduce its dependency on Windows
Hitachi Data Systems has revealed details of its upcoming bundling of servers, storage, networking and management software, which is aimed at virtualisation
A new line of products called vBlock will combine storage, servers, networking and virtualisation for an integrated set of datacentre gear, according to reports
Azul Systems makes corporate Java compute appliances — big boxes of custom multicore processors that run Java virtual machines orders of magnitude faster and at hugely less power than can standard x86 servers. There's a lot of very clever hardware and software design in there, and for the past few years the company has kept quiet about most of it.
The ftServer range of high-availability servers now comes with Intel's 5500 Xeon, plus a sizeable upgrade in RAM and support for virtualisation products from VMware
Straws in the wind suggest that the desktop virtualisation market is starting to warm up.We're quite accustomed to the idea of virtual servers today: data centres are filling up with hefty, high-powered devices whose job increasingly is to host a number of guest servers, replacing separate lumps of hardware.
Citrix's Xen technology will be combined with Fujitsu's servers and workplace virtualisation portfolio to provide an integrated bundle for setting up VDIs
Server maker Rackable has introduced a line of datacentre-oriented systems that it says can provide a lower-cost alternative to virtualisation