There's a real battle in the virtualization market as VMware positions itself as cloud computing's operating system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is gaining traction and players like Citrix and Red Hat are also a threat. Virtualization's main selling point - the ability to use more computing capacity and save on servers - resonates for obvious reasons.
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Although some believe that virtual machine software, the hypervisor, has become a commodity and is no longer interesting, many suppliers are battling to be the dominant supplier of this technology. They hope to bring customers into their ecosystem and hold them there. Does the hypervisor matter any more?
It's hard to believe we're still having this conversation in 2014, but it's true. There are still companies that haven't made the technological leap to virtualized infrastructure. But there's an easy answer as to why. It's the economy.
After talking about thin clients for years in developed markets, growth is appears to be taking off in Asia Pacific and EMEA, according to IDC.
Microsoft is updating its remote desktop applications for non-Windows platforms, but still has yet to make available a Microsoft-developed version for Windows Phone.
Containers aren't quite virtual machines, but with recent advances in Linux, they can do many of the same jobs as a VM while using far less memory.
Pure Storage believes the adoption of virtualisation has driven the growth of the enterprise flash drive market.
Virtualisation specialist VMware has launched its VMware Horizon desktop-as-a-service, a public cloud offering that allows businesses to deploy virtual Windows desktops to PCs and mobile devices.
Xen, the open-source virtualization project, believes that ARM has a big role to play in the server and datacenter space, so it's adding support to more ARM chipsets.
Smaller firms are already using cloud services – now it's time for the businesses that have supported their IT in the past to catch up.
Between Microsoft and VMware, it's a busy day for the cloud industry as far as the government is concerned.
DH2i's DxConsole uses server-side application virtualization to provide SQL Server with more availability, disaster resistance, and unified management control. Is this a better approach than placing the database in a virtual machine?
When running Dropbox, Mac OS X and Windows together, one wrong setting can quickly fill up all available disk space. Not a good thing.
Microsoft's latest bundle of Windows Azure enhancements includes some new virtualization capabilities that ultimately may help blur the IaaS-PaaS distinction.
The Google Chrome team trumps the value of Desktop-as-a-Service "as the countdown to Windows XP end of life continues."
New solutions are intended to help simplify provisioning and procurement across legacy, cloud and hybrid infrastructure and allowing IT teams to manage corporate-wide policies more holistically.