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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Microsoft's highest end Windows Server SKU is going to get a lot more expensive with the coming Windows Server 2012 R2 release.
Malaysian shariah-compliant insurance company saw cost savings and greater efficiency after consolidating three separate backup products in its servers, which it believes is the first step of the virtualization journey.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, where you run your desktops from servers, often sounds like a good IT idea, but it often doesn't work out that well. Here's why.
When the performance issues of an outsourced, cloud environment grew unacceptable, one firm opted for an entirely virtualised inhouse server and desktop infrastructure.
Adnexus was hosting all of its business applications and systems in a server sitting in its head office in Sydney. This made life very tough for the company's mobile workforce.
Malaysia's supermart giant Mydin reduces the time needed to roll out new software patches from 120 man-hours to just 15 minutes, and minimizes maintenance with thin-client devices that use few mechanical parts.
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey implemented Splashtop for Business to provide secure access to backend systems and applications from mobile devices.
Some APAC businesses have moved early to derive benefits from virtualization, while others have dragged their heels. ZDNet's IT Priorities research reports on the varying degrees of virtualization across APAC economies, future virtualization plans, and the business objectives driving these initiatives.
Does the device-neutral nature of desktop virtualisation give it fresh relevance in a world where PCs aren't the only devices that need access to information and applications?
Virtualization continues to expand its reach, from data centers to networks to desktops. This ebook explores the benefits and risks of various virtualization technologies.
As part of our special feature on 'Virtualizing the Enterprise', we have put together a question-and-answer session with Larry Dignan and Jason Hiner.
Desktop virtualization has been around for several years, but is gaining traction among companies around the world, with the number of users nearly doubling in the past five years. This report focuses on the results of TechRepublic's survey on who is using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which are the favored vendors, and the perceived pros and cons.
Server, storage, network, desktop and application virtualization allows the creation of flexible, scalable, manageable and secure IT infrastructure that utilises the underlying hardware to maximum efficiency. Some of these technologies are in the early stages of development while others are mature and widely deployed.
Microsoft is beefing up its Linux guest support in the coming Windows Server 2012 R2, a k a Windows Server "Blue" release.
Small to medium businesses need the same capabilities for converged and virtualized systems as do larger firms. Typically, however, they don't have the same level of expertise or the resources to deploy complex systems. They want solutions not a computer science project. Scale Computing believes its approach and its HC3 systems will address their needs.