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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As Microsoft winds down support of the Windows XP operating system, suppliers of application virtualization solutions are ramping up their marketing messages. While it is true that encapsulating Windows XP applications can make it possible for them to run on Windows 7 or 8, is that the answer?
The next major operating system incarnations will be available as ISOs and as virtual machines. Yes, this is a prediction on my part but it's a very good one.
The news, outlined at VMworld Europe, comes as many virtualization players are moving to support mobile devices a they do desktops and laptops.
Flash-virtualisation firm PernixData unveils its European ambitions and creates an online community to interest IT pros in its software.
The next version of Ubuntu, Saucy Salamander, is more than just a great Linux desktop, it will also put Ubuntu into lockstep with the latest OpenStack cloud, Havana.
Sanbolic believes companies want storage, not storage hardware. Is this the end of the storage business as we know it?
Toshiba is partnering with Citrix and VMware to offer a cloud-based virtual desktop service to enterprises in the forth quarter.
Some people believe that virtualization makes their data safer. They're wrong.
Microsoft execs' pleas for silence and secrecy didn't stop attendees of the company's annual meeting from sharing tidbits about new products and technologies in the pipeline.
Texas Tech's ERP and virtual servers were spread across a number of physical servers and storage infrastructure. They needed to consolidate this work onto a fewer number of servers and a cost-effective storage solution. They chose a Dell Compellent solution. They explain why.
Among organizations running virtualized storage environments, 40 percent have experienced data loss in the past year, even as 80 percent believe operating such environment reduces their risk.
The first fruits of the Microsoft-Oracle partnership are rolling out. But don't think the rivals aren't still going to compete.
Navicure gains IT capacity optimization and performance monitoring using VMware vCenter Operations Manager
Fast-growing healthcare claims company Navicure is gaining better control and optimization across its IT infrastructure by deploying a comprehensive monitoring and operational management approach and taming IT complexity.
Sanjay Mirchandani has been chosen to succeed Andrew Dutton to head up VMware's Asia-Pacific and Japan operations.
Juniper announced the commercial availability of its Juniper Contrail SDN and its open-source counterpart. Project Daylight, its open-source SDN rival, would love to integrate it.