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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VMware launches Horizon 6, its flagship virtual desktop application, and adds app virtualization. The end result: VMware's approach looks very similar to what Citrix does.
Timesharing used to be the way to share the resources of a single system. It was replaced by client/server computing but suppliers of VDI technology are looking to dig up the past.
The Barcelona-based company is joining the telecoms giant as part of an effort to target SMEs.
Bromium's Simon Crosby strongly advises us not to succumb to Cloudophobia.
HP embeds support for the OpenFlow communications protocol into a wider range of network infrastructure and releases applications for its software-defined networking controller.
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.
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.
Red Hat begins beta test of RHEV 3.4, an enhanced KVM virtual machine designed to continue simplifying and automating enterprise virtualization tasks while providing an on-ramp and a seamless integration with OpenStack.
The responses to a t-shirt giveaway contest at an IT professional hangout reveals that most IT managers still have no clue when it comes to Macintosh.
To kick off its annual GPU Technology Conference this week, Nvidia announced new products for the PC, mobile and cloud, and updated its technology roadmaps for GeForce GPUs and Tegra mobile chips.
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.
Pure Storage believes the adoption of virtualisation has driven the growth of the enterprise flash drive market.