Articles about Virtualization
The virtualization giant's earnings beat expectations, but will let go about 8 percent of its employee base in order to claw back up to $100 million in pre-tax savings.
Will Distelli's founders' experience putting together very large computing environments while at Microsoft and Amazon make a difference for you?
VMware's financial results were better than expected and CEO touts the company's product lineup.
Here's how you can run the new Windows 10 Technical Preview on your Mac, without having to spend a dollar on software.
Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.
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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Keeping applications reliable and available is a key challenge for most data centers. Veeam believes its Availability Suite V8 is the best answer but it depends upon if you rely solely on x86-based solutions.
The new open-source Xen hypervisor boasts improved ARM and Intel hardware support.
Microsoft is now enabling testers of its Migration Accelerator tool to move Linux physical and virtual workloads more easily to Azure.
Sanbolic's technology is useful for deployments that need to be geo-distributed across multiple locations and clouds.
Microsoft has made available its first Docker image for Linux in the Azure Marketplace, and is delivering its largest VM for the public cloud, as well as a new cryptographic key storage offering.
Today's smartphones and tablets offer computing power, memory and storage that surpass that offered by mainframe computers in the 1990s. But security remains an ongoing challenge.
The idea of virtualizing a function and then separating its management functions and them putting them under programmatic control has gotten quite a bit of attention in the market over the last year. We've heard about software defined networks, storage, and even whole data centers. Is support of only x86-based systems and their workloads enough?
IT industry futurists who proclaim the end of data centers as we know them forget perhaps that some enterprises are not likely to give proprietary solutions away to others -- and that even cloud service providers need the economics of scale to succeed.
Kusnetzky Group analysts spoke with over 200 different suppliers of technology and services in 2014. Here's a quick summary of what we learned and where we think the market is headed in the coming year.
Docker containers deliver plenty of advantages, but they need an enterprise umbrella, says a cloud expert.
The next version of Windows Server is at an early stage of development, but some of the new functionality for orchestrating virtualised compute, storage and networking resources on commodity hardware is available for early adopters to test. Here's how it's shaping up.
Did you know that Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise has built-in virtualization capabilities? Here's how to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
Its Indian R&D center is playing an increasingly important role in the company's software development and IP creation, and the company has invested more to maximize its potential.
The best way to try out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview beta is with Oracle's VirtualBox virtualization program. Here's how to do it step-by-step.
VMware's vSphere 5 is the most intelligent, most scalable and most promising hypervisor yet.
The Australian Navy's officers-in-training are using an advanced virtual-reality training simulator to replicate combat missions on a 3,500-tonne warship
Greg Shultz shows you how to use Disk2vhd to move your Windows XP installation into Windows 7 and then run it with Windows Virtual PC.
Rick Vanover takes a look at the stories behind tech company names and logos.
As part of the course called "Cloud Computing in the Commute," students from the University of Michigan developed apps for a Ford Fiesta research vehicle.
Astronauts on the International Space Station are using virtualisation to increase the speed of communications to Earth
For the past few months, Microsoft has been touting the same handful of new Windows Server 2008 R2 features: DirectAccess, BranchCache and live migration with Hyper-V. But there are more than 100 new features in this 'minor' update to Windows Server. Here are 10 that IT pros might not know about -- but should.
VMware Player 3.0 has hit the Release Candidate (RC) stage and is available for public download. This latest release brings with it some neat new features.
Sun Microsystems' latest Open Source desktop virtualization software.
Virtual PC 2007 is a handy tool for running multiple operating systems. However, it's not without its limitations when running an older OS like Windows 3.1. Here's what it takes to get everything working.
ProxMox KVM/OpenVZ Virtualization Distro
IT professionals are under pressure to do more with less and many are now turning to the cloud as an efficient way to meet the demands of a changing workforce. This video and The Top Ten Tech Series is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365.
At the RSA 2011 conference in San Francisco, RSA Chief Art Coviello talks about various cloud computing challenges businesses face today. He says companies need to start leveraging virtualization technologies to help establish control and visibility over clouds.
At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware CEO Paul Maritz anticipates the changing role of the operating system. Maritz says that, increasingly, hardware coordination and software abstract services are moving to virtual layers and that the traditional OS is becoming just one component of the virtual framework.
At the Interop conference in Las Vegas, panelists discuss the issue of portability within the cloud. Simon Crosby of Citrix says nobody is served by proprietary stacks and touts the open virtualization format. Randy Rowland of Terremark adds that the biggest challenge in moving workloads between clouds is networking.
At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson refutes the myth that customization is the Achilles' heel of cloud computing. He asserts that modification and adaptation are precisely how customers can gain productivity from the technology.
At the Cloud Connect conference in Santa Clara, Vijay Bhagavath, technology equity researcher for Deutsche Bank, estimates upcoming trends in IT spending. He adds that investment in ‘private clouds’ could be a 20 billion dollar opportunity by 2012.
At Dreamforce Global Gathering 2009 in San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Kraig Swensrud, senior vice president of product marketing, show attendees the company's new customer service software, Service Cloud 2. The new tool helps businesses connect their traditional call center technologies with social media applications through a cloud computing infrastructure.
At the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Fla., HP CEO Mark Hurd talks about how the company plans to layer cloud services on its infrastructure in the future. However, with more than 1,000 hacks a day, security creates an important need on differentiating what they put in public versus private clouds. "We wouldn’t put anything material in nature outside the firewall," Hurd says.
From secure containers to Docker support, to abstracted networking and storage, the most interesting features in the next version of Windows Server will come next year with a later preview and System Center beta.
This new version of the 2X ApplicationServer XG will blow you, and the competition, away. Price, ease of use, rapid deployment, and small size make XG the perfect application and desktop delivery system.
The best virtualisation platform for the desktop just got even better: if you're a software developer, trainer or support professional, look no further.
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of Windows Server virtualisation, although management tools are not included. This, together with deployment issues, could limit the appeal of Microsoft's standalone hypervisor beyond the enterprise market.
The latest release of VMware's enterprise-level hypervisor and management suite raises the bar with the addition of built-in backup, thin provisioning and fault tolerance options. The combination of functionality and a proven track record makes vSphere 4 an excellent choice for high-end server virtualisation projects.
Despite taking a completely different approach to virtualisation, Virtuozzo Containers can match the best hypervisors on performance while at the same time making virtual workloads quick and easy to deploy and manage.
Early releases of the Xen hypervisor showed promise but had lots of rough edges. Citrix's XenServer 5, however, is very much a production-class virtualisation solution with features that match, and in some cases exceed, what's available on rival platforms.
ESXi is the easiest hypervisor to install and use. It's based on VMware's ESX Server code, making it among the most stable and mature virtualisation options available. It also uses very little RAM and disk space, leaving more server resources free for your virtual machines.
ThinApp, previously known as Thinstall, offers a more streamlined and portable approach to new software roll-outs and development. Software developers and administrators of large numbers of workstations and or mobile workers are bound to benefit greatly from this software.
Microsoft's Hyper-V is a solid virtualisation platform that's compatible with a wide range of modern server hardware.
Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8 provides flexibility when creating desktop and laptop backups. If you have high value data stored on your computer, then we think $106.53 is a reasonable price to ensure it's protected.
XenServer still has a fair way to go in order to catch up to the current functionality already offered in VMWare and Microsoft's virtualisation solutions -- but it's quickly improving and is a lot more affordable.
Already hugely popular with developers and system testers, this latest version of VMWare Workstation has even more to appeal to the professional market.
Remote access software that is easy to install, has great features and most importantly, it just works.
By extending and building on the production-quality virtualisation technology of ESX Server, VMware Infrastructure 3 further consolidates the company’s position at the top of the virtual server tree.
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