Virtualization

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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Hardcore virtualization - VMware ESX 3.5/Infrastructure - Part 1

Hardcore virtualization - VMware ESX 3.5/Infrastructure - Part 1

This will be my first in a series (an "X = X +1" sort of series) where I'll be looking at virtualization. However, rather than look at the kind of virtualization where you inxstall and OS like Windows, Mac OS or Linux and then install an application that allows you to create virtual machines, I'm going to be looking at virtualization at a much lower level using VMware's ESX 3.5 and Infrastructure applications. I'm going to start off by looking at VMware ESX and taking you through the install process.

published May 29, 2008 by

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VMware player screenshots

VMware player screenshots

VMware released a free player that allows you to run virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX, and ESX Server as well as Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats. You can download the free VMware Player and a pre-built Browser Appliance loaded with Ubuntu and Firefox. Steven Warren walks you through the VMware Player installation and use with these screenshots. You can read more about Steven's experience with VMware Player in his The Hot Button blog.

published August 2, 2006 by

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Virtually at VMworld

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz tours the exhibition floor to see what is happening at the show. Diaz also talks to David Bricker of IBM about the company's XIV substorage system, which works in the VMware environment, and to Tripwire's Michael Reznick about how the company's software helps IT managers audit and control their systems inside a data center.

published September 3, 2009 by

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App virtualization meets the mobile device

At VMworld in San Francisco, VMware CTO Stephen Herrod shows a Visa mobile application on a Microsoft Windows CE device that is also running virtually on Google's Android OS. The functionality allows users to run "any app on any device," the VMware executive says.

published September 2, 2009 by

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VMworld 2009: HP introduces new VDI

At VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, Ann Livermore, executive vice president of HP's services organization, announces two new virtualization solutions that will give system administrators the ability to better virtualize and converge their entire IT infrastructure by enabling access of virtual and physical assets inside the environment.

published September 2, 2009 by

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Intel demos Nehalem EX

At VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, Doug Fisher, Intel's VP of software and services, talks about experimental work VMware and Intel are collaborating on to reduce overall power consumption inside Nehalem EX.

published September 2, 2009 by

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Tinkering with the virtual desktop

At VMworld in San Francisco, VMware CEO Paul Maritz talks to HP's director of software virtualization, Steve DuPree, about how the company's VMware View product fits into HP's virtualization plans. Maritz adds that there are 1 million desktops deployed with VDI, mainly in sectors where security and compliance are crucial, like the health care and finance industry.

published September 1, 2009 by

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Future cloud apps won’t need humans

Lew Tucker, vice president and chief technology officer of cloud computing at Sun Microsystems, foresees applications that are entirely self-sufficient. Humans will be able to set boundaries, of course, but will no longer be needed to turn servers, or anything else for that matter, physically on or off. It is important, he says, that these applications be unified and driven by a compatible set of protocols in order to create a global cloud of clouds.

published August 13, 2009 by

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Who will benefit most from the cloud?

At the OpenSource World event in San Francisco, Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Sun Microsystems, explained that many developing countries are skipping over acquiring their own servers and going right to the cloud. Because of the cost effectiveness, the move may spur their economies and create jobs. This could also hold true for the U.S. government, currently creating its own cloud as well.

published August 13, 2009 by

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‘Mainstream’ meanings for the cloud

At the CloudWorld event in San Francisco, panelists question whether cloud computing, quickly gaining mainstream adoption, could replace system ownership entirely. Panelists include Joe Weinman of AT&T Business Solutions, Sam Charrington of Appistry, James Urquhart of Cisco Systems and the CNET Blog Network, and Timothy Chou of Ming Holdings.

published August 13, 2009 by

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Google CEO touts always-on computing

At the Google I/O developer's conference in San Francisco, Calif., company CEO Eric Schmidt shares his vision for a new computing paradigm. In his keynote, Schmidt says "this is the beginning of the real win of cloud computing, of applications."

published May 27, 2009 by

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VMWare executive shows off fluid network switching

At the Interop Conference in Las Vegas, VMWare CTO Stephen Herrod explains what the additional features in the company's network switching distribution will bring to virtualization. One of the benefits will be allowing other companies, like Cisco, to create a virtual switch within VMWare's cloud so that businesses can choose whoever they want to handle their networking. Rob Noth of VMWare demonstrates the Cisco command line.

published May 22, 2009 by

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VMware Workstation 5

VMware Workstation 5

Just about any task involving multiple operating systems on a single computer can be accomplished using VMware Workstation 5, which adds valuable new features and also delivers performance enhancements.

published May 10, 2005 by

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VMware Workstation 4.5.2

VMware Workstation 4.5.2

VMware Workstation is a powerful virtual machine application that enables you to develop and test even the most complex networked server-class applications running on Windows, Linux or NetWare -- all on a single desktop.

published November 22, 2004 by

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