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December 20, 2013
With the majority of costumers sticking with VMware vSphere, Red Hat has changed its tune with RHEV 3.3.
October 24, 2013
Red Hat released RHEV 3.3 this week, with features comparable to VMware and Microsoft. Does the open source hypervisor stand a chance in the market?
July 19, 2013
Open source virtualization software has improved, and admins want more choice, but VMware and Hyper-V still dominate the market.
June 25, 2013
Citrix is giving away the whole XenServer kit and caboodle in an attempt to win over cloud providers and the businesses they serve.
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Most Linux distributions include everything you need to build a KVM high availability cluster and protect your environment. Continue Reading
Containers are yesterday's news, but newcomer Docker is breathing fresh life into a lightweight and portable approach to virtualization. Continue Reading
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QEMU has been an integral part of KVM virtualization for years, but its influence is slowly dwindling. Continue Reading
In RHEV 3.4, there are some small upgrades and new features that will help, but more importantly, the focus on the big picture becomes clearer. Continue Reading
Support for Docker containers in RHEL 7 is helping Red Hat bolster its appeal as a cloud computing platform. Continue Reading
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There are two basic ways to create a KVM snapshot, but only one will allow you to take snapshots of a running virtual machine. Continue Reading
Built-in KVM management tools don't give you the advanced functionality of RHEV or oVirt, but sometimes a bare-bones approach is all you need. Continue Reading
Linux admins have a wealth of management options, but versatile virsh commands may be the best options for managing KVM virtual machines. Continue Reading
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Use cgroups to limit the resources a virtual container can consume to prevent oversubscription and contention. Continue Reading
Open source software certainly has its advantages -- in many cases it's free -- but be mindful of the caveats to cloud tools before you deploy them. Continue Reading
VMware vCloud and AWS have the lion's share of the cloud market, but given the right circumstances, open source may be the better choice. Continue Reading