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  • Whither VXLAN?

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Jan 2012
  • I’ve been looking more deeply into the proposed IETF standard VXLAN of late, but my reading has left me with more questions than answers. VXLAN, or Virtual eXtensible LAN, submitted to IETF last ...

  • Virtualization in 2012: Automation on the horizon

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 10 Jan 2012
  • The following is an expansion on our 2012 predictions piece on virtualization management, which ran on last week. As server virtualization becomes mainstream, vendors ...

  • VKernel throws down automation gauntlet for VMware

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 19 Dec 2011
  • With today’s release of version 4.5 of its vOps management software, Quest subsidiary VKernel is challenging VMware to an infrastructure automation duel. “[Paul] Maritz from VMware has been ...

  • VMware sneaks out vCenter Chargeback 2.0

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 07 Dec 2011
  • With little fanfare, VMware introduced version 2.0 of its chargeback tool last week, and the release notes include more “known issues” than new features. vCenter Chargeback has been renamed ...

  • VMware gets in on Puppet show

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 29 Nov 2011
  • VMware has joined Google and Cisco as a new investor in Puppet Labs, according to a press release issued today. VMware was one of the investors that contributed to an $8.5 million round of funding ...

  • VMware patches iSCSI bug in vSphere 5

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 28 Nov 2011
  • The first patch for vSphere 5 has been issued, a fix for a bug that was causing long boot times for virtual machines attached to iSCSI storage systems. The issue affected vSphere 5 virtual machines ...

  • VMware sees growth in management tools, plans updates

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 18 Oct 2011
  • Site Recovery Manager, vCloud Director and vCenter Operations are seeing strong sales, VMware executives said on the company's earnings call last night. VMware reported total revenue for the third ...

  • Flash virtualization all the rage among startups

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Oct 2011
  • As the virtualization market matures, functionality that used to live in the underlying infrastructure is steadily being absorbed into virtual machines. One of the hotter areas for emerging ...

  • Network virtualization coming for Hyper-V 3.0

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 13 Oct 2011
  • Microsoft let drop a new tidbit of information about Hyper-V 3.0 in a blog post this week. Hyper-V Network Virtualization: Allows you to keep your own internal IP addresses when moving to the cloud ...

  • Backup and storage problems plague virtual infrastructures

    Alyssa Provazza - Executive Editor 06 Oct 2011
  • New York -- At his Interop keynote this week, Microsoft’s Robert Wahbe said IT shops in 2011 are running 10.7 million virtual servers, compared to 7.8 million physical servers. Sounds great for ...

  • Red Hat's Gluster buy has virtualization possibilities

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 04 Oct 2011
  • At first glance, Red Hat's acquisition of clustered open-source storage player Gluster seems like a pure storage play, perhaps with a bit of open-source camaraderie mixed in. But before it was ...

  • Announcing our new advisory board member

    Colin Steele - Editorial Director 28 Sep 2011
  • Please join me in welcoming Christian Mohn to the Server Virtualization Advisory Board! Mohn, an infrastructure consultant based in Norway, is a VMware vExpert for 2011 and co-host of the vSoup ...

  • OVA working to boost KVM exposure

    Alyssa Provazza - Executive Editor 23 Sep 2011
  • The Open Virtualization Alliance, founded in May to promote KVM, has grown to more than 200 members since its launch, seeing specific interest from cloud-focused companies. But KVM isn't exactly ...

  • VMware networking R&D head jumps ship

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 22 Sep 2011
  • VMware’s director of networking research and development is now with a new company, Big Switch Networks. Howie Xu was with VMware for nine years before making the move. He will lead the R&D ...

  • Cisco Nexus 1000V to support Hyper-V 3.0

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Sep 2011
  • Cisco Systems Inc. is preparing to support Windows Server 8 Hyper-V with its Nexus 1000V virtual switch, which previously only supported VMware. A newly extensible virtual switch was among the ...