Introduction to virtualization and how tos
- February 19, 2016
Many think the choice between containers and virtual machines is an either or proposition. It's not – here's why.
- December 18, 2012
Need a geek gift idea for the techie you love? Read what our panel of IT pros would like to unwrap this holiday season.
- July 02, 2012
If you’re considering a heterogeneous virtualization shop, don’t count on multi-hypervisor management tools to solve all of your administration woes.
- February 24, 2012
Stupid questions are rarely stupid. In fact, asking stupid questions can challenge the status quo, leading to better results in the data center.
- January 30, 2012
When it comes to virtualization hardware, converged infrastructure like NetApp FlexPod and VCE Vblock is taking the place of yesterday’s vertically scaled systems.
- December 15, 2011
Geeks confess the nerdy gifts that didn’t work out and offer a note of caution when it comes to buying for them, too. Hint: no more USB sticks.
- December 14, 2011
IT pros are making their wish lists and checking them twice as the holiday shopping season heats up.
- December 05, 2011
The VMware Certified Professional is still a must-have virtualization certification, but with so many VCPs out there, IT pros say experience matters more than ever.
- October 12, 2011
Hypervisors are more technically capable than ever of taking on new workloads, but logistical issues like legacy apps, budget and time constraints still stand in the way of server consolidation.
- September 22, 2011
Most virtualization management tools look and feel the same these days, and IT pros are waiting to be wowed.
- August 23, 2011
Evaluating software often involves lengthy, complicated POC deployments. But virtual appliances can make the process faster and more effective.
- July 20, 2011
After a security breach in 2008, New Mexico’s Human Services Department turned to tools from Juniper and HyTrust to harden its virtual server environment.
- June 15, 2011
Free virtualization hypervisors can be tempting, but they often lack features, such as live migration and high availability, that really unlock the technology’s power.
- January 21, 2011
HD Supply bumped up its IT shop’s percentage of virtualized servers by getting on board early with virtual infrastructure optimization startup VMTurbo.
- December 20, 2010
The top server virtualization news stories of 2010 included VMware per-VM licensing and pricing and the release of vSphere 4.1.
- October 21, 2010
It's easy to get caught up in virtualization and the cloud. But don't forget, there are companies that haven't virtualized at all.
- June 03, 2010
Most private cloud computing relies heavily on virtualization. But for successful private cloud computing, virtualization must work together with several technologies.
- May 07, 2009
With its new move to support VMware in Oracle E-Business Suite shops, Oracle caves -- a bit -- on its rigid virtual machine support stance.
- August 07, 2008
Despite the chatter that the Xen hypervisor is under threat from Hyper-V and VMware, it's here to stay, affirmed Citrix CTO Simon Crosby at LinuxWorld/Next Generation Data Center.
- July 28, 2008
VMware now offers ESX3i server for free, but only open-sourcing the hypervisor's code will truly enable VMware to compete against Microsoft, some say.
- July 23, 2008
With VMware soon to offer ESXi for free, the hypervisor will officially become commoditized.
- July 23, 2008
After announcing a lowered revenue forecast, VMware's new CEO laid out the strategy for competing with Microsoft and for bulking up the company's management software portfolio.
- July 21, 2008
A VMware engineer says that the Nested Page Table technology in AMD's quad-core processor Barcelona is the answer to problems in virtualizing large workloads.
- June 25, 2008
Red Hat's new KVM-based hypervisor may be easier to install alongside Linux, but paravirtualized offerings like Citrix's Xen still trump the new hypervisor, say KVM detractors.
- February 28, 2008
Using VMware's new VMsafe APIs, security vendors can use the ESX hypervisor to bring an extra layer of security to apps running within virtual machines.
- February 06, 2008
VMware boasts three new examples of health-care customers using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), but VDI deployments are still in the exploratory phases.
- November 15, 2007
VMware takes issue with Oracle's claim that Oracle VM is three times more efficient than current x86-based server virtualization products.
- October 08, 2007
The deluge of new features in the VMware ESX hypervisor is keeping the company 10 steps ahead of its competition.
- October 04, 2007
Sun's Xen-based xVM hypervisor is just around the corner, as is xVM Ops Center framework for managing virtual as well as physical resources.
- September 10, 2007
Putting rumors to rest, VMware Inc. finally revealed details of its tiny embedded ESX hypervisor as well as new products for automating disaster recovery and managing virtual desktops.
- July 03, 2007
Forget blade servers. Details have emerged about a new Dell server line that will feature VMware's rumored ESX Lite onboard hypervisor, for virtualization out-of-the-box.
- June 25, 2007
Today VMware dominates in virtualization and server consolidation, but Xen virtualization technologies and products will change that by 2008, predicts Burton Group analyst Chris Wolf. Wolf sees big changes coming in Xen-based virtualization products...
- April 11, 2007
Not every physical-to-virtual migration is achieved using a P2V utility; some IT managers prefer to create virtual machines the old-fashioned way.
- December 06, 2006
As server virtualization continues to gain acceptance, vendors and customers feel more and more confident to use it for a variety of tasks and not just to support for legacy applications and server consolidation. One more recent use for server ...
- November 06, 2006
On the eve of VMworld and in the wake of its Novell partnership, Microsoft announced a software packaging program that could dramatically increase the reach of Virtual Server.
- August 14, 2006
Will Microsoft's agreement with XenSource lead to gains in virtualization interoperability, or will that deal benefit Microsoft only? Alessandro Perilli examines the issue in this column.