Server hardware and virtualization
- February 05, 2020
VMware moved its per-CPU licensing plan closer to competitors' per-core licensing plans by requiring one license for CPUs with 32 cores.
- February 17, 2016
The latest hyper-converged appliance from VMware and VCE is built around VMware software integration, while Nutanix gives users a way to easily move applications off VMware's hypervisor.
- June 16, 2015
Virtualization has spurred new levels of IT productivity, but as innovation begins to stall, some companies find bare-metal deployments better fit their performance needs.
- June 16, 2015
The combination of bare-metal servers and containers is giving traditional server virtualization a run for its money.
- April 03, 2015
VMware users are showing interest in EVO:RAIL, but competitive offerings and more complex decision making slows the purchasing process down.
- July 31, 2012
New data center technology that disrupts the status quo can be unsettling. But embracing change makes yourself more marketable and can improve efficiency.
- June 12, 2012
IT silos are relics from days of managing physical infrastructures. Smart IT shops will tear down these barriers to improve data center efficiency.
- May 30, 2012
Over time, certain IT trends emerge. And if you look closely, you’ll find that major advances in software usually follow hardware innovation.
- 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.
- 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.
- February 17, 2011
Does the reality of converged infrastructure products, such as the Vblock and FlexPod, live up to the hype? Our columnist shares his hands-on experiences.
- December 06, 2010
How do you go from zero to 90% virtualized with 200 VMs in about six months? Plan ahead, according to one state agency, and start with disaster recovery.
- September 10, 2010
For virtualization professionals, HP's new MicroServer may be the ideal low-cost hardware for home labs. But will the entry-level server entice its target: small businesses?
- July 20, 2010
Industry observers once predicted that more virtual-server eggs in one basket would spur adoption of fault-tolerant servers. But the trend has been more commodity hardware under server virtualization, not less.
- June 30, 2010
Technology promises virtual server migration across domains, but the devil's in the details -- and the price.
- October 29, 2009
Virtualization adoption is on the rise, even as server shipments decline, and other news briefs
- July 13, 2009
The server virtualization market has seen highly anticipated releases and major acquisitions in 2009. Catch up on the biggest virtualization news so far.
- July 02, 2009
In today's news in brief, F5's BIG-IP appliances add VMware's vSphere 4 and vCenter support, and more.
- May 26, 2009
Users have eagerly awaited the VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch in vSphere because of the increasing simplicity it offers network administrators.
- April 16, 2009
Crossbeam Systems says enhancements to its virtual security appliance will allow users to consolidate up to 50 physical devices onto one blade server chassis.
- March 19, 2009
For all the talk about the virtualization features in Cisco's new Unified Compute System (UCS), most VMware shops won't buy it anytime soon.
- March 09, 2009
Server vendors now sell power-efficient and higher-performing solid-state disks to replace hard disk drives. But SSD adoption remains slow.
- November 18, 2008
AMD wants users to be able to live-migrate virtual machines across Intel and AMD CPUs. But VMware and Intel argue it creates instability and performance problems.
- November 06, 2008
For the first time, AMD and Red Hat demonstrated that live migration of virtual machines across AMD and Intel Xeon-based servers is possible. To date, live migration has been possible only between similar processor families.
- 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.
- July 15, 2008
The latest blade servers on the market are packed with memory and CPU, architected to prevent the overheating of the past, analysts and users say.
- 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.
- May 03, 2007
Virtualizing servers can spawn any number of unexpected IT management problems. In this Q&A, CiRBA CTO Andrew Hillier explains why these problems occur and how to mitigate them.
- April 23, 2007
Blade servers' old shortcomings are old news, says analyst Barb Goldworm. Today's new breed of blades are cool, cost-effective and a good fit for virtualization deployments.
- March 27, 2007
Hewlett-Packard has added software from Virtual Iron and SWsoft to the stable of virtualization offerings available for its x86 servers.
- February 07, 2007
VMware is prepping a new hardware certification program that should increase the number of hardware devices supported on ESX.
- December 27, 2006
Virtualization vendors are readying x86 servers that will support memory capacities of 128GB and upwards of 100 virtual machines on a single box. But are IT managers ready?
- October 24, 2006
In a speech in Columbus, Ohio, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler said that the future of the data center is x86 servers, dominated by four-socket servers and smaller.
- May 25, 2006
Are blades servers the best choice for virtualization? Or are their reputed benefits really not all they're cracked up to be? This article examines these much-hyped servers in terms of their physical space requirements, form and cost.