Using virtual machine appliances
- November 28, 2011
SMBs should read the fine print before deploying VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance, according to some who have kicked the tires on the product.
- 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.
- May 31, 2011
From managing backup copies to server-side SSD caching, users say emerging I/O redirection and optimization tools are key to managing storage in virtual infrastructures.
- May 02, 2011
PacketMotion's new virtual appliance can detect events and anomalies at the transaction level and stop rogue transactions as they happen, the vendor says.
- December 03, 2010
Replication was infeasible with a 10 Mbps WAN connection, and WAN optimization hardware looked like it would break the bank; that's when a NetEx virtual appliance entered the picture.
- August 16, 2010
Vizioncore refurbishes FlashRestore; HyTrust offers policy enforcement integration with Intel TXT
- June 09, 2010
Thanks to a new pact between VMware and Novell, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is now VMware's Linux of choice for virtual appliances.
- May 20, 2010
A decade ago, Java showed us the value of abstracting an application from an OS. As recent news from VMware and Oracle shows, Java abstraction has even more value today.
- April 15, 2010
Back in the days of BEA WebLogic, the virtual appliance marketplace was still on the fringe of IT. But virtual appliances are finally catching on.
- April 06, 2010
Remote offices are the next logical destination for virtualization, but IT managers aren't clear on which form virtualizing servers should take.
- January 13, 2010
After five months in beta, VMware Go installation service is ready to automate the installation and configuration of VMware's free ESXi hypervisor.
- October 12, 2009
Some virtualization pros laud Avaya's embrace of virtualization support in its unified communications server. But skeptics say the Xen-based platform is a nonstarter without VMware support.
- July 02, 2009
In today's news in brief, F5's BIG-IP appliances add VMware's vSphere 4 and vCenter support, and more.
- 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.
- October 15, 2008
Using the Open Virtualization Format standard, Citrix Systems' Project Kensho toolkit packages virtual appliances so they can be used on different hypervisors and clouds.
- May 16, 2007
Microsoft partners say that VHD-based virtual appliances are useful for test and demonstration purposes, but that the VHD specification will have to evolve for customers to run virtual appliances in production.
- 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.
- 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.