VMware virtualization

  • August 29, 2010 29 Aug'10

    Veeam Backup and Replication gains quick VM restore

    With vPower, Veeam users can run virtual machine instances directly from compressed backup copies during a restore to save time, but other basic features are still missing.

  • August 20, 2010 20 Aug'10

    VMware users yearn for Cisco 1000V competition

    With advanced networking announcements coming at VMworld, users say want more competition, standardization and lower costs to link virtual and physical network management.

  • August 19, 2010 19 Aug'10

    VMware 'vFabric' revealed as vShield enhancements

    A cryptic VMworld preview video sent industry-watchers' imaginations running wild about a new 'vFabric' offering. But it was much ado about two already previewed products: vShield Edge and App.

  • August 13, 2010 13 Aug'10

    Hypervisor death match gains new urgency for top dog VMware

    Server virtualization products from Microsoft and Citrix have given IT shops more flexibility to choose hypervisors and tools for different workloads -- at better prices.

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Hyperic monitoring deepens ties with VMware vCenter

    Monitoring tool Hyperic now integrates with VMware vCenter. But Hyperic's strong ties to SpringSource, the creator of a Jave development platform, may signal cloud plans as well.

  • July 29, 2010 29 Jul'10

    VMware shops reluctantly plan the move from ESX to ESXi

    Users still on VMware's ESX hypervisor prepare to make the switch to ESXi, but not without trepidation. VSphere 4.1 is the last VMware release to support the ESX Linux-based management console.

  • July 28, 2010 28 Jul'10

    VMware volume purchasing program a boon to SMBs

    Changes to VMware's Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) will give users greater control over account management and might bring bigger discounts for small and medium-sized shops.

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    VMware previews new vShield security features

    VMware gave user-group attendees a sneak peak of vShield App and Edge, upcoming virtualization security products that may ease security tasks and boost existing security.

  • July 22, 2010 22 Jul'10

    VMware users debate per-VM licensing

    VMware claims that per-VM licensing will cut costs for customers. But some users are leery of VMware's new pricing-and-licensing scheme.

  • July 13, 2010 13 Jul'10

    VMware throws bone to enterprises, SMBs with vSphere 4.1

    VMware added new features that appeal to large enterprises, and revamped licensing at the low end of its product line to appeal to SMBs, but users say their pain lies elsewhere.

  • June 09, 2010 09 Jun'10

    VMware to standardize on Novell SUSE Linux

    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 20 May'10

    VMware CTO Steve Herrod talks vSphere: A Q&A

    VMware's top technology executive discusses the future of vSphere, the company's virtualization suite and current features that don't get respect.

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Java abstraction: The key to virtualization agility

    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.

  • May 13, 2010 13 May'10

    Citrix closes the gap with XenServer 5.6

    Citrix has added a raft of new features to XenServer 5.6 but made no mention of improvements to its XenCenter management console.

  • May 12, 2010 12 May'10

    EMC-Brocade 10 Gigabit Ethernet deal raises questions for Cisco

    As successful virtualization increasingly relies on networking, EMC will resell 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches from its close partner Cisco, but also from Cisco's competitor, Brocade.