Virtual machine performance management
- December 05, 2017
In this Q&A, Reza Taheri, chairman of the TPCx-HCI committee, talks about the process for developing the new benchmark and outlines application performance testing.
- October 03, 2013
Efficient virtualization management is often a struggle, but new data center mapping technology could be the innovative solution admins need.
- July 25, 2012
On the surface, the future of virtualization is bright. But, as more workloads are virtualized, new and complex infrastructure problems arise.
- 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.
- June 27, 2012
Quest’s virtualization management customers say there’s room for improvement by a larger-scale company, but aren’t sure whether Dell would be the best fit.
- May 24, 2012
Long-distance vMotion is a hot topic in theory, but experts say use cases are still relatively limited, even among the large enterprises that can afford it.
- March 02, 2012
VMware’s new free capacity analysis tool shows you how you stack up, but vBenchmark’s real value is reporting on infrastructure utilization.
- November 08, 2011
VMware’s Java application performance management software is now available for purchase, and other virtualization news in brief.
- August 22, 2011
Flash storage can break I/O and latency bottlenecks that would otherwise hamper virtualizing high-performance applications.
- June 13, 2011
Tighter integration between capacity planning and performance monitoring features is becoming a baseline expectation for virtualization management tools.
- February 09, 2011
At Partner Exchange 2011, VMware previews a new product, vCenter Operations, for performance monitoring and capacity management.
- 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.
- November 12, 2010
Users say Virsto's software is a promising tool to skirt the performance hit created by dynamic disks in Hyper-V environments. But some await tighter integration with Microsoft's SCVMM.
- September 29, 2010
Hyperformix's self-learning algorithms can handle physical, virtual and public cloud infrastructures, much like the data center management products VMware is trying to build.
- September 01, 2010
Users at the VMworld 2010 conference said VMware's acquisition of Integrien, a performance monitoring software company, fills an important gap in VMware's product line.
- August 31, 2010
The Best of VMworld 2010 Awards recognized the best virtualization management products on the VMworld 2010 floor.
- February 18, 2010
The upcoming VMware vSphere release promises improved I/O resource management and memory compression, according to attendees of VMware's Partner Exchange.
- October 09, 2009
Backing up virtual machine data, managing storage and dealing with I/O bottlenecks are major challenges of server virtualization, according to the 'Virtualization Decisions 2009' survey.
- September 09, 2009
VMware, Microsoft et al. offer a free hypervisor. Now Vizioncore has joined the leagues of vendors that offer free virtualization management tools.
- September 02, 2009
VMware's moves into desktop virtualization, consumer markets and cloud computing are very ambitious, but they lack real-world traction, VMworld attendees said.
- July 13, 2009
The VMware vCenter family now includes AppSpeed performance management, Chargeback, and Lab Manager 4.0.
- 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 06, 2009
The Distributed Power Management feature in VMware vSphere will bring benefits to IT shops that suffer from regular server downtime.
- March 11, 2009
In today's news in brief, SAP uses Citrix XenServer instead of VMware, ScaleMP's new vSMP Foundation supports Intel Nehalem processors, and EMC Smarts is now VMware-aware.
- 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.
- March 05, 2009
After failing to make a dent in the virtualization market with its own technology, Oracle looks to pick up Virtual Iron, sources say.
- January 12, 2009
Microsoft partnered with Marathon Technologies to use everRun fault-tolerance software for Hyper-V and Windows Server. But experts caution that not all applications require fault-tolerance software.
- December 16, 2008
To minimize application downtime with everRun's fault-tolerance software, the Sullivan Group defected from VMware Server to Citrix XenServer.
- 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.
- September 12, 2008
Virtualization technology has become entrenched data centers, with VMware as the overwhelming choice of virtualization platform, according to the Data Center Decisions 2008 Purchasing Intentions Survey. But managers remain cautious about third-party...
- August 22, 2008
Hardware vendors like Hewlett-Packard now use positive VMmark virtual machine performance scores to promote server sales, VMware says the results help in hardware decision making.
- August 13, 2008
Now available for Citrix XenServer, Hyperic HQ enables administrators to manage physical and virtual machines in a single, integrated view. Hyperic HQ is also available for VMware.
- September 12, 2007
Some 120 products from VMworld 2007 exhibitors were submitted for judging in nine categories. Among the notables were IBM and VMware, winners in the Best of Show category..
- June 28, 2007
Virtualization is being used in 25% of data centers today, but few software vendors have spelled out licensing policies for running their products in virtual machines.
- 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...
- 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.
- March 19, 2007
Capacity planning guru Tom Becchetti explains his less-is-more philosophy of deploying virtualization in the data center.
- December 18, 2006
Supporting HealthWare Corp.'s growing library of virtual machines (VMs) called for constant hard disk purchases. Find out how the CEO found and implemented a VM diet plan.
- December 13, 2006
Look Ma, no OS! BEA Systems' new Liquid VM technology will run its WebLogic Server directly on the VMware ESX hypervisor.
- November 14, 2006
In this interview, Diane Greene, VMware co-founder and president, talks about how virtualization could break the stranglehold Microsoft has on the computing industry.
- 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.
- July 13, 2006
To replace its now discontinued GSX Server, VMware has released VMware Server, a free download of its server virtualization software.
- June 09, 2006
Considering an investment in virtualization software or blade servers to manage server room sprawl? David Marshall, author of a new book on advanced server virtualization, discusses the merits of both technologies for server consolidation.