VMware Focuses on Hybrid Cloud
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 11, 2011
The virtualization vendor's announcement of three new partners brought greater focus to its hybrid cloud initiatives.
Virtualization and Cloud Computing in 2011: Looking Bright
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 6, 2011
After big moves upward in 2010, virtualization and cloud computing should see still greater success in the coming year.
Will the iPhone be Virtualized?
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 16, 2010
Could virtualization vendor VMware, having inked a virtualization deal for Android smartphones, be setting its sights on the iPhone?
Is Cloud Computing Overhyped?
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 22, 2010
Leading analysts disagree about cloud computing's prospects in the years ahead.
Has Server Virtualization Gone Mainstream?
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 7, 2010
Contrasting server virtualization statistics by leading research firms provide different views of the level of virtualization deployments.
Will VMware Snap Up Novell?
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 17, 2010
The chattering classes are speculating overtime about what appears to be a possible deal.
Government Uses Server Virtualization To Reduce Costs
By Amy Newman | Article Published June 2, 2010
Virtualization and "right sizing" is reducing the costs of the federal government's IT infrastructure.
Cloud Computing's Environmental Question
By Amy Newman | Article Published April 9, 2010
It is clear that virtualization reduces a company's carbon footprint, yet a new report suggests that cloud computing actually increases environmental load.
Practical Virtualization Solutions: Expert Advice
By Amy Newman | Article Published March 2, 2010
Book excerpt: Two experts in server virtualization provide advice for planning, deploying, and managing virtualization projects.
Virtual Storage...is Real
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 19, 2010
As companies focus on virtualization, storage virtualization is getting an ever larger share of the spotlight.
Is VMware About to 'Jump the Shark'?
By Amy Newman | Article Published June 23, 2009
Xen will have new offerings in place just in time for this year's VMworld.
Cloud and Virtualization: Connected, Not Fused
By Amy Newman | Article Published June 18, 2009
With the increased penetration of virtualization and cloud computing, the technology is well out of the concept stage and into fruition.
Virtualization a Bright Spot (Sort of) in Tech Spending
By Amy Newman | Article Published April 16, 2009
Spending on virtualization is expected to hold up in the downturn, but ironically, it's also acting to depress overall spending.
Hyper-V Gets Fault Tolerance
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 16, 2009
Virtually Speaking: In the latest leg of the virtual race, Microsoft partners up with Marathon Technologies to bring fault tolerance into its own virtual environment.
News From VMware, Microsoft Portends a Year of Change
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 10, 2009
Virtually Speaking: Does a new desktop OS from Redmond and a new COO at VMware foreshadow the year to come? Plus, some recommended articles about virtualization from around the web.
4 Virtualization Predictions for 2009
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 29, 2008
Virtual Speaking: Economic uncertainty may work to virtualization's advantage in 2009, but only for enterprises that understand the technology. Here are four key trends to watch for in the new year.
Is Your iPhone the Next Virtualization Battlefield?
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 19, 2008
Virtually Speaking: When it comes to virtualization, the iPhone is becoming the smartphone of choice.
7 Virtualization Survival Tips
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 12, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Citrix CTO Simon Crosby outlines seven survival tips for CIOs looking to virtualize their infrastructure on a dime in 2009.
What's Up With VMware and UBS?
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 6, 2008
Virtually Speaking: UBS Global Asset Management is buying up VMware shares while a UBS software analyst slashed the target price and profit forecasts for the virtualization bellwether. Hardly a vote of confidence.
IBM Lands Virtual Gem in Transitive
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 1, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Big Blue's planned acquisition of the cross-platform virtualization technology company gives it a competitive edge. Did VMware blow it by passing on Transitive?
Is Virtualization the Future of Supercomputing?
By Amy Newman | Article Published November 20, 2008
Virtually Speaking: SC08 kicks off, and the virtual presence is strong.
Planning Means Real Benefits for Virtualization
By Amy Newman | Article Published November 13, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Planning and managing a virtual deployment is key to its success. Here are two new products designed to put you on the right path.
Virtualization Beyond Microsoft and VMware
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 30, 2008
Microsoft's and VMware's offerings are not the right fit for every company. Enter Virtual Iron, which has become an attractive option to small businesses.
Xen Delivers on Open Source Enlightenment
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 16, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Xen's Project Kensho is up and running. Will it result in good karma?
Managing Servers in the Cloud
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 9, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Load balancing is tricky stuff, but it gets even more complex when the workloads are a mix real and virtual.
Virtualization Comes to Storage
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 26, 2008
Storage vendors may not have been front and center at VMworld, but their presence was strong and not coincidental.
It's the Economy, Stupid
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 22, 2008
VMware's strategy may be sound, but its ultimate success will be reliant on forces beyond its control.
Build a Solid Virtual Foundation
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 19, 2008
Virtually Speaking: LIVE From VMworld--Good hardware is a fundamental component of an effective virtualization deployment. Quantifying ROI and other benefits is often critical to getting the hardware.
A Case for VDI, Up Close and Personal
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 18, 2008
LIVE From VMworld: Getting to VMworld offered food for thought (and a bit of panic) on why the time may be right for the virtual desktop.
Get Ready for VMworld '08
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 11, 2008
Virtually Speaking: With a theme of Virtually Anything Is Possible, this year's VMworld already has a roller-coaster-like feel. Plus, Dell faces off with HP.
NetIQ Survey Reveals Virtual Reality
By Amy Newman | Article Published August 28, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Virtual environments are growing wide but not deep. It's time to start wrangling the virtual sprawl.
Power to the Virtual
By Amy Newman | Article Published August 14, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Virtual Iron is counting on LivePower to flip the switch.
Virtually Speaking: IBM Goes High on Linux
By Amy Newman | Article Published August 7, 2008
IBM's research shows virtualization adoption is helping to bring Linux to the high-end.
Virtually Speaking: Bye-Bye Operating System?
By Amy Newman | Article Published July 24, 2008
While VMware makes sweeping proclamations that Windows is finished, some wonder if the hypervisor will universally displace the operating system. Will end users even notice?
Virtually Speaking: All About Green
By Amy Newman | Article Published July 10, 2008
How much of virtualization's success boils down to cost savings vs. softer benefits? Plus, Greene is out at VMware.
Virtually Speaking: All Eyes on Hyper-V
By Amy Newman | Article Published July 3, 2008
Hyper-V is here. Will it live up to the hype?
Virtually Speaking: Quest Pursues the VDI Love
By Amy Newman | Article Published June 26, 2008
Quest Software and Parallels continue to court the virtual desktop market. Meanwhile, Embotics looks at the bigger picture with the latest release of V-Commader 2.0, its virtualization lifecycle management software.
Virtually Speaking: Sunshine for VMware
By Amy Newman | Article Published May 22, 2008
VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure caught some rays -- Sun Rays that is. VMware is cozying up with Sun and 10 other thin-client vendors to bring virtualization to the desktop.
Virtually Speaking: Available Beyond the Physical
By Amy Newman | Article Published May 15, 2008
From hardware to hypervisor, high availability is getting a virtual boost.
Virtually Speaking: It's Good to Be King
By Amy Newman | Article Published May 2, 2008
And it's not bad to be a subject in the virtual kingdom, either. VMware reports strong first-quarter earnings, while Virtual Iron and Parallels hit milestone deployment markers.
Virtually Speaking: Old Concept, New Spin
By Amy Newman | Article Published April 17, 2008
Ready to rethink appliances? Pano Logic puts a new spin on the traditional desktop model, while Kace revvs its Kbox family of systems management and deployment appliances.
More Cool Threads From Sun
By Amy Newman | Article Published April 14, 2008
Sun took the wraps off two dual-socket UltraSPARC T2 Plus processor based servers in its SPARC Enterprise server line.
Virtually Speaking: Unclogging the I/O Pipes
By Amy Newman | Article Published April 10, 2008
3Leaf Systems the Roto Rooter of the virtualization set?
Virtually Speaking: The Vendors Deliver
By Amy Newman | Article Published April 3, 2008
From Egenera to VMware to Citrix, virtualization vendors have been delivering on promises.
Likewise Open Spring '08 Blooms
By Amy Newman | Article Published March 27, 2008
Operating system choices and support options grow in the latest version of Likewise Open.
Virtually Speaking: The Power of Integration
By Amy Newman | Article Published March 21, 2008
With virtualization capabilities being rolled into hardware and software products, is the era of the virtual tool as a stand-alone product drawing to a close?
Virtually Speaking: Citrix Lays a Foundation
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 14, 2008
The newest virtualization vendor on the block laid out its virtual infrastructure options and announced some new products.
Mail Server Options Abound
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 11, 2008
Who says Exchange is the only mail solution? Zimbra, Gordano and CommuniGate Systems designed to appeal to businesses both large and small.
Virtually Speaking: Waiting to Shift Gears
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 7, 2008
Is a virtual lull a sign of a virtual shift?
Virtually Speaking: VMware Goes Behind the Scenes
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 24, 2008
VMware Stage Manager takes aim at cleaning up the messy mechanics that precede deployments.
SWsoft to Virtualize in Parallel
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 16, 2008
The virtualization vendor unveiled a beta version of Parallels Server, a Mac-centric hypervisor-based virtualization tool. It joins SWsoft's desktop tool of the same name and Virtuozzo, its OS-level server virtualization offering.
The 'Other' Open Source Virtualization Option
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 16, 2008
Sure, Xen hypervisor may be the poster child for open source virtualization, but the SWsoft-backed OpenVZ project has been gradually growing its presence.
Seven Virtualization Trends to Watch in 2008
By Amy Newman | Article Published December 20, 2007
As 2007 draws to a close, here are seven areas that will have an impact on the server virtualization market in 2008.
Virtually Speaking: Taking Unix Territory
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 26, 2007
Virtualization has come to Unix. Can the stamp of mission-critical readiness be far behind?
HP Goes Grid Across the Board
By Amy Newman | Article Published September 4, 2003
Hewlett-Packard Thursday revealed plans to bring open grid standards to all of its consumer and commercial product lines to further enable core enterprise infrastructure technologies for grid computing.
Gateway Broadens Product Line, Beefs Up Support
By Amy Newman | Article Published August 4, 2003
Gateway Monday unveiled the Gateway 995 server, an offering nicknamed the '4 x 4' aimed at enterprise-class customers needing maximum performance in a space-saving design. The vendor also revealed an alliance with IBM Global Services under which Big Blue will provide on-site and field support for Gateway's systems and networking division.
Fujitsu, Intel to Develop High-Performance Servers
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 24, 2003
New Fujitsu systems will contain industry-standard Intel processors and run Linux operating software.
Intel Serves Up its Next Gen Xeon MP
By Amy Newman | Article Published November 4, 2002
OEMs and partners fall in line as the chip making giant addresses upcoming 16 and 32 way boxes with a 2GHz processor, code named 'Gallatin.' IBM Readies New Servers Based on Intel MP
IDC: Bump From Entry Server Sales to Help Server Market Rebound
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 14, 2002
With IT spending still sluggish, IDC's latest batch of stats reveals a server market that may soon see the light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to increased spending in the entry server space.
CERT Warns of Multiple SQL Flaws
By Amy Newman | Article Published July 30, 2002
A CERT advisory issued Monday evening warns of several vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server.
IBM Joins Sun in the Low-End Unix Server Space
By Amy Newman | Article Published June 25, 2002
Exactly one week after Sun announced the V480, IBM Tuesday unveiled its own 4-way server: the p630, an entry-level Unix server that is a scaled down version of the p690.
HP Lays Out Post-Merger Server Road Map
By Amy Newman | Article Published May 9, 2002
Hewlett-Packard unveils the topography of the post-merger landscape for its combined server, storage, software, personal systems, and imaging and printing product lines.
HP Expands Line of Unix Servers
By Amy Newman | Article Published March 8, 2002
Hewlett-Packard made several announcements this week related to their Unix servers, including new entry-level and midrange products, as well as new benchmarks for its high-end and midrange servers.
Sun Takes Aim At Windows NT Customers
By Amy Newman | Article Published February 22, 2002
Sun Microsystems launches an upgrade program designed to attract Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 customers who will be left adrift when the software giant's end-of-life plans for NT Server 4.0 take effect.
Survey Finds Web Server Attacks Doubled In 2001
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 15, 2001
Despite increased corporate spending on computer security, cyber attacks and viruses continue to impact organizations with alarming frequency, according to a survey by IT and computer security magazine Information Security.
Report: Companies Overspend on App Server Technology
By Amy Newman | Article Published August 31, 2001
Gartner estimates that businesses have overspent by about $1 billion on application server technology systems since 1998. The report further projects an additional $2 billion may be wasted between now and 2003.