EMC Profits Fall, VMware Lowers Outlook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
Both companies saw their stock price decline.
Tags: Storage, VMware, virtualization, earnings, quarterly financials, EMC
Cisco, Microsoft Team Up on Data Center Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Cisco products will support Microsoft's cloud and virtualization technologies.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, UCS, Enterprise, Hyper-V, Cisco, data center, Microsoft
Five Cloud Misconceptions That Are Slowing Adoption
By Jeff Vance | Article Published April 10, 2013
Some organizations are avoiding the cloud because they don't really understand what the cloud is.
Tags: public cloud, cloud computing, software as a service, Infrastructure as a Service, virtualization, data center
TDi Technologies (Video)
By James Maguire | Article Published April 08, 2013
A representative from TDi Technologies talks about how the firm offers security at the virtualization systems level.
Tags: Security Vendors, virtualization
Ubuntu Virtual Machine: Guest and Host
By Matt Hartley | Article Published April 01, 2013
Thinking about running an Ubuntu virtual machine? Here are some things to consider.
Tags: VMware, virtualization, Linux, operating system, Wine, Ubuntu, virtual box, open source
Amazon Slashes EC2 Prices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 06, 2013
AWS dropped prices for Linux-based cloud computing instances up to 27 percent.
Tags: Amazon, cloud computing, VMware, EC2, Linux, virtualization
VMware to Buy Virtual Storage Vendor Virsto
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
The acquisition will fit in with VMware's "software-defined data center" strategy.
Tags: software-defined data center, VMware, cloud computing, Storage, merger and acquistion activity, virtualization
What is Private Cloud?
By James Maguire | Article Published February 12, 2013
A private cloud can increase efficiency, decrease costs and offer more security than a public cloud. Yet private clouds offer challenges of their own.
Tags: cloud computing, hybrid cloud, virtualization, virtual private cloud, private cloud
Is Cloud Computing Really Right for Your Business?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published February 06, 2013
In many cases, virtualization is a better fit for a company's needs than a private cloud is.
Tags: cloud computing, private cloud, virtualization
VMware Announces Earnings, Job Cuts
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 29, 2013
The company posted good quarterly numbers, but its 2013 outlook disappointed investors.
Tags: revenue, earnings, virtualization, jobs, VMware, quarterly financials
How to Build a Private Cloud: Advice from the Experts
By Jeff Vance | Article Published January 07, 2013
These tips could help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure a successful private cloud deployment.
Tags: virtualization, data center, servers, private cloud, cloud management
Red Hat Advances Hybrid Cloud and Virtualization
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 05, 2012
CloudForms 1.1 release and RHEV 3.1 push the Linux platform vendor further into the cloud.
Tags: cloud computing, Red Hat, virtualization
VMware Spins Out Pivotal Initiative
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published December 04, 2012
New virtual organization led by former VMware CEO Paul Maritz launched.
Tags: virtualization, VMware
Five Private Cloud Pitfalls to Avoid
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 03, 2012
These tips can help you learn from the experiences of private cloud early adopters.
Tags: cloud computing, monitoring, VM, infrastructure, private cloud, virtualization
Multiple Vendors Roll Out New Hadoop Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 24, 2012
Microsoft, IBM and Cloudera are all beefing up their big data services.
Tags: Serengeti, VMware, Hadoop, open source, virtualization, Microsoft, big data, IBM, Cloudera, cloud computing
IDC Study Finds Fewer, Larger Datacenters in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 09, 2012
The research firm says it's seeing the impact of cloud computing and virtualization.
Tags: cloud computing, research, IDC, data center, virtualization
Obstacles on VMware's Cloud Roadmap
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 01, 2012
Will VMware’s cloud acquisitions actually complicate its cloud roadmap?
Tags: VMware, virtualization, cloud computing
First look: Windows Server 2012 Brings the Cloud Down to Earth
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 05, 2012
The new OS shares a lot with Windows 8.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, networking, virtualization, Windows 8, Storage
Oracle to Buy Cloud Infrastructure Provider Xsigo Systems
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 30, 2012
Xsigo sells software-defined networking technology.
Tags: networking, xsigo, virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, cloud computing, Oracle, merger and acquistion activity
VMware Revenue Grows 22%, But Profits Decline
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 25, 2012
The company's quarterly report beat analyst expectations.
Tags: revenue, VMware, earnings, virtualization
VMware to Buy Nicira Network Software for $1.26 Billion
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 24, 2012
Nicira makes networking monitoring and management software.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, virtualization, VMware, networking, software, server
SMB Virtualization: All Your Eggs in One Basket?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published July 02, 2012
Some SMB tech professionals worry that virtualization puts the entire infrastructure at risk.
Tags: SMB, virtualization
VMware Launches Serengeti Hadoop Virtualization Project
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 14, 2012
The open source project aims to help enterprises deploy Hadoop in cloud or virtualized environments.
Tags: Serengeti, VMware, virtualization, open source, cloud computing, Hadoop
Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Infrastructure Trends
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Tablets, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Tags: Gartner, trends, cloud computing, big data, Consumerization, Enterprise IT, mobility, virtualization, tablets, data center, Storage
VMware's New Bid to Simplify Desktop Virtualization
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 02, 2012
The virtualization vendor has launched VMware View 5.1.
Tags: virtualization, desktop, VMware
VMware Source Code Stolen, Impact Unclear
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 26, 2012
Hackers have posted the VMware ESX source code online.
Tags: security, virtualization, source code, VMware, hackers
Where Will You Shop for Cloud Computing Services?
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published November 15, 2011
Best Buy's acquisition of mindSHIFT is yet another example of the adoption of cloud computing by mainstream consumers.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization
AMD Launches 16-Core Opteron 6200 Series, Expands 2012 Road Map
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published November 15, 2011
The chip maker unveils the newest series of Opteron chips, intended to boost the performance, scalability and efficiency of database, cloud and high-performance computing applications.
Tags: Intel, Opteron, virtualization, cloud computing
Oracle Affirms Unix Commitment with Solaris 11 Release
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 09, 2011
Serious operating system debuts as Oracle exec declares that Oracle is "not a toy company."
Tags: Mark Hurd, Solaris, Unix, Oracle, virtualization
The Benefits of Data Virtualization
By Wayne Kernochan | Article Published November 08, 2011
Data virtualization may be the enterprise Holy Grail that enables better management of social media and data warehouses. IT pundit Wayne Kernochan provides some background.
Tags: big data, Data Virtualization, virtualization
Server Virtualization Tips for Small Firms
By Drew Robb | Article Published October 12, 2011
Key facts to consider as your small or medium-sized firm gets on board the virtualization train.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization
Microsoft's Virtualization Offering Marches Forward
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 22, 2011
The competition in the red-hot virtualization market is only getting fiercer, as Microsoft moves to elbow in and grab more share from VMware.
Tags: VMware, windows server 8, virtualization, Microsoft, vSphere
Rapid7's Nexpose Targets Virtualization Security Market
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 21, 2011
As virtualization becomes standard operating procedure for many businesses, the security challenges of this data center technology move to the forefront.
Tags: data center security, security, virtualization
Windows 8 Touts Workstation Virtualization
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 15, 2011
Based on Windows 8, virtualization -- once the province of businesses with big bucks -- will become a default option for mainstream computing.
Tags: server, Windows 8, virtualization
The Microsoft-VMware Virtualization Battle
By Paul Rubens | Article Published September 06, 2011
In the virtualization market, VMware certainly had the first-mover advantage over Microsoft, yet the Redmond giant appears focused on closing the gap. One tech pundit calls it a long shot.
Tags: Microsoft, VMware, virtualization
VMware, Mitel Unveil UC for Virtualized Desktop
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published August 30, 2011
The solution will enable mobile devices, soft phones and collaboration applications to run on a virtual desktop.
Tags: Mitel, VMware, virtual desktop, virtualization
Oracle VM 3.0 Challenges VMware
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published August 25, 2011
VMware has been the 500-pound gorilla of virtualization sector, but other vendors are actively working to change this. Oracle's new VM 3.0 release is a prime example.
Tags: Oracle, VMware, virtualization
Virtualization's Benefit is...Security? Really?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published August 19, 2011
A start-up launched by some major industry insiders touts the security benefits of virtualization -- a distinctly contrarian approach.
Tags: security, Citrix, virtualization
Cloud Computing: The Road Ahead
By Damu Kuttikrishnan | Article Published August 02, 2011
A look at various cloud computing markets by revenue, along with top research firms’ predictions of the trends to watch.
Tags: virtualization, private cloud, cloud computing, hybrid cloud, public cloud
The True Cost of a vSphere Deployment
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 28, 2011
Calculating the true cost of a virtualization deployment requires understanding a number of variables.
Tags: VMware, virtualization
What Buyers Look for in Virtualization Solutions
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 21, 2011
Real world examples of the key factors that companies consider as they select virtualization solutions.
Tags: Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, virtualization, cloud computing
What Buyers Look for in Cloud Computing Solutions
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 14, 2011
Real world examples of the key factors that companies consider as they select cloud computing solutions.
Tags: multi-tenancy, cloud computing, hosting, virtualization
Data Storage Startups Focus on Cloud, Virtualization
By Drew Robb | Article Published July 08, 2011
Few factors reveal the direction of an IT sector like what strategies its startups are deploying. Drew Robb looks at the hot new movers and shakers in data storage.
Tags: virtualization, cloud computing, data storage
Oracle Expands Virtual Desktops for Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 07, 2011
New VDI 3.3 release deliver more full desktop audio/video performance for Windows, Solaris and Linux, as Oracle delves deeper into virtualization.
Tags: Oracle, virtualization, virtual desktop, Linux, VDI
Citrix and Microsoft Gain on VMware
By Paul Rubens | Article Published July 07, 2011
VMware has clearly held the top spot in the burgeoning virtualization market, running ahead of competitors Citrix and Microsoft. Yet the race appears to be shifting.
Tags: Citrix, VMware, virtualization, Microsoft
Is Virtualization Ready for Mission Critical Applications?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 30, 2011
Many IT departments embrace virtualization as a cost-saving technique, yet they hesitate to deploy it for their truly core applications.
Tags: virtualization, VMware
Can Virtualization Help (or Hurt) Compliance?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published June 23, 2011
A look inside the possible complications when a virtualized data center faces the challenge of compliance.
Tags: virtualization, compliance
7 Emerging Cloud Computing Vendors Providing Performance and Optimization Services
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 20, 2011
These cloud computing firms claim their solutions maximize cloud performance while keeping costs in line.
Tags: virtualization, cloud computing
Enterprise Virtualization: Red Hat vs. VMware and Microsoft
By Paul Rubens | Article Published May 19, 2011
How does Red Hat's virtualization offering stack up to the entrenched virtualization vendors?
Tags: virtualization, Red Hat, VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Red Hat Updates Enterprise Linux
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 19, 2011
RHEL 6.1 delivers new hardware support, virtualization and networking improvements as well as Enterprise Identity tech preview.
Tags: virtualization, Red Hat, open source, RHEL, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 Emerging Vendors in Cloud Computing Storage
By Jeff Vance | Article Published May 17, 2011
Cloud computing storage faces the challenge of providing remote access to ever growing mountains of data.
Tags: cloud computing, data storage management, cloud services, virtualization, data services
Do Cloud Standards Matter?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 11, 2011
Interop panel discusses the key features that enterprises need to consider before they leap to the cloud.
Tags: virtualization, cloud services, cloud computing, Virtual Cloud Management, Interop
Mac OS X: vSphere's Guest OS?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published May 05, 2011
Intriguing but unlikely: Will VMware include OS X as a guest OS on the vSphere iteration due this summer?
Tags: vSphere, virtual PC, Mac OS X, virtualization, Apple
Cloud Computing Security: Emerging Vendor Round-Up
By Jeff Vance | Article Published May 02, 2011
Cloud computing firms focusing on virtualization security, security for e-commerce transactions, cloud-based data loss protection and more.
Tags: security, cloud computing, cloud management tools, virtualization, cloud security
10 Virtual Machine Techniques to Boost Efficiency
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published April 27, 2011
These VM tweaks can lessen downtime and boost the productivity of your IT infrastructure.
Tags: virtualization, VM, hosted IT, hardware, Servers & Services
Are Virtualization Management Systems Adequate?
By Paul Rubens | Article Published April 21, 2011
A recent survey points out some areas in which virtualization management products have fallen short.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization software, virtualization, Virtualization Management
The Hazards of Joining the "Cloud Provider" Bandwagon
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Article Published April 19, 2011
Seeing the goldrush, many ill-equipped firms are now touting themselves as providers of cloud computing services.
Tags: outsourcing, cloud services, cloud computing, virtualization
Microsoft Updates Apps Virtualization Tools
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 11, 2011
Besides additions meant to help administrators migrate to Windows 7, the software giant is also readying a version of Windows that can be used to create "thin PCs."
Tags: Micorosoft, virtualization, virtualization software, virtualization cloud, data center
VMware vCenter Operations Extends IT Management Tools
By David Needle | Article Published March 08, 2011
VMware's new vCenter Operations collects data from servers, storage and network hardware to provide a real-time management dashboard.
Tags: data storage, data center, virtualization, vcloud, VMware
Avaya Adopts Shortest Path Bridging, Expands Network Virtualization
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 22, 2011
New networking gear switch upgrades support the latest 802.1aq spec, bringing flatter, virtualization-friendly networking to enterprises and college campuses.
Tags: Enterprise IT, iPad, virtualization, network virtualization, Avaya
VMware vs. Microsoft Virtualization: Is Hyper-V "Good Enough"?
By Chris Evans | Article Published February 22, 2011
A look at the virtualization software from VMware and Microsoft. Is vSphere or Hyper-V a better fit for your company?
Tags: Microsoft, vSphere, virtualization, Hyper-V, VMware
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.
Tags: VMware, hybrid cloud, VMware vSphere, cloud computing, virtualization
Can Virtualization Save Your Life?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 27, 2011
Virtualization is a key component of enterprise IT consolidation and its also being used to help improve medical reliability too.
Tags: Cisco, Enterprise IT, Virtual Cloud Management, health care IT, virtualization
Private Cloud vs. Virtual Datacenter
By Brian Proffitt | Article Published January 26, 2011
The in-house option of a private cloud offers an array of advantages over remote storage.
Tags: Virtual Datacenter OS, cloud computing, IT manager, private cloud, virtualization
Is Service Pack Near for Windows 7?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 17, 2011
The software giant calls it inaccurate, but a post to a Microsoft blog in Russia may have prematurely announced the availability of Windows 7's first service pack.
Tags: SP1, Service Pack, virtualization, Microsoft, Windows 7
Cloud Projects Fueling IT Hiring: Survey
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 13, 2011
Cloud computing may help expand IT staffs' ranks, a new study suggests.
Tags: Microsoft, cloud services, virtualization, IT Jobs/Salary, cloud computing
Virtualization and Cloud Computing in 2011: Looking Bright
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 06, 2011
After big moves upward in 2010, virtualization and cloud computing should see still greater success in the coming year.
Tags: virtualization, enterprise software, virtual machine management, cloud computing, VMware
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?
Tags: VMware, iPhone in the enterprise, iPhone, virtualization, iphone apps
HP Unveils Reactive/Proactive Critical Advantage Support Package
By David Needle | Article Published December 14, 2010
The new HP Critical Advantage program offers a number of mix and match support options for virtualized x86 environments. HP also releases Business Outcome Dynamics Assessment tool for CIOs.
Tags: virtualization cloud, IT management, cloud computing, virtualization, HP
Desktop Virtualization, Virtual PCs: Apps and Trends
By Serdar Yegulalp | Article Published November 16, 2010
Virtual PC software, or desktop virtualization, is an end-user implementation of virtual computing in which a desktop application (rather than a server) is used to emulate a PC.
Tags: virtualization, desktop virtualization, Virtual Computing Environment, virtual PC, Virtual Cloud Management
Virtualization Update: Virtual Desktops, New Software
By David Strom | Article Published November 15, 2010
Fall 2010: Along with virtualization developments from VMware, Citrix and Microsoft, plenty of other virtualization vendors offer new tools.
Tags: VMware, virtualization, Microsoft Windows 7, Citrix XenServer, virtual desktop
Red Hat Debuts RHEL 6, touts Virtualization
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 11, 2010
The enterprise software vendors touts the virtualization features and scalability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, RHEL, virtualization, open source, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Microsoft Touts Hyper-V Cloud at TechEd
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 09, 2010
Microsoft's new Hyper-V Cloud initiative is part of its private cloud push.
Tags: virtualization cloud, virtualization, hypervisor, Hyper-V Cloud, Microsoft
Has Server Virtualization Gone Mainstream?
By Amy Newman | Article Published October 07, 2010
Contrasting server virtualization statistics by leading research firms provide different views of the level of virtualization deployments.
Tags: virtualization, Server Application Virtualization, virtualization cloud, server virtualization, deployments
Red Hat Sees Real Money in Virtualization and Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 23, 2010
Linux vendor continues to grow its revenues as CEO Jim Whitehurst downplays new competition from Oracle.
Tags: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, virtualization cloud, virtualization, cloud computing, Red Hat Enterprise Linux