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Compatibility with security: How to run Windows XP in a virtual machine
If the imminent end-of-support deadline for Windows XP has finally spurred you to make the update to Windows 8, you might be concerned about whether...
VMware: How the hypervisor can be security's savior
Hypervisors that virtualize the compute, networking and storage tiers provide a unique platform for enforcing security policies, VMware executives...
Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure
Cisco Systems plans to invest over $1 billion to expand its cloud business over the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based...
Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure
Cisco Systems plans to invest over US$1 billion to expand its cloud business over the next two years, including building an OpenStack-based...
Cumulus lands another SDN supporter for its Linux offering
SDN company Midokura this week said it will support for Cumulus Networks’ Linux network operating system in its network virtualization software.
New methods for addressing insider threats: A roundtable discussion
Technology advances have made it easier to detect subtle, anomalous end-user behavior, such as installation of unusual apps on endpoint devices, or...
How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN
VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual...
Xen hypervisor moves into ARM space
Getting a jump on competing hypervisors, the open source Xen is preparing for the day when ARM processors will run virtual machines.
VMware Unwraps Hybrid Cloud Desktop Virtualization
With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organizations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public cloud, private cloud or...
Virtual machine (VM) security still a work in progress
Trying to protect your expanding virtual machine (VM) empire will require a security product that can enforce policies, prevent VMs from being...
6 IT Strategies to Stay Ahead of Data Center Trends
Automation, virtualization, cloud computing -- these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs,...
First look: Docker is a better way to deploy your apps
A long time ago, a computer program was a stack of punch cards, and moving the program from computer to computer was easy as long as you didn't...
HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program
Hewlett-Packard is plunging into the rapidly emerging field of network functions virtualization (NFV), announcing Monday an OpenNV program comprised...
MWC: Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualization
Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed...
Chromebooks getting VMware virtual desktop service
VMware will offer virtual desktop services for Google's Chromebooks, allowing them to run Windows applications on the pared-down laptops based on...
Docker challenges virtualization market with containers
The open source Docker container technology is taking on the server virtualization market, offering what some see as a faster alternative to running...
VMware gives some partners the cold shoulder
VMware has asked at least two companies who planned to setup booth displays at its Partner Exchange conference next week not to attend the show.
Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style
Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments
The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards
, the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the
Flash your way to better VMware performance
PernixData FVP clusters server-side flash to improve virtual machine performance and reduce SAN latency