Virtualization

Virtualization news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

VMware updates desktop virtualization software for Mac and PC

New features include support for Windows 10 and a graphics engine overhaul

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Virtualization doubles the cost of security breach

When a security incident involves virtual machines, the recovery costs double compared to that of a traditional environment

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CoreOS's Rocket aims for greater container isolation

The next generation of CoreOS's container runtime uses Intel hardware-based isolation for added security. Will other container systems follow that example?

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Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Update to popular virtualization software brings support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan, and more

Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

Red Hat has packaged OpenStack to make it easier to deploy for hosting mission critical jobs

Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

The flaw affects virtualization systems that use QEMU to emulate CD-ROM drives

Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise

With Kubernetes, Google wants to help enterprises adopt a container-based micro-services architecture

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Linux Foundation unboxes another container consortium

Under the new Cloud Native Computing Foundation, container companies will coordinate efforts to create a common stack for containerized apps

New industry group to bring Web-scale tech to the enterprise

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will develop software for creating a 'micro-services' architecture

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3 virtualization vendors worth watching

Amid the noise over Microsoft, VMware, and Red Hat, three other virtualization players have ideas and innovations worth mining

Oracle unwraps VM VirtualBox 5.0 with focus on security

Disk-image encryption is now included in the virtualization software

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Mirantis' next big move: OpenStack appliances

Mirantis is preparing to offer its own appliance-based OpenStack hardware solutions, with plans to avoid Nebula's fate

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Docker's next mission: Sell to enterprises

With container standards on the way, Docker and others now turn their attention to monetizing the container revolution

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Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

The first release of Joyent's Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure offers the ability to run Ubuntu Linux a la containers, for better performance and elasticity

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Delphix secures sensitive data in the cloud by virtualizing it

New approaches to data virtualization and masking are aiding the movement of enterprise datasets to the cloud while keeping them secure and versatile

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The Venom vulnerability: Little details bite back

Bad attacks rarely come through the front door -- instead, the old cracks let in the problems

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Sick of ETL? Database virtualization can help

Database virtualization, a seemingly bad idea from the past, turns out to be a good idea in the present

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CoreOS gains on Docker, with support from Google, Red Hat, VMware

Google, Red Hat, VMware, and Apcera adopt App Container as an alternate to Docker in Kubernetes

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Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

Swarm combines easy cluster creation and management with powerful container scheduling, but HA and other key features are still in the works

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