Virtualization

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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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Ubuntu 15.04 combines OpenStack and LXD hypervisor in one package

Canonical's new Linux distribution unveils its LXD container runtime, which offers the best features of both containers and VMs

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Docker attracts another $95 million in venture funding

After Docker's fourth round of funding it's time to ask: When will the container maven be able to cut the investor purse strings?

Dawn of the data center operating system

How microservices architecture and Linux containers will tame distributed computing for developers and ops

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The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here

Oracle's desktop virtualization software gets its first major point revision in almost five years, but the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary

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Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google offers a new service for launching packaged apps in VMs to Cloud Platform, by way of a partnership with Bitnami

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Joyent's Docker host runs containers on bare metal without VMs

Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure is the latest example of a third party solving Docker's problems

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