Virtualization - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2134 en Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/ubuntu-chases-after-red-hat-openstack-and-docker-bundles-240568?source=rss_virtualization <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Ubuntu_hp.jpg" alt="Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Even if Canonical hasn't remade the consumer desktop with Ubuntu or made much of a dent with Ubuntu as a phone or tablet OS -- at least, not compared to the way Google has with both Android and Chrome -- there's no denying the presence Cloud Computing Virtualization Linux OpenStack Open Source Software Virtualization Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:46 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 240568 at http://www.infoworld.com Linux 3.14 kernel revision beefs up ARM, VM support http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/linux-314-kernel-revision-beefs-arm-vm-support-239506?source=rss_virtualization <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Linux_Desktop_hp.jpg" alt="Linux's 3.14 kernel beefs up ARM, VM support" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The latest Linux kernel's revision number may be 3.14, but don't expect any pi jokes in the release notes. Cloud Computing Open Source Software ARM Linux Processors Open Source Software Virtualization Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:43:24 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239506 at http://www.infoworld.com Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/dell-unveils-fabric-switch-sdn-controller-239053?source=rss_virtualization <p>Dell this week rolled out products designed to help customers build and scale cloud environments.</p><p>The new gear includes the Dell Z9500 fabric switch and the Active Fabric Controller software for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/tech/2014/021114-sdn-network-functions-virtualization-278662.html" target="_blank">NFV</a>). Together, the products are intended to provide data centers with the scale, automation and orchestration necessary to transition to virtualized cloud infrastructures.</p> Networking Virtualization Dell Network Switch SDN Virtualization Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:36:37 +0000 ccraig 239053 at http://www.infoworld.com Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/attack-of-the-killer-clouds-and-the-coming-it-storm-239006?source=rss_virtualization <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2248scr.jpg" alt="Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Oleksiy Fedorov</p></em></div> Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Cringely IT Jobs Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239006 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker does a GitHub and starts charging for extra features http://www.infoworld.com/t/linux/docker-does-github-and-starts-charging-extra-features-238727?source=rss_virtualization <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/docker.jpg" alt="Docker does a GitHub and starts charging for extra features" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Applications Cloud Computing Open Source Software Linux Open Source Software Virtualization Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238727 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: 4 VM security tools go under the microscope http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/review-4-vm-security-tools-go-under-the-microscope-238212?source=rss_virtualization <p>Trying to protect your expanding VM (virtual machine) empire will require a security product that can enforce policies, prevent VMs from being terminated or infected, and deliver the virtual equivalents of firewalls, IPS, and anti-virus solutions.</p> Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Cloud Security Security Virtualization IDG Insider Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Pete Babb 238212 at http://www.infoworld.com Xen 4.4 is now fully armed for 64-bit ARM http://www.infoworld.com/t/virtualization/xen-44-now-fully-armed-64-bit-arm-238014?source=rss_virtualization <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/SustainIT-hp.jpg" alt="Xen 4.4 is now fully armed for 64-bit ARM" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The <a href= http://blog.xen.org/index.php/2014/03/10/xen-4-4-released/ >4.4. Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Open Source Software Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238014 at http://www.infoworld.com Mirantis looks to open up OpenStack vendor certifications http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/mirantis-looks-open-openstack-vendor-certifications-237470?source=rss_virtualization <p><a href="http://www.mirantis.com/" target="_blank">Mirantis</a>, a services and systems integration company that has evolved into an OpenStack distribution provider, may be small in size but the company has proven time and again that it isn't afraid to mix things up with the big boys in the cloud playground in which it plays. And now it's going up against Red Hat in an effort to push an open-source certification initiative for products within OpenStack cloud environments.</p> Virtualization Red Hat Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Private Cloud Open Source Software Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:00:53 +0000 David Marshall 237470 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware's Virtual SAN to address software-defined storage http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmwares-virtual-san-address-software-defined-storage-236912?source=rss_virtualization <p>VMware has been talking for the last couple of years about the ongoing evolution and transformation of the enterprise infrastructure into a <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/download-the-software-defined-data-center-digital-spotlight-221420">software-defined data center</a> (SDDC). As part of that discussion, the company said it is focusing on three key strategies in 2014: end-user computing, software-defined data center, and hybrid cloud, which VMware called a seamless extension of the SDDC into the public cloud.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Cloud Storage Storage Virtualization Private Cloud Storage Virtualization Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:21:37 +0000 David Marshall 236912 at http://www.infoworld.com HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/hp-makes-play-network-virtualization-opennfv-program-236915?source=rss_virtualization <p>Hewlett-Packard is plunging into the rapidly emerging field of network functions virtualization (NFV), announcing Monday an OpenNV program comprised of applications and services designed to virtualize core networks and network functions and allow telecommunications companies to more efficiently compete in the rapidly growing world of rich media.</p> Networking Virtualization Hewlett-Packard (HP) Networking Virtualization Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:34:06 +0000 admin 236915 at http://www.infoworld.com Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/dell-red-hat-team-network-virtualization-236819?source=rss_virtualization <p>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 at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.</p> <p>Co-engineered Dell-Red Hat OpenStack-based NFV and SDN (software defined networking) applications are expected to be available in 2014, Dell said.</p> Networking Virtualization Dell Red Hat SDN Virtualization Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:49:45 +0000 admin 236819 at http://www.infoworld.com Alcatel-Lucent works with Red Hat to virtualize mobile networks http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/alcatel-lucent-works-red-hat-virtualize-mobile-networks-236674?source=rss_virtualization <p>Alcatel-Lucent is betting big on operators wanting to virtualize their mobile networks using NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technology, in order to become more nimble and less reliant on proprietary hardware.</p> <p>Virtualization has already changed how enterprises build and manage their IT infrastructure, and now mobile operators are looking at doing the same thing, and vendors are re-architecting their products. Purported advantages include lower costs and faster deployment of new services.</p> Mobile Technology Virtualization Red Hat Mobile Technology Networking Virtualization Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:14:13 +0000 admin 236674 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware releases vSphere Mobile Watchlist for Android and iOS smartphones http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-releases-vsphere-mobile-watchlist-android-and-ios-smartphones-236471?source=rss_virtualization <p>According to a recent <a href="http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS24645514" target="_blank">research report from analyst firm IDC</a>, the worldwide smartphone market reached a new milestone in 2013, having shipped 1 billion smartphones in a single year for the first time. To put that number into perspective, it represents a new smartphone device in the hands of every seventh inhabitant on the planet.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Android Server Virtualization iOS Mobile Apps Free Tools Systems Management Smartphones Mobile Technology Virtualization Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:37:07 +0000 David Marshall 236471 at http://www.infoworld.com VMTurbo drives the software-defined data center http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmturbo-drives-the-software-defined-data-center-235994?source=rss_virtualization <p>If you've been faithfully following <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-10-benefits-server-virtualization-177828">server virtualization</a> trends over the last few years or if you've had your head in the clouds like me, you've probably already been indoctrinated into the idea behind the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/download-the-software-defined-data-center-digital-spotlight-221420">software-defined data center (SDDC)</a>. How pervasive has this concept become?</p> Data Center Virtualization Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization Hybrid Cloud Cloud Computing Data Center Virtualization Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:00:47 +0000 David Marshall 235994 at http://www.infoworld.com Docker challenges virtualization market with containers http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/docker-challenges-virtualization-market-containers-235897?source=rss_virtualization <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/119863/bossie-awards-2013-the-best-open-source-data-center-and-cloud-software-226978#slide6">open source Docker container technology</a> is taking on the server virtualization market, offering what some see as a faster alternative to running full virtual machines over hypervisors.</p> <p>For the latest release of <a href="http://www.docker.io/" target="_blank">Docker</a>, the development team behind the technology has focused on making the software ready for enterprise use.</p> Open Source Software Virtualization Application Virtualization Linux Server Virtualization Open Source Software Virtualization Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:23:57 +0000 admin 235897 at http://www.infoworld.com OpenDaylight debuts Hydrogen SDN software http://www.infoworld.com/t/sdn/opendaylight-debuts-hydrogen-sdn-software-235651?source=rss_virtualization <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virtualization_pghome.jpg" alt="OpenDaylight debuts Hydrogen SDN software " width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p><a href="http://www.opendaylight.org/" target="_blank">The OpenDaylight Project</a>, the software-defined networking industry consortium that features IBM and Cisco among its roster of members, has released the first version of its SDN and NFV Networking Open Source Software Cisco Systems SDN Open Source Software Virtualization Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:31:55 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 235651 at http://www.infoworld.com VMware plays up network virtualization momentum in 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-plays-network-virtualization-momentum-in-2014-235515?source=rss_virtualization <p>VMware recently announced what it described as a very strong finish in Q4, ending the company's 2013 fiscal year on a high note. VMware's total revenue for 2013 was $5.2 billion, up 17 percent (excluding <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/paas/vmware-spinoff-pivotal-launches-next-gen-cloud-dev-platform-230646">Pivotal</a> and divestitures) year over year.</p> Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:34:22 +0000 David Marshall 235515 at http://www.infoworld.com Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/nutanix-nx-3000-review-virtualization-cloud-style-235191?source=rss_virtualization <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/nutanix-nx3000.jpg" alt="Nutanix NX-3000 Series" /></div> <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>What do you get when you combine four independent servers, lots of memory, standard SATA disks and SSD, 10G</p> Data Center Virtualization Server Virtualization Virtual Desktop Server Clustering Data Center Virtualization Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 235191 at http://www.infoworld.com The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/the-open-source-rookies-of-the-year-awards-235116?source=rss_virtualization <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_OpenSource_440.jpg" alt="The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The sixth annual Black Duck Open Source Rookies of the Year awards recognize the top open source projects initiated in the past year. Application Development Cloud Computing Networking Open Source Software Application Development Server Provisioning Mobile Security SDN Internet Privacy Open Source Software Cloud Computing Virtualization Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 235116 at http://www.infoworld.com FreeBSD 10 introduces brand-new virtualization platform http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/freebsd-10-introduces-brand-new-virtualization-platform-235022?source=rss_virtualization <p>For more than a decade we've been talking about the skirmishes that have made up the hypervisor wars. But now much of the virtualization community has moved beyond that discussion, dubbing the hypervisor as more of a commodity play, and is instead looking toward the cloud.</p> Open Source Software Virtualization Server Virtualization Open Source Software Data Center Virtualization Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:05:29 +0000 David Marshall 235022 at http://www.infoworld.com