Server Virtualization - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2140 en Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization promises more OpenStack integration http://www.infoworld.com/t/server-virtualization/red-hat-enterprise-virtualization-promises-more-openstack-integration-239394?source=rss_server_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/VI9E83~1.JPG" alt="Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization promises more OpenStack integration" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Red Hat just released a beta version of the latest rev of its server and desktop virtualization solution, <a href="http://www.redhat.com/products/cloud-computing/virtualization/" target="_blank">Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization</ Cloud Computing Data Center Enterprise Architecture Virtualization Red Hat Server Virtualization Virtual Desktop OpenStack Open Source Software Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:46:41 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239394 at http://www.infoworld.com Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/two-tricks-automate-the-export-of-live-vms-in-windows-server-238144?source=rss_server_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/microsoft_virtualization_hp.jpg" alt="Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I bet you didn't know that Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V lets you export your virtual machines -- wait for it -- while they are running. Data Management Microsoft Windows Storage Virtualization Microsoft Hyper-V PowerShell Backup and Recovery Server Virtualization Windows Server Windows Tools Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 238144 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_server_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 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_server_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_server_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 HP expands OneView into VMware environs http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/hp-expands-oneview-vmware-environs-236006?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>Hewlett-Packard is expanding the scope of its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/hp-brings-converged-infrastructure-smarts-its-servers-227546">OneView</a> infrastructure management console, releasing a OneView plug-in that should help system administrators more efficiently manage their VMware vCenter operations with OneView functionality.</p> <p>"A lot of people use vCenter and find it very effective, and it would be foolish for us not to provide value there," said Brad Kirby, HP group manager for converged systems.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Hewlett-Packard (HP) Server Virtualization Middleware Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:43:49 +0000 admin 236006 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_server_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 VMware plays up network virtualization momentum in 2014 http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-plays-network-virtualization-momentum-in-2014-235515?source=rss_server_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_server_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 Hyper-V 'escape attack,' part 2: The mystery deepens http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/hyper-v-escape-attack-part-2-the-mystery-deepens-235120?source=rss_server_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/WINDOWS_QUESTION.JPG" alt="Hyper-V 'escape attack,' part 2: The mystery deepens" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Two weeks ago, I describe a true circumstance <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/whodunit-hyper-v-failure-may-reveal-fabled-escape-attack-234164">where a Hyper-V server was hacked</a> (both a child VM and the parent sy</p> Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Hyper-V Server Virtualization Hacking Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 235120 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_server_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 Storage: The stumbling block on the road to perfect server virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/storage/storage-the-stumbling-block-the-road-perfect-server-virtualization-234787?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>Server <a title="Computerworld coverage of virtualization" href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/topic/210/Virtualization" target="_blank">virtualization</a> has revolutionized the way we deploy systems in our data centers. It has sparked a gold rush along the way, creating outlandish wealth. It has also left a wake of destruction, and it very well may cause catastrophic failures in a lot of shops.</p> <p>It certainly is going to raise blood pressure and cause hair loss among admins.</p> Storage Virtualization Server Virtualization Storage IDG Insider Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 uphan 234787 at http://www.infoworld.com Whodunit: A Hyper-V failure may reveal fabled 'escape attack' http://www.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/whodunit-hyper-v-failure-may-reveal-fabled-escape-attack-234164?source=rss_server_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/microsoft_virtualization_hp.jpg" alt="Whodunit: A Hyper-V failure may reveal fabled 'escape attack'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>This week, I was called into an office to look at an odd situation with a Hyper-V server.</p> Microsoft Windows Networking Security Virtualization Microsoft Hyper-V Server Virtualization Hacking Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 J. Peter Bruzzese 234164 at http://www.infoworld.com Big data analytics star in VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 update http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/big-data-analytics-star-in-vmware-vcenter-log-insight-15-update-234023?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>Over the last 10 years, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/top-10-benefits-server-virtualization-177828">server virtualization</a> has solidified itself as a key component to shrinking the hardware footprint of the modern data center. However, what hasn't decreased during this process of consolidation is the amount of data created on a daily basis from the devices, the physical servers, the virtual machines, and the operating systems and applications that live on each of these instances. In most of these cases, the data has become magnified.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Big Data Server Virtualization Data Visualization Log Analysis Private Cloud Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 David Marshall 234023 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 big virtualization and cloud stories from 2013 http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/10-big-virtualization-and-cloud-stories-2013-233450?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>Those of us who have spent much of our IT careers wrapped up inside of a nice, warm cocoon of virtualization were fortunate to have front row seats to another great year, as virtualization technologies continued to flourish in 2013. Virtualization remained a key component in the modern data center, and cloud computing continued to grow in importance -- both of which helped take all things virtual in a number of interesting directions.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Server Virtualization Cloud Storage Virtual Desktop Mobile Device Management (MDM) SDN Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:07:42 +0000 David Marshall 233450 at http://www.infoworld.com Review: VMware vSphere 5.5 adds speed and usability http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/review-vmware-vsphere-55-adds-speed-and-usability-232832?source=rss_server_virtualization <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="VMware vSphere 5.5 with Operations Management" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>VMware vSphere 5.5, the latest release of VMware's flagship virtualization hypervisor and central management server, has something for companies of all sizes.</p> Data Center Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Data Center Virtualization Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 232832 at http://www.infoworld.com Parallels says key to success is cloud virtualization, not Mac desktop virtualization http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/parallels-says-key-success-cloud-virtualization-not-mac-desktop-virtualization-232669?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>Parallels is perhaps best known for its popular desktop virtualization product, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/mac-virtualization-face-vmware-fusion-5-vs-parallels-desktop-8-201611">Parallels Desktop for Mac</a>, but the larger and faster-growing segment within the company actually has to do with building containers in the cloud.</p> Virtualization Mac OS X Server Virtualization IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Virtualization Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:03:38 +0000 David Marshall 232669 at http://www.infoworld.com QEMU revs its open source virtualization platform http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/qemu-revs-its-open-source-virtualization-platform-232313?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>Survey 100 people across the virtualization community and ask them to name a virtualization technology, and it's a safe bet the vast majority will name a VMware technology like Workstation, Fusion, or vSphere or perhaps even Microsoft Hyper-V or some flavor of Xen. Ask this same question of people in more nonmainstream areas, and you'll probably get answers like KVM, Parallels, or VirtualBox instead.</p> Virtualization Server Virtualization Open Source Software Virtualization Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:18:15 +0000 David Marshall 232313 at http://www.infoworld.com IT managers are increasingly replacing servers with SaaS http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/it-managers-are-increasingly-replacing-servers-saas-232240?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>IT managers want to cut the number of servers they manage, or at least slow the growth, and they may be succeeding, according to new data.</p> <p>IDC expects that anywhere from 25 percent to 30 percent of all the servers shipped next year <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/hp-regains-server-lead-taiwan-vendors-see-big-growth-232140">will be delivered to cloud services providers</a>. By 2017, nearly 45 percent of all the servers leaving manufacturers will be bought by cloud providers.</p> Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Virtualization Server Virtualization SaaS Servers Data Center Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:16:19 +0000 admin 232240 at http://www.infoworld.com New Fling installs VMware Tools on nested ESXi virtual machines http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/new-fling-installs-vmware-tools-nested-esxi-virtual-machines-231537?source=rss_server_virtualization <p>While nesting a VMware ESXi hypervisor inside another VMware product like Workstation, Fusion, or vSphere may be possible, doing so in a production environment probably isn't the best solution (that's me trying not to use the word "crazy"), and it definitely shouldn't be considered a supported architecture for an organization.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Server Virtualization Free Tools Virtualization Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:57:17 +0000 David Marshall 231537 at http://www.infoworld.com