Mirantis looks to open up OpenStack vendor certifications

But its new open-source certification compatibility initiative challenges a certification process put forward by Red Hat


VMware's Virtual SAN to address software-defined storage

Storage software turns internally attached server storage into a shared, protected storage pool


VMware releases vSphere Mobile Watchlist for Android and iOS smartphones

Free mobile app enables IT admins to monitor and remediate VMware vSphere environments remotely while on the go


VMTurbo drives the software-defined data center

Company expands Operations Manager across storage with support for NetApp and FlexPod, across compute fabric with support for Cisco's UCS platform


VMware plays up network virtualization momentum in 2014

VMware NSX is in use by several major global brands, along with three of the top five investment banks


FreeBSD 10 introduces brand-new virtualization platform

The Bhyve BSD hypervisor is legacy-free, with a small footprint, but offers a number of features out of the gate


IBM drops $1.2B to significantly expand its global cloud footprint

Following a huge investment in SoftLayer, IBM plans to build 15 new cloud-based data center facilities worldwide


Big data analytics star in VMware vCenter Log Insight 1.5 update

Log aggregation, analytics, and search platform adds support for Active Directory; improves content pack infrastructure


10 big virtualization and cloud stories from 2013

2013 saw big news around acquisitions, community takeovers, new products, new markets, product deaths, and more FUD


Parallels says key to success is cloud virtualization, not Mac desktop virtualization

Containers in the cloud can provide increased density, elasticity, and scalability efficiencies


QEMU revs its open source virtualization platform

Modern virtualization platforms like Xen and KVM have leveraged the work of QEMU projects to get a technological jump start


Startup announces SaaS solution to manage Amazon Web Services resources

2nd Watch's 2W Atlas enables IT professionals to quickly create, deploy, and monitor cloud architectures


New Fling installs VMware Tools on nested ESXi virtual machines

Free tool provides new capabilities and makes administration easier when installing a VMware hypervisor inside a VM


Startup Adallom takes on SaaS security challenges

New cloud-based offering detects anomalies in employee cloud use across the enterprise, raises alerts on risky behavior


CSC expands cloud management capabilities with ServiceMesh acquisition

Purchase of startup gives CSC customers ability to orchestrate applications across private, public, hybrid cloud environments


Mirantis brings enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution to the cloud

Company claims edge over rivals Red Hat, Canonical, and Suse due to its services background and 'zero lock-in' flexibility


VMware warns of multiple ESX, vCenter, and vSphere vulnerabilities

Flaws could lead to authentication bypass, system crashes, or denial-of-service attacks


Pivotal adds mobile platform development with Xtreme Labs acquisition

VMware- and EMC-backed startup moves beyond cloud, big data, and platform as a service by adding mobile to the mix


Ravello helps shift software development and testing to public cloud

Cloud virtualization startup brings application portability at an hourly rate


Cloud storage provider Nirvanix is closing its doors

Two weeks' notice of service shutdown leaves customers scrambling to retrieve and move data to another cloud service


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