Virtualization


Microsoft, Red Hat Go Live with Azure OpenShift Collaboration

After a lengthy development process, Microsoft and Red Hat this week announced the general availability of their Azure Red Hat OpenShift service.

Microsoft Primes Azure Stack for Hyperconvergence

A new addition to Microsoft's Azure Stack product line brings hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) capabilities to its "Azure in a box" solution, the company announced this week.

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop Solution Hits Preview

Windows Virtual Desktop, Microsoft's new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service hosted from Azure datacenters, was released as a public preview this week.

Microsoft Dropping Azure Container Service in 2020

Microsoft's Azure Container Service (ACS), which commercially launched more than two years ago, will fall out of support on Jan. 31, 2020, according to a Microsoft post earlier this month.

Microsoft, Docker Collaborate on 'CNAB' Spec for Distributed Apps

To help organizations that build and maintain distributed applications, Microsoft and Docker this week launched a new specification called Cloud Native Application Bundles (CNAB).

Docker Now Offering Windows Server Application Migration Support

Docker unveiled a program on Thursday that adds migration support for organizations running applications on aging Windows Server infrastructure.

Microsoft Shares Plans for Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Service

Microsoft is readying a preview of a new service that will deliver virtual Windows desktops and apps to end users from Microsoft Azure infrastructure.

Microsoft-Red Hat Pact Takes Shape with Managed OpenShift on Azure

A preview of Red Hat OpenShift on Azure will be released "in the coming months," Microsoft said this week in a progress report on its collaboration efforts with Red Hat.

Microsoft Launches Low-Maintenance Azure Container Service

A new service from Microsoft that lets users easily spin up containers on its public datacenter infrastructure is now production-ready.

Microsoft Gives Windows Server 2016 Hyperconverged Computing Boost

Organizations can now use Windows Admin Center (previously code-named "Project Honolulu") with Windows Server 2016 to manage hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), Microsoft recently announced.

Microsoft's VMware-to-Azure VM Migration Tool Goes Live

Organizations can now tap Microsoft's Azure Migrate tool to help migrate their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and applications to Azure datacenter infrastructure.

VMware Thaws on Microsoft's Azure Virtualization Solution

VMware appears to have reached a détente with Microsoft regarding the latter's emerging VMware virtualization on Azure solution.

Microsoft Readies Azure VM Migration Tool for First Half of 2018

Microsoft is slated to release a new "Azure Migrate" solution within the next six months, a company executive said in a recent presentation.

Microsoft Spotlights Tools and Partner Solutions for Kubernetes on Azure

Microsoft highlighted its progress on the Kubernetes-on-Azure front this week at the KubeCon event in Austin, Texas.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Is Built. Will They Come?

Will Azure Stack appliances become pervasive in datacenters and develop a considerable global footprint in existing hosting facilities?

Microsoft, VMware Spar over 'Bare Metal' Azure Virtualization Solution

Microsoft's announcement this month of a "bare metal" VMware stack that runs on Microsoft Azure hardware appears to have raised VMware's hackles.

Google and Cisco Target Microsoft Azure Stack with Hybrid Cloud Play

Google is partnering with Cisco on a hybrid cloud effort that will enable workloads to run on Cisco's UCS hyperconverged infrastructure hardware and the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Rolls Out New Azure Container Products

Microsoft this week unveiled new container management services for its Azure cloud, including those aimed at the Kubernetes open source container orchestration solution.

Microsoft Readies Preview of Improved Remote Desktop Services

Remote Desktop Services (RDS), a Windows Server capability for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) scenarios, will soon get Azure Active Directory (AD) support, a more secure architecture and HTML5 browser access support.

Microsoft Boosting Container Support in Windows Server 2016

The next major release of Windows Server 2016 (version 1709) will have added support for running Linux and Windows containers, Microsoft said this week.