Virtualization


VMware Teams Up With Linux Foundation

VMware joined the Linux Foundation on Monday.

IBM Touts Linux Strategy with New Virt, SuSE, Supercomputer Intiatives

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. -- IBM made several announcements Tuesday at the annual LinuxWorld conference, introducing a new series of products, services and initiatives that the company says will "further expand IBM's commitment to Linux and open source by enabling the next generation of Linux."

VMware Makes SMB Play with New Partner Program

In a move clearly designed to strengthen its position in this segment, VMware has announced a new initiative dubbed the System Builder Program

Virtualization Showdown at Black Hat

Next week at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, security researcher Joanna Rutkowska promises to demonstrate how a malicious attacker, working remotely, could take control of the open-source Xen virtualization software.

Taking Stock: Microsoft's Virtual Power Play

Just how favorably does Hyper-V compare to established products from VMware Inc., Virtual Iron Inc. and Citrix Systems Inc., to name a few? How serious is Microsoft about competing in the virtual space?

VMware To Give Away Hypervisor

VMware has launched its first counter-attack to Microsoft's pricing structure for its virtualization products, announcing that ESXi, its lightweight hypervisor, is going to be given away for free.

Microsoft's $60B Year-End Revenue Dogged by Search Costs

Microsoft's fiscal fourth-quarter and 2008 year-end financial results were announced in a Webcast on Thursday.

Live Mesh Preview: It's Wait-List Only

Microsoft quietly opened its Live Mesh preview to more testers on July 15, but by today (July 17), the offer had been narrowed to just waiting-list only.

Cloud Computing To Bring Security App Shift, Report Says

Microsoft's Chief Architect Ray Ozzie and some say the sky will be the limit for cloud computing in the enterprise, but there's still a need for IT security too.

Q&A: Fausto Ibarra Takes SQL Server Reins

New director of product management talks up database and hints at future technologies.

Management, Strategy Conflicts May Be Behind Greene Exit

Diane Greene's precipitous and unexpected departure from VMware yesterday may have resulted from an ongoing rift between Greene and executives at parent company EMC, according to analysts.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Building a Virtual Practice

As Redmond's virtualization solutions mature, there's still time for partners to get into the virtualization game on the ground floor.

Hyper-V Made Available

Microsoft's first major push into the virtualization space officially kicks off today, as Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing (RTM).

VMware Pioneers Decouple Dynamic Analysis

Researchers at VMware have pioneered a novel technique in dynamic analysis, one that separates the running program from the analysis tool, by use of virtual containers.

Novell, Microsoft Partner on Server Virtualization, Server 2008 on SuSE

Novell announced last Wednesday that it has joined Microsoft's Server Virtualization Validation Program.

RC1 for Hyper-V Now Available for Download

IT pros wanting to try out the latest Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology can now get the Release Candidate 1 (RC1) version via Windows Update.

Tech-Ed Keynote Highlights 'Dynamic IT' and Virtualization

Microsoft's Tech-Ed North America event for IT professionals kicked off today with a keynote address on enabling "dynamic IT."

VMware Unveils ThinApp 4.0 for Application Virtualization

VMware has announced VMware ThinApp 4.0,  its major offering in the emerging market for application virtualization.

Two VMware Vulnerabilities Found, Fixed

A pair of vulnerabilities found in several VMware Linux products will require users to update these products to resecure their systems, security analysis firm iDefense announced yesterday.

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