Virtualization


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.

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 Adding Hyperconvergence Boost to Windows Server 2016

Microsoft is beginning to share some details about hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) improvements coming to Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Adds Virtual Network Support to Azure AD

Microsoft has launched a public preview of a new capability within Azure Active Directory (AD) Domain Services that adds support for virtual networks using Azure Resource Manager.

VMware Touts Multicloud Focus at VMworld

VMware kicked off its annual VMworld conference this week with a multicloud vision that's nevertheless heavy on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Unveils Software-Defined Datacenter Partner Program

Microsoft this week took the wraps off a new software-defined datacenter certification program for storage and hyper-converged systems running Windows Server 2016.

Microsoft Enables Windows 10 Virtualization Through CSP

Microsoft recently announced several licensing and product changes affecting Software Assurance benefits, App-V deployments, Exchange Online Unified Messaging and even Microsoft Office and Nano Server.

Microsoft Skype Support Comes to VMware Horizon VDI

Microsoft's Skype for Business unified communications product is now integrated with the VMware Horizon virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, VMware said this week.

Citrix Opens Door for Win32 Apps in Windows 10 S

Citrix is developing several new products that will work in conjunction with Microsoft services, including a release of the Citrix Receiver client designed for the forthcoming Windows 10 S operating system.

With Microsoft Cloud Deal, VMware Plays the Field

VMware this week announced a partnership with Microsoft that would enable VMware's Horizon Cloud Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) infrastructure to be delivered on the Azure public cloud.

Citrix Unveils Azure-Based Windows 10 VDI Offering

Delivering on its promise last year to deepen integration with Microsoft technologies, Citrix on Monday took the wraps off XenDesktop Essentials, its new Windows 10 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offering for the Microsoft Azure public cloud.

Google Adds Windows Server 2016 to Its VM Lineup

Google has expanded its datacenter service offerings to include Windows Server 2016 instances, the search giant announced Monday.

Microsoft, VMware Collaborate on VDI Support for Skype

VMware is enabling support for Microsoft's Skype for Business product in its Horizon 7 virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution, the company said this week.

Lenovo Launches Cloud Version of Its Unified Workspace

More known for its PC, laptop and server products, Lenovo is making inroads in the digital workspace market dominated by Citrix and VMware.

Microsoft Courts VMware Users with Hyper-V Switch Offer

Microsoft is readying a new offer aimed at swaying organizations running VMware to switch to Hyper-V.

Microsoft-Citrix Pact To Focus on Office 365, Mobile and Cloud

Microsoft and Citrix this week laid out the terms of their partnership, including their plan to combine Microsoft's Azure datacenter solutions with Citrix's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offerings.

Microsoft Replacing Azure RemoteApp with New Citrix XenApp 'Express'

Microsoft is in the process of replacing its 2-year-old Azure RemoteApp service for a new solution that it is currently developing with strategic partner Citrix called XenApp "express."

Microsoft Unveils F-Series Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft recently took the wraps off its new Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) F-Series, aimed at organizations running "gaming servers, Web servers and batch processing."

Microsoft Talks Up Windows Server 'Shielded VMs'

Microsoft recently put the spotlight on Shielded Virtual Machines (VMs), its datacenter security technology aimed at protecting workloads in public and private datacenters from "malicious administrators."