Server Virtualization

Oracle VM 3.2 Now Manages SPARC Domains

Latest upgrade also adds MySQL Enterprise as a database repository option, plus a slew of new features and improvements.

Deploying the vSphere Distributed Switch

The vSphere Distributed Switch extends the features and capabilities of virtual networks while simplifying provisioning and the ongoing process of configuration, monitoring, and management.

Windows Server Hyper-V Beta Supports FreeBSD

Microsoft released a beta version of Hyper-V that supports the open source server OS.

5 Virtualization Challenges

Just because it's virtualization doesn't make it easy.

Dealing with VM Sprawl? VMTurbo Is Worth Working For

Although a little cranky to get going, it packs a performance punch.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 4: Monitoring Hyper-V The Right Way

It's time to put what you've learned into practice and then make sure that Hyper-V is running at hyperspeed.

Dell Offers 3 New VDI Solutions

Dell introduces two turnkey VDI appliances based on Dell PowerEdge servers, available now, and is slated to add a cloud-based VDI solution next quarter.

DH2i Packages SQL Server in the Cloud

Company debuts DxConsole, which provides application virtualization for SQL Server instances destined for the cloud.

VKernel Adds Operations Monitoring Capabilities to vOperations Suite

vOperations can now monitor SANs, guest OSes residing in a VM, and non-virtualized, physical servers.

Security, Mobility Top Initiatives for Virtualization Adoption

A Virtual Computer-commissioned survey shows companies still have security and mobility in mind as they push virtualization initiatives this year.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 3: 8 Tips and Tricks

Some well-known -- and some more obscure -- tips and tricks for enhancing Hyper-V.

Networking for the Cloud: 3 Vendor Views (Part 3, Mirantis)

Three vendors, three opinions on what drives their solutions. In the last part, Doug Barney talks with several executives at Mirantis Inc.

Hyper-V, OpenStack Interop 'Broken and Unmaintained'

Microsoft isn't impressing members of the OpenStack community with its attempts to ensure the interoperability of its Hyper-V hypervisor with the OpenStack open source cloud project.

Networking for the Cloud: 3 Vendor Views (Part 2, CloudSleuth)

Three vendors, three opinions on what drives their solutions. In this second of a series, Doug Barney talks with Lloyd Bloom, senior product manager of CloudSleuth at Compuware Corp.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 2: Memory, Storage, Networking

Now that we know how Hyper-V can take advantage of processors, it's a good time to look at how we can take advantage of memory, networking and disk resources without breaking the budget.