Server Virtualization

VMware 2011 Financials Ends on Positive Note

VMware recently released results of its 2011 Q4 financials and the news was exceptionally positive.

Dell Rolls Out vStart 200 Server

Deepening its private-cloud partnership with Microsoft (and VMware), Dell announced a new hardware product that can host up to 200 virtual machines.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3 Faster, More Scalable

New version boast performance improvements and easier scalability.

Networking for the Cloud: 3 Vendor Views (Part 1, Emulex)

Three vendors, three opinions on what drives their solutions. First up is Brandon Hoff of Emulex, on the keys to the cloud and WANs that his company's solutions take advantage of to more easily move workloads among hybrid clouds.

Put Hyper-V into Hyper-Drive, Part 1: Processors

In this first of a series on Hyper-V, Paul reviews tips for configuring virtual and physical processors for optimum performance.

Searching for Intelligent Storage for Virtual Workloads

There are no one-size-fits-all storage solutions, so I've come up with some basic questions to ask the vendors who will be trying to get your attention.

Microsoft Reaching Out to OpenNebula with Windows Server Hyper-V

In another example of Microsoft's outreach to open source communities and projects, the company announced on Tuesday it is collaborating with team members of the OpenNebula project to add Windows Server Hyper-V support.

Microsoft Partners Already Implementing Hyper-V 3 Virtual Switch

Microsoft's new extensible virtual switch in Hyper-V 3.0 for Windows Server 8 has already been implemented by 5nine, Broadcom, Cisco, inMon and NEC, among others.

Microsoft Opens Up on 'Cloud-Optimized' Windows Server 8 at Build

During his Build conference keynote on Wednesday, Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, called Windows Server 8 "the most cloud-optimized OS" being developed by Microsoft.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Now at RC Stage

SCVMM 2012 RC includes many new features for hypervisor creation/management, resource optimization and service lifecycle management. It's also on a new schedule for general availability in early 2012.

Xsigo's Server Fabric Switch Provides One-Click Cloud Connectivity

Xsigo Systems lays claim to first fully virtualized infrastructure for cloud-optimized data centers.

F5 Looks To Improve Cloud Services with Crescendo Network's Technology

F5 Networks has bought the intellectual property of Israel-based Crescendo Networks and will be hiring some of its engineering team.

Using the New vSphere 5 Licensing Advisor

Before you update that older vSphere, gain some insight into your licensing requirements for vSphere 5 with this nifty tool.

VMTurbo Supports Microsoft Hyper-V

Virtualization management suite broadens scope of platform support by including Microsoft's hypervisor in the mix.

Citrix Acquires RingCube

In a move that strengthens its XenDesktop product against VMware View, Citrix announced its acquisition of the company that carved out market share with its vDesk solution set.