Virtualization Infrastructure


VMware Announces Two Free Desktop Hypervisors

Tom Fenton explains how this is huge news for the tens of thousands of students, hobbyists and casual users who would like to run multiple instances of OSes on a single computer.

Hands On with Tailscale Zero Trust Mesh VPN for the Enterprise

Tom sets up remote access to his home lab, adds Linux and cloud devices, explores Tailscale's features and technology -- and really likes what he sees.

Create a VPN Jumpbox in Less than Two Minutes

Tom didn't think remotely accessing local computing resources would be as easy as advertised, but it was: "It just worked out of the box."

Running VMware Workstation on a Monster Mini-PC

Tom gets his hands on SimplyNUC's most powerful AMD-powered mini-PC, the Moonstone, sticks Workstation on it and declares: "This thing is a beast in a very small package."

Take Five with Tom Fenton: My VMware Horizon Session Picks for Explore 2023

Sessions are divided into five tracks: Vision & Innovation, Cloud & Edge Infrastructure, Modern Applications & Cloud Management, Networking & Security and Hybrid Workforce.

Hands-On with a Windows IoT Device

Tom Fenton finds that Windows IoT Enterprise works fine as a base OS to run a thin client used to connect to a VDI desktop and a local desktop using RDP.

Ransomware Hits Unpatched VMware Systems: 'Send Money Within 3 Days'

Users who neglected to install security patches issued by VMware two years ago are now being hit by a big ransomware attack wave.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Must-See VMware Explore 2022 Sessions

After earlier sharing his Horizon-themed picks, Tom lists his five must-see VMware Explore session on the technologies he finds most interesting.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Must-See VMware Explore 2022 Horizon Sessions

From the Horizon Cloud Service on Microsoft Azure to Architecting Horizon: The Official Reference Architecture, VMware Explore (formerly VMworld) is returning to an in-person format with many Horizon sessions of interest to Tom Fenton.

Feds Warn Log4Shell Exploits Still Hitting VMware Horizon, UAG Systems

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week updated last month's advisory about threat actors continuing to exploit Log4Shell vulnerabilities in VMware Horizon and Unified Access Gateway (UAG) systems.

Mandiant Sees Ransomware Increasingly Attacking Virtualization Platforms

Threat intelligence specialist Mandiant has noticed ransomware actors have been increasingly attacking virtualization platforms in their efforts to extort organizations for money.

Death Knell for the VPN?

Industry analysts, pundits and IT pros are sounding a death knell for virtual private networks (VPNs) in the enterprise -- or at least an obsolete knell.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 Version 2111 ESB

See what four features piqued Tom's interest in the new Extended Service Branch (ESB) Maintenance Release.

Using the Fault Injection Simulator to Test AWS Spot Instance Interruption

If an organization uses spot instances as a means of providing extra capacity for EC2 workloads, it must consider what will happen if a spot instance is interrupted.

Take Five: VMworld 2021 -- What You Missed (Including Tom Microwaving a Laptop)

Tom lists his top 5 and then turns presenter in a session where he puts a laptop in a microwave oven as part of an experiment to limit Wi-Fi ... and then turns it on!

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