Virtualization Infrastructure


Federal Security Agency Orders Emergency VMware Patching

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a May 18 emergency directive to all Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies to mitigate vulnerabilities found in a slate of VMware offerings.

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!

VMworld 2021 Kicks Off with Security Blitz: Zero Trust, SASE, Ransomware Protection

VMworld 2021 kicked off with a blitz of security-related announcements including developments in the company's "journey to Zero Trust," secure access service edge (SASE) improvements, new capabilities to fight ransomware and more.

Multi-Cloud Complexities Spawn New 'VMware Cross-Cloud Services'

VMware announced Cross-Cloud services, part of its strategy to help organizations get a handle on all of the complexities that come with multi-cloud implementations.

VMware Teases Tanzu Application Service Update Ahead of VMworld 2021 Launch

The company describes Tanzu Application Service as a modern runtime for microservices, targeting organizations that want to securely deploy and run microservices whether in the cloud or on-premises.

Using Oracle Cloud, Part 1: The 'Always Free' Offering

To get a feel for the Oracle Cloud, Tom Fenton shows how easy it is to sign up for and create a web site on an x86 VM and a desktop on an Arm VM, here using the "Always Free" option.

Why Is Multimedia Redirection (MMR) So Important?

Using MMR, a Unified Communications program runs on the VDI device instead of the ESXI host, increasing the guest density of the host and thus reducing the cost of running each virtual desktop.

Hands-on with ControlUp Edge DX, Part 3: Gathering Metrics & Creating Custom Reports

Tom Fenton concludes his series by creating a script to gather metrics from devices and then creating a custom report from the information gathered.

Hands-on with ControlUp Edge DX, Part 2: Advanced Features

Tom Fenton looks at Edge DX, a new product from ControlUp that was designed to monitor and manage Windows, macOS, Linux and IGEL OS endpoint devices. He explains the information it gathers, how it displays logon and processes to help troubleshoot and diagnose issues that end users might be having.

Hands-On with ControlUp Edge DX, Part 1: Architecture & Monitoring

Tom Fenton begins a 3-part series on this new offering, used for monitoring and managing physical devices.

Migrating File Data to the Cloud Using AWS DataSync, Part 2: Configuration

With more interest in cloud-based file servers, Brien Posey details the integral process of migrating existing files to the cloud to get started, here focusing on the final configuration steps.