Virtualization


Industry Group Forms to Standardize Container Technology

Software containerization is about to get some order and standardization under the direction of a new industry consortium called the Open Container Project.

VMware Targets Azure Active Directory with New SSO Service

Looking to fill a key hole in its infrastructure and mobility management stack, VMware on Monday became the latest major IT infrastructure player to launch a single sign-on SSO offering.

Virtual Desktops Come in New Flavors

Cloud and mobility provides wider desktop virtualization options. Citrix and VMware remain the leaders, but Microsoft and others gain ground.

First Look: Docker Machine Preview

The new Docker Machine preview lets you build Docker VM hosts on various compatible OS hosts, hypervisors and clouds.

vSphere vs. Hyper-V: Hypervisors Battle for the Enterprise

VMware has rolled out its first major new hypervisor platform in three years and introduces some features not yet in Hyper-V.

Inside Microsoft's Embrace of Container-Fueled Automation

The introduction of containers to Windows Server, Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure tied with Windows PowerShell automation paves the Microsoft path to DevOps and support for cross-platform modern apps.

How To Use Windows Server as a Network Router

Link up virtual machines without the need of physical hardware.

Q&A: Father of PowerShell on Future of DevOps, Automation and Container Support

Jeffrey Snover, the inventor of the popular Microsoft scripting engine, forecasts where PowerShell is going and outlines containers' role in automation.

How To Use Smart Paging in Hyper-V

The feature is all about allocating relocating dynamic memory that might be going to waste

The Age of Containers

With Docker leading the charge with its partnership with Microsoft, it's time for IT to seriously plan for containers in the enterprise.

First Impressions: Windows Server 10 Hyper-V Preview

Is Microsoft finally preparing a version of Hyper-V that can compete with VMware?

New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements

Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements.

Hyper-V Replica for Disaster Recovery

The replication feature Microsoft introduced in Windows Server 2012 provides business continuity. Though no substitute for failover clustering, it's an affordable option.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2014 R2 Released

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2014 R2 suite of tools for enterprise software management can now be downloaded.

Microsoft To Roll Out Azure RemoteApp Service Next Week

Microsoft plans to roll out its Azure RemoteApp service next week and it has announced the pricing for the service today.

First Look: Microsoft Azure Site Recovery

Hyper-V virtual machine protection in a private cloud or the Azure cloud is simplified with the new replication and recovery service.

Microsoft Adds Per-User Software Assurance and VDA Licensing for BYOD Scenarios

Microsoft has established new per-user licensing options for its Windows Software Assurance (SA) and Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing plans.

Microsoft's New Azure Security Service Released with Virtual Machines Scanning

Microsoft released a new antimalware solution for its various Azure services, including Virtual Machines.

Containers: Beyond Virtualization

The open source lightweight Docker runtime environment for Linux could someday supersede the traditional virtual machine. Among its many supporters is Microsoft, which just announced a deep partnership with Docker Inc. to bring containers to the next version of Windows Server.

5 Hyper-V Host Decisions To Make Before Installing

Before making the jump, here are some points to consider.

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