AT&T to Open Source Network Hardware, NFV Software

Data Center Knowledge

As it replaces complex appliances with commodity hardware and software, the telco plans to make some of its own innovation public Read More. Networking Open Compute Virtualization

Retro Chic: The IoT Means Hardware Engineers Are Cool Again

The Investing Edge

Social-media companies essentially dealt with virtual candy-floss: nice to have but, for the most part, hardly essential. Internet of Things Engineering Hardware innovation internet of things IoT Software Web

Spirit of Competition: Nutanix Certifies Cisco USC Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Cisco Convergence Featured Nutanix certification Greg Smith (Nutanix) ucs VirtualizationNo deal or joint product, but channel partners can now offer certified Nutanix-on-UCS solutions Read More.

Virtual Hadoop: Gaining Traction

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The story of the industry''s adoption of virtualization has a recurring theme: workloads once thought entirely unsuitable for virtualization make obvious sense in hindsight. Virtualize my test and dev environment?    Virtualize a database? 

Physical vs. Virtual virtualization lab

Virtualized Greek

So, you want to improve your knowledge of virtualization. Doesn’t matter if it’s Hyper-V, VMware, Xen or KVM the major decision of Physical vs. Virtual lab is the same. This is the first major requirement of any virtualization lab. Running a Virtual Machine.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. I can think of a few by myself :)  Software Shapes Hardware.

Fountainhead: IO Virtualization: The ?Hypervisor? for Your.

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. IO Virtualization: The “Hypervisor” for Your Infrastructure. More than ever in 2010, IO Virtualization (IOV) has been showing-up in products, written about, spoken about. IO Virtualization.

Nlyte Virtualizes Data Center PDU Functions

Data Center Knowledge

Claims its virtual PDU does what intelligent PDU hardware does but at a fraction of the cost Read More. DCIM News Management Power

Network Virtualization vs. SDN

Virtualized Greek

Scott Lowe was a guest on the latest episode of VMware Community Podcast and was discussing Network Virtualization. He has deep experience with both Networking and Server Virtualization. He was a guest on the podcast to discuss Network Virtualization. I posed the question in the live chat on the difference between SDN and what VMware is defining as “Network Virtualization.” The claim is that virtualization already exists in network technologies.

3 Reasons Why Manufacturers in CT Need to Stop Buying Hardware

ITGCT

Though it may seem logical to rely on hardware to meet those needs, this isn’t actually the path that many should follow, particularly in the modern era. There are a number of essential reasons why manufacturers in CT need to stop buying hardware and focus their efforts elsewhere.

Tips for Easy Virtualization

Galido

Virtualization is popular these days for businesses for several reasons, but primarily to reduce hardware and infrastructure costs, performance, backups and redundancy, while being able to scale infrastructure and provide resources on demand. . What is Virtualization?

Fountainhead: Egenera creates physical & virtual servers.

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Egenera creates physical & virtual servers transparently. Egenera just announced that its embedding virtual machine provisioning within its PAN Manager software for free. PAN Manager is the "secret sauce" Egenera has been using to manage its own hardware for years, and recently OEMd to Dell as part of their Dell PAN System. Virtualization. (31). Virtual Enthusiasm.

The virtual first data center is here

Virtualized Greek

We may be a long way away from the datacenter vision that VMware calls software defined data center (SDDC) or what Microsoft calls the cloud based data center, but we have arrived at the virtual first data center. The underlying infrastructure may be services or hardware.

Network Virtualization: ACI vs. NSX is about ASIC vs. Software

Virtualized Greek

When I started programing back in high school I had this theory about x86 hardware. There was never such a thing as under powered hardware it was always an issue of poor or uncreative programing. I never blamed the hardware for application performance.

Network Virtualization as I understand it

Virtualized Greek

For some reason, I had a difficult time with the basic concept of Network Virtualization. VMware equates network virtualization to Server Virtualization. You can easily manage OS images, clone virtual machines, create entire test environments with almost a push of a button.

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization. Take virtualization -- as applied to servers.   A second camp decided to add server virtualization features to their existing operating systems. To see a comparison of database virtualization technologies check out.

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

IT Pros Rock!

Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing SQL Server with Windows Server 2012 & Hyper-V. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK!

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with plenty of bandwagon riders. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware. The post Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

On Network Virtualization and SDN

Scott Lowe

Is there a difference between network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? So, in a similar fashion to my post on network overlays vs. network virtualization , I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts. My purpose, as John put it when he invited me, was to “gently introduce” the community to the idea of network virtualization, which is where I now spend most of my time since joining VMware in early February. Or virtualized firewalls?

Cisco broadens Tetration security delivery with cloud, virtual buying options

Network World

Cisco has added new cloud and virtual deployment options for customers looking to buy into its Tetration Analytics security system. Cisco’s Tetration system gathers information from hardware and software sensors and analyzes it using big-data analytics and machine learning to offer IT managers a deeper understanding of their data center resources. [

VMworld 2013 – Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious (My Notes)

Virtualized Greek

For example, the server virtualization value proposition is simple. Once server virtualization is in the door more of the operational advantages and efficiencies appear. Network virtualization allows for more powerful automation. This is not specific to virtualization.

MacBook Pro with Retina Display for Virtualization Lab pt 2

Virtualized Greek

A while back ago I considered purchasing a 15″ Macbook Pro w/ Retna Dispay for a virtualization lab. Back when I wrote the article it would have taken $3,700 to buy a MBP with enough RAM to develop reasonably complex virtualization labs. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization I came to the conclusion that there were two things limiting me from pulling the trigger.

CIOs Need To Realize That Virtualization Isn't All That It's Cracked Up To Be (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Sure Virtualization Seems Neat In The Beginning, But…. To read the IT trade journals or speak with CIOs you’d think that we’ve all found the magic silver bullet that IT’s been looking for during the past few years: server virtualization. What Is Virtualization?

Critical Xen hypervisor flaw endangers virtualized environments

Network World

A critical vulnerability in the widely used Xen hypervisor allows attackers to break out of a guest operating system running inside a virtual machine and access the host system's entire memory. This is a serious violation of the security barrier enforced by the hypervisor and poses a particular threat to multi-tenant data centers where the customers' virtualized servers share the same underlying hardware.

Optimizing Physical Infrastructure to Get More from Virtualization and the Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

Virtualizing workloads can harness more computing output from IT hardware. Our increasingly digital lives cause data to grow exponentially, while increasing the need for more compute resources. But while the benefits are well known and being taken advantage of, their effects on data center physical. Industry Perspectives

Application Virtualization: Why Your Computer is the Next Smartphone

ITGCT

The popularity of smartphones stems largely from their ability to access a wide variety of functionalities and tools without the need for cumbersome hardware. When you use a smartphone, you aren’t usually accessing the smartphone’s own built-in hardware. blog virtualizatio

21-22 May O’Reilly Solid Conference Heralds the Merging of the Physical and Virtual Worlds

CTOvision

Here are details: Solid Heralds the Merging of the Physical and Virtual Worlds. As big data moves from the Web into the physical world, it’s more important than ever that people who deal with software and people who deal with hardware and machinery understand each other,” says Jon Bruner, who chairs Solid with MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito. By Bob Gourley.

Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Network World

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers. The products, which include a Network Functions Virtualization branch office device and improved security network segmentation software, fall under Cisco’s overarching Digital Network Architecture plan.

Using Virtualization and Cloud as a DR strategy

Virtualized Greek

If you are using Windows Server 2012 you can actually cluster a physical server with a virtual server by leveraging Windows native clustering. This allows you to oversubscribe the physical virtual host with dozens of passive nodes depending on your application mix and hardware configuration.

What Can CIOs Learn From The Evolution Of Smartphones?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The growth of the market for smartphone has stalled because everyone already has a smartphone and there are no new hardware features that are compelling everyone to go out and get a new phone. Almost all smartphones now come with some sort of virtual assistant (Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant).

Various Hardware (SAS, SATA, NVM, M2) and Software (VHD) Defined Odd’s and Ends

Storage IO Blog

Looking for tool to convert a Windows system to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) while it is running? The following are a collection of odd’s and end’s devices and tools for hardware and software defining your environment. Ever need to add another GbE port to a small server, workstation or perhaps Intel NUC, however no PCIe slots are available?

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Xen Project patches serious virtual machine escape flaws

Network World

The Xen Project has fixed four vulnerabilities in its widely used virtualization software, two of which could allow malicious virtual machine administrators to take over host servers. Flaws that break the isolation layer between virtual machines are the most serious kind for a hypervisor like Xen, which allows users to run multiple VMs on the same underlying hardware in a secure manner.

[Video] Storage Field Day 7 Review

Virtualized Greek

Cloud Computing PC & Server Hardware Virtualization SFD7 A quick 3 1/2 minute review of Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7). Being my 2nd Tech Field Day event, I’m hoping to soak as much content out as possible. You can review all of my by following my SFD7 tag.

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Maxta – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Virtualized Greek

Maxta, founded in 2009 is a provider of software for end users wanting to build an enterprise storage array from commodity x86 hardware. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization SFD7 Up next in our review of Storage Field Day 7 (SFD) vendors is Server SAN vendor Maxta.

VMware enters the Hyper-Converged market

Virtualized Greek

VMware and their OEM hardware partners have decided not to leave the high margins of hyper-converged to the handful of appliance vendors on. PC & Server Hardware Virtualization