Cloud + virtualisation

Operating system to build cloud

02 June, 2009

VMware has introduced VMware vSphere 4, an operating system for building the internal cloud. The architectural enhancements enable business-critical, transaction-heavy applications, such as SAP and Exchange, together with their SQL and Oracle databases, to be run on a 100% virtualised internal cloud powered by VMware vSphere 4.

Tiered storage system

02 June, 2009

The EMC Virtual Matrix architecture integrates industry-standard components with EMC Symmetrix capabilities to deliver a system that is claimed to provide scalability to hundreds of thousands of terabytes of storage and tens of millions of IOPS (input/output per second), supporting hundreds of thousands of VMware and other virtual machines in a single federated storage infrastructure.

Virtual desktop deployment easier in Windows Server 2008 R2

29 May, 2009 by Greg Shields

The latest revision of Microsoft's Terminal Services has made it easier to manage virtual desktops.

VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch explained

27 May, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

Learn all about VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch and what it can do for your network in this article.

Oracle won't support its products on virtualisation platforms

27 May, 2009 by Barb Darrow and Alex Barrett

If you were holding out for Oracle to offer support for your favourite virtualisation platform, you're about to be disappointed.

Backing up virtual servers on Linux

26 May, 2009 by Rick Cook

There are several options for backing up virtual servers on a Linux-based OS. We explain their use in this article.

Router virtualisation explained

26 May, 2009 by Tom Nolle

Writer Tom Nolle explains how virtualising your router can offer new management and configuration options.

The role of storage blades in virtual environments

25 May, 2009 by Jeff Boles

Jeff Boles, analyst at Taneja Group, explains how storage blades fit into today's data centres in this interview.

Managing virtualisation performance

21 May, 2009 by Dave Bartoletti

A range of tools are available to help you administer and optimise your virtual environments. In this article we examine and explain their use.

Windows Small Business Server 2008 reviewed

21 May, 2009 by Ian Yates

Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 includes a raft of virtualisation features. This is our review.

Product refresh will make Clariion more "VM-aware"

20 May, 2009 by Beth Pariseau

EMC has announced that its Clariion product line will get a solid refresh, which will include adding new virtualisation features.

Lack of vendor support complicates application virtualisation

18 May, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

Many organisations are confused by the differing levels of virtualisation support offered by software vendors.

Data protection on VMware virtual machines

15 May, 2009 by Jeff Boles

Learn about the difficulties inherent in protecting data stored on virtual machines, in this article from analyst Jeff Boles.

HP and Hitachi release virtualisation tools

14 May, 2009 by Simon Sharwood and Ashley Dean

New tools from Hitachi and HP look to ease the management and use of virtualisation technologies.

Tips for virtual provisioning

14 May, 2009 by Staff writers

Learn how to best provision your virtual environments with this list of tips.

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