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.
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.
The latest revision of Microsoft's Terminal Services has made it easier to manage virtual desktops.
Learn all about VMware's vNetwork Distributed Switch and what it can do for your network in this article.
If you were holding out for Oracle to offer support for your favourite virtualisation platform, you're about to be disappointed.
There are several options for backing up virtual servers on a Linux-based OS. We explain their use in this article.
Writer Tom Nolle explains how virtualising your router can offer new management and configuration options.
Jeff Boles, analyst at Taneja Group, explains how storage blades fit into today's data centres in this interview.
A range of tools are available to help you administer and optimise your virtual environments. In this article we examine and explain their use.
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 includes a raft of virtualisation features. This is our review.
EMC has announced that its Clariion product line will get a solid refresh, which will include adding new virtualisation features.
Many organisations are confused by the differing levels of virtualisation support offered by software vendors.
Learn about the difficulties inherent in protecting data stored on virtual machines, in this article from analyst Jeff Boles.
New tools from Hitachi and HP look to ease the management and use of virtualisation technologies.
Learn how to best provision your virtual environments with this list of tips.