Virtualization


Client Virtualization: The Next Frontier

How to improve laptop management and the benefits of hosted virtual desktops.

IT Bets Big on Blade Servers

IT chiefs are increasingly deploying blades in strategic roles. In addition, blades -- more than any other server kit -- have emerged as hotbeds of virtualization.

Q&A: Server Virtualization and Storage

Virtualization is so radically different from physical computing that entirely new approaches to storage are required. So why aren’t vendors keeping up?

Securing a Virtualized E-mail System

The optimal solution for most companies looking to lower the operating expenses associated with an e-mail environment through virtualization is to deploy a hybrid approach.

Video: Savings from Virtualizing Physical Connections (Interview)

Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at Xsigo Systems, explains how to save money by virtualizing your physical NICs and HBAs in servers and using a Xsigo Systems Director to broker and manage I/O from physical and virtual servers.

On to a New Decade

In 2010, vendor marketing campaigns will ramp up with the usual hype.

IT Shops Shifting Focus to Desktop Backup and Recovery

Harried by legal, regulatory, or competitive concerns, organizations are increasingly paying much more attention to their desktop backup strategies.



Q&A: IT and the Virtual Desktop

Desktop virtualization brings the computing power from the local workstation back to the data center, changing the entire computing paradigm.

Security Trends in 2010

Security will continue to be a hot-button issue this year. Here’s how to protect your business-critical information.

Five IT Focal Points for 2010

What should IT focus on this year? Some key issues from 2009 remain, but several new areas will need IT's attention.

Saying Goodbye to a Turbulent 2009

From the Sun/Oracle acquisition to radical changes in the server market, it's been a topsy-turvy year in IT. We take a look at the highlights.

Q&A: Clouding Computing Challenges, Risks, and Rewards

Cloud computing has changed as high-speed connectivity has improved and virtualization adoption has grown. We explore the current state of the technology and where it's headed.

Virtualization’s Impact Beyond Operations

The virtualization environment requires new control policies, processes, and standards, and as these come into place they will require new audit process and procedures.

Q&A: Segmentation in a Virtualized Data Center

Why segmentation is important and how policies can be set and enforced in a virtualized data center.

Windows 7: Coming to a Mainframe Near You

Big Iron shops have two options to run their Windows applications on System z: emulation via z/Vos or full-blown porting via Mono.

Q&A: Virtualization Problems and Solutions

Virtualization promises to maximize hardware use and lower some IT costs, but is IT ready for the complexity and challenges the technology introduces into the data center?

Easier Physical-to-Virtual Migrations

A guide for transferring user personalities from physical to virtual desktop environments

IBM Makes Its Pitch for RISC-Unix

IBM’s POWER7 product and services blitz aims to deliver investment protection for customers and keep System p revenue flowing prior to POWER7’s debut.

Storage as a Virtualization Platform for Cloud Computing

Storage-centric approach provides better performance, higher availability, and lower cost than switch or server options.

Why Enterprise Clouds Are Inevitable

Cloud model is an inevitable consequence of pervasive virtualization -- call it applied virtualization with a business-centric focus.