Virtualization


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.

Cost-Effective, High-Availability on Virtualized Servers for SMBs

Server virtualization is not just for large businesses anymore.

Five Virtualization Best Practices That Can Transform Enterprise IT

To help you meet the challenges of virtualization, we offer five best practices that will transform enterprise IT both operationally and strategically.

Analysis: Behind Oracle's Acquisition of Virtual Iron

Oracle's move shakes up the virtualization status quo

Virtualization: Where's the Business Value?

How did IT ever fall for the vendor's business value proposition for server virtualization?

What Downturn? IT Shops Still Spending

Seventy percent of CIOs say they'll spend money on new or expanded IT initiatives this year, including information security, virtualization, and data center efficiency.

Overcoming Security Objections to a Virtual Infrastructure

Proper planning that includes addressing security will help you reap the benefits of virtualization and satisfy those who ensure business continuity and protect corporate data.

Virtualization, Storage, and the Truth about Hypervisors (Part 2 of 3)

Even if the hypervisor does its job reasonably well, if a resource misbehaves, the consequences for the virtual server environment could be huge.

Seven Ways to Tackle Unexpected Server I/O Costs

Why the solution to I/O sprawl is I/O virtualization.

Virtualization: Spin or Wobble? (Part 1 of 3)

When you look closer, the spin around VMware benefits starts to wobble quickly when you do the math.

Unix Proves It’s Still Full of Life

Unix, the quintessential enterprise workhorse, still has a lot going for it.