Hosted Virtualization Security – Type 2 Hypervisors

August 17, 2009
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There is quite a bit of documentation on bare metal or Type 1 hypervisors, including my own book, VMware vSphereTM and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing the Virtual Environment, but there is not much material on the proper security of hosted environments, or Type 2 hypervisors, such as Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware Workstation, Fusion, Player, or…

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Going to vSphere — The Need to Upgrade

August 14, 2009
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I have been preparing my virtual environment for a VMware vSphere upgrade. Specifically I have been going over my existing hardware with an eye towards running all aspects of vSphere including VMware Fault Tolerance (FT), NPIV, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and well everything.

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VMware and SpringSource – The Hyperic Monitoring Story

August 14, 2009
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When VMware bought SpringSource they got three things: 1. Development Tools 2. Java application frameworks (runtime infrastructure for Java based applications) 3. Performance and Availability management tools that came as a result of SpringSource buying the assets of Hyperic earlier this year Now that VMware owns Hyperic, it owns a monitoring solution that focuses upon…

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What an SMB wants – VMware Take Note – Microsoft Understands

August 11, 2009
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There is this misconception that an SMB wants everything for Free or nearly Free. This is simply not the case. SMBs are willing to pay for products, it is just they want a great return on their investment. It is not be about “bells and whistles”, but it is about getting more bang for their…

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VMware Buys SpringSource

August 10, 2009
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It was only a matter of time before VMware decided that if it was going to be an applications platform company, and really take on Microsoft, that it would need a presence in the business of building applications, and in providing the run-time infrastructure for applications. Acquiring SpringSource is a brilliant move because it leverages…

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News: Parallels Announce Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 for Windows Release Candidate Evaluation Program

August 7, 2009
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Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 Windows Release candiate is available for download. Virtuozzo Containers is a market leading OS virtualization solution for Windows and Linux and can deliver high density, low effective virtualization environments.

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