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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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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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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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Top 10 Reasons to Consider a Third Party Virtualization Management Tool

August 4, 2009
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VMware, Microsoft and Citrix all include management tools with their offerings. Every enterprise customer of VMware, Microsoft and Citrix virtualization platforms typically uses the default management tools provided by the virtualization platform vendor. However, there are strong reasons to look beyond these tools, and consider offerings from vendors like Dynamic Ops, Embotics, Fastscale, Fortisphere, Hyper9,…

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vSphere enters Common Criteria testing.

August 3, 2009
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VMware vSphere has started its journey to Common Criteria certification,

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Get the Shotguns out, the Pigs are flying

July 23, 2009
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Microsoft has submitted open source drivers to the code base for the Linux kernel. These drivers ensure that Linux distributions from Red Hat, Novel, and others will in the future and on a forward going basis run as clients on a Hyper-V platform.

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VMware – The Next Great Platform Company?

July 16, 2009
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While VMware is being lead by two executives, Paul Maritz and Todd Nielson who were instrumental in the establishment of Windows as a dominant platform, VMware is today still not acting like a true platform company. Windows became a dominant platform because Microsoft structured its business model around making the platform a success. This included…

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Is Dazzle Really the Future?

July 12, 2009
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Citrix's release of the new Dazzle TechPreview "puts the personal back into computing". Dazzle is said to make self-service IT a reality, giving users simple access to apps and IT services, in order to bring the economics of the web to enterprise IT But, is such service really what Citrix should be focusing development time…

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ThinApp Security Concerns

July 10, 2009
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Since I last blogged ThinApp I have been thinking about the security aspects of ThinApp and came up with a set of questions to which I searched for some answers. In essence could ThinApp be used to subvert existing system security? What about other similar technologies like Microsoft App-V.

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