Posts Tagged ‘ vSphere ’

VMworld 2012: VMware joins OpenStack

August 27, 2012
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Some interesting news about VMWare was made public on Sunday 26th August - the day before VMWorld - that VMware joins OpenStack. This appears to be driven largely by the acquisition of Nicira - and the role that Nicira currently plays in the implementation of virtual networking in OpenStack.

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VMworld 2012: Important New Features in vSphere 5.1

August 27, 2012
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The vSphere 5.1 enhancements are more designed to better fit vSphere into the vCloud Suite as well as move the bar further on virtualizable workloads. vSphere 5.1 allows the virtualization of high performance graphics, real-time, HPC, and big data workloads.

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Type 0 Hypervisor – Fact or Fiction

July 26, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

While looking around the web for anything new with virtualization, I kept seeing more and more posts and articles about the new type of virtual hypervisor. Type 0, now this sounds interesting and I found these definitions for each type of hypervisor.

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Rethinking Your Already Virtualized Low Hanging Fruit

June 22, 2012
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Virtualization Management

The drive to virtualize business critical workloads is going to require more vSphere licenses. Shifting low hanging fruit workloads to Hyper-V may free up licenses. But it creates a cross-hypervisor management problem that could erode all of the savings from Hyper-V licensing. This puts a premium on cross-hypervisor management solutions.

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Defense in Depth: Encryption within the Virtual Environment

June 14, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

The 5/31 Virtualization Security Podcast we spoke to High Cloud Security about encryption as a defense in depth, and where to place encryption within the virtual environment. This lead to an intriguing discussion about what is actually missing from current virtual environments when it comes to encryption. We can encrypt within each VM and we…

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Will access to VMware’s source code change the hypervisor threat landscape?

May 1, 2012
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VMware100x30

Many of the virtualization security people I have talked to are waiting patiently for the next drop of leaked VMware hypervisor code. But the real question in many a mind is whether or not this changes the the threat landscape and raises the risk unacceptably. So let's look at the current hypervisor threat landscape within…

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Ecosystems for Both VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors

April 26, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Since the start of the Windows 8 Public Beta, there has been a great deal of discussions and comparisons galore. There have been points made that Microsoft Hyper-V will be good enough to draw good consideration in companies looking to the future. For me personally, feature comparison was not my first consideration. One measurement that…

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VMware Licensing Past and Present Compared to Hyper-V

April 18, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

When we look for patterns from the past, sometimes we can really get a good idea of what the future might entail. If you take a look at the way VMware has rolled out licensing changes during each of the major releases you can see a pattern and get an idea of what the future…

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Improving Virtualization and Cloud Management Security with Symantec CSP

March 30, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

The 3/22 Virtualization Security Podcast brought to light the capabilities of Symantec Critical System Protection (CSP) software. This software successfully implements a manageable version of mandatory access control policies based on role-based and multi-level security functionality within the virtual environment. More specifically on those systems that are critical to the well being and health of…

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