Network & Server Virtualization

Virtualization Overview

Using virtualization, traditional software and hardware resources -- such as operating systems, servers, switches, storage and network resources -- can be replicated in software, which can add impressive cost savings, agility, and flexibility to IT operations. One of the most common types of virtualization is server virtualization, which is used to consolidate traditional server hardware onto a smaller number of physical servers. Microsoft's Hyper-V and VMware's vSphere are the two most popular server virtualization offerings in the enterprise today.

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Recent Virtualization Articles

Improvements I Want to See in the Next Version of Hyper-V

By Aidan Finn - July 28, 2014

Aidan Finn serves up a wish list of the top features and improvements he'd like to see in the next version of Hyper-V.

10 Essential VMware Management Tools

By Stuart Burns - July 28, 2014

Stuart Burns presents 10 useful VMware management tools to help manage and monitor your VMware infrastructure more effectively.

Proximal Data AutoCache Review

By Aidan Finn - July 23, 2014

Aidan Finn takes a look at Proximal Data AutoCache, a product that boosts read performance of virtualization storage for Hyper-V and vSphere.

Why Blade Servers are the Wrong Choice

By Aidan Finn - July 21, 2014

Considering the purchase of blade servers for your IT department? Aidan Finn argues that blade servers are the wrong choice for today's data center.

Editor's Picks

Boot a Hyper-V Virtual Machine from a USB Drive

By Peter De Tender - January 21, 2013

Can't get enough virtualization? Learn how to boot a Hyper-V VM to a USB drive in this tutorial by IT pro Peter de Tender.

Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.4 Review

By Jeff James - December 19, 2012

Looking for a free, easy-to-use desktop virtualization product? Find out if the latest version of Oracle VM VirtualBox makes the cut in our review.

Intro to Virtualization: Hardware, Software, Memory, Storage, Data and Network Virtualization Defined

By Bill Hill - March 12, 2012

What exactly is virtualization and what are the benefits? This guide is designed specifically for IT professionals who are new to virtualization, and takes a

Citrix XenDesktop 5: Intro to Desktop Virtualization Part 1

By Elias Khnaser - October 4, 2011

In this first of three posts, Elias Khnaser introduces Citrix XenDesktop 5, explains what Desktop Virtualization is and why it is becoming more prominent.

Top 10 VMware Performance Tweaks

By David Davis - January 8, 2009

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