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

What is Docker?

By Jeff James - August 28, 2014

One of the most discussed products at VMworld was Docker. So what is Docker? Jeff James gives us an overview.

What's New in VMware vSphere 6.0

By Jeff James - August 27, 2014

VMware vSphere 6.0 wasn't formally announced at VMworld this week, but several new features were. Jeff James gathers up the details and provides an overview.

VMworld 2014: VMware unveils EVO:RAIL, vCloud Air, and vRealize Suite

By Jeff James - August 26, 2014

VMware unveils EVO:RAIL, vCloud Air, vRealize Suite, and a host of other cloud and virtualization products and services at VMworld 2014 this week.

Manually Install a Guest OS in a Hyper-V Virtual Machine

By Aidan Finn - August 20, 2014

Aidan Finn shows us how to manually install a guest operating system (OS) in a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM).

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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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