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Overall, 51% of organizations use virtualization, and this should rise to 83% within two years. That's the result of a recent poll to gauge where IT professionals - fifty percent of the respondents were C-level or IT management - stood with emerging technologies. I'd be curious to lear...
International Virtualization Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat; Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware; Vern Brownell, founder and CEO of Egenera; Simon Crosby, founder and CTO of Citrix XenSource; Hubert Yoshida, vice president and...
Calling the acquisition 'an important component of our virtualization strategy,' Microsoft has today agreed to acquire desktop virtualization provider Kidaro. The deal 'delivers a powerful new tool to help enterprise customers optimize their desktops,' said Shanen Boettcher, general ma...
'I believe that this move has really polarized the ecosystem. They've essentially declared war - or at least hostility - toward all of their ecosystem - the outsourcers and the integrators that historically were a key part of HP's software strategy. I in the last 24 hours have spoken w...
The rapid rise of virtualization technology made it a vital component of any Enterprise IT strategy. And the technology triggered dramatic changes in product offerings and business practices to support virtualized operational models. These breakneck speed developments lead to a plethor...
Hal Stern laid out thought-provoking possibilities, constraints, and some key social and technological implications of Web-next, open source and virtualization for data & application development, security & identity in his introductory keynote speech.
Specifically built to secure inter-VM communications in highly dynamic virtual network environments, Altor's Virtual Network Firewall enforces granular security policies that remain 'attached' to individual VMs, even as they move about the data center. Centrally managed, the VNF suppor...
Contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, AMD has not added anything new to its antitrust charges against Intel - just some color - mostly black redactions - even after riffling through the 145 million pages of discovery that Intel turned over to it. According to AMD, 'Intel has ma...
Virtualization Journal now reaches more than 60,000 online readers with monthly digital editions and weekly newsletters. The premier issue of the magazine's print edition, which debuts on May 6, 2008, at JavaOne in San Francisco, as a media sponsor of this event, will be available on n...
Virtualization stresses existing management systems by introducing increases in the speed, scale, and complexity of the information technology environment. With its EVM Suite, ManageIQ enables enterprises to overcome these challenges with management and automation designed for virtuali...
Virtualization Journal now reaches more than 60,000 online readers with monthly digital editions and weekly newsletters. The premier issue of the magazine's print edition, which debuts on May 6, 2008, at JavaOne in San Francisco, as a media sponsor of this event, will be available on n...
Founded in 2006, SYS-CON Media's 'Virtualization Journal' is the world's first magazine devoted exclusively to what Gartner has earmarked as the single highest-impact IT trend through 2012: virtualization. And now it will be available on newsstands worldwide, as SYS-CON Media seeks to ...
CACHEfx appliances deliver high I/O operations per second and low latency to accelerate the performance of data intensive applications. The appliances scale to multiple terabytes of capacity and attach to the network, complementing both traditional Network Attached Storage (NAS) deploy...
Skytap Virtual Lab, is a virtual lab solution available as a service over the Web. It enables application development and test teams to provision lab infrastructure on demand (including servers, software, networking and storage) and utilize a powerful virtual lab management application...
As virtualization becomes more widely deployed, and enterprises look for new ways to leverage this revolutionary technology, the consumption and delivery of this technology is changing. It is no longer one-size-fits-all and confined to a specific area of the data center, but instead is...
What does the former CTO of XenSource - now CTO of the virtualization and management division at Citrix - have in common with the founder and CEO of PlateSpin, now VP of Business Development at Novell? And what do both of them have in common with the CTO of VMware? The answer is that a...
Many large SOA deployments faced two major challenges: how to promote service reuse and how to manage the complexity of a heterogeneous, distributed SOA that includes Java, .NET, and various legacy and packaged applications deployed across the enterprise. The solution was to implement ...
Disaster Recovery 2.0 (DR 2.0), incorporated new technologies that helped organizations better prepare for a disaster, at a lower-price point. One of the main aspects of implementing a solid DR plan was adding virtualization capabilities. Virtualization was already a mainstream tool fo...
There has been much speculation about the security posture of virtualized environments. One identified vulnerability is the 'hypervisor' threat in which a hacker can break out of a guest OS and onto the host OS of a server. How great a danger is the hypervisor threat? What security bar...
You wouldn't know it, but virtualization has been around for quite some time. Virtually [sic] everything in the IT space has some notion of virtualization associated with it from microprocessors, to networks, to storage, and finally to servers. But, have you noticed that many of these ...
Having watched the virtualization industry's evolution since 2003 with its blog virtualization.info, Alessandro Perilli reported on the virtualization market status, highlighting tough challenges in technology adoption, pin-pointing tomorrow's trends, and providing insights on directio...
Scalent Systems's Kevin Epstein addressed the three big challenges facing server failover - at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 East - software configuration, network connectivity, and storage access - and contrasted several different approaches, from traditional backup ...
Managing Web Services in production is no easy task. Ensuring that services follow corporate security and SOA governance requirements, monitoring compliance with individual SLAs, preventing one client from degrading the performance of others and ensuring services built today will work ...
Virtualization is an abstract term. Many people have heard about it, but how many know what virtualization is all about? In fact, virtualization has been around since the 1950s in the sense of time sharing on mainframe computers. However, virtualization has become a new concept that ha...
Desktop virtualization is a need-to-know technology for 2008 that has transformed the way organizations handle complex desktop computing challenges: provided hardware independence, enabling support for legacy applications while embracing new standards, simplified desktop management, re...
Virtualization is the future of IT management, but what exactly does that mean to your organization? CIOs around the world recognize that virtualization could be the answer to combating skyrocketing costs associated with managing their IT infrastructure, however many are still left won...
With mounting pressure to decrease data center costs while staying on top of IT infrastructure, enterprises were pitted with the challenge to optimize their data centers. To meet this challenge, many embraced virtualization. While this provided answers to IT managers' challenges, mappi...
I/O is a key element of server architecture, but its virtualization is only now starting to be addressed. Without I/O virtualization, the amount, type, and physical connectivity of server I/O are all fixed. In order to achieve true flexibility in server usage, these fixed resources mus...
In light of explosive IT infrastructure growth and complexity, organizations increasingly adopted virtualization as a means of consolidating IT resources, simplifying management, and minimizing overhead. One of the most complex issues that faced VMware users trying to fully capitalize ...
As server virtualization gains mainstream adoption it is quickly moving beyond simple server consolidation and development and test environments. As users see its potential, they are beginning to use server virtualization to create more flexible and dynamic operating environments for d...
The need for a way to more effectively manage and reduce the complexity of end points has never been greater. While virtualization technologies offer a breakthrough approach to reduce the complexities of managing end points, there are different ways organizations are leveraging this te...
There is considerable attention being paid to service oriented architectures (SOA) and their promise of leveraging new and existing application components - services - in composite applications that may span multiple business units within an organization. While the construction, or ena...
With the rapid deployment of server virtualization technology in the data center, IT management is actively looking at optimizing their SAN storage architecture to reap the full benefits of their virtualization investment, such as workload mobility and disaster recovery, without runnin...
Virtual Cloud Computing represents the next wave of virtualization and offers significant market opportunities by providing a new, simpler, and much more pervasive platform for on-demand, desktop and application service delivery. While server-side virtualization helps enterprises optim...
According to Microsoft insiders, Forbes speculates that Microsoft might eventually buy Citrix, which currently has a market cap of $6.4 billion. For more than 18 years, Microsoft and Citrix have offered customers solutions to deliver Windows-based applications using Citrix Presentation...
This presentation will demonstrate a fully integrated and secured service-oriented architecture (SOA) using WebSphere Process Server, WebSphere ESB, WebSphere Message Broker, WebSphere MQ, Workplace Forms, WebSphere Portal and Tivoli Access Manager - all integrated together. We will ex...
Leading technologists--from Layer 7, Oracle, Thinstall, Nastel, Solstice Software, and iTKO--joined SYS-CON.TV Founder and Host Roger Strukhoff in a discussion on SYS-CON.TV about the state of SOA among enterprise customers, the challenges they face in solving their customer needs, and...
We expect a lot from SOA. We want business agility to support growth, attention to customers and efficient, collaborative operations. But you can?t expect what you don't inspect. Composite applications that are constantly changing call for a new testing paradigm to assure that business...
SYS-CON Events (www.sys-con.com) announced today that the SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 East agenda has been expanded to three days, offering seven simultaneous tracks of best SOA, Web Services, Enterprise Open Source, and Virtualization education available anywhere. The conference ...
Prolifics announced that it will begin distributing a brand new product designed byits SOA Practice Manager, Kadeer Beg. WebSphere Message Broker Extender for TIBCO RV provides TIBCO RV message handling capability, enhancing IBM WebSphere Message Broker beyond IBM WebSphere MQ messagin...