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  • New methods for addressing insider threats: A roundtable discussion

    Technology advances have made it easier to detect subtle, anomalous end-user behavior, such as installation of unusual apps on endpoint devices, or suspicious deviations from baseline activity. This roundtable discussion examines methods to build monitoring, control and context into enterprise insider threat protection efforts – both when dealing with privileged users and regular employees.

    Written by John Dix17 March 14 20:10
  • Xen hypervisor moves into ARM space

    Getting a jump on competing hypervisors, the open source Xen is preparing for the day when ARM processors will run virtual machines.

    Written by Joab Jackson10 March 14 17:57
  • VMware unwraps hybrid Cloud desktop virtualisation

    With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organisations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public Cloud, private Cloud or seamlessly mix the two with a hybrid Cloud deployment.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud10 March 14 13:28
  • 6 IT Strategies to Stay Ahead of Data Center Trends

    Automation, virtualization, cloud computing -- these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs, increase flexibility and improve reliability. However, these shifts require IT, and their outsourcing providers, to rethink traditional strategies.

    Written by Stephanie Overby07 March 14 14:52
  • HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program

    Hewlett-Packard is plunging into the rapidly emerging field of network functions virtualization (NFV), announcing Monday an OpenNV program comprised of applications and services designed to virtualize core networks and network functions and allow telecommunications companies to more efficiently compete in the rapidly growing world of rich media.

    Written by Marc Ferranti24 Feb. 14 05:04
  • Chromebooks getting VMware virtual desktop service

    VMware will offer virtual desktop services for Google's Chromebooks, allowing them to run Windows applications on the pared-down laptops based on the Chrome OS.

    Written by Joab Jackson12 Feb. 14 21:41
  • Understanding the differences between Software Defined Networking, network virtualization and Network Functions Virtualization

    The network team is being bombarded with configuration requests that can take days or weeks to handle, but luckily several approaches are emerging that promise to increase network agility, chief among them Network Virtualization (NV), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

    Written by Steve Garrison, VP of Marketing, Pica811 Feb. 14 20:47
  • Docker challenges virtualization market with containers

    The open source Docker container technology is taking on the server virtualization market, offering what some see as a faster alternative to running full virtual machines over hypervisors.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 Feb. 14 21:33
  • Dell finally ships Android-based PC on a stick

    Dell has started shipping the Android-based Wyse Cloud Connect, a US$129 device that is slightly larger than a USB stick and can be used by consumers to watch movies in HD or by enterprises as a virtual desktop client.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Jan. 14 15:54
  • Why VMware spent $1.5B on AirWatch

    VMware's purchase of AirWatch shows just how important the mobile device management market is for not only end users, but big technology companies too. The move - which at US$1.5 billion is the largest acquisition in company history – also sets VMware on a path to further diversity from its core virtualization and cloud computing markets and almost instantly become a major player in the mobile market.

    Written by Brandon Butler22 Jan. 14 20:28
  • Juniper announces Firefly Suite for virtual-machine security

    Juniper today announced its Firefly Suite for virtual-machine security, a set of software-based products for VMware and KVM that contain the security and switching capabilities found in Juniper's SRX Series Services Gateway, as well as Junos Space Virtual Director.

    Written by Ellen Messmer16 Jan. 14 21:01
  • Microsoft Hyper-V bangs away at VMware's popularity

    Cloud management platforms have recently been expanding support for Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization platform, representing Microsoft's continued efforts to chip away at VMware's dominance in the hypervisor market.

    Written by Brandon Butler15 Jan. 14 16:55