Virtualisation News, Features, and Interviews

  • The future of server virtualisation

    Server virtualisation has changed. It has rapidly evolved and is now a mature market.

    22 Feb. 18 10:56 Written by Michael Warrilow, research vice president at Gartner
  • Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

    Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce management headaches.

    13 Feb. 18 03:10 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • What is a hypervisor?

    A hypervisor is a process that separates a computer’s operating system and applications from the underlying physical hardware. Usually done as software, the hypervisor drives the concept of virtualization, allowing the physical host machine to operate multiple virtual machines as guests to help maximize computing resources.

    20 Dec. 17 07:18 Written by Keith Shaw
  • KB Food accelerates ERP with hyperconverged infrastructure

    KB Food Group, Australia’s largest handler of fresh seafood, has replaced its ageing IT infrastructure with hyperconverged infrastructure built with DataCore’s Virtual SAN software and Lenovo x3650 servers, reducing its hardware footprint by 70 per cent and improving the performance of key processes by up to 14 times.

    19 Dec. 17 09:32 Written by Stuart Corner
  • MyRepublic expands OpenStack-based private cloud

    MyRepublic is continuing to build out its OpenStack-based private cloud, with the Internet service provider preparing to launch a site in New Zealand next year.

    12 Dec. 17 11:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • OpenStack Foundation launches open source Kata Containers

    The OpenStack Foundation has launched a new project to develop open source containerisation software, Kata Containers, by combining components from two existing container software projects: Intel’s Clear Containers and Hyper runV, the runtime version of the software behind HyperHQ’s Hyper.sh containers as a service.

    06 Dec. 17 08:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch

    VMware today released a new version of its NSX virtual networking software that aims to make it easier to manage network requirements of cloud-native and application container-based applications. The move represents the latest example of a network vendor evolving its automation tooling to operate in not just traditional data center and campus networks, but increasingly in cloud environments that cater to a faster-pace of application development.

    06 Dec. 17 04:43 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Amazon launches bare metal EC2 instances

    Amazon Web Services is giving all users direct access to its underlying hardware with the launch of EC2 bare metal instances, the company announced yesterday.

    30 Nov. 17 09:20 Written by George Nott
  • Five predictions for the hybrid cloud market in 2018

    Despite the public cloud seemingly grabbing the lion’s share of attention in the cloud market, private and hybrid cloud computing markets have been growing robustly as well and experts predict they will only gain importance in 2018 and beyond.

    30 Nov. 17 01:44 Written by Brandon Butler