Virtualisation News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • A year after Oracle buy, a focused NetSuite doubles down on verticals, midmarket

    When Oracle first announced its agreement to acquire NetSuite, back in July 2016, there was widespread agreement in the tech industry that the deal could allow Oracle to serve a broader range of customers, including smaller businesses, expand to more vertical industries and more countries, and accelerate Oracle's application software push into the cloud.

    09 Nov. 17 08:18 Written by Marc Ferranti
  • OVH goes after Aussie SMBs’ cloud business with VMware HCX

    France-headquartered global cloud service provider OVH is hoping to leverage VMware’s recently announced HCX software defined networking technology to exploit what it sees as a huge market among Australian SMBs wanting to move their in-house IT to the cloud.

    08 Nov. 17 09:31 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Alibaba Cloud faces a steep challenge outside China

    Alibaba’s cloud is the No. 3 public cloud globally—not Google—and it seeks to displace AWS as No. 1. But in China it is protected from competition through government ties

    06 Nov. 17 22:00 Written by Matt Asay
  • What is virtualization?

    No advance in information technology in the past six decades has offered a greater range of quantifiable benefits than has virtualization.

    26 Oct. 17 21:00 Written by Craig Mathias
  • Dell integrates desktop, mobile management for UEM

    Dell has integrated PC Client Command Suite with VMware’s Workspace ONE cloud portal for mobile devices, giving admins a single view of both for better mobile management.

    25 Oct. 17 04:44 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • EU wants more complaints about Privacy Shield deal with US

    European Union officials want more people to complain about Privacy Shield, the exemption to European Union data protection law that allows businesses to export personal information to the U.S. for processing.

    19 Oct. 17 02:37 Written by Peter Sayer
  • What is hybrid cloud computing?

    How to architect a hybrid cloud and what Amazon, Microsoft and Google mean by hybrid

    18 Oct. 17 02:43 Written by Brandon Butler
  • AI in Australian Business: The race to invest

    “Application of cognitive and AI systems is the foundation of the technology-led transformation we are seeing drive change across almost every industry segment”

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