OS-level virtualization News
September 06, 2017
Windows 10 micro-virtualization aims to protect against emerging threats. Microsoft's partner in this initiative, Bromium, says Windows remains IT's biggest security challenge.
August 16, 2017
Docker Enterprise Edition fired back at Kubernetes with new support for mixed clusters and applications, as well as advanced security features that target large enterprises.
May 20, 2016
Some IT pros argue container management supplants the need for configuration management tools like Puppet and Chef, while others say there's room for both.
May 13, 2016
The CIO for the US DoD has decreed that it would upgrade all service branches to Windows 10 by early 2017; the USMC has hit a Win10 update snag.
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Whether or not to virtualize Windows 10 desktops is a big choice. Built-in features, such as Microsoft User Experience Virtualization and App-V, make it easier. Continue Reading
When considering virtualization for Windows 10, IT must understand the difference between persistent and nonpersistent VDI, as well as on-premises vs. cloud deployments. Continue Reading
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Microsoft's Windows Server 2016 licensing change could put a serious strain on IT budgets. Though it carries performance risks, IT admins can defray costs with a split environment. Continue Reading
PaaS offerings such as Heroku, RedHat OpenShift and Cloud Foundry have always used containers under the covers, but as containers move toward production use outside of PaaS in the cloud, they're being deployed in clusters of server infrastructure that are orchestrated to automate the deployment of containers. So is container orchestration right for IT? Well, that depends.
Beth Pariseau's feature this month, 'A New Day for PaaS' analyzes the way IT views PaaS, and how it's evolving. On the other hand, IT pros must dish out reality every once in a while to the business side, and often 'live on the edge' according to Alan Earls. But life on the edge can be dangerous, and it isn't just a figurative turn of phrase anymore, it's a physical location.
Both these stories, and much more, including columns from Bob Plankers and Mike Matchett, and what enterprise IT is thinking about VMware in the May issue of Modern Infrastructure.Continue Reading
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Both containers and VMs offer different ways of meeting an organization's application deployment requirements. And virtualization containers present different security challenges than VMs. Continue Reading
HighVail, an IT consulting and professional services firm, helped Empire Life downsize its data center, migrate business applications and create a new disaster recovery site. Continue Reading
Expert Brien Posey discusses five ways to virtualize storage in an organization. Review the pros and cons of each approach to find the best fit for your data center. Continue Reading