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HCI management layer vs. native hypervisor management

Depending on the vendor, the HCI management layer provides a variety of different elements that native hypervisor management tools do not. Each hypervisor vendor has its own way of doing things, so management capabilities differ from one to the next. Additionally, some hypervisor vendors offer supplementary management tools. Microsoft, for example, provides Hyper-V Manager with …

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Xen 4.12 Improves Open-Source Hypervisor Virtualization Security

The open-source Xen Project announced the 4.12 release of its namesake hypervisor virtualization technology on April 2, providing organizations and cloud operators with improved performance and security features. The new release integrates an improved virtual machine introspection capability that can be used to detect potential zero-day vulnerabilities. The Argo hypervisor-mediated data exchange is another new …

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Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Gains New SDN, High-Performance Features

While containers and Kubernetes are among the hottest areas in application deployment, enterprises are still deploying virtual machines and hypervisors. To help support the continued demand for virtualization, Red Hat announced its Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 update on May 15. The RHV update benefits from a new user interface that was developed in the open-source …

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VMware updates vSphere, vSAN with more hybrid management features

With the latest releases of vSphere and vSAN, VMware continues to build up support for customers interested in hybrid cloud options. The updates included in vSphere 6.7, VMware’s hypervisor and virtualization management platform, fall into four categories: enhancing performance, providing new security capabilities, accommodating both traditional and new applications and providing a seamless cloud experience. …

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Hyperconvergence: What it is, how it works, and why it matters

Hyperconvergence is a marketing term referring to a style of data center architecture that trains the attention of IT operators and administrators on the operating conditions of workloads over systems. The main objective of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has been to simplify the management of data centers by recasting them as transportation systems for software and …

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The importance of your hypervisor in hyper-converged infrastructure

This datacenter deployment method boomed, becoming very popular quickly. However, it’s still relatively new, so you might not know what it is yet. If we go back, infrastructures were made up of various components from many different vendors. Each of these was then managed by IT workers, often in separate teams. Clearly, this was a …

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Linux Foundation backs new ‘ACRN’ hypervisor for embedded and IoT

The Linux Foundation has announced a new hypervisor for use in embedded and internet of things scenarios. Project ACRN (pronounced “acorn”) will offer a “hypervisor, and its device model complete with rich I/O mediators.” There’ll also be “a Linux-based Service OS” and the ability to “run guest operating systems (another Linux instance, an RTOS, Android, …

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Compare top desktop and application virtualization products

It can be daunting for IT administrators to sort through the many vendors that offer desktop and application virtualization software to find the right product that fits their organization’s size and meets their specific needs. Before making any decisions, admins should examine the features each system offers for desktop virtualization, application virtualization, systems management, data …

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Red Hat Brings the Power and Flexibility of Red Hat Virtualization to SAP HANA® Environments

Leading open source virtualization solution now certified to run virtualized SAP HANA workloads, bringing cost-effectiveness, high performance and scalability to enterprise big data operations March 08, 2018 10:05 AM Eastern Standard Time RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports …

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