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Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google is drawing from the work of the open-source community to offer its cloud customers a service to better manage their clusters of virtual servers.

Malware no longer avoids virtual machines

Many malicious software programs used to make a quick exit on virtual machines, a tactic designed to avoid a security check. But that isn't the case anymore, according Symantec research.

Should EMC sell off 80% stake in VMware?

Breaking up is hard to do, but could a split be in store soon for EMC and VMware?

Sparc and Windows get more love in Oracle VM update

The latest release of Oracle's software for managing virtual machines offers the same set of features to Sparc users as to those who manage virtual machines on x86 servers.

VMware opens testing of next-gen vSphere to all

VMware is for the first time inviting anyone to beta test the next version of vSphere, the company's virtualization platform.

USENIX: Unstable code can lead to security vulnerabilities

As if tracking down bugs in a complex application isn't hard enough, programmers now must worry about a newly emerging trap, one in which a program compiler simply eliminates chunks of code it doesn't understand, often without alerting the programmer of the missing functionality.

Docker containers to take a bite out of virtualisation market, says Forrester

The launch of Docker version 1.0 will disrupt the server virtualisation market and speed cloud adoption as businesses run applications on Linux containers, according to analysts Forrester Research.

Google unleashes Docker management tools

Google has underlined its support for the newly emerging Docker container technology, releasing a number of new tools to help users make the most of the open-source virtualization software.

Google Cloud previews Docker-based virtual machines

Google is throwing its weight behind containers, an increasingly popular virtualization technology that can ease the process of spinning up applications in the cloud.

EMC unveils cloud storage appliance, updates virtualization software

EMC's introductions this week of its Elastic Cloud Storage Appliance (ECS) and of ViPR 2.0, the latest generation of its enterprise storage virtualization software, are two sides of the same coin.

EMC says Project Liberty could free storage software from hardware

EMC will give users a peek at its progress toward software-defined storage next week at EMC World in Las Vegas, demonstrating a virtualized VNX array developed under a program called Project Liberty.

VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend

VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready for all affected products by Saturday.

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

How to run Windows XP in a virtual machine

If the imminent end-of-support deadline for Windows XP has finally spurred you to make the update to Windows 8, you might be concerned about whether you'll still be able to run your old programs. Fortunately, there's a way you can run any Windows XP software you wish, using virtualization.

How YHA Australia reduced costs through virtual desktop infrastructure

Not-for-profit hostel accommodation provider YHA has reported financial and IT support savings following the rollout of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

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.

VMware unwraps hybrid cloud desktop virtualization

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

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.

Alcatel-Lucent works with Red Hat to virtualize mobile networks

Alcatel-Lucent is betting big on operators wanting to virtualize their mobile networks using NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technology, in order to become more nimble and less reliant on proprietary hardware.

Chromebooks to get 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.