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May 14, 2008  9:20 AM

VMware pushes desktop virtualization on management and security benefits



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Desktop virtualization, hardware, Servers, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, virtualization costs, Virtualization management, Virtualization security, VMware, Xen

VMware Inc. Senior Director of Enterprise Desktops Gerald Chen visited our office on Tuesday morning to discuss the different types of desktop virtualization and answer common questions about Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), for example, how it...

May 9, 2008  10:52 AM

Staying vigilant about virtual security



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization security, VMware

With all the talk about virtual security these days , you would think that people actually are addressing the concerns over security in virtual environments. However, many administrators resist implementing strict and proper security measures in their environments...


April 29, 2008  12:49 PM

No virtualization-specific requirements for PCI audits



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, Virtualization security

If your company deals with credit cards, you are required to follow the Payment Card Industry's data security standards (PCI DSS). The major credit card players -- Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover -- set forth these requirements in...


March 3, 2008  1:22 PM

Chris Wolf: VMsafe is cool because …



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Chris Wolf, Virtual appliances, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMworld

VMsafe, the new security technology created by VMware Inc., gives virtualization users the ability to monitor and secure virtual machine resources in ways...


November 14, 2007  12:23 PM

Return of the MAC



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies

Chris Wolf and I were presenting Virtualization 101 in Seattle yesterday when something he said sparked an idea in my usually dormant brain. Okay, it's not usually dormant, but Seattle is so cold I think half of my synapses aren't firing! In the process of discussing virtual machines (VMs), Chris...


October 25, 2007  8:32 PM

Does virtualization subvert security?



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization security

A recent discussion on the OpenBSD mailing list led to the assertion that virtualization decreases security. For those interested, a summary of the discussion is available on Kernel Trap. But proponents on both sides of the...


October 23, 2007  9:15 PM

Blogging live from Data Center Decisions 2007



Posted by: Akutz
Andrew Kutz, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies

What do you do when you are giving a session on virtualization migrations, and no one shows up? You sit down and blog about how you are giving a session on virtualization migrations and no one showed up! In all fairness, TechTarget is giving away a Mercedes-Benz right now, so I think people are...


September 28, 2007  11:17 AM

VMware clarifies stance on virtual switch security



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Chris Wolf, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware

Following the launch of the article "VMware dispels virtualization myths (sort of)," VMware emailed me to correct some issues about virtual machine security. According to...


September 11, 2007  10:43 AM

Standardized virtualization: DMTF accepts Open Virtual Machine Format proposal



Posted by: Ryan Shopp
Microsoft, Microsoft Virtual Server, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization security, VMware, Xen

They may compete for customers, but virtualization rock stars Dell, HP, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and XenSource have settled their differences long enough to submit a draft proposing an industry standard format for portable virtual machines to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). The DMTF...


August 7, 2007  8:15 PM

Some Common Sense Ideas When Designing a Virtualization Environment



Posted by: Joe Foran
Joseph Foran, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization security, Virtualization strategies, VMware

This is my attempt at putting together something that every sysadmin and supervisor should have when they look at whether to take the next step in virtualization - a Common Sense (tm, patent-pending, sm, r) guide to putting virtualization in place. Truth be told, it works with any server...


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