Don't-Miss Virtualization Stories

Cisco Acquires Virtuata to Secure Virtual-machine Data

Cisco has acquired Virtuata, a privately held developer of technology for securing virtual-machine data in multi-tenant data centers, the company said Monday.

Huawei Eyes Storage Market, After Buyout of Joint Venture With Symantec

China's Huawei Technologies wants to take a bigger bite out of the enterprise market with a wider range of storage products.

Do Customers Share Blame in Amazon Outages?

A number of high-profile Amazon Web Services (AWS) outages temporarily brought down services by customers like Netflix and Pinterest in June.

Microsoft Equips Windows Server for Cloud Duty

Microsoft is giving hosting providers and other organizations some tools for setting up their own Windows-based cloud systems using Microsoft Windows Server.

Oracle Adds to Social-media Software Arsenal With Involver Acquisition

Oracle said Tuesday it is buying startup Involver, a move that adds to its burgeoning array of marketing, analytics and customer service software aimed at the...

MicroStrategy Rolling out 'Express' Version of Cloud BI

MicroStrategy is adding an Express option for potential users of its cloud-based BI (business intelligence) service, the company announced Tuesday.

Salesforce.com Hit With Second Major Outage in Two Weeks

Salesforce.com suffered a significant service outage on Tuesday, less than two weeks after another serious set of system problems.

Salesforce.com to Acquire Shared-browsing Startup GoInstant

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com said Monday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian shared-browsing technology startup...

Battle in the Clouds: Google, Microsoft Target Amazon

Recent cloud and tablet announcements by Microsoft and Google seem to put Amazon directly in the crosshairs of two powerhouses.

Facebook Touts Open Graph Versatility

In an effort to encourage broader use of its Open Graph protocol, Facebook has posted a number of examples of how the company used the Web standard to build its...

Virtualization Versus a Private Cloud

Since the mid 2000s one of the prevailing trends in the IT world has been to move networks, data, operating systems and servers into an environment where they are not tied to a specific piece of hardware.

VMware Acquiring Cloud Automation Vendor DynamicOps

Expanding beyond the delivery of software for its own cloud platform, VMware is acquiring DynamicOps for its heterogenous cloud management offerings.

The Long Life and Slow Death of the Virtual Server

Many people are discovering that virtual servers never die. Should we kill them?

Seven Practical Steps to Help You Run Your On-Premise Cloud Like a Business

Long regarded as "just" technology providers, IT organizations now are routinely called on to leverage infrastructure advances and virtualization in order to drive efficiencies, improve performance and transform business functions throughout the enterprise.

ERP Vendors Syspro, Unit4 Launch App Stores

The app store model popularized by Apple is gaining further adoption in the world of ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software, with new stores announced this...