Don't-Miss Virtualization Stories

AWS: Our virtual desktop will succeed where others have stumbled

Amazon Web Services hopes that its new WorkSpace VDI service will appeal to enterprises with low cost and maintenance.

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Review: VirtualBox 4.3 goes touchy-feely for Windows 8 virtualization

VirtualBox 4.3 now supports touch in its virtual machines, bringing the venerable application up to date technology-wise. Mostly.

Open Virtualization Alliance joins the Linux Foundation

The Open Virtualization Alliance has joined the Linux Foundation as a collaborative project to deepen its ties with the Linux community.

VMware promises better 3D graphics on virtualized desktops

VMware is hoping to persuade more enterprises to make the leap to virtual desktops by improving graphics capabilities and allowing them to circumvent Microsoft's licensing terms.

VMware reverses decision on ThinApp licensing, readies new version

ThinApp users have scored a victory as VMware has decided to keep offering it as a separate product and said a new version will arrive soon.

Building blocks are snapping together virtually to handle big storage

Easy expansion, lower costs and cloud-like internal services are common themes in storage today, and startup Coho Data is playing all three with a "micro-array" architecture that it's introducing on Tuesday.

VMware acquires Desktone, makes network virtualization generally available

VMware continues to push its plan to virtualize the whole data center, with the general availability of its network virtualization platform, and desktops too with the acquisition of desktop-as-a service company Desktone.

Understand the limits of a virtual computer

Amin Inshassi asked the Desktops forum for details about what can and can't be done with a virtual machine.

VM-based storage platform scales out to multiple sites

Businesses that want their storage organized around virtual machines will get more hardware options and greater scalability later this year from Tintri, a startup that specializes in VM-based storage.