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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.

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.

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.

Next generation of carrier systems going virtual

The latest version of Nokia Solutions and Networks software for running mobile carriers is virtualized, pointing toward a future of fully cloud-based systems that could help operators run even more efficiently and roll out new services more quickly.

Hybrid hijinks: How to install Android on your PC

Interested in learning what all the hubbub about Android-powered laptops is about, but unwilling to drop hundreds of bucks to sate your curiosity? Give Android a whirl on your PC for free.

VMware adds networking, storage to its virtual data center stack

At the kick-off of its annual VMworld user conference, being held this week in San Francisco, VMware will fill in more layers of its software stack for running its envisioned software defined data center (SDDC).

Teradici ups virtual desktop performance with caching and GPUs

The 2.3 driver release of Teradici's PCoIP Hardware Accelerator will be available on August 20 as a free download.

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Six ways to use virtualization in your small business

Affordable options make the technology a handy solution for a variety of IT issues.

Oracle's next 'engineered system' to involve virtualization

Oracle is preparing to roll out the latest member of its family of "engineered systems" that combine software and hardware, with the upcoming product focused on virtualization.