Virtualization

Virtualisation makes large centralised infrasrtuctures appear to be small, dedicated – even custom – resources at the user end. Almost anything can be virtualised: servers, storage, networks, even desktops. Since large infrastructures are cheaper to build and maintain, the cost of a small ‘slice’ is much lower than the equivalent dedicated system.

News

Citrix: endpoint security is not enough to protect business data

May 14, 2015 Jane McCallion

Companies need to take a more holistic approach to security than just MDM, says Citrix

Citrix to bring “power of IoT” to business with Workspace Hub

May 14, 2015 Jane McCallion

Screen mirroring unit unveiled at Citrix Synergy 2015

VMware introduces open source tools to let you run Docker

Apr 21, 2015 Joe Curtis

Projects Lightwave and Photon let you run and secure application containers

VMware eyes up telcos with network virtualisation tool

Mar 3, 2015 Clare Hopping

The new vCloud for NFV tool will be targeted at mobile networks, with Vodafone a key client

Ericsson demonstrates NFV proof-of-concept with NTT Docomo

Oct 16, 2014 Rene Millman

Multi-vendor NFV architecture put through paces

Advice

Coping with the perils of virtualisation licensing

Sep 16, 2014 David Cartwright

Virtualisation is the backbone of cloud deployment but CIOs have to make sure their licensing is right

Cloud IT management

How to work with bare metal cloud services

Jul 22, 2014 David Cartwright

When virtualised infrastructure won't cut it, is bare metal the answer?

How to accommodate IP addresses in the cloud

Jun 23, 2014 David Cartwright

Moving to the cloud can play havoc with your IP address allocation. Here's how to fix things

Cloud fails to make the grade for banking industry

Jan 28, 2014 Rene Millman

Why are so many financial institutions reluctant to embrace the public cloud? And what could help?

KVM: should it be ignored as a hypervisor alternative?

Feb 12, 2013 Ian Murphy

Virtualisation is often the first step towards cloud and the hypervisor is the starting point: is it time for KVM to be given a fair shake?

Case Studies

Cloudhelix shows how to scale - without losing performance

Jun 27, 2014 Rene Millman

Scaling up SANs can cause a lack of performance, Cloudhelix found a way round the issue

VMware hybrid cloud eases path to integration

Oct 25, 2013 Maxwell Cooter

Catalogue company Biomni adopts VCHS to improve flexibility of service offerings

Napthen's solicitors migrate to a VDI to overcome inflexible infrastructure

May 30, 2013 Rene Millman

Messy infrastructure of PCs and thin clients replaced with VDI

Porting desktops to the cloud to cut public sector spending

Jan 30, 2013 Rene Millman

Suffolk County Council has ported its desktops to the cloud and saved millions of pounds

Saving money: Coventry University cuts £1m through virtualisation

Nov 19, 2012 Rene Millman

Coventry University has cut its computing costs by using Hyper-V to put business ciritcal apps in a private cloud