Vendor demonstrates insider attack on VMware ESX

VMware Inc.’s ESX hypervisor could let IT staff steal sensitive data by abusing administrative access, particularly if customers fail to implement role-based access controls, the security vendor BeyondTrust Software Inc. argued at the

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Researchers to cure Blue Pill virtualization attacks

Two researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that they say can protect virtualization hypervisors from malicious "Blue Pill" rootkit threats."HyperSafe enables the hypervisor self-protection from code injection attempts," said Xuxian Jiang,

Published on: May 10th, 2010 joab jackson

Citrix downplays Red Hat’s decision to drop Xen

Citrix CTO and longtime Xen proponent Simon Crosby said he is unfazed by Red Hat's decision to drop the Xen hypervisor from its enterprise Linux software and focus its virtualization efforts around the

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 Jon Brodkin

Extreme unveils switching blueprint for virtual data centers

Extreme Networks Inc. has unveiled a blueprint for migrating data centers from the physical world to virtualization, and then ultimately to cloud computing. At the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas this week, Extreme

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Jim Duffy

XenServer: Free and (almost) open source

 The XenServer virtualization platform from Citrix Systems Inc., which became a free product in early 2009, is turning open source with the release of Xen Cloud Platform (XCP).“The first versions of [XCP] are

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

Novell buys Toronto virtualization firm PlateSpin

PlateSpin, a Toronto maker of server virtualization management and recovery solutions, is about to be bought by Novell, which calls the US$205 million deal a “huge step forward” in its attempt to automate

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Howard Solomon