Patch released for VMware vulnerability

Cloud and virtualization software company VMware Inc., has released a patch for a security flaw in its servers that could allow unauthorized users to access files.“VMware View contains a critical directory transversal vulnerability

Published on: December 20th, 2012 Nestor E. Arellano

IBM uses ‘virtual doorman’ to lock down cloud

IBM Corp. has developed a new rootkit-detection system designed to make it easier to detect malicious attacks on virtualized data centers.Called the IBM Virtual Protection System, the software operates outside of the virtual

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Virtual machines need defragging too

Weighing in on a seemingly perennial question asked by system administrators, IT research firm Osterman Research is recommending that virtual machines be defragmented just as often as physical drives. "The need for defragmentation is even

Published on: September 27th, 2010 joab jackson

Microsoft vs. VMware: Who’s better at disaster recovery?

Disaster recovery has become table stakes in the world ofserver virtualization. Any good virtualization platform these days will find away to restart a virtual machine in the event of a hardware failure. But

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

U of T ‘SnowFlock’ project tackles VM management

TORONTO – Computer science students at the University of Toronto are developing an “easy button” for cloud computing, a delete button for spam over IP telephony and way to place buttons on the

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Shane Schick

Startup to virtualize memory and share it across servers

A virtualization start-up in stealth mode says it will offer technology that aggregates memory and shares it across servers, improving performance of online transaction processing and clustered or grid computing. RNA Networks, founded

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Jon Brodkin

Virtualization: 2008 trends and 2009 predictions

Virtualization has had a big year—from Microsoft Corp.’s entry into the game to the growing desktop virtualization market, more IT managers are seeing virtual machines as a real-live option. We look back at

Published on: December 14th, 2008 Briony Smith

The security benefits of cloud computing

As cloud computing becomes the hot new market for IT vendors, observers have been quick to seize on the security risks of hosting data and applications outside the enterprise network.That’s not surprising to

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Dave Webb

Senior Research Analyst, software, IDC Canada

Microsoft Corp. says its Hyper-V version of Windows Server 2008, which is now available for download, will help firms with multi-server data centres cut costs. Hyper-V is a component of the Windows Server

Published on: June 25th, 2008 Greg Meckbach