The Linux Foundation is growing and expanding into new areas of development. Gaming giant Valve is now firmly behind Linux.
Moving a critical enterprise application from a physical server to a virtual machine isn't something that you decide to do on a whim one day. A successful migration requires a careful plan, expert thought and preparation. This slide show checklist isn't meant to serve as a diagram for migration; it's meant to help guide your plan before it's crafted and also to serve as a final prelaunch list to make sure you haven't forgotten anything before takeoff. Depending on what you're migrating (virtual machines, applications or just data), you may or may not need to address every one of the following data points. Each best practice should be annotated with the aspect of the stack to which you should pay special attention. The following 10 steps, as provided by eWEEK and Indianapolis-based cloud services provider Bluelock, should be part of any migration to an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution. Whether moving from physical to virtual, private cloud to public cloud or even public cloud to public cloud, don't forget any of these crucial steps in your process. (Note: If you are migrating to PaaS or SaaS, there will be other considerations.)
NEWS ANALYSIS: XtremIO is a scale-out, all-flash system for storing primary data from sources that include dedicated servers, databases and virtualized environments.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon Web Service introduced a number of new cloud services that the company hopes will convince more enterprises to move more of their IT systems to the cloud.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Amazon convenes its re:Invent customer show here Nov. 13 with its major rivals Google and Pivotal rushing to grab the spotlight with their own big cloud services news.
Competitors say Cisco is trying to keep businesses locked in to its hardware, while others laud the application-centric approach.
NEWS ANALYSIS: OpenStack's release of the "Havana" version makes the cloud platform more enterprise friendly, but the foundation has to work harder to win more enterprise converts.
The report found nearly 70 percent of SMBs that reported having virtualization technologies were using them to move servers from hardware to software.
Security startup Bromium received new funds, as it continues to build micro virtual machine technology.
For several years, EMC reported record revenue and profits quarter after quarter. However, things began to slow down in 2012.
The company sees its stock price jet up 11.3 percent to $92 in after-hours trading after it closed at $82.65 and reported earnings that topped expectations.
NEWS ANALYSIS: VMware will further diversify its business beyond virtualization with its acquisition of Desktone, which offers cloud-based desktop-as-a-service capabilities.
VMware is serious about its participation in the open-source OpenStack cloud effort and is a major contributor to the new Havana release.