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Monday, May 27th, 2019

application virtualization

VMware bestows new container powers upon vSphere/vCloud

News

The Project Photon and Project Lightwave containerized app technologies are aimed primarily at existing vSphere and vCloud Air users.

Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

News

It's another giant step for the Docker virtualization technology after VMware announced its support earlier this year.

How to virtualize mission-critical applications

Enterprises are virtualizing more and more of their workloads.

Four keys to successful BYOD

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.
 
The bring your own device (BYOD) movement formally advocates use of personal equipment for work and obligates IT to ensure jobs can be performed with an acceptable level of security, but how can risks be addressed given the range of devices used and the fact that you lack control of the end point?
 
Companies looking to embrace BYOD -- 44% of fir

Assessing the Impact of Application Virtualization

Server virtualization gets most of the glory, but it's application virtualization that may ultimately have a more significant impact on enterprise IT architectures, supporting new modes of business and smoothing the path to the new services-oriented online structure known as the cloud.

Application virtualization has been around a while, and many IT shops use it in one form or another. In the form of terminal services, application virtualization is employed in most large organizations to support remote offices.

VMware, Citrix struggle with "bare-metal" desktops

Microsoft sweetens pot for the virtual-desktop curious

VMware's next move may be middleware buy

VMware will gain a substantial footprint in enterprise Java application development with its pending acquisition of SpringSource, which was announced Monday. But the virtualization giant may follow up that move -- made in support of a new PaaS (platform as a service) cloud-computing strategy -- by investing in distributed caching technology, a class of middleware that boosts application performance and scalability.

Can virtualized applications interact with each other without explicit permission?

From my understanding, if a guest OS in a virtualized system is compromised, it could theoretically go through the hypervisor layer and get to the rest of the guest operating systems and compromise those as well. In an environment with virtualized applications, would the applications be able to interact with each other without explicit permission in any way? Let's take a few seconds and look back at the virtual machine (VM) escape techniques we have seen in the past few years.