Articles In Virtualization

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Citrix and The Linux Foundation announced yesterday that the Xen virtualization platform will now be a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, remaining open source. The Linux Foundation will provide infrastructure, guidance and a collaborative network for working on and improving the Xen hypervisor. Among the companies working with the Xen Project Initiative are Amazon Web Services, AMD, Bromium, Calxeda, CA Technologies, Cisco, Citrix,... read more.

  • April 16, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Hugo Teso is a German security consultant and a commercial pilot. At the Hack in the Box security summit, he said that he spent three years developing a framework of malicious code that can be used to hack into airline security software, along with an Android app to run it. Teso said that current security systems don’t have the necessary authentication methods to ensure that commands are coming from a legitimate source. Amazon announce... read more.

  • April 12, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Ted Samson at InfoWorld says that last week's DDoS attack on Spamhaus should put a focus on some of the Internet's underlying weaknesses, including open DNS resolvers. Jon Brodkin at Ars Tecnica provides a look back on the IBM Roadrunner, the world's first petaflop supercomputer from 2009, which was decommissioned this week. In a piece for GigaOM, Bart Copeland says that IT departments need to redefine themselves to work in a wo... read more.

  • April 05, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: One of the biggest stories in technology this week was the DDoS attack on the anti-spam group Spamhaus. Mathew J. Schwartz at InformationWeek clears up some misconceptions and sets facts straight on the record-setting attack. The 'Internet of Things' has been trumpeted by Cisco as the future in networking traditionally offline devices together.  In order for it to succeed, Scott Morrison believes that this must be supported by open... read more.

  • March 29, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: A new study by Secunia revealed that out of all the security vulnerabilities on a PC, Microsoft's Windows Update patches only fix 8.5% of those issues. The rest, the study found, were problems with third-party software, such as Flash and Java. Ken Hess of ZDNet points out this number - $429,000. Symantec's State of Mobile Computing survey found that the average cost of mobile security incidents for enterprises cost companies about... read more.

  • March 22, 2013

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I’m kind of a big deal. Oh, my kids and my dogs don’t really give me much respect. My wife wears the pants at home. I take direction from pretty much everybody at work. But at this stage of my career, I can pretty much have any device or computer I’d like. Tablets, laptops, ultra-books, killer gaming PCs - I’ve had them all and I can have any of them I care to. The other day, I was talking to one of the other senior managers at Gotham who’s got a similar sort of th... read more.

  • March 20, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Recently a customer upgraded their VMware View and vSphere environments to version 5.1 respectively.  The customer upgraded VMware View first, shut down and then upgraded vSphere 5.1.  Once the vSphere environment was upgraded the customer had to update the self-signed certificate within the connection for VMware vCenter.  The customer had configured the vCenter connection to point to the NETBIOS name of the vCenter Server.  I reproduced the environment in Gotham’s lab. VMware View connection to vCenter... read more.

  • March 12, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Virtualization

A new infrastructure component appears with vSphere 5.1: Single Sign On (SSO). This component is designed to provide SSO across all the vSphere products, particularly in the vCloud Suite. Not all vSphere products use SSO at this moment, but VMware plans to integrate it with all vSphere products. However, as of version 5.1, vCenter no longer passes the login user authentication request to Active Directory - SSO does this. If SSO 5.1 is not available, then one cannot log into vCenter 5.1. Planning your... read more.

  • March 12, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From Techopedia: The application layer is the seventh layer of the OSI model and the only one that directly interacts with the end user. The application layer provides full end-user access to a variety of shared network services for efficient OSI model data flow. This layer has many responsibilities, including error handling and recovery, data flow over a network and full network flow. It is also used to develop network-based applications. More than 15 protocols are used in the application layer, including... read more.

  • March 06, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From Techopedia: The application layer is the seventh layer of the OSI model and the only one that directly interacts with the end user. The application layer provides full end-user access to a variety of shared network services for efficient OSI model data flow. This layer has many responsibilities, including error handling and recovery, data flow over a network and full network flow. It is also used to develop network-based applications. More than 15 protocols are used in the application layer, including... read more.

  • March 06, 2013