Topic: virtual machines

ContainerX wants to bring containers to the data center

Docker has simplified the way developers work with containers, but one company thinks containers have the potential to go beyond developers to enterprise IT. ContainerX, founded by veterans from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, is a startup aimed at transforming containers from a development tool to the building blocks of the next generation of data centers. … continue reading

Containers steal the show at VMworld

Containers were the only thing anyone could talk about at VMworld this week, and yet the discussions were not about how great they are. Rather, the discussions were about, “How do we use this stuff in an enterprise?” VMware has a very distinct answer: Run the container inside of a virtual machine. And it is … continue reading

VMware pushes hybrid cloud

VMware doesn’t care if you use virtual machines or containers at this point. The company made this abundantly clear as it opened its annual VMworld conference in San Francisco yesterday. It took this opportunity to discuss improvements in vSphere 6.0, which allow containers to become first-class citizens of the data center. Michael Adams, director of … continue reading

Preemptible VMs for Google’s cloud, Rust 1.0, and Meteor raises $20 million—SD Times news digest: May 19, 2015

Google has announced Preemptible Virtual Machines, a new beta cloud technology for Google Compute Engine. Preemptible VMs are cloud instances that can be shut down at any time for short-term storage capacity at a low fixed cost. Google recommended them for distributed, fault-tolerant workloads that don’t require continuous availability of any single instance. The temporary … continue reading

Twistlock takes on enterprise Docker container security

A startup aims to reinforce enterprise Docker with a new virtual container security suite. Twistlock, a startup based in Tel Aviv and San Francisco that recently emerged from stealth mode, today announced the Twistlock enterprise security suite for containers. The end-to-end solution includes an open-source containerized application framework for developers as well as an enterprise … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: OSv

Cloud-based virtual machines are proliferating like mad, so it’s about time there was an operating system for them. Created by Cloudius Systems, OSv is a new open-source operating system for virtual machines, designed to execute a single application atop a hypervisor. Written in C/C++, the cloud OS runs Linux applications on hypervisors such as VMware … continue reading

Distelli brings AWS-style server deployment to the masses

The rise of cloud computing platforms forces developers to contend with managing hundreds of virtualized servers at a time. But one startup wants to make deployment as simple and ubiquitous a process as third-party and open-source tools have rendered writing and building code. Distelli is an agent-based SaaS platform that downloads to any kind of … continue reading

Integration Watch: A smart programming project

Developers looking to hone their programming skills can try programming a virtual machine that implements a virtual processor … continue reading

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