hypervisor

What is a hypervisor?

Some may have trouble visualizing what a hypervisor is. Let’s look at a possible example.

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Three key factors to provide security in virtualization

A security solution in the cloud should at least contain three key features to make itself attractive to customers.

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Faster cloud computing

By reducing the overhead associated with managing virtual machines, IBM researchers make cloud entry more practical for businesses with data intensive workloads.

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Why do people believe the weather can affect cloud computing?

There is a storm of confusion out there regarding cloud computing across pundits, technology insiders and non-techies alike.

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Virtual desktop environment sizing

Using the standard rule of about 40 virtual desktops per server is very often a bad choice.

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Jumpstart your cloud: Using open source software to build, deploy and manage on-premises clouds

Ever felt like creating your own little private cloud on your desktop or laptop? Or, just wanted to explore what the cloud software really does? If you think there’s too much cost involved for these initiatives, think again, because open source is there to the rescue!

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IBM in the Open Virtualization Alliance: Leveraging IBM & KVM

Every decision of investment into building a private cloud — whether it's a private cloud for in-house use or a full-fledged cloud service provider platform (CSP) offering public cloud services — follows, in principle, a simple equation.

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User Experience: How easy is it to deploy hundreds of VMs in a minute?

A couple of months ago, I heard about IBM SmartCloud Provisioning under the code name HSLT: High Scale, Low Touch provisioning engine. This product is all about bringing a true “as a service” approach into the infrastructure world. That’s what the brochure says anyway.

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Image portability across hypervisors

Before going deeper on how IBM SmartCloud Provisioning deploys virtual images, I discuss various hypervisors. Each of them has its own peculiarity, allowing you to leverage various features, implemented in various ways. This leads us to deal with various hypervisor limitations.

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Interview with Portal Cloud Lead Developer Paul Kelsey (Part 2 of 3)

Part two of Fang Feng's interview with Paul Kelsey, discussing WebSphere, IBM Workload Deployer, Amazon, Salesforce, and more.

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Keeping the cloud switched on using recovery-oriented computing

There are several factors that have an impact on the availability of services, mostly related to infrastructure failures. Failures are not only related to unrecoverable hardware outages, but also to recoverable OS or middleware failures.

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Real-World VDI (Part 1): Multi-vendor stacks with Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, and others

In this series of blogs, I’ll share my experience as IBM practitioner – simply based on recent client engagements where desktop virtualization, private desktop cloud, and desktop as a service (DaaS) were target environments (I will collectively refer to it as virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI”). It is therefore a reflection of what customers actually implement, mixed with my comments and evaluations.

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