How to deploy the game-changing Windows Virtual Desktop

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The recent surge in ransomware and data breach incidents illustrates the vulnerability of IT workplace environments and the huge impact that these attacks can have on the entire organization. In response, companies are increasingly looking to desktop virtualization as way to run the desktop OS in a remote data center where it can be better […]

What’s the difference between containers and virtual machines?

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I was at a conference recently when I realized the person I was talking with thought that containers were just smaller versions of virtual machines (VM). Ah, no. No, they’re not. Yes, they can function in the same ways from a practical viewpoint. For example, they’re both commonly used to run server applications. How they […]

How virtualization helps manufacturing companies get into new markets faster

Looking to expand into new markets and improve speed to market, manufacturing companies worldwide are turning to virtualization to ease the process. Jim Miller, DXC’s chief technology officer and vice president for Cloud and Platform Services, and Jeff Moyer, DXC’s Global Director of Infrastructure as a Service Offerings, discuss how cloud technology combined with virtualization […]

Kata Containers: A virtual machine take on running containers

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First things first. Kata Containers aren’t containers. Kata is a virtual machine (VM) for running containers. That said, Kata promises to deliver workload isolation and security with lightweight VMs, while feeling and performing like containers. Kata does this by combining the best of two earlier virtualized container open source code bases: Intel’s Clear Containers and […]

Azure container instances arrive

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I love containers. You love containers. We all love containers. But, if you ever tried to run your programs on Microsoft Azure, you had a problem. It wasn’t easy to run Docker-style containers, a native Linux technology, on Azure. Oh, it could be done, but it was work. Now, with Azure Container Instances (ACI), it’s […]

Meltdown and Spectre bring a world of hurt to the cloud

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Meltdown and Spectre represent a new class of security problem and the cloud — based as it is  on virtual machines — is uniquely vulnerable. The good news is patches are either already in place or coming soon to all major cloud platforms and server operating systems. The bad news is that your data may […]

Enterprise virtualization vs. public cloud in 2018

Enterprise virtualization prediction for 2018 tl:dr — no drastic changes from 2017. There are some interesting possibilities, though, and I’ve used Simon Wardley mapping to diagram them. As shown in the enterprise virtualization map on the left, we can now argue that the consumption of virtual machines has trended all the way into commodity consumption (with […]

How many servers do you need for your cloud?

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One of the neat things about cloud, as a user, is that you don’t have to worry about how many servers you need. Need some more? Just spin them up. No fuss, no muss. But what about when you’re the cloud architect? You know — the guy or gal who must buy the servers that make up […]

DXC Agility Platform now integrated with Docker Swarm

The DXC Agility Platform team has just released a brand new integration (Adapter) to Docker Swarm. Docker Swarm is a clustering and scheduling tool for Docker containers. Swarm allows IT administrators and developers to manage a cluster of Docker nodes as a single virtual system. With this new Adapter, the Agility Platform can now orchestrate the deployment of Docker containers via […]

Docker comes to Microsoft Azure

Even now, it sounds unlikely. Docker, the company that took Linux containers mainstream partnering with Microsoft to bring Docker containers to Azure? Really? Really. In June 2016, Docker announced it would bring Docker to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure. The goal was to deploy a standard Docker platform to ensure teams can seamlessly move […]