IT - Virtualization

Hyper-V vs. VMware Comparison: What Are The Differences?
SearchServerVirtualization, September 3rd, 2019
Hyper-V and VMware are in a perpetual battle for supremacy in the virtualization market. Although the two hypervisors have similar features, capabilities are somewhat different

"For years, VMware was the only sensible choice for enterprise-class server virtualization. However, Microsoft made drastic improvements to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. As such, it seems prudent to explore the question of using Hyper-V vs. VMware in your data center and the differences between these two hypervisors.

Both VMware and Microsoft offer highly capable platforms. Both companies have products for small shops but also sell products with features suitable for the largest enterprise environments. In fact, VMware and Hyper-V have an extremely comparable feature set. Both products offer roughly the same core feature set and support capabilities such as network virtualization, VM migration, storage migration and network interface card teaming..."

Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.12
Oracle, September 4th, 2019
Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.12 release includes improvements and regression fixes for Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0

Notable bug fixes are:

  • OCI: handle empty virtual-disk image correctly while exporting to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Windows guests: fixed mouse cursor visibility, graphics corruption in Windows 10 and shared folder issue
  • Linux Host and Guest: fixes for kernel module build for SLES-12 SP4 kernel
  • Linux Guest: fixed issue on shared folders and improved compatibility of vboxvideo kernel module build
  • USB: improved the identification of power-saved devices on Windows hosts

The Oracle VirtualBox Team

Hypervisor technology has been one of the building blocks of cloud computing from the start

"In recent years, though, this method of 'virtualization' to separate a computer's operating system and applications from the underlying hardware has begun to feel more like a legacy approach than a platform for developing tomorrow's sophisticated cloud applications - containerized, serverless and so on.

Virtual machines are here to stay

Nevertheless, hypervisors - and the virtual machines they run - are more popular than ever, while Kubernetes-based containerization has barely encroached in any significant way on their footprint in today's private, public, hybrid and multiclouds..."

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