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Don’t Get Bitten by this New Vulnerability

14.5.2015 by Jenn Granger

Venom – which sounds more like a bad Marvel villain than anything technical*– is a new vulnerability that’s been found in virtualisation tech. Some are calling it one of the biggest vulnerabilities found this year, so if you’re wondering what the heck it is, whether it affects you and what the devil it has to do with snakes, read on! What is it? Venom (Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation) is a vulnerability in QEMU’s virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) - yes, those little plastic squares still exist, they’re just stored on virtual machines rather than your living room floor now!.…

VMware to Acquire Silicon Valley Startup Nicira

8.8.2012 by Alice Cullen

VMware is set to acquire network virtualisation firm Nicira in a deal expected to reach $1.26bn that could make VMware a serious networking player. The acquisition – which is expected to be finalised towards the end of the year –…

#BackToBasics – What is Virtualisation?

28.6.2012 by Alice Cullen

With so many buzz words surrounding business technology it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. In this post we break through the hype to examine what virtualisation is and what it can do for your business.…

Microsoft OSG Loves Linux Technologies

23.5.2011 by Jenn Granger

You don't expect to hear about Microsoft dedicating an entire section of their company to Open Source projects, and the revelation that they do came as a big surprise to many members of our Linux team. The Open Solutions Group…

Cloud – Latest Hype or Old News?

20.5.2011 by Jenn Granger

Several UKFast team members attended the Enterprise Cloud Computing & Virtualisation Conference in London this week. The event was very well-attended, with senior decision makers from a range of large brands highlighting the huge interest in cloud. There were a…

We all Need a Little Help and Guidance Sometimes….

16.12.2009 by James Crawshaw

Something I've never blogged on but often take advantage of are the Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides. A quick look at what they cover..... "Guidance that aims to clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft® infrastructure…

Microsoft Hyper-V R2

4.2.2009 by James Crawshaw

With the recent announcement of the beta release of Hyper-V R2 (alongside Windows Server 2008 R2 beta), Microsoft are revealing a bevy of new and improved features to their virtualization offering. Since Virtual Server 2005 first competed with the other…