VirtZine #55 – Video – “A Fond Farewell to VirtZine!”

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Dr. Bill announces the close of the VirtZine Netcast, as he 'rolls it up' into the Dr. Bill.TV Show and makes the VirtZine domains he owns available! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/86Tw_-GaEeo
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VirtZine #55 – Audio – “A Fond Farewell to VirtZine!”

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Dr. Bill announces the close of the VirtZine Netcast, as he 'rolls it up' into the Dr. Bill.TV Show and makes the VirtZine domains he owns available! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/86Tw_-GaEeo
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VirtZine #54 – Video – “Beyond Compare Software Demo and Cloud Backup”

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Cloud provider rankings and features, do you have 'zombie VMs' in your datacenter? Beyond Compare software demo and Cloud backup, Red Hat buys the Kubernetes platform and container-native solutions provider CoreOS. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T7ko1Eoalbw
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VirtZine #54 – Audio – “Beyond Compare Software Demo and Cloud Backup”

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Cloud provider rankings and features, do you have 'zombie VMs' in your datacenter? Beyond Compare software demo and Cloud backup, Red Hat buys the Kubernetes platform and container-native solutions provider CoreOS. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T7ko1Eoalbw
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Red Hat Acquires CoreOS

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Red Hat acquires CoreOS. Red Hat Looks to Solidify Container-Based Platform Presence with Acquisition of CoreOS Virtualization Review - By: Wendy Hernandez - "Red Hat Inc. this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform and container-native solutions provider CoreOS for the reported purchase price of $250 million. As the creator of Tectonic, the Kubernetes-based platform 'that provides automated operations [and] enables portability across private and public cloud providers,' the container registry Quay and the lightweight Linux distribution Container Linux, CoreOS has contributed to a number of open source technologies that support containerized applications. Red Hat is looking to complement its container-based offerings with these capabilities to offer hybrid cloud platforms to a broader audience. 'The next era of technology is being driven by…
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Do You Have “Zombie” VMs?

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Have you done an internal audit of your datacenter lately? A third of virtual servers are zombies ComputerWorld - By: Patrick Thibodeau - "New research finds that 25% of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. These are systems that have no activity in the last six months. The problem with comatose, or zombie, physical servers is well known. Past studies have routinely put the number of undead enterprise physical servers in the 20% to 30% range. But this latest research looked at virtual servers as well, and they may represent a significant cost to IT departments. That's because users may be paying licensing fees on their virtual servers, as well as on the software they support, said the researchers. Comatose servers, both virtual…
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Cloud Provider Rankings

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Which Cloud Provider do YOU use? Cloud providers ranking 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Oracle, Alibaba stack up ZDNet - By: Larry Dignan - "Choosing the right public cloud provider is becoming an increasingly nuanced discussion that goes well beyond scale. We all know the large cloud players--AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure--but stacking them up depends on your enterprise's needs. Here's a crack at stacking up the cloud providers and how Oracle and Alibaba are edging into the game based on annual run rates. First, a few things to note: This list of public cloud providers revolves around the service providers that offer software-, platform- and infrastructure-as-a-service offerings. There are many more cloud providers that specialize in some part of the enterprise…
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VirtZine #53 – Video – “Virtualization Security Issues and Wannacry!”

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VMware Desktop-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure, 6600 to be laid off at Cisco, security issues in virtualization, lessons from the 'Wannacry' debacle! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dCN4HvXYDlE
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VirtZine #53 – Audio – “Virtualization Security Issues and Wannacry!”

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VMware Desktop-as-a-Service on Microsoft Azure, 6600 to be laid off at Cisco, security issues in virtualization, lessons from the 'Wannacry' debacle! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dCN4HvXYDlE
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Lessons From the “Wannacry” Debacle!

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The ransomeware attack called "Wannacry" has effectively shut down many businesses, and cost tons of money. What can we learn from this attack? The Fallout and Lessons from WannaCry Virtualization Review - By Trevor Pott - "On May 12, 2017, a new strain of ransomware called WannaCry began circling the globe. This ransomware attack has proven to be efficient and effective, earning WannaCry worldwide media coverage. Unfortunately, attempts to explain the details of the attack have not always been accurate. My touchstone for discussing media inaccuracies is The New York Times article 'Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool.' In this article, The New York Times tries to convey the complexity of the WannaCry ransomware event to a non-technical audience. The New York Times is one of the…
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