VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

VMware executives demonstrated new virtualization technologies designed to run in the data centers of the future at the company’s annual VMworld conference.

VMware showed off a new capability of moving a live, running virtual machine (VM) from one data center in California to another in Virginia. Executives also demonstrated how the company is working with containers, a rapidly emerging virtualization technology popularized by Docker.

The ability to move live VMs is an advance on the company’s vMotion technology, which has been available for several years. The vMotion technology offers a way to move a VM from one part of the data center to another, while keeping the application inside the VM running.

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