Get started Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content.

Virtual appliances and the OVF format: The new software packaging

Thanks to the Open Virtualization Format, virtual appliances are the new way to deliver software -- say goodbye to boxes and CDs.

Virtual appliances: The new frontier for application delivery

By Eric Siebert, Contributor

Virtual appliances are pre-built VMs that contain operating systems and applications. This package removes the headaches associated with provisioning and configuring a new VM. While virtual appliances have numerous advantages, there are some potential pitfalls.


Click through this series to read the Viewpoints columns!
Go back        [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 ]        Next
This was last published in June 2010

Dig Deeper on VMware how-tos

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.