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Sun Microsystems announced the availability of Sun xVM Server software and Sun xVM Ops Center 2.0, key components in its comprehensive virtualization strategy. Designed to operate at Internet scale, the Sun xVM virtualization portfolio is open, flexible and delivers robust offerings fo...
Microsoft is inviting its nearest and dearest – (and probably VMware’s nearest and dearest too) to a great one-day virtualization launch event on Monday September 8 in Bellevue, Washington. It’s the beginning of a six-month drumbeat.
"Go forth and multiply" has a new interpretation in the IT world: "Go forth and virtualize." It is no surprise that enterprises today are adopting virtualization technologies in droves, not only because of the cost reduction and efficiency it delivers, but for the flexibility the techn...
A time bomb reportedly left over from the beta of VMware’s two-week-old update to ESX 3.5 and ESXi 3.5 (Update 2) caused product licenses to expire yesterday. It also happened with a patch to ESX 3.5 or ESXi 3.5 Update 2.
AMD announced the availability of new virtualization solutions powered by a combination of technologies from AMD and Microsoft. This new deployment model uses AMD Opteron processors with AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology together with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V to delive...
IGEL announced the availability of its latest Microsoft Windows CE firmware. The inclusion of the Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect client allows customers to choose from 10 hypervisors when delivering virtual PCs. The firmware upgrade also includes support for the Citrix XenDesktop Applianc...
Sychron announced support for Microsoft Hyper-V, a hypervisor-based technology that is a key feature of Windows Server 2008. Sychron's support means that customers using HyperV environments can now deliver and manage fast and cost-effective virtual desktops using Sychron's OnDemand Des...
Quest Software unveiled its Experience Optimization Pack (EOP) from the Provision Networks division. Quest EOP is an extension suite for Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol aimed to eliminate the adoption barriers of hosted desktop virtualization in all use case scenarios over both loc...
VMware announced physicists at CERN use VMware Fusion to share Linux-based computer code via VMware virtual machines running on Apple hardware. Virtual machines created with VMware Fusion are used by the physicists working on the experiments that run on the world’s largest particle...
CiRBA announced that CiRBA's Placement Intelligence Technology now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization platform. Using CiRBA, organizations can assess IT environments for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V deployment opportunities, design enterprise-class environment...
Xsigo announced the availability of an enhanced version of the company's VP780 I/O Director. The enhanced product, called the VP780 x2, is designed to set new performance and ease-of-use standards for data center customers using virtual I/O technologies.
Ericom announced that Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect now provides centrally managed access to virtual desktops running on Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, an OS-level server virtualization technology that partitions the underlying operating system into multiple isolated containers, so th...
Radiant Logic announced the Context Server. The RadiantOne Virtual Context Server (VCS) expands upon Radiant Logic’s identity virtualization platform. By extracting contextual information buried in application silos, RadiantOne VCS enables better integration of business processes.
Riverbed Technology announced an OEM agreement to embed VMware software as the preferred virtualization platform for the Riverbed Services Platform (RSP), a virtualized service delivery solution within Steelhead appliances. With the VMware platform inside Steelhead appliances, enterpri...
NetApp announced new storage solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, virtualization software that's a feature of most versions of Microsoft Windows Server 2008. The new NetApp storage solutions provide data center customers with server virtualization capabilities...
Virtual Iron and Promark announced a new distribution partnership. Promark will distribute Virtual Iron's software solutions to value-added resellers (VARs) in the commercial and government markets and give VARs access to its General Services Administration (GSA) contract. Unlike other...
HP announced new additions to its recently updated portfolio of servers, storage, software and services -- driving more business value into Microsoft virtualization environments. The unveilings offer: Immediate interoperability of Microsoft virtualization technologies with HP enterpris...
Because of its slow growth – a factor of the freebie open source business model – Red Hat has become fodder for Wall Street acquisition speculation, BusinessWeek says, and offers VMware as a possible suitor. Such an acquisition would give VMware the operating system it’s lacking, make ...
LeftHand Networks announced support for Microsoft's virtualization strategy and set of virtualization solutions. LeftHand Networks iSCSI SAN solutions provide high availability and non-disruptive storage management, capabilities that become vital as customers seek to optimize the effic...
Kazeon Systems announced the availability of VMware support for its Information Server product line. Version 3.1 of the software fully supports VMware instances and VMware images, and allows customers to discover unknown or hidden virtual instances on servers, laptops and desktops, thu...
RingCube announced vDesk, a high-performance enterprise desktop virtualization solution that delivers employees, contractors and customers anytime, anywhere access to a personalized desktop environment complete with applications, data and settings.
Intel, which has lost a shirt or two on flash memory in its time, has finally delivered those solid-state drives it promised a while back. OEM products using them should dutifully follow in the next few weeks. The widgets are targeted at laptops and desktops and are based on multi-leve...
VMware continues to gain momentum as customers opt for VMware’s virtualization and management suite, VMware Infrastructure 3, over the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. The Interior Health Authority (IHA) of British Columbia provides healthcare services to more than 750,000 people through ...
Splunk announced the availability of Splunk for VMWare Management which offers extended management capabilities for VMWare's Virtual Infrastructure. The application provides IT professionals in charge of managing complex virtual environments with the only approach that crosses the boun...
Intel Monday launched its first halogen-free Xeons and said all existing versions of the Xeon 5200 and 5400 series will now be halogen-free too. According to their creator, the four new quad-core chips “reach new heights in performance and energy efficiency” and that’s largely becau...
Certeon announced that its aCelera Virtual Appliance software for application acceleration will be shipping with support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V in its upcoming November 2008 release. This announcement is a continuation of a commitment Certeon made when it launched aC...
3PAR announced support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft's newest server operating system with built-in, hypervisor-based virtualization. 3PAR Utility Storage and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V work together to give IT organizations the ability to deliver software and h...
Tripwire announced its planned support for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. Tripwire Enterprise monitors and controls IT configurations for continuous security and compliance, helping manage IT infrastructure to established policy.
Crescendo Networks announced that Pronto.com is using AppBeat DC to ensure the performance, efficiency and availability of its Web applications for shoppers worldwide. Pronto.com is the Web's fastest growing comparison and social shopping site with more than 15 million monthly users, 7...
Emulex announced that its LightPulse family of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) support Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
Describing it as the Holy Grail of mobile computing, HP says it has developed an ultra-capacity battery that can run for 24 hours on a single charge and has put it, as an option, in a new XP-only EliteBook 6930p notebook.
Desktone announced support for Microsoft virtualization technologies as the building blocks of a service provider's desktop hosting infrastructure. The Desktone Virtual-D Platform enables Microsoft System Center, including System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, and Microsoft Windo...
Fortify Software, specialists in enterprise application security, says that VMWare's release of a raft of patches this week - referred to many as a mega-patch - is likely to be the first of many such moves as hacker interest in the virtual environment takes off.
Lieberman Software's User Manager Pro Suite, a configuration management solution for Windows-powered servers and workstations, has achieved Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V certification. Several additional Lieberman Software products are scheduled for Microsoft's rigorous Hyper-V...
Akorri announced the company has added a number of new authorized resellers of its BalancePoint solution, and has expanded membership within its Optimize Partner Program by 50% over the past six months. Akorri's BalancePoint software helps enterprises troubleshoot problems, optimize an...
RingCube announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers. As a member of the program, RingC...
Ceelox adapted Ceelox ID, a biometric Identity Access Management tool, to work with Citrix servers and client computers. "Using biometrics to secure access to centralized Citrix networks is a giant leap forward for Ceelox," Gerry Euston, CEO, said.
Sun Microsystems announced a new version of Sun xVM VirtualBox, its high performance, free and open source desktop virtualization software, as well as Sun xVM VirtualBox Software Enterprise Subscription, a new offering for 24/7 premium support for enterprise users. Enterprises will be ...
Red Hat announced the acquisition of Qumranet. The acquisition includes Qumranet's virtualization solutions, including its KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) platform and SolidICE offering, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which together present a comprehensive virtualization platform...
HP has built what it calls the first server blade designed specifically to host virtual machines out of quad-core Opteron 2300 chips. Its name is the ProLiant BL495c. According to Jim Ganthier, director of marketing and solutions for HP’s BladeSystems, virtualization poses problems of ...


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