Virtualization


Simonyi in Space Take II

Microsoft Office pioneer Charles Simonyi, PhD, will visit space for the second time in the spring of 2009, according to Space Adventures, a Virginia-based company that organizes flights for private space explorers.</

Sweep Your Problems Away

Want to get rid of your collection of spreadsheets and other inventorying hassles? Lansweeper might be the tool for you.

Amazon To Host Microsoft Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon announced on Wednesday that it is conducting a private beta test of Microsoft's server products running on Amazon's hosted computing platform, which is called Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Weekly Quick Tip: VMware's File Extensions Explained

Need a quick primer? Greg gives a rundown.

AppSense Partners With CSC on Hosted Desktop Solution

AppSense Ltd. announced a desktop virtualization marketing deal with IT services company CSC, based in Falls Church, Va.

Microsoft Takes Stock, and Ballmer Hits the Road

Microsoft has been sending signals to investors this week amidst a U.S. economy teetering on the edge of a major financial meltdown.

Virtualization Not as Easy as 1-2-3

Technology executives are turning to virtual systems to lower costs and reduce energy costs, but issues with the technology remain, according to a survey which also found companies struggling with service and power consumption issues.

Education IT Spending To Top $56 Billion by 2012

In the United States, IT spending in education will reach $47.7 billion by the end of this year and is expected to top $56 billion by 2012, according to a new report from Compass Intelligence.

VMware Launches vClient, Aims To Create Desktops That Follow Users Anywhere

In an announcement at VMworld last week, VMware unveiled plans to deliver a portfolio of solutions intended to turn virtualized desktops into "universal clients." The initiative, dubbed vClient, begins with a series of products called VMware View.

VMware To Deliver on Vision in 2009

LAS VEGAS, SEPT. 18 -- VMware announced a number of initiatives this week at VMworld, but gave few specifics on products and availability. The company has revealed, however, that all the technologies to implement that vision will be available by the end of next year.

VMworld Keynote Looks to Virtual Future

VMware CTO Stephen Herrod adds texture and detail to CEO Maritz's Tuesday keynote.

Citrix Releases XenServer 5

On the first day of VMware's VMworld conference happening in Las Vegas this week, Citrix Systems -- a competitor of VMware that's also at the conference -- announced the release of XenServer 5, the latest version of its server virtualization solution.

Cray Unveils CX1 Supercomputer for Office Use

Cray Inc., in conjunction with Intel and Microsoft, on Tuesday unveiled a relatively low-cost supercomputer that works in office environments.

Intel Rolls Out Six-Core Xeon 7400 Processors

Intel this week began rolling out its new line of Xeon processors targeted toward server markets.

VMworld Preview: VMware's Vision of Virtualization as the OS

The annual VMworld user conference gets underway today in Las Vegas, with the event's host betting big on a new strategy that redefines its market-leading virtualization management products.

Lumbering Global Economy Affects IT Industry

The sluggish global economy has migrated to the IT industry, according to a survey released this week by Forrester Research.

Sun Expands Virtualization Portfolio, Partners with Microsoft

Sun Microsystems today launched the latest salvo in the virtualization wars with the release of new and upgraded tools and services around its xVM technology.

Buyer Beware with Virtualization Technology

As hackers continue to focus their attention on virtualized environments, those looking to adopt virtualization technologies should proceed with caution, according to report from InfoWorld.

VMware Loses Another Key Executive

Virtualization industry leader VMware, already facing challenges on multiple fronts, took another body blow last night when Chief Scientist Dr. Mendel Rosenblum, a company co-founder, resigned.

Microsoft Releases More Virtualization Details

Microsoft, following its earlier announcement about new virtualization products and imminent releases, has filled in some details that give more shape to its vision.

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