Hewlett-Packard has expanded its role in the desktop virtualization arena with new mobile thin client hardware, extended software offerings and deeper industry alliances.
- By Rutrell Yasin
Microsoft today published a new release candidate (RC1) of its first enterprise-class hypervisor, Hyper-V. The release marks the next step of what has been a quick march to commercial availability for a critical product in Microsoft's emerging virtualization lineup.
With a tiered pricing structure designed to undercut VMware's offerings, Citrix has announced the availability of XenDesktop, its much anticipated and discussed product offering in the increasingly important desktop virtualization arena.
Citrix today announced a new Desktop Appliance Partner Program. Appliances and thin clients are important elements in the emerging value chain for hosted desktop virtualization solutions both in terms of end user expectations for performance and ease of installation.
Microsoft last week released a beta version of its Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool on the Microsoft Connect site.
- By Michael Domingo
On Monday, VMware announced the release of two new virtualization management products: VMware Site Recovery Manager, a data and disaster recovery tool for datacenters, and VMware Stage Manager, designed for automating the delivery of virtualized applications and environments.
Deepening its existing partner relationship with Dell as a new competitive dynamic and pricing model unfolds, Citrix has announced the availability of a Dell-specific embedded version of XenServer for Dell PowerEdge servers.
Sanbolic's chairman Bill Stevenson sees clustered file systems as a key technical piece in the virtualization puzzle.
PCs are moving to multi-core as operating systems, applications and languages struggle to keep up.
Microsoft and Novell have stepped up their collaborative efforts on open source operating system technology and intellectual property by moving their controversial enterprise Linux licensing agreement into the Chinese market.
Microsoft rolled out its Dynamics CRM Online platform today as a generally available service.
Citrix Systems announced Monday that its new enterprise desktop virtualization product, XenDesktop, will debut next month.
The Microsoft Windows operating system has become unwieldy and is choking on the amount of code that needs to be maintained.
Nearly a year and a half after striking their improbable alliance to provide better interoperability between open source and Windows-based platforms, Microsoft and Novell told developers this week that the pact has yielded technical benefits but there's still work to be completed, particularly on the interoperability between the two companies' enterprise directory platforms.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
When it comes to infrastructure and operations, research firm Gartner says that virtualization will be the most significant trend through the next four years.
Vmware Inc. has taken the next step in delivering virtualization to the IT masses by bundling a lightweight hypervisor into OEM hardware.
Automating your virtualized data center can be a challenge.
- By Peter Varhol
The virtualization stalwart's product guru, Raghu Raghuram, helps the company set its sights on next-generation products and services.
Readers reflect mixed emotions on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, virtualization and the corporate juggernaut that is Microsoft.
Yahoo hosted the first-ever Apache Hadoop Summit this week in Santa Clara, Calif.
- By John K. Waters