Virtualization


VMware Backtracks on vRAM Licensing

VMware on Monday announced at its annual VMworld conference that it had reverted to CPU-based licensing for its virtualization products.

Microsoft Outlines Software Defined Networking Benefits of Windows Server 2012

SDN capabilities will be powered by Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.

OnLive Sold, Staff Reportedly Cut

OnLive, an online gaming and VDI pioneer, was sold today to an undisclosed purchaser.

FreeBSD Now Supported on Windows Server Hyper-V Via Beta Release

Microsoft and collaborators today announced a beta release supporting FreeBSD 8.2 virtual machines on Hyper-V Server.

Using Azure To Virtualize Public and Private Clouds

Windows Azure is about to get a facelift. New IaaS capabilities promise VM portability.

Creating a Cloud Master Plan: 6 Top Priorities

Your guide to 6 key considerations -- including security, storage, Exchange hosting and more -- for moving infrastructure and applications to public, private and hybrid clouds.

MED-V Offers No Rx for Windows XP Migrations

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) won't help organizations escape Windows XP's expiring lifecycle support, a Microsoft blog post warned this week.

App-V 5.0 Beta 2 Facilitates Office 2013 Virtualization

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has released another beta of its App-V 5.0 application virtualization solution.

VMware Boosting Network Virtualization Capabilities With $1.26 Billion Nicira Buy

Virtualization company VMware has announced plans to buy Nicira Inc. for $1.26 billion.

VMware CEO Paul Maritz To Step Down

Paul Maritz will cede his four-year stint as CEO of virtualization company VMware on September 1.

Report: Top Client Management Suites Delivered by Symantec and CA

A recent study on enterprise client management suites determined that Symantec and CA Technologies were the top "leaders" in meeting IT needs.

RemoteFX Named as Microsoft's New VDI 'Umbrella Brand'

Microsoft announced at TechEd this week that it has advanced RemoteFX as a brand that covers a collection of its virtual desktop infrastructure technologies.

Microsoft Issues MDOP Betas, Plans MED-V Phase Out

New Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack betas were released this week, and Microsoft plans to phase out a desktop virtualization solution in the suite.

UE-V: Roaming Profiles That Actually Work?

Microsoft may finally solve a major Windows admin headache with this addition to the Microsoft Desktop Optimization package.

Windows Azure To Gain IaaS, Linux and Hybrid Cloud Support

The most significant update yet to Microsoft's Windows Azure service will bring long-awaited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities and support for Linux instances to the cloud platform.

VMware Buying Wanova To Bolster VDI Offerings

VMware on Tuesday announced that it plans to acquire privately held Wanova Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Nvidia Unveils Virtualized GPU Supporting Multiple Users

Nvidia has announced the "first" virtualized graphics processing unit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments in a datacenter.

FreeBSD and Microsoft Hyper-V Interoperability Expected This Summer

Microsoft and its partnering companies are finalizing a project that will enable FreeBSD interoperability with Windows Server Hyper-V.

Microsoft Adding Remote Desktop Services Improvements to Windows Server 2012

Microsoft described what's to come with Remote Desktop Services (RDS) when Windows Server 2012 rolls out.

Wanova's Windows Desktop Virt Solution Bypasses VDA Licensing, Hypervisors

An executive at Wanova shared how desktop virtualization can be done using Windows Server 2008 R2 over a wide area network, while avoiding much of the usual licensing and storage headaches.

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