Virtualization


IBM, Sun Make Ambitious 'Virtual' Announcements

Virtualization took center stage again last week, as both IBM and Sun unveiled ambitious new virtual offerings

Virtualization Done Differently

Microsoft's SoftGrid Application Virtualization makes managing applications more secure.

Amazon Expands Into Data Center Market

Critics thought it was over the top when Amazon.com Inc. expanded from books into music in 1998. When the Web retailer let competitors start selling things alongside its own inventory in 2000, they said Amazon had gone nuts.

VMware Updates Desktop Manager, Integrates with VDI

Yesterday VMware announced it has released a live version of Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2 and integrated it with its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure management product.

IBM Goes After SMB Virtualization with PowerVM Express

Yesterday IBM announced the release of PowerVM Express and a new Power6 microprocessor which, when combined, will bring new efficiencies to virtualization for small- and medium-size businesses, it said.

VMLogix Supports Citrix XenServer

VMLogix is joining forces with the Fort Lauderdale, Fla-based company to make its virtual lab automation solutions available on Citrix's newly acquired XenServer.

VMware Shares Plunge More Than 30 Pct

VMware Inc.'s high-flying stock plunged by more than 30 percent Tuesday as investors reacted to a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report that raised worries about the business software maker's ability to cope with tougher competition and a slowing U.S. economy.

VMware Manages the Release Lifecycle

Virtualization pioneer VMware has released the public beta of its new deployment management product, VMware Stage Manager. The application is based on the company's flagship virtualization platform, VMware Infrastructure 3.

Rackspace Gets Into Virtualization

San Antonio, Texas-based IT hosting vendor Rackspace announced this week it's moving into virtualization with a new VMware-based platform.

Microsoft, Citrix Team Up on Virtualization

Microsoft and Citrix have banded together even more tightly in the virtualization space, hoping to take on industry leader VMware.

Microsoft Opens Up Vista Virtualization

Microsoft now says it will allow more versions of the desktop OS to be virtualized.

What's In Store for Storage 2008

Disaster recovery tends to become a focus during any period of economic uncertainty -- and 2008 will deliver uncertainty in spades if market pundits are correct.

Disney Exec Takes Microsoft CIO Job

Microsoft hired a former Disney executive for its chief information officer vacancy. Tony Scott, 56, will start as CIO in February and report to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner.

VMware Buys App Virtualization Vendor

VMware, the world's largest maker of virtualization software, is expanding its empire with the acquisition of application virtualization vendor Thinstall.

Virtualization's Next Step

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 targets the enterprise and broadens SoftGrid's availability.

View from the Edge

Tired of your users blaming Citrix for connection problems? EdgeSight can help you get a handle on what's really going on.

Microsoft Primed for a 'Hyper' 2008

Like a kid who's overdosed on Christmas cookies, Microsoft looks like it's going to have a hyper 2008.

Sanbolic Brings Clustered File System, Volume Management To Hyper-V

Sanbolic bolsters Microsoft's virtualization game plan with Melio clustered file system and LaScala Volume Manager.

Virtual Machine Use May Tilt OS Dynamic

The rise of virtual machines may prove to be somewhat of a nightmare for entrenched purveyors of closed operating systems, but it may become a boon for independent software vendors (ISVs) and end users -- so a recent Yankee Group report suggests.

Microsoft Releases Beta of Key Virtualization Product

Santa's not due for awhile yet, but for those waiting on Microsoft's next version of its highly-anticipated virtualization product, it's Christmas day.

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