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).
AppSense Ltd. announced a desktop virtualization marketing deal with IT services company CSC, based in Falls Church, Va.
Microsoft has been sending signals to investors this week amidst a U.S. economy teetering on the edge of a major financial meltdown.
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.
- By Kathleen Hickey
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.
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.
- By Chris Riedel
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.
VMware CTO Stephen Herrod adds texture and detail to CEO Maritz's Tuesday keynote.
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 Inc., in conjunction with Intel and Microsoft, on Tuesday unveiled a relatively low-cost supercomputer that works in office environments.
Intel this week began rolling out its new line of Xeon processors targeted toward server markets.
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.
- By John K. Waters
The sluggish global economy has migrated to the IT industry, according to a survey released this week by Forrester Research.
- By Herb Torrens
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.
- By John K. Waters
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.
- By GCN.com Staff
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, following its earlier announcement about new virtualization products and imminent releases, has filled in some details that give more shape to its vision.
Microsoft kicked off its virtualization push with a number of product announcements, including a key virtual management tool.
Sun Microsystems this week rolled out version 2.0 of its xVM VirtualBox.
Open source server distributor Red Hat Inc., which is carving out a virtualization path unique in the industry, added another arrow to its quiver today with the acquisition of Qumranet Inc.