Virtualization


Linux-Based VDI a Reality

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), also known as desktop virtualization or hosted desktop, is typically used to move Windows desktop environments into a datacenter, where they reside on a server and are "pushed" out to end users.

The View: VMware Launches Key Piece of VDI Puzzle

VMware rolled out the centerpiece of its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) strategy today, with the release of VMware View 3.

Microsoft Adds Gen 4 Datacenters for Cloud Computing

Microsoft is initiating the fourth in a series of datacenter upgrades to enable its cloud computing services, according to a Microsoft blog post on Tuesday.

Forecasting Azure Skies

Never mind the recession. With Windows Azure, partners have a new set of challenges brought on by cloud-based computing.

Roadmap Update: Vendors Shake up Channel Offerings

Sun To Cut More Than 15 Percent of Global Workforce

Sun Microsystems, a leader in Java and open source technologies, put market "speculation to rest" today.

Parallels Desktop 4.0 Gets Performance Boost, DirectX 9.0 Support

Parallels has released Parallels Desktop 4.0, an update to the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X.

VMware Acquires Trango, Brings Virtualization to Telecom Market

VMware today announced a new market direction involving the mobile telecom market: VMware will target mobile phone makers and their partners with a new bare-metal hypervisor optimized for telecom applications.

Microsoft Rolls Out Services Connector CTP

Microsoft has introduced a new Windows server component to seamlessly connect Active Directory users to Microsoft-based services and other services residing in the Internet cloud.

The Microsoft-Novell Alliance Keeps on Giving

New partner opportunities emerge in a joint solution on virtualization.

Virtual View

Microsoft and its partners discover that virtualization offers real opportunity-especially to those arriving early to the party.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

A startup company called MagCloud.com is currently using Windows Azure, the new Microsoft "cloud operating system" supporting software as a service applications and storage.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

VMware Earnings Beat Expectations In a Difficult Economy

One of the most closely tracked companies on Wall Street's radar screen did not disappoint expectations with reported revenues for the third quarter of $472 million, a 32 percent increase achieved under increasingly difficult market conditions.

Microsoft Releases Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft released System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM 2008), the second major component of its virtualization strategy.

Virtualization Market Strong but Slowing, Report Says

An IDC study released on Thursday depicted a slowing worldwide market for virtualized servers.

TechMentor Keynote Lays Out IT Best Practices

IT support teams can take a lesson from consumer grumblings about the commercial airline industry, says one keynote speaker at TechMentor Las Vegas.

Project Kensho Released

Citrix took another step forward in its quest to push the envelope for virtualization interoperability by releasing a technology preview of Project Kensho, the company's multi-hypervisor toolkit that allows ISVs and IT managers to develop portable virtual machine (VM) appliances.

Surveys Raise Doubts on Virtualization Security

Migration to virtualization won't be the quick transition that some technology evangelists have predicted, according to recent surveys by two IT security companies.

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).

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