Citrix has released XenClient, a Type 1 hypervisor built on Intel vPro technologies, targeted at corporate desktops/laptops with administration capabilities.
SpringSource has announced an updated TC Server Spring Edition. TC Server is SpringSource's Tomcat-based offering with enhanced monitoring and cloud provisioning capabilities. It focuses on making operations' and developers' lives better.
There have been various reports from the community of Amazon EC2 users, that their instances are suffering poor performance, as the result of high internal network latency. This has led to speculations that Amazon's Cloud might be getting oversubscribed.
Novell has released SUSE Studio, a tool used for creating Linux appliances. Related to that, the Mono team has created a plug-in to generate such SUSE powered appliances from within Visual Studio.
IBM announces three new ways for businesses to utilize cloud computing: standardized services on the IBM cloud, private cloud services behind the firewall (managed by the business or IBM) and Cloud burst a way to seamless incorporate secure public clouds to accommodate "overflow" demand for services.
BM recently announced its WebSphere CloudBurst Appliance a device that facilitates the creation, deployment, and administration of private WebSphere cloud environments. The appliance offers virtual image from which complete WebSphere Application Server topologies can be constructed to create patterns as representations of fully functional WebSphere Application Server environments.
In this virtual panel, InfoQ wants to find out from leading cloud experts what are the benefits brought by cloud computing as well as the constraints in using them, what is better to use, a public or a private cloud, is the cloud interoperability needed, what is the difference between providing infrastructure or a platform, and how can a client enforce regulatory compliance.
Microsoft Released the May 2009 CTP of the Managed Services Engine (MSE) with source code that is available at Codeplex. The CTP is minor update to the February Beta release.
This article from Intel traces three technologies (virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing) as they merge to offer a hybrid platform for architecture, design, and applications development. The article includes a bit of technology history, a synthesis, and an industry example of the potential of this hybrid technology.
VMware has announced vSphere, dubbed the operating system of the cloud, a virtualization solution that helps business to transform their data centers into private clouds and moves VMware ahead in the virtualization market.
Xenocode, an application virtualization company, has recently added support for Silverlight allowing companies to publish Silverlight applications in a sandbox without needing a runtime to be installed. Actually, any Windows application can run in the same manner regardless to the browser or underlying operating system.
In this interview made during QCon SF 2008, Tim Bray talks about why he is not convinced with the buzz surrounding Rich Internet Applications and shares his ideas on Cloud Computing. He also expresses his opinion regarding the debate REST vs. WS-* and the future directions web technologies will be taking.
Red Hat has announced an agreement with Microsoft to support each other’s guests on their virtualization servers including coordinated technical support.
JumpBox, a vendor offering application’s images running on many virtualization platforms, offers free one hour trials for their images running on Amazon’s EC2 cloud. All the products offered are open source and cover several basic areas: Content Management, CRM, Project Management, Collaboration, Network Monitoring, and Development Tools.
After buying XenSource 18 months ago for half a billion USD, Citrix offers their last version of the XenServer “free of charge to any user for unlimited production deployment”. This move will certainly have a significant impact on the virtualization market in the cloud computing era that has begun.