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Bloggers React To Open Virtualization Alliance Announcement

by Michael Floyd on  May 18, 2011 1

Yesterday’s announcement that a group of company’s led by Red Hat, IBM, HP and others have formed the Open Virtualization Alliance had bloggers talking. The the goal is to foster the adoption of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). But speculation ran high after the announcement that some member companies may be attempting to break the stranglehold VMWare and Citrix hold on the market.

OpenStack Discusses Cactus, Previews Diablo

by Michael Floyd on  Apr 25, 2011

The OpenStack project gathered late last week, and amidst the Amazon EBS debacle, held a Webinar to both elaborate on new features introduced in Cactus and describe anticipated elements of the upcoming Diablo release.

Capture the Application, not just the Screenshot with VS Lab Management

by Jenni Konrad on  Apr 20, 2011 2

Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 is a highly integrated virtualization, development, and testing tool. When testers encounter an error they can create a snapshot of the virtual environment at that moment: not just a screenshot, but the current state of the application or website and all the servers involved.

MED-V 2.0 and App-V 4.6 SP1: Two Microsoft Virtualization Solutions for Enterprises

by Abel Avram on  Mar 15, 2011

MED-V 2.0 is a desktop virtualization solution enabling users to run legacy applications on Windows 7. App-V 4.6 SP1 is a service pack for Application Virtualization, another solution for deploying applications within the enterprise.

Trends in Operations for 2011

by Abel Avram on  Feb 23, 2011 1

According to a Gartner survey the top trends in data centers are Client Computing, Server Platforms and Storage Evolution. Cloud Computing, Virtualization and Mobile are seen as the top three technologies for operations in 2011.

Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS And Web Hosting Providers

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jan 27, 2011

Gartner announced their magic quadrant for Cloud IaaS and web hosting providers

Introducing ReplayDIRECTOR - Continuous Application Monitoring and Production Debugging For Java EE

by Charles Humble on  Oct 19, 2010

Replay Solutions, a specialist in continuous application monitoring, software debugging and defect resolution technology, today announced that Larry Lunetta has joined the company as president, CEO and member of the board. We talk to co-founder Jonathan Lindo about the company, its product ReplayDIRECTOR, and the new appointment.

VMware's Cloud Application Platform Vision

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 07, 2010 2

Rod Johnson details VMWare's new Cloud Application Platform Vision, vFabric. It is based on all SpringSource assets and VMware's virtualization technology. Now that nearly all major actors of the Cloud are aiming at PaaS, it may be time to ask whether IaaS is "dead"? and whether PaaS will be able get mindshare of most IT organizations?

New PHP Licensing Option for Cloud Computing

by Dave West on  Sep 01, 2010

Zend recently announced an 'unlimited subscription' licensing option for its PHP products, in support of cloud computing. Virtualization and Cloud Computing challenge traditional concepts of software licensing, e.g. one license per user, one license per server, because of the dynamism and variability of running instances inherent in both concepts. Zend offers one way to solve this problem.

SpringSource vFabric cloud application framework platform

by Michael Hunger on  Sep 01, 2010 3

While VMWare offering a new range of products to support its vision of enterprise cloud computing at VMWorld 2010 is interesting from an operations and user perspective, developer focus is on vFabric the Spring platform for developing and running cloud based applications. The goal is to provide the same convenience infrastructure for cloud applications as for spring based enterprise applications.

Slowdown in Virtualization

by Dave West on  Aug 26, 2010 1

A 2010 survey suggests that companies have slowed their efforts to virtualize their data centers. The survey was conducted by InformationWeek and is the second in an annual series. The key finding: almost 20% fewer companies expect to have 25-49% of their servers virtualized by 2011 and almost 10% fewer companies expect to virtualize 50-74% of their servers.

Designing a Cloud-oriented Enterprise Datacenter

by Boris Lublinsky on  Aug 25, 2010 1

In his new article Tony Bishop discusses proven design principles for the implementation of a cloud-oriented data center.

Does the Cloud Need Server Virtualization?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 20, 2010 2

Simeon Simeonov wrote an essay on the latest strategy of VMWare in the wake of the SpringSource Acquisition 12 months ago. He contends that if Server Virtualization was a key enabler of Cloud Computing, it's days might be counted as VMware CTO Steve Herrod explains “We are committed to making Spring the best language for cloud applications, even if that cloud is not based on VMware vSphere.”

Rackspace Has Open Sourced Its Cloud Platform

by Abel Avram on  Jul 19, 2010 5

Rackspace has opened its cloud computing platform source code under Apache 2.0 license as part of OpenStack initiative. NASA is contributing with technology powering NASA Nebula Cloud Platform.

Citrix Offers a Bare-Metal Desktop/Laptop Hypervisor

by Abel Avram on  May 14, 2010

Citrix has released XenClient, a Type 1 hypervisor built on Intel vPro technologies, targeted at corporate desktops/laptops with administration capabilities.

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