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SWsoft Virtuozzo Achieves “Ready for IBM DB2 9 Data Server” Designation

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HERNDON, Va., April 2, 2007 – Enterprises running IBM DB2 9 data server software can add the power of virtualization to help improve flexibility and increase utilization rates in the data center, with the assurance that SWsoft Virtuozzo interacts and operates with IBM DB2 9 software. Virtuozzo operating system (OS) server virtualization software has passed […]

Provision Networks Showcases Version 5.8 of Acclaimed Virtual Access Suite

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Architected, Designed and Built for Large-Scale Enterprise Desktop Virtualization April 3, 2007 – Reston, VA — Provision Networks, a global provider of enterprise virtual desktop deployment and application delivery solutions showcased today at VMware TSX in Nice, France the much anticipated version 5.8 of the Virtual Access Suite (VAS). The latest release is aimed at […]

Microsoft Changes Vista Licensing to Cover New Deployment Models

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Microsoft has made changes to its licensing model for Windows Vista to meet the needs of enterprise customers in the finance and government sectors using bleeding-edge technologies. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant will announce April 2 a subscription license called Windows Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktops, which allows customers to use Windows in virtual machines centralized […]

Vista Hands On #14: Access shared folders from a Linux machine, part 1

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Last week, I explained how to create a connection on a computer running Windows Vista to access a shared folder (or directory) on a Linux machine. Today, I show how to connect from a Linux machine to a shared folder on a PC running Windows Vista. These instructions assume that you have already installed Samba server v3.0.22 or […]

XenSource Prepares Latest Virtualization Release

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XenSource, the company started by the original developers of the Xen open-source virtualization project, is gearing up for the release of the latest version of its XenEnterprise product.   After several months of beta testing, the Palo Alto, Calif., company will release the full version of XenEnterprise 3.2 on April 2. Some of the most […]

ScriptLogic Aims to Ease Vista Migration

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As enterprises prepare to roll out Microsoft’s Vista on corporate desktops, ScriptLogic plans to be there to help reduce the cost and pain associated with migrating to the new operating system with a new release of its Desktop Authority management suite. The Boca Raton, Fla., company, which boasts 4.7 million Windows desktops under the management […]

The Differences Between Upgrading and Migrating to Presentation Server 4.5

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The following Citrix support article detailing the differences between upgrading and migrating to Citrix Presentation Server 4.5.  Depending on which earlier version of Citrix Presentation Server you use in your server farm, you may be able to use the automatic upgrade process to move to Presentation Server 4.5 or you may need to migrate your […]

Citrix Support Article on Print Jobs from Published Applications Take an Abnormally Long Time to Finish in Windows Server 2003

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The following Citrix support article details issues where print jobs from published applications take an abnormally long time to finish in Windows Server 2003. This problem occurs because the print spooler waits for a Windows Explorer window to display a print notification. The print spooler waits even though the notification does not appear when Windows […]

The virtual desktop is here (part two)

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Streaming virtual applications to users can cut IT support costs   At Parsons, Visconti installed a streaming tool called AppExpress from Endeavors Technology two years ago. Now, he says, “I can get anybody up, anywhere in the world, on any application in five minutes. As soon as I have a patch, I patch it on […]

There may be no point in waiting for Vista’s Service Pack 1

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During interviews with Microsoft honchos during this year’s CES, I was told not to expect Windows Vista’s first service pack to be as big a deal as it was for Windows XP. That’s because of the way Microsoft is using Windows Update these days. Why dump a boatload of new code into Windows all at once with […]

Xensource and VMWare performance comparison

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I was discussing Xensource with a potential client a few weeks ago, and was fairly surprised when they pulled out a performance comparison of VMWare and Xen, which showed VMware massively outperforming Xen in several tests. On further inspection, it was fairly obvious that VMWare’s tests used the open-source version of Xen, and were running […]

CA Survey Says Virtualization Benefits “Being Lost”

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“Holistic” Approach Needed to Achieve Full Virtualization Benefits   A survey conducted on behalf of Computer Associates has found that, although there are undeniable benefits of virtualization, many organizations are failing to make the most of the technology; mainly because they are not taking a holistic approach to deployment. Heterogeneous virtualized environments are the norm. […]

For Best Results Add Virtualization Slowly

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Alex over at Virtual Infrastructure 411 linked to an interesting study done by CA which indicates that 44% of server virtualization deployments were failures. This is interesting to me, and timely, too. Today I spoke to another organization with a failing virtualization project, the third so far. The first group that I spoke with was […]

Why I’m Losing My Excitement Over VDI

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I spent some time talking with reps from Neoware about their VDI offerings. I’ve also spent some time at the VMware VDI forums and read Brian Madden’s article on it (which I posted about here). I’ve gone from feeling like this is the next big thing for my organization to deciding to hold out for […]

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