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Microsoft Nabs Softricity in bid to Get Virtual, What does this mean for VMware and Xen?

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Competing with the likes of VMware and XenSource is goal of purchase. Elizabeth Montalbano reports As part of its ongoing plan to beef up its virtualization portfolio, Microsoft has announced that it will acquire virtualization vendor Softricity. Redmond has also outlined a timetable for offering built-in hypervisor technology for Windows Server and will introduce a […]

Microsoft promises bright, complex virtualization future

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Microsoft appears to have done the improbable and pushed forward the release of its revamped server virtualization software. Redmond is currently in the midst of reworking its virtualization wares. It will throw out the Virtual Server product it currently sells in favor of bundling a layer of virtualization software known as a hypervisor with the […]

Enomaly Launches Enomalism Xen Management Console

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Enomaly, Inc., an innovator in virtualization solutions, today announced the Beta deployment of Enomalism, a pre-packaged virtualization infrastructure solution based on Xen 3.0 and available under LGPL open source license. The Enomalism Virtualized Management Console (VMC) is a powerful web-based systems administrator management tool for XEN hypervisor that enables the management of multiple isolated Virtual […]

Virtual Iron Demos Latest Release at SAP SAPPHIRE ’06 with Intel

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LOWELL , Mass. –(Business Wire)– May 16, 2006 — Virtual Iron Software (www.virtualiron.com), a provider of software solutions for creating and managing virtual infrastructure in the data center, is participating at SAP SAPPHIRE ’06 in Orlando this week. The company is demonstrating the latest release of its advanced virtualization and management software with Intel Corp. […]

Virtual Iron Secures Financing from SAP Ventures

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Lowell, MA – May 1, 2006 – Virtual Iron Software ( http://www.virtualiron.com/), a provider of software solutions for creating and managing virtual infrastructure in the data center, today announced that it has secured additional venture financing from SAP Ventures.  The investment brings Virtual Iron’s total venture funding to $31.5 million. SAP Ventures joins Virtual Iron’s […]

X-Win32 First PC X Server to Support Apple’s Mac Boot Camp

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 26, 2006–StarNet Communications, a leading publisher of Windows-to-UNIX/Linux connectivity software, announced that X-Win32 has become the first PC X server to support Apple Computer’s “Boot Camp” program. Boot Camp allows Macintosh users to install the Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system as well as Windows-based applications on a separate partition on a new […]

Server Virtualization is Hot in 2006

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The IT industry has caught on to something that mainframe pros have known for years: virtualization—of CMOS resources, especially—matters. Virtualization, perhaps more than any other trend, will decisively impact this year’s IT market, IDC predicts. Not only do commercial entries—such as VMWare’s ESX and GSX Server offerings, along with Microsoft’s Virtual Server product and SWSoft’s […]

VMware, Linux ISVs Launch Alternative Desktop Models

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As Microsoft prepares to tout Windows Vista’s advanced management features at a summit this week, VMware and Linux desktop competitors are banding together to push alternative desktop technologies. VMware on Monday unveiled a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Alliance with IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Citrix Systems and other ISVs to develop joint virtual desktop solutions. As […]

Linux team tells VMware and Xen to get their acts together

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A battle as to how Linux will handle future virtualization software from the likes of VMware and Xen has moved from a war of words to a war of indecision. The major parties involved – including Linux kernel maintainers – agree that a compromise over the virtualization interface must be reached, but no one seems […]

The ISV’s latest offering manages physical servers and virtual machines from VMware, Xen, and Microsoft.

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(www.serverwatch.com Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Server virtualization startup Cassatt Monday trotted out a new piece of software that manages the virtual workloads of VMware, Xen, and Microsoft. Cassatt Collage Cross-Virtualization Manager — the company calls it simply, XVM — manages physical and virtual machines to combat the burden of computer systems running several operating systems […]

Virtualization Management, Cassatt-Style

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Server virtualization startup Cassatt today trotted out a new piece of software that manages the virtual workloads of VMware, Xen and Microsoft. Cassatt Collage Cross-Virtualization Manager — the company calls it XVM — manages physical and virtual machines to combat the burden of computer systems running several operating systems at once. XVM is a complement […]

Linux Terminal Server Project releases 4.2

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The Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP), which makes it easy to connect thin client terminals to a Linux server, announced the 4.2 release of the software at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. The new release adds improved local device support, reduces memory requirements, and offers scanner and multi-head support and a 2.6 kernel. With improved […]

SWsoft Virtuozzo Wins Award for Best Virtualization Solution at LinuxWorld

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Virtuozzo for Linux 3.0 with Zero Downtime Migration Recognized for Product Excellence BOSTON , LinuxWorld Expo, April 5, 2006 – Today, SWsoft Virtuozzo was announced the winner of the “Best Virtualization Solution” at LinuxWorld Expo. Virtuozzo is operating system level server virtualization software that turns a single physical server into multiple virtual environments – enabling […]

XenSource Shifts Gears as It Rolls Out XenEnterprise Virtualization

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“It was only a year ago when the open source Xen hypervisor project took LinuxWorld by storm and suddenly became one of the most important open source projects ever launched and a key piece of the Linux software stack. At the time, the company behind the project, XenSource, had been more or less quickly created […]

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