Citrix CEO Mark Templeton plans to retire

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2015   |  

On July 28 Citrix disclosed that Mark Templeton, the company CEO, has plans to retire after over 20 years of service, an unexpected news that drew attention on the next future of the American company.

In his career in Citrix, Mark Templeton has been in charge as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2001. Templeton joined Citrix in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing, he was appointed president in 1998, while leading Citrix he managed to transform the company to become a “software-defined vendor” pushing forward virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions.
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Citrix announces Q2 2015 results

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2015   |  

Citrix announced its financial results for second quarter 2015.

The revenues for the second quarter were $797 million for an increase of 2% compared to Q2 2014.

Net income was $103 million and non-GAAP operating income was $163 million, an increase compared to $142 million for Q2 2014.
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VMware announces results for Q2 2015

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, July 24th, 2015   |  

VMware released the results about its results for Q2 2015.

VMware, announced a GAAP total revenue growth of $1.52 billion, for an increase of 4 percent compared to Q2 2014. License revenues were $638 million, with an increase of 4% from same quarter last year.

GAAP Operating income for the second quarter was $206 million, an increase of 3% from the second quarter of 2014.

The non-GAAP total revenues registered an increment of 10% from Q2 2014, with an income of $1.60 billion or up 13% year-over-year in constant currency.

Operating cash flows were $316 million for the second quarter of 2015.
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Gartner releases its 2015 Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, July 21st, 2015   |  

Gartner released its Magic Quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure for year 2015, once more positioning VMware and Microsoft in the leaders Quadrant.

No surprises in the leaders quadrant, as well as the other vendors appearing in the MQ. The only noticeable changes come after Parallels split into two distinct brands, Parallels and Odin focused on service providers, for hosting and cloud automation, Web management and cloud infrastructure.

The Magic Quadrant has been written by Gartner Analysts: Thomas J. Bittman, Philip Dawson, Michael Warrilow.
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Release: Parallels Mac Management 4.0 for Microsoft SCCM

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Tuesday, July 21st, 2015   |  

Parallels announced the availability of Parallels Mac Management 4.0 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), extending its range of capabilities to Mac computers.

This new release increases the flexibility to manage and maintain protected every Mac creating lightweight OS X images customizables via Microsoft SCCM, furthermore Parallels Mac Management gives IT administrators the possibility to bring together hardware and software inventory of all Mac machines on the network and will be available for purchase on July 24.
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Avast Software Acquires Remotium

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, July 10th, 2015   |  

On July 8, Avast Software, a Czech private limited company provider of antivirus and security software products announced to have acquired Silicon Valley based Remotium, a company founded in 2012 and specialized in mobile virtualization solutions.

Start-up Remotium has been elected as most innovative company in 2013 at the RSA Conference Innovation Sandox award and it provides a Virtual Mobile Platform which creates virtual mobile devices streamed from corporate servers that act like a physical mobile device enabling safe and manageable access to enterprise applications from any mobile device.
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Release: Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0 Candidate 1 (RC1)

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 8th, 2015   |  

Oracle has announced to have released version 5.0 Candidate 1 (RC1) for its virtualization platform VM VirtualBox. The release brings enhancement and bug fixes to the previous versions, improving stability and fixing regressions from Release Candidate 2. The update can be downloaded from the VirtualBox binaries page.
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IBM announces Docker Based Container Services

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   |  

Containers continue to gain traction, IBM announced the release of enterprise class containers based on Docker and built on its Platform as a Service, Bluemix for hybrid environments. It will be possible now for enterprises to use a mix of IBM, Docker, Cloud Foundry and OpenStack in order to create new kind of portable distributed applications straightforward.
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Release: Xen Project Hypervisor 4.5.1

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Wednesday, July 1st, 2015   |  

The Xen Project, the community which develops the Xen hypervisor under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) announced the availability of a new maintenance release, version 4.5.1 of the Xen Hypervisor. This new release contains bug fixes and improvements.

The following new capabilities and features are available in version 4.5.1:
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Red Hat Summit 2015 Wrap-up

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Monday, June 29th, 2015   |  

Last week, Red Hat held its premiere event in Boston, Massachusetts from June 23 to 26, the Red Hat Summit,  where several announcements have been made.

The summit offered over 200 technical sessions and labs and has seen on stage executives from Red Hat (obviously), Cisco, SAP, Intel, Dell, Samsung and many other companies part of Red Hat’s ecosystem.

A special focus has been given to cloud computing, Docker container technology, mobile and storage technologies, everything empowered by open-source and its renovated coolishness.

Red Hat leveraged the event to make several announcements and unveil new products like Atomic Enterprise Platform, OpenShift Enterprise 3 and Red Hat Mobile Application Platform.
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