Parallels Acquires 2X Software

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, February 27th, 2015   |  

On February 25, Parallels announced that it has acquired 2X Software. 2X Software is a Maltese company, with offices in the United States, Germany, UK, Australia and of course Malta, founded 2005, which provides application virtualization, remote application delivery and mobile device management solutions. CONTINUE READING…

Release: Proxmox Virtual Environment 3.4

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, February 27th, 2015   |  

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH headquartered in Vienna, Austria announced to have released the version 3.4 of Proxmox Virtual Environment, an open source virtualization management solution that leverages KVM technologies. Proxmox joined on 2014 the non-profit technology institution: Linux Foundation, supporting the development of Linux and open sources companies. CONTINUE READING…

Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, February 17th, 2015   |  

Red Hat today announced the release of version 6 of its OpenStack platform management tool Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack. Version 6 is the follow up of version 5 which was released in July last year. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform is able to create, deploy, and scale a public or private OpenStack cloud. The OpenStack Platform is build on top of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and uses the OpenStack Juno release of the OpenStack cloud platform as its basis.


Release: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Thursday, February 12th, 2015   |  

Yesterday February 11, Red Hat has announced the global availability of version 3.5 of its virtualization platform: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (aka RHEV).

RHEV is based on the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor and in this latest release introduced the support for four terabytes (4 TB) of memory per host, 4 TB of vRAM and 160 vCPUs per virtual machine.

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Release: Oracle VM 3.3.2

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, February 12th, 2015   |  

Oracle has released version 3.3.2 of its enterprise virtualizatoin solution. The virtualization solution is available for both x86 and SPARC based processor architectures and uses the Xen hypervisor technology, supporting Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris guests. Version 3.3.2 is considered a maintenance release and can be installed on top of Oracle VM 3.3.1 environments.

Oracle VM consists of 2 main components, the Oracle VM Manager, which is a web based console used to manage Oracle VM Servers, which is a server running a version of the Xen hypervisor containing a VM agent which communicates with VM Manager.

Some of the changes introduced with version 3.3.2 (as outlined in the change log):


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Release: Docker Engine 1.5

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, February 12th, 2015   |  

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Docker has released version 1.5 of its container virtualization solution. Docker provides so called container virtualization, allowing an application and its dependencies to run as an isolated process inside a virtual environment. This environment is then portable from local computers to backend infrastructure and cloud. Docker uses LinuX Containers (LXC) running in the host OS allowing you to share the resouces available to the host.


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Release: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.2

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, February 12th, 2015   |  

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Microsoft has released version 9.1 of its capactiy planning tool the Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP). This version is the follow-up of version 9.1 which was released in July last year. Microsoft provides the Assessment and Planning Toolkit as a so called solution accelerator for free.

The MAP Toolkit uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), SMS Provider, and other technologies to collect data in your environment and inventories computer hardware, software, and operating systems in small or large IT environments without installing any agent software on the target computers. The data and analysis provided by MAP streamline the planning process for software migration, help assess device driver availability, and allow you to make hardware upgrade recommendations. The MAP Toolkit also gathers performance metrics from computers you are considering for virtualization and includes a feature to model a library of potential host and storage hardware configurations.


NIMBOXX acquires VERDE assets from Virtual Bridges

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, February 10th, 2015   |  


NIMBOXX a company which creates converged hardware appliances combining storage, server, networking and virtualization technology announced that it has acquired the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology product VERDE from Virtual Bridges. Also the staff, customers and partners involved with VERDE VDI will be transferred. With this acquisition NIMBOXX can offer a complete VDI solution for its customers. The last release of VERDE which covered was in October 2013, since then the company only released a 7.1 version with minimal changes, how NIMBOXX is planning to further develop the product is not disclosed.


Citrix announces to cut 900 Jobs

Posted by Paola Cornacchiola   |   Friday, February 6th, 2015   |  

Last week Citrix announced its financial reports for Q4 and Fiscal year 2014, despite the positive results that the company had for full year 2014, the general opinion is that the company is underperfoming, and in addition Citrix also disclosed that will lay off 900 employees across its worldwide offices, due to a “so called” restructuring program.


Paper: Reference Architecture – Lenovo Client Virtualization

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, February 5th, 2015   |  

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Lenovo has published a paper titled:"Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization". The paper which contains 44 pages contains a reference architecture for Server Based Computing (SBC) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Lenovo products. The reference architecture is targeted towards IT architects, system administrators and managers. The Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) reference architecture supports a wide range of hardware, hypervisors and software platforms from multiple vendors.


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VMware acquires Immidio

February 3rd, 2015

VMware today announced that it has acquired Immidio. Immidio provides several User Environment Management related product: Immidio AppScriber and Immidio Flex+. With the acquisition of Immidio VMware wants to fill…

VMware announces VMware Integrated OpenStack

February 3rd, 2015

Besides announcing vSphere 6 and Virtual SAN 6, VMware has also announced that it will launch its OpenStack Distribution called VMware Integrated OpenStack. VMware Integrated OpenStack is designed for enterprise…

VMware announces Virtual SAN 6 and vSphere Virtual Volumes

February 3rd, 2015

Together with announcing vSphere 6, VMware also announced Virtual SAN version 6. Virtual SAN is the software-defined storage offering from VMware that enables pooling of storage capabilities within exsisting servers….

VMware announces vSphere 6.0

February 3rd, 2015

In July last year, VMware released a Public Beta of vSphere 6.0, and even though the beta was public, participants were to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) stopping them…

Microsoft outlines roadmap for Windows Server and System Center

February 2nd, 2015

In October last year, Microsoft provided more information about the next version of Windows Server and System Center and releasing a Technical Preview of both products. At that time…

Citrix announces Q4 and fiscal year 2014 results

January 30th, 2015

Citrix announced its financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014, ended December 31, 2014.
Citrix announced a total revenue for Q4 of $851 million, for an increase of 6%…

Pluribus Networks raises $50 million in Series D funding

January 29th, 2015

Pluribus Networks has announced that it has closed a $50 million Series D funding. The round was led by Temasek Holdings, an investment company based in Singapore with a…

VMware results for Q4 2014 and full year

January 28th, 2015

On January 27, VMware released the financial results for the third quarter and full year 2014.
The revenues for the fourth quarter were $1.70 billion for an increase of 15% compared…

Ravello Systems raises $28 million and announces major release of HVX

January 27th, 2015

Cloud computing startup called Ravello Systems announces to have secured $28 million funding and to have boost a total of $54 million capital led by Qualcomm Incorporated, through its…

Amazon updates AWS plugin for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

January 22nd, 2015

In October last year, Amazon released the AWS System Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). AWS System Manager is an add-in for SCVMM which allows customers to…

VMware announces vCloud Air Disaster Recovery

January 22nd, 2015

VMware has announced that later this quarter it will release an updated disaster recovery solution for its IaaS solution vCloud Air (formerly vCloud Hybrid Service). The solution which will be…

Paper: Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware Horizon 6 with View and Virtual SAN

January 20th, 2015

Cisco and VMware have released a paper titled: "Cisco Unified Computing System with VMware Horizon 6 with View and Virtual SAN". The paper which contains 59 pages describes a reference…

Release: Xen Project Hypervisor 4.5

January 19th, 2015

The Xen Project, the community which develops the Xen hypervisor under the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) last week announced the availability version 4.5 of the Xen Hypervisor. With major…

Microsoft and Persistent Systems release solution for Azure IaaS data center migration

January 15th, 2015

Microsoft, together with partner Persistent Systems has developed and released a tool which helps customers to move complete Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas) deployments from one Microsoft datacenter to…

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