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VMware has quietly phased out Lab Manager

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011   |   0 Comments

In September last year, reported about VMware starting the development of a management solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platforms called vCloud Director. vCloud Director was developed from the…

Is VMware about to phase out Lab Manager? – UPDATED

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, September 16th, 2010   |   0 Comments

At the recently ended VMworld 2010 conference (read live coverage) VMware announced its management solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platforms: vCloud Director (formerly project Redwood).
A number of…

Citrix acquires VMLogix

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, August 30th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Just one day before the VMware VMworld 2010 opening keynote, Citrix managed to distract the audience with a major announcement: the acquisition of VMLogix for an undisclosed sum.
VMLogix entered…

VMware loses Director of Cloud Computing Product Marketing and Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, March 19th, 2010   |   2 Comments reports today about another couple of high level departures at VMware: Wendy Perilli, former Director of Cloud Computing Product Marketing and Jeffrey Engelmann, former Executive Vice President of…

Virsto Software leaves stealth mode and enters virtual storage optimization market

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, March 10th, 2010   |   0 Comments

A new US startup entered the virtualization market in mid-February: Virsto.
Founded in 2007 and sustained by a $8.5M investment led by August Capital and Canaan Partners, the company…

A look at VMware’s past acquisitions

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, February 1st, 2010   |   0 Comments

Last week a report from The 451 Group ignited speculations about which company VMware may acquire next. The list includes Terracotta, GenStone Systmes, MuleSoft, SOPERA, Heroku, Engine Yard, Skyway…

Release: VMLogix LabManager 3.8

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, August 27th, 2009   |   0 Comments

VMLogix is a US startup that entered the virtual lab automation market in October 2006.
Its segment is reasonably empty, with just a bunch of competitors. Unfortunately among those…

Release: Surgient Virtual Automation Platform 6.1

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009   |   0 Comments

In September 2008 Surgient, one of the first startups in the virtual lab automation space, partially re-tuned its strategy, changing the name of its product suite and adopting a…

VMware acquires Tungsten Graphics

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, December 15th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Today Phoronix broke the news that VMware acquired Tungsten Graphics.
The little company is behind the development of hugely popular Linux graphics technologies like:

Mesa3D, the OpenGL component used…

Microsoft will use Visual Studio 2010 and SCVMM for virtual lab automation

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, November 18th, 2008   |   1 Comment

Finally Microsoft has decided to leverage the opportunity that its huge developers community represent for virtualization. The company announced that the next version of its IDE, Visual Studio 2010,…

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