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Symantec announces Workspace Virtualization 6.3 beta

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, July 19th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Last week Symantec announced the Customer Preview for Workspace Virtualization 6.3.
Workspace Virtualization (formerly Software Virtualization Solution or SVS) is an application virtualization platform acquired from Altiris in January…

Dell acquires KACE

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, February 12th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Maybe the Dell strategy for fabric computing isn’t clear yet, but its approach to virtualization definitively is: so far the company closed a number of OEM agreements with vendors…

Is there any real need for application virtualization?

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, January 27th, 2010   |   7 Comments

Despite its huge potential, it’s pretty evident that the market is not embracing the application virtualization approach (to not be confused with presentation or desktop virtualization) anytime soon.
All the…

Release: Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.1

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, August 3rd, 2009   |   0 Comments

After what appeared to be an endless timeframe, Symantec finally updates its application virtualization platform acquired from Altris in January 2007 and once called Software Virtualization Solution (SVS).

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…

Symantec new virtualization suite now in Release Candidate

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, April 14th, 2009   |   0 Comments

After a long period of silence, in February some new information about the Symantec strategy in the virtualization space emerged.
The company is working on a new platform, called…

Release: KACE Virtual Kontainers 1.0

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, March 24th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In September 2008 the management system company KACE announced the acquisition of a small application virtualization firm called Computers In Motion.
Six months later KACE is ready to launch…

Benchmarks: Citrix XenDesktop 2.1 vs VMware View 3.0

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, February 17th, 2009   |   4 Comments

For the forth time in few days that benchmarks about Citrix and VMware desktop virtualization (VDI, presentation virtualization and application virtualization) solutions take the central stage. Is it a…

Symantec to release its new Endpoint Virtualization Suite in Spring 2009

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, February 17th, 2009   |   0 Comments

So far Symantec has been almost non-existent in the virtualization market.
The company acquired Altiris in January 2007 and AppStream in April 2008. In more than two years the…

Symantec SVS becomes Workspace Virtualization

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, November 20th, 2008   |   0 Comments

In January 2007 Symantec started its slow entrance in the virtualization market acquiring Altiris, a company mostly known for its enterprise management products than for its brand new application…

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