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Is Google about to introduce application virtualization in its upcoming OS?

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, June 14th, 2010   |   0 Comments

As a few readers may know, Google is fervently working to launch its own operating system. Called Chrome OS and released as an open source project, it uses the…

VMware loses its Sr. Director of ESX R&D

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, January 14th, 2010   |   0 Comments

While VMware continues its transformation from a virtualization vendor to a company that wants to compete with Microsoft, Google, IBM and soon Oracle, the massive replacement of its workforce,…

Google uses application virtualization to isolate Chrome browser instances

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, September 4th, 2008   |   2 Comments

In June 2007 Google acquired a stealth-mode startup focused on application virtualization called GreenBorder. As common practice, the search giant never detailed how it planned to use the technology.

Endeavors Technologies suspends shares for lack of funding

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, July 21st, 2008   |   0 Comments

The application virtualization and streaming startup Endeavors Technologies problems seem never ending.
From May 2006 to October 2007, when it was still called Stream Theory, the company was involved in…

Check Point now offers application virtualization and firewalls

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, May 16th, 2008   |   0 Comments

The enterprise firewalls leader Check Point just added a new product to its portfolio for consumers called ZoneAlarm (a brand obtained from the acquisition of ZoneLabs in 2003): ZoneAlarm ForceField….

Trustware appoints new VP of Sales and VP of Marketing

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, April 21st, 2008   |   0 Comments

Trustware is an Israeli startup launched in 2006 which pitches its application virtualization product, BufferZone, as a security solution.
In almost two years the company made almost no progresses:…

VMware acquires Thinstall

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, January 15th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Just yesterday published the news about a possible acqusition of VMware in the application virtualization market, speculating that the acquired firm could be FastScale.
The official announcement comes…

Google abstains from virtualization

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, June 29th, 2007   |   0 Comments

Quoting from The Register:

“Our applications don’t run on anything smaller than a data warehouse,” said Google engineer Luiz André Barroso, while speaking last week at the Usenix…

The 451 Group predicts application virtualization success

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, June 18th, 2007   |   0 Comments

Quoting from the 451 Group official announcement:
The 451 Group believes that virtualization is transforming the datacenter, and the next wave of virtualization technology will benefit desktops and applications….

Google acquires application virtualization vendor

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, June 4th, 2007   |   0 Comments

On end of May Google silently acquired application virtualization startup GreenBorder.
GreenBorder uses application virtualization for security containment of desktop software like browsers, email clients, rich-media players, archivers, etc….