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IBM launches KVM-based IaaS (beta) cloud for virtual lab hosting – UPDATED

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, March 16th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Today IBM launches version 2 of a new cloud computing platform for software development and testing. The offering seems similar to the virtual lab automation facility similar to the…

VMLogix to extend LabManager support to Amazon EC2

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009   |   0 Comments

The new relationship between VMLogix and Citrix (which is OEM’in LabManager in its Citrix Essentials for XenServer) is generating some interesting developments.
VMLogix announced yesterday the upcoming support for…

Skytap secures $7 Million in Series B funding

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, March 18th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Skytap (known as Illumita during its stealth mode) is a US startup that entered the (almost empty) virtual lab automation market segment in April 2008 (see coverage).

VMworld 2008 wrap-up – Part 2

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, September 29th, 2008   |   0 Comments

In the first part of this wrap-up covered the announcements made by VMware during the opening keynotes and after them. But that is just a small part of…

Surgient becomes profitable

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, August 14th, 2008   |   0 Comments

One of the oldest startup in the virtual lab automation segment, Surgient, is now profitable as reported by the Austin Business Journal.
The key for this revenue boost was the…

VMware prepares to enter the cloud computing market

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, June 6th, 2008   |   2 Comments

In January 2006 published a post titled Virtualization is the first step of a long walk called Grid Computing, stating that VMware could move its virtualization offering to a…

Skytap (formerly Illumita) leaves the stealth mode and enters the virtual lab automation market

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, April 10th, 2008   |   0 Comments

The virtual lab automation market starts to become packed. It doesn’t reach yet the levels of the VDI market, but the number of startups in this space is growing…