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Citrix acquires VMLogix

Posted by virtualization.info 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…


Surgient changes strategy: from virtual lab automation to cloud computing implementation

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, January 25th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Surgient has been one of the first startups to build value on top of virtual infrastructures in the early days of hardware virtualization, well before VMware led the technology…


Microsoft launches Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 beta

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, June 8th, 2009   |   0 Comments

The few vendors busy in the virtual lab automation space (which include VMware, Surgient, VMLogix, Skytap and the almost died StackSafe) may soon have a big, big problem called…


Is the StackSafe management leaving en masse?

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

In January 2008 a new startup entered the Virtual Lab Automation market segment: StackSafe (see virtualization.info coverage here).
The company was founded in 2005 with the former name of…


Skytap secures $7 Million in Series B funding

Posted by virtualization.info 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 virtualization.info coverage).
While…


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

Posted by virtualization.info 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,…


Sun may invest in virtual lab automation companies

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, May 28th, 2008   |   0 Comments

On his corporate blog Steve Wilson, Vice President of xVM, published a new post about the recently acquired VirtualBox, this time focusing on how virtualization can simplify the software development…


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

Posted by virtualization.info 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…


StackSafe enters the Virtual Lab Automation market with Test Center 1.0

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, January 30th, 2008   |   1 Comment

The still calm Virtual Lab Automation market, where only three major companies use to compete (VMware, Surgient and VMLogix), welcomes today a new player: StackSafe.
Founded in 2005, the…