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With BlueBear out of business, Kodiak is now open source

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, May 19th, 2010   |   0 Comments

In September 2008 a new US startup called BlueBear entered the virtualization space, previewing a promising management console, Kodiak, able to support VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors….


Release: Virtual Bridges VERDE 4.0

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, May 3rd, 2010   |   0 Comments

As expected, Virtual Bridges recently released version 4.0 of its VDI platform VERDE.
The new product introduces a least a couple of interesting additional capabilities:

Support for the NoMachine…


SPICE is now part of the freedesktop.org project

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, April 19th, 2010   |   0 Comments

In December 2009 Red Hat announced the conversion of SPICE, the remote desktop protocol invented by Qumranet, into an open source technology.
It’s too early to understand if the…


Review: Virtual Bridges VERDE 3.0

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, March 15th, 2010   |   1 Comment

BrianMadden.com recently published an extensive review of the VDI platform based on KVM that Virtual Bridges offers since December 2009: VERDE 3.0.

Some key points of the review:

Almost…


Red Hat SPICE protocol is now open source

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, December 10th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Red Hat embraced hardware virtualization a long time ago by adopting Xen as part of its Enterprise Linux operating system. Despite that the company never penetrated the market enough…


Release: Virtual Bridges VERDE 3.0

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, December 9th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Exactly one year ago IBM and Virtual Bridges announced a partnership to resell an end-to-end desktop virtualization solution based on KVM. That solution includes VERDE, a subset of the…


Citrix joins The Linux Foundation, looking for a Xen-powered kernel?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, October 13th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In 2007, when Citrix, one of Microsoft’s strongest allies, acquired XenSource, a startup whose success depends on an open source product (the Xen hypervisor), nobody really believed the move…


Release: Virtual Bridges VERDE 2.0

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, August 4th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In December 2008 Virtual Bridges closed a major deal with IBM to bundle a Linux-friendly version of its Win4VDI connection broker (called VERDE) with Canonical Ubuntu Linux and the…


Is Microsoft supporting Windows on (the Cisco version of) KVM?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, January 16th, 2009   |   0 Comments

One of the biggest challenge when adopting a new virtualization platform is securing the ISVs support. Without it moving from the market leader to a more innovative or cheaper…


IBM resells Virtual Bridges VDI powered by KVM

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, December 8th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Virtual Bridges is a company founded at the end of 2006, that always offered commercial flavors of QEMU for Linux, BSD and Solaris platforms. After KVM made its appearance…


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