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Are Surgient products real?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, September 21st, 2006   |   0 Comments

Surgient offers a virtual lab automation tool called VQMS (Virtual QA/Test Management System).
Its only competitor, Akimbi, has been acquired in June by the virtualization market leader VMware, and its…


VMware sent out Virtual Lab Manager beta invitations

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, September 8th, 2006   |   0 Comments

After Akimbi acquisition in June (which has been worth $59 million), VMware is working hard to integrate Slingshot, now relabelled Virtual Lab Manager, in its product line.

Testers candidates have…


VMware acquired Akimbi for $59 million

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, September 7th, 2006   |   0 Comments

After 2 months from the operation, Yogen Dalal, Managing Director at Mayfield Fund venture capital firm, revealed Akimbi has been acquired by VMware for $59 million, while raised only $8…


Amazon launches Xen-powered virtual datacenter on demand

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Saturday, August 26th, 2006   |   5 Comments

Following a trend started by Sun with its Grid (and evaluated by many other companies like Nortel), Amazon launched a public virtual computing facility: Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).
The facility…


Event: VMware VMworld 2006

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, August 9th, 2006   |   0 Comments

VMware finally published sessions list for this year VMworld conference.
As already anticipated by virtualization.info the event will be particularly interesting for the show of two new products: Workstation 6.0…


VMware to show Workstation 6.0 and ACE 2.0 at VMworld 2006

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Saturday, July 22nd, 2006   |   0 Comments

While the full agenda still has to be published VMware provided some hints about hot topics of this year VMworld conference.
Apart obvious massive presence of sessions about just released…


Security by virtualization

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, July 3rd, 2006   |   0 Comments

Modern server virtualization has been relaunched in early ’80 for lowering maintenance costs due to server sprawl, including hardware and software purchase, power, IT management staff time, etc.
But…


Interview: virtualization.info interviews Raghu Raghuram

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 20th, 2006   |   0 Comments

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The virtualization market towards monopoly?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Sunday, June 18th, 2006   |   0 Comments

In a young market like the virtualization one competitors are few and a single acquisition can determine niche balances for years.
And this is exactly what’s happening: just 1 month…


VMware acquires Akimbi Systems

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Sunday, June 18th, 2006   |   0 Comments

Quoting from the VMware official announcement:
VMware, the global leader in virtual infrastructure software for industry-standard systems, today announced the addition of virtual lab automation, configuration management and self-service provisioning…


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