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OVF format reaches version 1.1.0, it may become an ANSI/ISO standard

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, March 10th, 2010   |   2 Comments

At the beginning of 2010 the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) published the first revision of the OVF standard, released for the first time in February 2009.
OVF 1.1…

VMware acquires RTO Software

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010   |   0 Comments

Last week VMware announced the acquisition of RTO Software, one of the few companies in the presentation virtualization market that are focused on the so called persona management.

Dell acquires KACE

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, February 12th, 2010   |   0 Comments

Maybe the Dell strategy for fabric computing isn’t clear yet, but its approach to virtualization definitively is: so far the company closed a number of OEM agreements with vendors…

Is VMware about to acquire RTO Software?

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010   |   0 Comments

In September 2009 VMware announced an OEM agreement with RTO Software to offer its Virtual Profiles product as part of View. Virtual Profiles is a mandatory piece to manage…

Pancetera to enter virtualization market with storage management for VMware

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, January 27th, 2010   |   0 Comments

A new US startup, currently in semi-stealth mode, is about to enter the virtualization market: Pancetera.
The company was founded in early 2009 by four people:

Henrik Rosendahl, the…

Is there any real need for application virtualization?

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, January 27th, 2010   |   7 Comments

Despite its huge potential, it’s pretty evident that the market is not embracing the application virtualization approach (to not be confused with presentation or desktop virtualization) anytime soon.
All the…

Security: ENISA Cloud Computing Security Risk Assessment

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, November 25th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Last week the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) released its security risk assessment on cloud computing infrastructures.
The 123-pages report analyzes the new risks that Software-as-a-Service (SaaS),…

Release: Oracle VM 2.2

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, October 14th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Oracle announces today the release of it hypervisor Oracle VM 2.2.
There are two major new features in this new build: the first is that it’s based on Xen…

Release: Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, October 7th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Without any fanfare, at the beginning of September, Parallels released Virtuozzo Containers (formerly Virtuozzo) 4.5.
Version 4, launched in January, unified for the first time the Windows and Linux…

VMware goes to the Oracle OpenWorld (in a 10×10 booth?)

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, October 7th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Usually doesn’t post stories about industry events (except the major ones related to virtualization like the VMware VMworld) and for sure it doesn’t publish stories about the vendors’…

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