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Is Oracle acquiring Virtual Iron?

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, March 9th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In the last two years Virtual Iron has been frequently mentioned as an acquisition target in rumors about Novell, Symantec and other big IT vendors. The last one comes…

Citrix to release management tools for Hyper-V in Q1 2009

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008   |   0 Comments is breaking the news today revealing that Citrix will release a management suite for Microsoft Hyper-V in Q1 2009. The product, dubbed Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V (codename Encore),…

IBM resells Virtual Bridges VDI powered by KVM

Posted by 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…

Egenera renames vBlade as vmBuilder, updates it to include XenServer 4.1

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, November 13th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Egenera is mostly known as a hardware vendor offering its own blade system, BladeFrame, but the most interesting proposition of the company is its management console: PAN Manager. This…

Vizioncore hires away Citrix XenServer executive

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, November 6th, 2008   |   0 Comments

This week Vizioncore announced the appointment of a well-known figure in the Xen world: Roger Baskerville.
Baskerville was Director of EMEA Channels in XenSource before the acquisition and then…

Gartner updates market share reports, numbers don’t match the IDC estimates

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, October 29th, 2008   |   5 Comments

Last week a Gartner chart comparing virtualization vendors market shares and their hypervisors’ features generated a lot of buzz as, for example, Oracle VM was reported as more used…

Maybe cloud computing is not so near

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, October 21st, 2008   |   0 Comments

Last week Gartner published a great interview with Ian Pratt, CTO of Xen, Vice President of Advanced Products at Citrix (formerly co-founder of XenSource) and Chairman of
During the…

Red Hat acquires Qumranet, suddenly becoming a key virtualization player

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, September 4th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Red Hat just announced that it acquired the VDI startup Qumranet for $107M.
The startup left the stealth mode in September 2007 and has just 60 employees, all of them…

Xen 3.4 targets desktop deployment

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, September 4th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Xen 3.3 has been just released and already publishes the roadmap for the next version of the open source hypervisor.
The document reveals a major focus on desktop deployment,…

Ballooning is more than enough to do memory overcommit on Xen Oracle says

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, August 27th, 2008   |   3 Comments

The capability to overcommit memory is something that VMware offers on its hypervisor ESX since a long time. It’s achieved by several techniques (ballooning, contend-based page sharing, demand paging) and…

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