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KVM lead developer thinks that MMU para-virtualization is dead

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, April 10th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Today Avi Kivity, the KVM lead developer, published a pretty bold statement on his personal blog: para-virtualization is dead.
While he’s saving the I/O para-virtualization drivers (Qumranet, which supports…


KVM reaches version 65, to support memory ballooning in Linux kernel 2.6.25

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, April 8th, 2008   |   0 Comments

KVM, the The open source bare-metal hypervisor included in the Linux kernel, reaches version 65 landing on the IBM s390 mainframe architecture.
Anthony Liguori, one of its contributors (and…


Qumranet releases para-virtualization drivers for Windows

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Monday, April 7th, 2008   |   1 Comment

Almost silently the US startup Qumranet, famous for supporting the KVM development, accomplished a remarkable achievement: releasing para-virtualization network drivers for Windows guest OSes.
The drivers are available for…


Cisco puts KVM in its IOS

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, March 5th, 2008   |   0 Comments

KVM is the youngest virtualization platform on the scene but the strategic positions it occupied so far beat any competitor.
First, it was included in the Linux kernel after…


Qumranet already loses its Vice President of Marketing

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, February 13th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Qumranet is the US startup behind KVM, the open source virtualization platform which was included in the Linux kernel after just 6 months of development.
While supporting KVM, pretty…


Propalms to enter the VDI market this year

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, January 30th, 2008   |   0 Comments

Propalms, a US-based company focused on the server based computing (SBC) market, just announced its entering in the VDI market.
The new product will be called Virtual Desktop Manager…


Release: ClearCube Sentral 5.6

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, January 24th, 2008   |   0 Comments

ClearCube is usually identified as a vendor offering a locked-in VDI solution, only working with company hardware. But this release introduces a major change of direction.
The new Sentral…


Is VMware working to drop RDP in VDI environments?

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, November 6th, 2007   |   0 Comments

Brian Madden published a very long and interesting technical essay about which is the best protocol to use in new Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.
He exposes limits of…


RingCube launches free version of its desktop virtualization solution MojoPac

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007   |   0 Comments

One year ago a new startup called RingCube appeared on the market with a desktop virtualization solution called MojoPac, mostly targeting mobile users. A direction that even bigger players…


Tech: When VDI is better than Terminal Services approach

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Sunday, September 30th, 2007   |   0 Comments

In the last months Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) approach (as VMware use to call it, hosted virtual desktops elsewhere) got a lot of traction, with notable vendors like Sun…


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