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How Sony impedes virtualization, hurting customers, Intel and Microsoft (and many others)

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, July 30th, 2009   |   22 Comments

The Sony customers that bought a VAIO laptop in the last couple of years and are interested in virtualization should know by now that their machines are not worth…


Oracle (finally) talks to the Virtual Iron customers, discloses the integration roadmap

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, July 21st, 2009   |   0 Comments

Last month virtualization.info reported how Oracle killed the Virtual Iron brand immediately after the acquisition, firing every employee but 10, terminating the reseller program and severely limiting the capability…


Oracle to Red Hat: you can’t deliver quality support to the virtualization customers

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, July 15th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Oracle continues to stay mum about its integration plan for Oracle VM, Sun xVM Server and Virtual Iron hypervisors, but don’t hold anything when it’s time to talk about…


Oracle releases paravirtualized drivers for Windows guest OSes – UPDATED

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, July 15th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Yes, Oracle is slowly increasing the frequency of its incursions in the virtualization world. Now that the company controls three hypervisors (its own Oracle VM, Sun xVM Server and…


Release: Novell/PlateSpin Migrate 8.1

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, July 15th, 2009   |   0 Comments

After the acquisition of PlateSpin, Novell made several changes inside its subsidiary. virtualization.info already published some of them, like the migration of the development team in India and the…


Cisco keeps an eye on iCore Software

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Thursday, July 9th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In December 2008 a new startup called iCore Software entered the almost empty OS virtualization market, where Parallels is a leader (and potentially a monopolist if Oracle will kill…


Oracle and VMware fight over the Virtual Iron customers – UPDATED

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Wednesday, July 8th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In May Oracle announced the acquisition of Virtual Iron. Just five weeks later the database giant fired most of the employees, terminated the partner program and stopped selling new…


Release: Oracle/Sun VirtualBox 3.0

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, July 7th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Last week Sun released the third generation of its hosted virtual machine monitor (VMM) called VirtualBox, acquired from the German company innotek in February 2008.
Sun put a serious…


Release: Oracle VM 2.1.5

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009   |   0 Comments

Oracle doesn’t seem interested in clarifying what will happen to its hypervisor in the near future, or how it will integrate with the virtualization technologies acquired by Sun and…


Oracle kills Virtual Iron brand, fires all employees but 10

Posted by virtualization.info Staff   |   Friday, June 19th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Five weeks ago Oracle announced the acquisition of Virtual Iron for an undisclosed sum. So far the company didn’t reveal if and how it plans to to merge the…


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