Moka5 looks at Apple market

After Parallels and VMware, Moka5 is the last company looking with interest at the Apple market. So the US startup launched an early preview of its upcoming LivePC for Mac OS X, a wrapper for VMware Fusion which features some special capabilities like virtual machine streaming and subscription, as well as a shared library of preinstalled VMs.

Considering the company approach, trying to simplify at maximum the usage of desktop virtualization technologies, Apple market seems the best ground where to get new consensus.

After looking at mass distribution of its engines through USB keys (thanks to a partnership with IronKey), it’s easy to imagine Moka5 may want to do the same with worldwide famous iPods and iPhones.

Download the LivePC for Mac OS preview here.

Fortisphere hires Jeff Puffenberger as Vice President of Business Development

Quoting from the Fortisphere official announcement:

Fortisphere, a provider of enterprise virtual machine lifecycle management software, today announced that it has appointed Jeff Puffenberger as vice president of business development.

Most recently, Jeff was the vice president of strategic alliances and business development at Configuresoft, a leader in systems management technology. At Configuresoft, Jeff established formal partnerships with Microsoft, Electronic Data Systems, EMC, Deloitte, and Siemens IT Solutions and Services…

NetBSD 4.0 sports Xen 3 dom0 support

The NetBSD Project released NetBSD 4.0 introducing full support for Xen 3.0 in domU and dom0. Previous version (3.1) of the operating system only supported the open source hypervisor in domU.

Not every architecture is included anyway: AMD64 support is planned no earlier than NetBSD 5.0.

Download it here.

VMware to certify Chelsio 10Gb Ethernet NICs in new VI3.5

Quoting from the Chelsio Communications official announcement:

Chelsio Communications Inc., a provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet unified wire solutions, today announced full support of VMware ESX Server 3.5 across its 3rd generation 10GbE T3 adapter product line. This effort as a VMware Community Source program member allows Chelsio to deliver the next level of high-performance Ethernet solutions to VMware Infrastructure users.

As a VMware Community Source program member, Chelsio has expanded its VMware relationship by validating enhancements to VMware ESX Server 3.5 and optimizing Chelsio T3 Adapters for VMware Infrastructure environments. Chelsio is also collaborating with VMware to certify its drivers.

Chelsio’s adapters are powered by its T3 ASIC technology, designed for virtualization at the silicon level and enabling line rate performance for transmit and receive for VMware ESX 3.5. Chelsio’s cut-through T3 architecture delivers a high volume of transactions per second, in excess of 16 million packets per second…

ScienceLogic extends EM7 support to VMware ESX Server

Quoting from the ScienceLogic official announcement:

ScienceLogic, a leading IT service management provider for the midmarket, today announced the expansion of virtualization management capabilities in its EM7 Meta-Appliances Version 5.1

Additional virtualization management features in Version 5.1 include:

  • Event Correlation and Alarm Suppression for virtual machines running on a VMWare ESX server
  • Automated Virtual Machine Discovery and Visual Impact Mapping
  • Configuration and Change Management for Virtual Machine Migration
  • Virtualization Candidate Report to show which servers are likely candidates for virtualization according to user-defined thresholds of system resource usage
  • Virtual Machine Health Graphs to show an at-a-glance view of resource utilization across multiple virtual machines running on an ESX server