IDC predicts virtualized servers to reach 45% of the market share in India by the end of 2008

Quoting from Chennai Online IT:

IT research firm IDC (India) Limited has predicted that the domestic IT/ITeS market revenue will touch Rs. 1,10,000 crore in 2008 while sustaining the growth of 27 per cent recorded in 2007.

This would result into the market growing at 24 per cent in 2008 over 2007. The year 2008 is set to mark the beginning of Growth Phase 2.0 to be characterised by opportunities arising out of the leveraging of the IT infrastructure built up so far.

IDC India expects India revenues to grow the fastest during 2006-2011 amongst all BRIC nations even if the focus moves beyond the BRIC countries. India, currently contributes to about one fifth of the total BRIC revenues.

IDC India estimated the share of virtualized servers to double from the present 22 per cent to 45 per cent by 2008-end. Riding on the success of server virtualization, storage virtualization is also coming of age in India…

Read the whole article at the source.

The Virtualization Industry Predictions has been updated accordingly.

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.

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…

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