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  • Red Hat moves into desktop virtualization

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization includes virtual desktop support
  • Review

    SUSE Studio is powerful OS instance builder

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 9:27 am

    We first saw SUSE Studio in beta at VMWorld in 2008, a skunkworks tool for building SUSE instances. It’s come a long way since then.
  • VMware, Citrix struggle with "bare-metal" desktops

    Posted March 25, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Leading virtualization software vendors Citrix Systems and VMware are both running behind in plans to ship so-called bare-metal hypervisors for desktop PCs.
  • AirTran: Virtualization requires network visability

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Just as its jet pilots need visibility, AirTran Airways needs visibility into its network for security and unexpected bumps. The airline company is finding the move to virtualization is bringing in yet more need for visibility.
  • Cloudonomics: The Economics of Cloud Computing

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    As the general value proposition of cloud computing has become accepted there is an increased interest in cloud TCO. CIO.com's Bernard Golden discusses the economics of cloud computing and shares other notes from the CloudConnect conference.
  • Review

    The InfoWorld Westmere blade server shoot-out

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 9:52 am

    Intel's Xeon 5600 -- code-named Westmere -- was just announced, but InfoWorld already has deep benchmarking results on Westmere blade servers from Dell, HP, and IBM
  • Cowboys Stadium: Big is better in football and technology

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Getting Cowboys Stadium ready for its 2009 opening was a massive job for many people, including IT infrastructure chief Bill Haggard.
  • Microsoft, security vendor clash over Virtual PC bug

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    A bug in Microsoft's software gives hackers a way to exploit virtual Windows machines which would be attack-proof if they were running on real hardware, a researcher said today.
  • Microsoft sweetens pot for the virtual-desktop curious

    Posted March 18, 2010 - 10:40 am

    Microsoft offers new licensing and technology to spur virtual desktop usage
  • Get the application performance insight you've never had before

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 11:23 am

    How can IT Operations align itself to the business needs? One way is to ensure that mission-critical business applications have healthy performance metrics. A new class of tools called application performance management (APM) 2.0 help to follow the flow of business transactions and visually identify problem areas, whether they are rooted in the network or the application itself. APM 2.0 tools bridge the gap between application development and IT Operations.
  • VMware eases migration to Windows 7

    Posted March 17, 2010 - 10:12 am

    VMware has upgraded its ThinApp application virtualization software to enable migration of applications from older versions of Windows to Windows 7.
  • Wanova's desktop virtualization software now available

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Wanova's virtualization technology lets IT manage desktops centrally while securing remote computers and giving users the ability to customize their desktop.
  • Review

    Review: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:09 am

    With virtualization taking over the computing world, enterprises everywhere are finding that virtual machines spread across an organization need to be managed as much as their physical computers are. Companies are also figuring out that these virtual machines have special needs and requirements that can multiply very quickly as servers are added, moved, changed or removed.
  • Microsoft Terminal Services Became Remote Desktop Services

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Starting last fall, the AppV CAL requirement disappeared, and now AppV is part of the Remote Desktop Services license. That provides some nice value, and not many techs have discovered that savings to date.
  • Gartner: Virtualized Servers Less Secure Than Physical Ones

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:57 pm

    Through 2012, 60 percent of virtualized servers will be less secure than the physical servers they replace, according to Gartner. Although Gartner expects this figure to fall to 30 percent by the end of 2015, analysts warned that many virtualization deployment projects are being undertaken without involving the information security team in the initial architecture and planning stages.
  • Virtualization should be 3D: DataCore

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 4:54 pm

    Storage technology vendor DataCore Software Corp. is touting a three-dimensional approach to virtualization that encourages organizations to address server, desktop and storage concurrently from the outset when building a virtualized environment.
  • Seven Questions with Cisco CEO John Chambers

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    Cisco CEO John Chambers talks virtualization, cloud, and the "Cisco Tax," in this installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series.
  • Virtual desktop start-up targets VMware and Citrix users

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    A virtual desktop start-up Unidesk is aiming to improve deployments of VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop with management software that it says reduces storage costs and gives users a more personalized desktop than the VDI tools by themselves.
  • Cloud and The Death of the Sysadmin

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    As software becomes more complex, and demands the scalability of the cloud, IT's auto mechanic of today, the sysadmin, will disappear. Tomorrow's sysadmin will be more like a physician.
  • 10 big IT management moves in 2009

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Delivering advanced management and automation capabilities is no longer just for BMC, CA, HP and IBM. Vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Microsoft and VMware are staking claims and striving to win customer favor.
  • Citrix centralizes management, adds Android with XenApp 6

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Citrix Systems has launched version 6 of XenApp, its platform for centralized application delivery that features centralized management and access to Windows applications from Android-based smartphones and Apple computers, the company said on Wednesday.
  • VMware unveils experimental projects on new Web site

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    VMware is making experimental projects available to developers through a new "VMware Labs" Web site.
  • EMC offers deduplication, thin provisioning for VWware on Celerra

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:14 am

    EMC today said it is offering free upgrades to it Celerra NAS arrays management software for VMware data stores that allow for data deduplication, snap shots and automated fail over.
  • Capgemini to offer cloud help with new unit

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The technical services group of Capgemini has traditionally helped companies with system integration, but cloud computing is changing that. The company is increasingly assembling lots of different software-as-a-service applications, a phenomenon that has led Capgemini to create a new business unit.
  • Juniper helps virtualization security vendor Altor raise $10 million

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:24 pm

    Virtualization security vendor Altor Network has raised $10 million in a new funding round from investors including Juniper Networks.
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