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  • dynaTrace adds virtualization and SOA capabilities to its app performance manager

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 4:07 pm

    dynaTrace 3.1 also gains REST interfaces for automation, reporting, and data exportation.
  • Citrix planning major desktop virtualization push

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    Citrix is preparing a major desktop virtualization push to help speed enterprise adoption -- and perhaps take market share from VMware.
  • What network administrators need to know about virtualization

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 9:03 am

    Virtualization introduces many unique and new concepts into your environment, and as a result many groups within IT often put up resistance to it. This tip addresses the unique concerns of network administrators and what they need to know -- before you start your virtualization journey.
  • Review

    Citrix XenApp 5 extends the reach

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    While it may seem that Citrix changes the name of its flagship product every other Tuesday, Citrix XenApp 5 has very much in common with the halcyon days of MetaFrame. The management tools are slicker, and the options and features more plentiful, but it's all built around the same basic core that brought Citrix to the top of the market.
  • Remaking the data center

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:26 pm

    A major transformation is sweeping over data center switching. Over the next few years the old switching equipment needs to be replaced with faster and more flexible switches.
  • Desktop Virtualization: Will Free Upgrades Give An Edge?

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 4:41 pm

    The set of virtual desktop system enhancements Citrix Systems announced this week is unusual not for its timing or technical acumen, but for focusing on the experience of actual end users.
  • VMware completes purchase of Java vendor SpringSource

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 3:05 pm

    VMware has completed its acquisition of enterprise Java vendor SpringSource, a $362 million deal designed to help customers build, run and manage applications to be run on cloud-based platforms.
  • CA buys NetQoS for $200M

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    CA said Monday it has reached a US$200 million deal to buy NetQoS, a maker of software for tracking network and application performance. The transaction is scheduled to close before the end of the year.
  • Ethernet switch vendors propose data center collapse

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 11:05 am

    Cisco and other Ethernet switch vendors explain shift from three- to two-tier data center networking architectures.
  • Cloud Computing Definitions and Solutions

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 10:30 pm's guide to cloud computing and its various flavors, risks and rewards, providers, and more.
  • Cloud Backlash: You Can't Call The Whole Thing Off

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 11:11 am

    I am privileged to co-chair the SDForum Cloud Services SIG. This SIG, which Tibco graciously hosts in its Silicon Valley facility (directly across the street from VMware's HQ, I might add), is fortunate with its location-it attracts a fascinating range of speakers from innovative startups to large established technology powerhouses, all presenting on their cloud computing products, services, and plans. So I was a bit taken aback at the last meeting, when, during the pre-presentation networking, one attendee told me "I'm starting an anti-cloud company."
  • What developers need to know about virtualization

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 12:55 pm

    Virtualization introduces many unique and new concepts into your environment, and as a result many groups within IT often put up resistance to it. This tip addresses the unique concerns of developers and what they need to know -- before you start your virtualization journey.
  • LG system cuts costs by letting users share a PC

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    LG is demonstrating a software system at IFA that lets users share a PC to lower power consumption and cut costs.
  • Review

    Virtual Machine Management and Compliance with the Hytrust Appliance

    Posted September 3, 2009 - 5:33 am

    The problem with virtualized servers is sort of like Lay's potato chips: you can't just have one. Once you get involved in moving your servers to a VM environment, it becomes harder to manage all the VMs. Hytrust's appliance provides a lot more flexibility in managing these environments and adds a strong layer of compliance too.
  • EMC expands services, training for private cloud

    Posted September 2, 2009 - 12:11 am

    As users gathered at VMworld in San Francisco on Wednesday to learn about virtualization and cloud computing, EMC was stepping up its efforts to help enterprises that adopt private clouds do it right.
  • Microsoft Hyper-V still a work in progress, group says

    Posted September 1, 2009 - 11:27 pm

    Windows Server 2008 R2 will help Microsoft narrow the feature gap with virtualization products from VMware and Citrix Systems, but its new Hyper-V software still won't be "production-ready" for most enterprise applications, according to Burton Group.
  • VMware partners to offer Amazon-like compute services

    Posted September 1, 2009 - 2:03 pm

    VMware is announcing a new program on Tuesday that will allow its service-provider partners to offer pay-as-you go computing services similar to those from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • New cloud infrastructure service focuses on security

    Posted August 28, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    OpSource on Friday announced a new cloud computing infrastructure service that it says meets the security and management needs of enterprises more effectively than rival offerings.
  • Wyse offers desktop virtualization for the iPhone

    Posted August 28, 2009 - 10:12 am

    IPhone and iPod touch devotees can now access their PCs or virtual desktops remotely using PocketCloud from Wyse, released Thursday.
  • The Changing Face of Virtualization

    Posted August 24, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    From its genesis in x86-based servers, virtualization technology has spread rapidly into storage and the network. Today, it's at your desktop, in your processors and memory, and in your switches. It's shaping hardware and software appliances -- heck it's even in your smartphones.
  • 13 desktop-virtualization tools

    Posted August 12, 2009 - 8:56 pm

    Virtualization stalwarts and start-ups alike are aiming for the desktop. Here's a baker's dozen.
  • 10 must-have virtualization tools

    Posted August 12, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    Selected by virtualization pros, indispensable tools for building, managing and optimizing the virtual infrastructure.
  • The tipping point for green IT

    Posted July 8, 2009 - 2:59 pm

    Success for global green IT depends on the continued collaboration among groups within your company, among technology vendors, data center design and build businesses, energy utilities, governments, and organizations such as the Green Grid and the Uptime Institute. In short, almost everyone can collaborate on green IT.
  • Emulation or Virtualization?

    Posted July 7, 2009 - 5:27 pm

    Don't be confused! Virtualization and emulation aren't the same. Here's how they differ.
  • Cisco looks to accelerate virtualization deployments

    Posted July 7, 2009 - 5:23 pm

    Cisco is looking to accelerate the rate at which customers adopt and implement virtualization in their data centers.
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