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June 20, 2007  12:41 PM

Virtualization on your iPhone?

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization

No, Apple hasn't made any announcements about virtualization for the iPhone, but all this reporting about VMware ESX Lite jogged my memory of a conversation I had...

June 18, 2007  11:06 AM

Virtualization community responds to ESX Lite rumor

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms, VMware

In case you missed it, reported last week that VMware is developing an embedded "ESX Lite" hypervisor. And while VMware may have opted not to comment about...

June 13, 2007  2:38 PM

Parallels Server

Posted by: Joe Foran
Application virtualization, Joseph Foran, Uncategorized, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms

While browsing another blog, the famous, I came across a very interesting story of Parallels making an alpha...

May 29, 2007  6:02 AM

ClearCube is VMware’s latest OEM

Posted by: Alex Barrett
ClearCube, Uncategorized, VDI, VMware

PC blade manufacturer ClearCube has become the first non-server vendor to OEM VMware's ESX hypervisor, which it will sell to customers implementing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As indicated in an article this April,

May 17, 2007  1:29 PM

Microsoft’s Neil talks virtualization futures at WinHEC

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Microsoft, Uncategorized, Virtualization, Virtualization platforms

I just returned from Microsoft's WinHEC conference in Los Angeles, where I traveled in hopes of getting some juicy virtualization news. Alas, Microsoft dropped its virtualization bombshell...

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May 4, 2007  11:18 AM

VDI on display at VMware analyst day

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, VDI, VMware

VMware kindly invited me for the tail-end of its annual Analyst Day held at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. yesterday, where I got to see some product demos and drink a Mojito. And while I would much rather have sat in on the NDA briefings with which they regaled the analyst community, it was...

April 26, 2007  10:19 AM

VMware to file for $100 million IPO

Posted by: Alex Barrett

Reuters is reporting that VMware has filed with U.S. securities regulators to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. As expected, EMC will retain approximately 90%...

April 24, 2007  10:18 AM

BladeLogic sees virtual environments

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization management

I chatted with Vance Loiselle, the vice president of marketing at BladeLogic yesterday, who told me about BladeLogic's new Virtualization Manager module for its Operations Manager suite, a configuration management tool. Talking with him gave me a little bit...

April 24, 2007  10:01 AM

SWsoft Virtuozzo starter pack

Posted by: Alex Barrett
Uncategorized, Virtualization platforms, Virtuozzo

There's word from SWsoft of a starter pack for its Virtuozzo operating system virtualization software. Designed for new users, the $1,198 bundle includes a license for single or dual-processor system, management tools, and a year of Silver level...

April 19, 2007  4:31 PM

Burned by blade servers, or just getting on board?

Posted by: Jan Stafford

Early adopters of blade servers, in general, didn't give blades rave reviews. As happens with many new technologies, stories about users getting burned -- in this case almost literally, as early blades ran hot, hot, hot -- have circulated and made some IT directors shy away from buying them. Well,...

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