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  • Pano Logic to cut costs of desktop virtualisation rollout

    Thin client company, Pano Logic has responded to criticism that rolling out its Zero Client across an enterprise could put too high a burden on capital expense. The company has introduced a new initiative, Pano Express, across North America and is ready to bring it to Europe later this summer.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter25 June 10 02:40
  • Virtual Instruments shows the way with SAN optimisation

    SAN management company Virtual Instruments has launched a version of its Net Wisdom monitoring product. VirtualWisdom 2.0 measures the effect of virtualised applications on corporate SANs, including 0 includes instrumentation, measurement and analysis tools - the basis for performance and resource optimisation.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter26 June 10 00:07
  • Red Hat CEO: VMware our biggest competitor

    When it comes to enterprise open source software vendor Red Hat, one might assume its biggest competitors to be Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, or even IBM.

    Written by Joab Jackson26 June 10 02:02
  • Red Hat launches hybrid cloud platform

    Red Hat has launched a comprehensive package, called Red Hat Cloud Foundations, that will allow organizations to run applications in both public clouds and their own private clouds.

    Written by Joab Jackson24 June 10 04:14
  • HP targets hybrid IT environments

    HP is kicking off its Software Universe 2010 show by unveiling a raft of new and upgraded products designed to simplify management of virtualized environments and cloud-based services.

    Written by Ann Bednarz16 June 10 04:23
  • Virtualization savings in the House

    The U.S. House of Representatives has cut its electricity bill by about US$2,000 a day, thanks to efforts in virtualization and server consolidation.

    Written by Joab Jackson19 May 10 03:31
  • Microsoft weaves management technology into cloud vision

    Microsoft's plans for cloud computing don't stop with infrastructure and applications. Company executives say Microsoft will also provide the heterogeneous management layer that customers will need to optimize application performance on-premises or in hosted environments.

    Written by Denise Dubie21 April 10 08:57
  • As Windows 7 gains steam, VDI set to rise

    The growing maturity of virtual desktop technologies and customer interest in Windows 7 has virtual desktop infrastructure  vendors expecting big adoption numbers in 2010. But while most CIOs are at least thinking about desktop virtualization, this year's projects may be limited to pilots and small deployments because of up-front costs and technology challenges that hamper user experience.

    Written by Jon Brodkin03 April 10 06:49
  • VMware to buy Zimbra to bolster cloud computing push

    VMware is poised Tuesday to further redefine its cloud strategy by buying Yahoo's Zimbra open source messaging business in order to expand its stake in the platform-as-a-service market.

    Written by John Fontana13 Jan. 10 05:30
  • Cisco's new structure key to success, Chambers says

    Cisco Systems' whirlwind of activity over the past few months wouldn't have been possible without the company's spread-out management structure, in which about 650 people are involved in cross-functional 'councils' and 'boards' that search out potentially profitable new markets, Chairman and CEO John Chambers told a financial analyst conference on Tuesday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson09 Dec. 09 07:10
  • VMware ships Workstation for virtualizing Windows 7

    VMware has added support for Windows 7 and expanded the ability to handle virtual processors in Workstation 7, the new version of its platform for running multiple OSes simultaneously on a PC.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 Oct. 09 00:22
  • Linux 2.6.30 released, Torvalds proclaims 'new world order'

    Linux kernel 2.6.30 has been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version, including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus Torvalds says switches the kernel to a “new world order”.

    Written by Rodney Gedda11 June 09 09:10