Virtualization


Red Hat Enters Enterprise Virtualization Space

Another vendor has thrown its hat into the enterprise virtualization ring. This one is red.

Microsoft and Red Hat Team on Virtualization Support

Microsoft and Red Hat inked a deal to ensure that Windows operating systems and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OSes can run as virtual machines on each other's platforms.

Bad Economy Good for Cloud Computing, Microsoft Exec Says

A weakened economy will serve as a catalyst to push enterprises from on-premise computing to accessing services over the Internet cloud, according to Microsoft exec Doug Hauser, who delivered an address on Wednesday at the Thomas Weisel 2009 Technology and Telecom Conference.

LightEdge's UC Service Taps BroadSoft-Microsoft Partnership

Unified communications (UC) has emerged from the Internet cloud thanks to a partnership that brings together LightEdge Solutions, BroadSoft and Microsoft

EMC and Microsoft Push Out Virtualization Partnership

EMC and Microsoft formally renewed a partnership on Tuesday, extending their collaborative efforts on virtualization, content management and security solutions for the enterprise market through 2011.

Microsoft: Your PBX Is 'Dead'

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its "launch experience" of Office Communications Server 2007 (OCS) Release 2, a unified communications (UC) product first unveiled in October.

VMware's Revenue Rises 42 Percent in 2008

One bright spot in the IT economy appears to be virtualization, with leading provider VMware today announcing that its yearly revenue rose 42 percent in 2008 to $1.9 billion. Fourth quarter revenues were a "solid" $515 million -- up 25 percent over last year.

Citrix and Intel Forge Virtualization Pact

Citrix Systems has teamed with Intel Corp. to provide virtualization technology for Intel-based desktop computers.

Spammers To Target Job-Hunting, Networking Sites in 2009

A new report from security consultancy AppRiver confirms what many of us have long expected: Spammers are becoming both savvier and sneakier.

Microsoft Releases Desktop Virtualization Beta

Microsoft released a beta of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which lets users run older OSes and applications on newer Windows systems.

Half of Developers Report Hosted Software Projects

New global research forecasts a swift rise in development plans for Software as a Service applications in the next 12 months.

Microsoft Releases Beta of Windows Server 2008 R2

The beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 is currently available for download by TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers, as well as by technology enthusiasts.

Key Technology Introduced in Hyper-V

The beta release of the update to Windows Server 2008 will be of special interest to those who work with virtualization, as it unveils a key technology long-promised by Microsoft.

Microsoft Envisions 'Pay-as-You-Go' Computing

Microsoft has issued a patent application, published on Dec. 25, that specifies the metered use of computers.

Sun Releases xVM VirtualBox 2.1

Sun Microsystems recently released the latest version of its desktop virtualization software, xVM VirtualBox.

VMware, HP Expand Virtualization Pact

VMware will expand its strategic relationship with Hewlett-Packard to include the joint development of software that manages datacenter resources.

Microsoft Exec Lays Out Enterprise Strategy at Barclays Event

Microsoft server and tools exec Bob Kelly told an investment banker audience how Microsoft plans to take advantage of opportunities in the enterprise IT market.

Virtualization: Another Aspect of Green IT

As IT managers develop strategies and deploy technologies to reduce power consumption in their facilities, they recognize virtualization does not only reduce server sprawl, it can also save energy.

Linux-Based VDI a Reality

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), also known as desktop virtualization or hosted desktop, is typically used to move Windows desktop environments into a datacenter, where they reside on a server and are "pushed" out to end users.

Gartner: Enterprises Are Getting More 'SaaS-y'

Enterprises are starting to appreciate software as a service (SaaS) and plan to maintain or grow their SaaS use, according to a survey conducted by Gartner, tapping 258 respondents.

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