News: New Quest/VKernel vOperations Suite – Easy to Try and Easy to Buy Wins Again

March 6, 2012
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Quest Software has turned the acquisition integration process on its head by integrating vFoglight with the vKernel vOperations Suite. This is one more feather in the cap of the "easy to try and easy to buy" model of selling operations software into the virtualization market, and one more arrow through the heart of the legacy…

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Citrix VDI-in-a-Box goes mainstream

March 5, 2012
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In a much needed change of direction, Citrix has taken the training wheels off VDI-in-a-Box (VIAB) and is allowing it to compete unfettered against XenDesktop.

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VMware – The Next Microsoft, or the Next Oracle?

March 2, 2012
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VMware prices and licenses its products today along a set of models that are not optimized for either pure market penetration (like Microsoft) or pure extraction of the maximum cash from each customer (like Oracle). These policies will likely ensure that VMware continues to dominate the high end of the market - especially in enterprise…

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AppSense DataLocker gives Dropbox more security hints at the beginning of the end for VDI?

March 1, 2012
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AppSense DataLocker gives Dropbox more security hints at the beginning of the end for VDI?

AppSense Lab's DataLocker's first release offers a method of encrypting and decrypting files to allow secure storage in cloud services. This is a new direction for AppSense - with support for win32/win64 platforms, but also Mac and iOS. A useful free tool, not really enterprise ready - but an important start for AppSense who are…

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ActiveState Stackato – A Diverse Private PaaS

February 29, 2012
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ActiveState has created a Private PaaS that supports Perl and Python as well as Java, and is based on the Open Source CloudFoundry distribution, packaged and distributed in a VM image, or installed to a wide range of IaaS platforms (public or private). ActiveState is well known in Open Source communities as packaging/distribution vendor for…

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Citrix and Dell team up to deliver VDI-in-a-Box

February 28, 2012
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Dell has joined the the highly competitive and technically diversified single box desktop virtualization market in partnership with Citrix to package VDI-in-a-Box as a virtual appliance. The somewhat awkwardly named Dell "DVS Simplified 1010" appliance is built on the Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server that comes pre-installed with Citrix XenServer 5.6 and VDI-in-a-Box 5.0.

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