News: CA to Acquire NetQoS, Inc. in $200 Million All-Cash Transaction

September 14, 2009
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Today (see below) CA announced that it is acquiring NetQos. The combination of the previously acquired Cassatt and Wily assets with the NetQos assets now give CA the full set of components needed to field a comprehensive performance management solution for virtual and cloud environments. The only question that remains is whether or not CA…

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KVM in RHEL 5.4 – Red Hat leaps out of the virtual shadows.

September 12, 2009
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The Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) has been available for some time in, for example, Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS (Released April 2008). KVM is widely used and stable and it is high time that Red Hat who acquired KVM when they purchased Qumranet in September 2008, started to move their customers onto it - at least…

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Hyper-V: Is R2 ready for primetime?

September 11, 2009
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Hyper-V: Is R2 ready for primetime?

We all know that Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V is around the corner and we are well aware of the majority of new features, but do they make it ready for the premier division. Ready to run head to head with the big boy?

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Is VMware trying to remake itself? To Compete with Microsoft?

September 10, 2009
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Is VMware trying to remake itself? To Compete with Microsoft?

With all the rebranding going on with VMware, I find it interesting that the new logo for VMware is similar to Microsoft's logo. A single name instead of the cool boxes they used to have. Did VMware's brand loose its focus while we were not watching? Is this why VMware is rebranding everthing? Is VMware…

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Hail the Microsoft RDS CAL-more than just a renamed TS CAL

September 9, 2009
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The Microsoft TS CAL has become the Microsoft RDS CAL. The change is not only in name, but in functionality and price. The most important new offering is the inclusion of an App-V license. This will make introducing Application Virtualization in Presentation Server more cost effective and may also impact on the choice of Application…

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Is Desktop Virtualization the Key to an Effective Windows 7 Migration?

September 8, 2009
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Layered operating system, application, personalization, and user data management approaches will be key to the migration to Windows 7 in the enterprise. Vendors like RingCube, MokaFive, Tranxition, Wanova and Unidesk should be investigated along with desktop virtualization initiatives as enterprises migrate to Windows 7.

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