News: Gartner Projects Server Virtualization to Grow from 16% to 50% of Workloads by 2012

October 21, 2009
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During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo outlook for the server virtualization market, Gartner dropped two very interesting numbers on the audience. The first was that only 16% of the workloads worldwide are running in virtual machines today. This is a far lower number than has been suggested by any number of other sources. Gartner went on to predict…

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Xsigo IT Survey Reveals Need for I/O Virtualization in Today’s Virtualized Data Center

October 21, 2009
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Xsigo IT Survey Reveals Need for I/O Virtualization in Today’s Virtualized Data Center

Given the potential cost savings, higher asset utilization, and performance and availability improvements of these emerging technologies. It is clear that I/O is going to be virtualized and that it will happen rather quickly.

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News: Citrix Releases Revised XenDesktop 4 Licensing

October 20, 2009
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Citrix have announced three important changes to XenDesktop 4 licensing: NEW device-based licensing option; NEW VDI Edition available in both user/device and CCU licensing; NEW Campus-wide Licensing Program for customers in the education industry.

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Application Performance Management for Virtualization Comes of Age

October 19, 2009
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Since the major push on the part of VMware with vSphere is to virtualize Tier 1 applications, it is important to understand how the Application Performance Management solutions for virtualized Tier 1 applications is evolving in support of this trend

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NetApp Previews SnapManager for Hyper-V; Grows Presence in Microsoft’s Ecosystem

October 18, 2009
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NetApp Previews SnapManager for Hyper-V; Grows Presence in Microsoft’s Ecosystem

It is clear that NetApp has recognized the importance of Hyper-V in the market and that it intends to be a major player in Hyper-V’s ecosystem.

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Cloudy Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10)

October 15, 2009
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There’s been a lot of press around the FREE Ubuntu 9.10 Linux distribution as a client operating system, and a wide set of comparisons made (typically by Mac or PC-using journalists) between Ubuntu and Windows 7, but 9.10 is also interesting from a broader virtualization and especially Cloud perspective. Ubuntu is managed by a UK…

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