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Simplifying the Monitoring of Multi-Hypervisor Infrastructures Over the years, many enterprises have achieved tremendous cost reductions and management simplicity through virtualizing their IT infrastructure. According to Gartner, while some firms have virtualized over 90% of their servers, on an average, most firms have over 75% of their servers in a virtualized infrastructure, indicating the growth and maturity of the x86 server virtualization market. VMware dominated the virtualization market for several years but organizations are now also adopting other hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VM Server, Red Had Virtualization, etc. Additionally, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an alternative for handling virtualization in Linux environments. And, the advent of hyper-converged infrastructures has introduced new hypervisors such... (more)

Virtualization Start-up Wanova Launches with $13M A Round

SAN JOSE – August 19, 2009 – Wanova, Inc. has exited stealth mode and launched a new era in desktop virtualization with $13 million in A-round funding from Greylock Partners, Carmel Ventures, and Opus Capital. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs, the company has launched an entirely new architecture called Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV), which addresses the need for enterprises to improve the management, support and protection of distributed endpoints. [See related news release at www.wanova.com/new-architecture] Industry analysts have estimated that desktop virtualization is a multi-billion dollar market. Gartner forecasts that licenses for hosted virtual desktops, which numbered 300,000 in 2008, have the potential to grow to 50M by 2013. One of the obstacles to broad adoption is network latency issues. Further, traditional desktop virtualization techno... (more)

Wyse Launches New Class of Virtual Clients

New Wyse C class Thin Clients Combine Breakthrough Performance, Compactness, and Energy Efficiency while Integrating PC, Phone and TV Functionality into One Single Platform for the Enterprise Users LONDON, UK. – 8 Sept 09 - Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing and client virtualization, today announced the release of the Wyse C class, the new standard in compact, high-performance thin clients.  A new benchmark in thin computing has been set by its small size, low TCO and excellent performance.  Wyse's new C class thin clients feature innovative, rich multimedia using a separate hardware graphic accelerator for unparalleled performance in its class.  Its local multimedia performance also ensures a lighter load on the central server, enabling Wyse's original Collaborative Processing Architecture™ to deliver the best user experience using VMware View 3... (more)

California High School District Saves $250,000 with Citrix

Citrix Virtualization Journal Citrix Systems announced that Campbell Union High School District in Silicon Valley, has deployed Citrix XenDesktop with HDX technology for more than 8,000 students and faculty beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. The school district will improve security, simplify desktop management and realize an estimated savings of $250,000 each year compared to standard desktop purchasing – with additional savings expected as their desktop virtualization project continues to expand. Serving more than 7,600 students across seven campuses, Campbell Union High School District first explored desktop virtualization as a way to help bring down skyrocketing hardware and IT management costs. The district’s IT team serves the computing needs of all students, as well as 650 employees and faculty members. In addition to personal PCs for staff members an... (more)

VMware View Delivers “Follow Me Desktop” for Healthcare Practitioners

Virtualization Magazine VMware, Inc. the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud announced that healthcare providers are using VMware View to furnish medical staff with reliable access to their desktops, applications and information as they roam from room to room and floor to floor within hospitals to care for patients. Healthcare organizations including Norton Healthcare, St. Vincent’s Catholic Hospital and Riverside HealthCare are using VMware View to help deliver cost-effective, flexible, highly available IT services, ultimately improving patient care. Healthcare provider “follow me” desktops deliver the medical information they need to care for patients, while giving IT staff the ability to easily provision, secure and manage desktops and applications from the datacenter. VMware View lets businesses run... (more)

Citrix XenServer Helps Rankin County Go Virtual

Click Here for Instant Virtualization! XenServer. Enterprise-class. Cloud-proven. Free. Join the rapidly growing community of IT professionals who choose Citrix XenServer for their virtualization platform. Citrix Systems, Inc. announced that Rankin County, which ranks among the top 10 percent of fastest-growing U.S. counties, has deployed Citrix XenServer to upgrade, consolidate and maintain the county's server infrastructure. XenServer is an open and powerful server virtualization solution that helps reduce datacenter costs by transforming static and complex datacenter environments into more dynamic, easy to manage IT service delivery centers. The IT team for Rankin County, Mississippi serves more than 20 departments across disparate locations. Technology support across the county includes the 911 emergency call center, police officers on patrol and county government ... (more)

Oracle Virtualization Overview (Part 1)

Virtualization is the best way for a data center or an entire IT department to make the most of their existing resources, to provide top-level security and to insure that business critical functions have the systems and network resources that they need. Some of the best virtualization tools come from Oracle. Whether you’re already an Oracle/Sun shop or whether you’re looking into the possibility of implementing some new virtualization technologies, you need to be familiar with the virtualization offerings from Oracle. They can help turn your data center into a true service provider solution. Here is a bird’s-eye view of oracle virtualization solutions currently available: Oracle Server Virtualization. This is the keystone Oracle virtualization technology solution. This set of solutions is specifically designed to help optimize your data center and... (more)

Sanbolic Webinar Series: VDI – From Pilot to Production with Enterprise Scale

During this week's webinar (Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:00AM EDT. / 8:00AM PDT.), attendees will learn how to utilize Sanbolic's Melio distibuted data management software to achieve the greatest return on an investment in desktop virtualization. The ... (more)

Top Ten BYOD and Virtualization Market Insights

Like it or not, some enterprises have already entered a post-PC world -- where their business communication network must accommodate new user-driven choices. These include traditional applications, mobile apps, social apps and operating systems; various server architectures; and an array of mobile devices ranging from smartphones to tablets and other mobility tools. Are you experiencing this phenomenon? If not, you will soon. Moreover, this latest business technology trend has huge ramifications. Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) conducted extensive research and analysis to uncover key insights about BYOD (“bring your own device”) and desktop virtualization trends in U.S. enterprises. The Cisco IBSG Horizons BYOD and Virtualization study surveyed 600 enterprise IT leaders from 18 industries. The Top 10 Market Insights Insight #1: Mobility Is Pervasive... (more)

The Cloud’s Hidden Costs

Surveys say…and many companies believe...that moving architecture, resources or other IT infrastructure pieces to the cloud will save them money.  That’s been one of the biggest selling points of cloud computing – pay as you go, metered service, pay what you use – the internet as a utility offering.  And while simple deployments can be cost effective, complete architectural maneuvers often put pressure on the cloud’s main value proposition according to a recent Information Week article. Burning through metered service when you think most everything is off can easily happen, as any of us are aware with lights, water, electricity and gas in our own homes.  In the IT world, a development team may have spun up some servers for testing and forgot to decommission; another group may have commandeered some servers for a specific campaign; or, the overflow/burst/DR model we... (more)

IP EXPO 2012 Is The One Place Where Technology Works Together

- Brocade, Citrix, Fusion-io and VMware are among those showcasing IP Networks, Wireless, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Security at 2012's major enterprise IT event - London, 23 July 2012: IP EXPO, the UK's number one end-to-end IT infrastructure event, will be the one place to offer businesses a comprehensive view of the technology stack when its doors open at Earls Court 2 in London on 17 and 18 October 2012. With attendance expected to exceed last year's figures of 12,000, the two day event will offer IT decision makers all the very latest solutions for IP Networks, Wireless, Storage, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Security under one roof. Among the many features for IP EXPO 2012 will be the IP EXPO Labs, which will offer attendees practical and interactive sessions, covering a range of cloud, virtualization and storage topics, ideal for thos... (more)