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"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community development for the Xen virtualization platform will become a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Leveraging its proven model of collaborative development for the new Xen Project initiative, The Linux Foundation will provide infrastructure, guidance and a collaborative network. Peter Ulander brought Cloud.com to Cloud Expo...and was soon afterwards acquired by Citrix "Citrix remains committed to the project," Ulander (pictured above in his Cloud.com days) added, "and advancing the technology for Xen Project-based products across the industry, including its own Citrix XenServer. Industry inte... (more)

2010 and 2011 Trends, Perspectives and Predictions: More of the same?

2011 is not a typo, I figured that since Im getting caught up on some things, why not get a jump as well. Since 2009 went by so fast, and that Im finally getting around to doing an obligatory 2010 predictions post, lets take a look at both 2010 and 2011. Actually Im getting around to doing a post here having already done interviews and articles for others soon to be released. Based on prior trends and looking at forecasts, a simple predictions is that some of the items for 2010 will apply for 2011 as well given some of this years items may have been predicted by some in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 or, well ok, you get the picture. :) Image via: http://e-tarocchi.com Predictions are fun and funny in that for some, they are taken very seriously, while for others, at best they are taken with a grain of salt depending on where you sit. This applies both for the reader as well... (more)

Beta Availability for Mirage Distributed Desktop Virtualization Software

Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer Wanova, Inc. released the beta version of Mirage, its Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV) software. A new way of virtualizing desktops, Mirage transforms PC lifecycle management processes such as provisioning, image management, desktop support, and OS and hardware migration by centralizing desktop contents in the data center in a Centralized Virtual Desktop (CVD) while providing full support for offline use and mobility. Streamlined OS Migration and PC Refresh Cycles Many IT organizations are focusing their attention on OS migrations and PC refresh cycles. Migrating users from one OS to another, or from one hardware type to another, can be an expensive, time-consuming, and painful process. With Mirage, the CVD - including OS, corporate applications and user personalization - can be streamed in minutes to any physical or virtual PC ... (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)

Distributed Desktop Virtualization to Transform Enterprise Desktops

SAN JOSE -- August 19, 2009 -- Wanova, Inc. today announced Distributed Desktop Virtualization (DDV) - an entirely new architecture that transforms how companies manage, support and protect desktops and laptops, particularly remote and mobile endpoints. The Wanova DDV solution centralizes the entire desktop contents in the data center for management and protection purposes while distributing the execution of desktop workloads to the endpoints for superior user experience. In related news, the company has emerged from stealth mode and announced $13 million in A-round funding. [See related news release at www.wanova.com//launch-news] “Despite its promises, adoption of desktop virtualization has been limited, largely due to the constraints of today’s point solutions. The problem can’t be solved solely by targeting the client, the server or even the WAN,” said Issy Ben... (more)

Wyse Strengthens EMEA Cloud Computing and Virtualization Team

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo Wyse Technology, thin computing and client virtualization company, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Karl-Heinz Warum as General Manager and Sales Director for Wyse Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia. Warum has previously worked as General Manager and Senior Area VP Central and Eastern Europe at Citrix Systems GmbH for 12 years, growing Citrix in the region from a small organization to a major force in the fast growing desktop virtualization market. The appointment supports Wyse’s aggressive cloud computing growth plans and ambitions for Germany and the extended Eastern European region where it is confident of replicating the success it has seen in other geographies around the world. Register Today and Save $550 ! Explore Sponsorship Opportunities ! Speaking on his appointment, Warum said, “If one has watched the IT indust... (more)

Cloud Office and Collaboration Productivity Applications Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018

NEW YORK, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Cloud Office and Collaboration Productivity Applications Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012 to 2018 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0840937/Cloud-Office-and-Collaboration-Productivity-Applications-Market-Shares-Strategies-and-Forecasts-Worldwide-2012-to-2018.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Hosting WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Cloud Client Productivity and Collaboration Applications Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2012-2018. Cloud office productivity suites feature systems that are online and intuitive to use. They are part of social networking; they represent personalized use of computing. People can start a project without help from anyone, can ask fo... (more)

What CIOs Need to Know About Enterprise Virtualization

As a CIO, it’s your responsibility to chart the technological course for your organization and to do so in a way that meets business needs while fitting inside a budget. Virtualization is one of the most significant advancements to hit the enterprise, and it can be a tremendous boon for the CIO who understands the technology and is willing to implement it across the enterprise. There are four key areas related to virtualization that CIOs need to understand and keep on top of: Managing your enterprise virtualization approach. Implementing virtualization isn’t something that should be rushed. While it’s tempting to try to keep up with other organizations and earn bragging rights for being “in the cloud” or “75% virtualized,” the fact of the matter is that the approach must be cautious. Your virtualization strategy will touch every aspect of the enterprise, including... (more)

FlexPod Is First Validated Data Center Infrastructure for Private Cloud Enabled by System Center 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Microsoft Management Summit 2012 -- For customers who are looking to benefit from the latest version of System Center 2012 and the technologies that enable Microsoft's private cloud, Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced that the FlexPod™ shared infrastructure is the first data center solution to be validated by Microsoft for the updated Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 2.0. Through the Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track 2.0 program, Cisco and NetApp have collaborated with Microsoft to help customers reduce infrastructure and application deployment time from days to hours while helping them achieve greater utilization of their physical and virtual resource pools. Additionally, for desktop virtualization deployments, Cisco and NetApp released a new validated design architecture running Microsoft private cloud ... (more)

Citrix Makes Virtual Desktops Enterprise Ready

Citrix Systems today launched the new Citrix Ready Open Desktop Virtualization program to further accelerate large-scale enterprise virtual desktop deployments with Citrix® XenDesktop™. The Citrix Ready Open Desktop Virtualization program includes more than 10,000 products from over 200 vendors that have been validated as ready to deploy in production environments with the recently launched XenDesktop 4. The Open Desktop Virtualization program helps make virtual desktops a safe choice for enterprise-wide deployment by eliminating the guess work and ensuring customers that XenDesktop 4 has been tested to work with the software, hardware and services they already uses in their IT environments today. Products that have been verified to work with XenDesktop 4 include thousands of applications, servers, storage systems, backup solutions, client devices, printers, deskt... (more)

FOSE Expo to Feature Cutting-Edge Solutions from Top Government Technology Vendors

More than 200 exhibitors will be showcasing cutting-edge big data analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, enterprise content management (ECM) mobile offerings and more at FOSE, the most comprehensive government IT event serving as the intersection of people, technology and knowledge. The expo, which also features free clinics and spotlight sessions, is scheduled for May 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. and is free for all government employees to attend. “If you want to see the most innovative solutions for the government market, this year’s FOSE Expo cannot be missed,” said David Myers, event director at 1105 Media. “Attendees will benefit from the opportunity to see first-hand how new technologies work in the real world and how our exhibitors can help agencies and organizations increase efficiencies, improving day-to-day o... (more)