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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)

4th International Cloud Expo: Photo Album

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing. Enjoy here our photo album of the show. Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event in Santa Clara, CA, was co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo. Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates from ... (more)

Just What Is a Storage Hypervisor?

There's a new segment emerging in the industry around storage hypervisors. This is a simple idea that makes a lot of sense. We all understand the benefits that server hypervisor technology brought to servers in terms of utilization, flexibility and cost savings. The promise of a storage hypervisor is to do for storage what server hypervisor technology did for servers, providing the same utilization, flexibility, and cost savings benefits. Keeping with the analogy, a storage hypervisor must meaningfully improve the utilization of existing storage resources to drive lower costs and, second, it must provide the level of virtualization necessary to offer unfettered management flexibility. Let's face it: we have been over-provisioning storage for years. The wastage this has caused has driven the development of some interesting technologies like storage capacity optimi... (more)

Developing BYOD Strategies: Follow the Workers

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has rapidly morphed from a disruptive worry into a strategic, positive initiative for many organizations across the globe, according to results from a new global survey released today. In fact, significant business benefits often follow when BYOD-adopter companies empower their employees with their preferred devices and work habits, as well as more say in the applications and  data access they need to get their jobs done … anytime, from anywhere, the survey shows. What's more, the rapidly improved productivity and enhanced collaboration among employees -- as well as greater communication and better service with customers, suppliers and partners -- are proving to be competitive advantages for companies that do BYOD best. The survey was recently conducted by Dell Software Group and market researcher Vanson Bourne from nearly 1,50... (more)

A 15-Minute Guide: Making Oracle DBAs More Productive with EMC

Click Here to Download This Guide Today! The benefits of an EMC virtual infrastructure plug into nearly all Oracle environments today, without changing the Oracle database software or applications. In this guide we will discuss a variety of ways in which small investments can have s dramatic effect in helping DBAs accomplish daily tasks faster and more efficiently. Click Here to Download This Guide Today! ... (more)

InstallFree Signs SaaS OEM Agreement with Click Manageware

InstallFree has reached an agreement with Click Manageware to distribute its products in the UK and across Europe on a Software as a Service model. The arrangement expands Click Manageware's portfolio into the developing application and desktop virtualization space, which helps IT directors lower total cost of ownership, improve operational efficiency and increase end-user productivity. InstallFree benefits from Click Manageware's large reseller base and value added services. Dave Moore, CEO at Click Manageware, commented, “InstallFree has developed a very impressive product which changes the game when it comes to managing and deploying virtual applications. InstallFree has solved the problem of allowing virtualized applications to communicate with one another and work on broad variety of different desktop environments including those that are totally locked d... (more)

RingCube Joins VMware Virtualization Partner Program

RingCube announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers. As a member of the program, RingCube will utilize VMware resources and expertise to deliver desktop virtualization solutions that complement the VMware VDI architecture. "We are excited to welcome RingCube as the newest member of the VMware TAP program," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. "The VMware TAP program offers companies like RingCube the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers." "We are thrilled to join the VMware TAP Program," said Ron DiBiase, RingCube's VP of Sales and Business Development. "Enterprise customers w... (more)

Virtualization Conference Europe 2009: 18-19 May 2009 in Prague

Virtualization is quickly becoming an important technology across all parts of the IT environment. The technology is rapidly being deployed in server, storage, networking, as well as client environments. The theme of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise' and the Call for Papers (Submissions Deadline March 15), welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT throughout Europe and indeed the world. Virtualization is becoming an increasingly important concept, not only to IT staffs, but to CIOs and line-of-business managers as well. Virtualization technologies ar... (more)

The Future of Virtualization: Six Predictions The virtualization industry has seen its fair share of change in the past year or so, with Microsoft releasing its long-awaited Hyper-V and VMware taking on new leadership and potentially a new direction. The action is set to continue in 2009, with further developments and trends emerging to shape the impact of the impact of the technology. Here are six predictions for the coming year: Prediction #1: The sky’s the limit for Cloud Computing The vendor landscape will dramatically change as we see a significant increase in the opportunities available to providers of cloud-based services. This will impact all types of service providers: web and managed hosters; telcos and ISPs; independent software vendors offering their software as a service; online services companies; traditional systems integrators; value-added resellers that are becoming managed service prov... (more)

Virtualization and the Streamlining of Traditional Software Testing

Todd Kuczaj of Accenture, will be presenting at Virtualization Conference Europe 2009 in Prague next week (May 18-19, 2009), the first industry-leading combined Virtualization and Cloud Computing event outside the USA. His session will be entitled Virtualization and the Streamlining of Traditional Software Testing. Virtualization and the Streamlining of Traditional Software Testing Virtualization is quickly spreading throughout every area of IT, causing many of us to rethink the way we work. The software testing space is no different. Virtualization has caused a shift in this area, allowing traditional software testing to occur faster, with fewer resources, for a lower cost while also improving the quality of code released into production. This session will discuss how traditional test teams have merged virtualization into their daily processes, as well as the wide ran... (more)

Kace Tears Down Barriers to App Virtualization

Kace claims it has torn down the barriers to application virtualization. Aside from price that largely means complexity, which in turn means it’s largely a boon to administrators. The systems management appliance house has run up this widgetry called Virtual Kontainers, not to be confused with Sun Containers, that it says “dramatically” simplifies application distribution and management. It derives from Kace’s acquisition of Computers in Motion and marks its entry into the application virtualization market. The five-year-old company claims Kontainers is easier, faster and cheaper than other application virtualization solutions. (It’s mainly thinking VMware’s ThinApp.) And all functionality is handled via an integrated web console. Meanwhile, Forrester is claiming that 74% of SMEs are looking to desktop and application virtualization to solve their PC management iss... (more)