Virtualization management software vendors, including Kace, Vizioncore, Reflex Systems and Sychron, are using VMworld 2009 to launch new and enhanced offerings touching on everything from server and desktop virtualization to application virtualization. The offerings are all designed to make it easier to manage the growing virtualized environments and lower costs.
VMware publishes its virtualization security guidelines – Computerworld
As it kicks off the second day of its VMworld conference, VMware is sharing newly published security and compliance recommendations for virtual environments. The vendor’s guidelines focus primarily on optimizing use of management and security tools available from VMware parent company EMC and EMC’s RSA security division.
The Cast Iron-Amazon alliance will make it easier for solution providers and their customers to move enterprise applications to the cloud and link those applications to on-premise systems, said Chandar Pattabhiram, vice president of product marketing and channels at Cast Iron.
IBM Puts Virtual Desktops in the Cloud – PC World
Proponents say the technology can lower IT costs by centralizing the management of desktop software, and make workers more mobile by allowing them to access their corporate applications from any computer. But desktop virtualization can be complex to implement and many IT departments don’t have the skills yet to do it. And some companies are put off by the need to make an up-front investment in new server software and hardware..
Five days after joining its friend Microsoft in walking away from rival VMWorld’s virtualization show, Citrix is portraying itself as the best friend of open source ever with the launch of the Xen Cloud Platform, an open source alternative to VMWare’s vCloud service.
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