Skip to main content

Virtualization news roundup!



Given all the hype and rush towards the desktop virtualization, Microsoft may acquire Softricity.

Microsoft Corp. reportedly is in talks to acquire Softricity Inc., whose "virtualization" technology gives computers access to software without actually installing the application.

The negotiations were reported Thursday evening by Computer Reseller News, which cited unnamed sources. The companies declined comment.


So will EMC also woo Softricity? We don't know yet. ACE from VMware is in my opinion a rather simple solution to desktop virtualization. Softricity boasts (with Softgrid 4.0)to being the first vendor coming out with the application virtualization platform.

While VMware's rush for deployment continues. Wasatch funds goes on with its initiative on Asynchronous Mirroring which ends up protecting everything at all places (SAN = your data using datacore's SANsymphony) and OS= VMware virtualization)


Wasatch has migrated about 75% of its systems over to VMware and these
VM servers are attached to the SAN. VMware allows users to take a hardware
machine and create a virtual machine, whereby an IT administrator can run
multiple, virtual servers on one set of physical hardware. In the event of
a disk failure, DataCore enables storage from the SAN to be seamlessly
failed over to mirrored copies so that the operations on these virtual
machines are not impacted. Disaster recovery of these machines also has
been simplified. Because these virtual machines are stored as a disk file,
if they are asynchronously mirrored to another site, then the complete
system is completely mirrored in near real-time over to the business
continuity site. "This will save us an unimaginable amount of time to get
the systems back online if there was a disaster," added Engh. Currently,
Wasatch has approximately 30 virtual servers that are being mirrored
asynchronously right now.


VMware is reported to release its ESX Server 3.0 and Virtual Center 2.0 by the first week of June. And sure Microsoft will hurry with its Virtualization enhancement to compete against VMware. Although this

Sources said corporate customers are pressuring Microsoft to speed up development of its VMware-style hypervisor and management platform—or they will adopt VMware—because they don’t want to wait for the immediate ROI benefits of virtualization.

(in my opinion is pretty lame). I think someone is creating a fake buzz here. I know pretty hardcore MS shops who only think and talk ESX.

Somehow if you forgot the basics of why we ever got started (and got excited about) with virtualization then take a look at QEMU, like this news.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Get Vyatta Virtual Appliance, now VMware certified!

We all know Vyatta, don't we?

Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, today announced that its open-source networking software has received VMware Virtual Appliance Certification, thereby providing customers with a solution that has been optimized for a production-ready VMware environment. The company also announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. As a member of TAP, Vyatta will offer its solutions via the TAP program website. With the Vyatta virtual appliance for VMware environments, organizations can now include Vyatta’s router, firewall and VPN functions as part of their virtualized infrastructure.

Vyatta combines enterprise-class routing and security capabilities into an integrated, reliable and commercially supported software solution, delivering twice the performance of proprietary network solutions at half the price. Running Vyatta software as virtual appliances gives customers many more options for scaling their data centers and cons…

3PAR adds native LDAP support to simplify administration

3PAR®, the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today native support for lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Support for LDAP enables centralized user authentication and authorization using a standard protocol for managing access to IT resources. With 3PAR’s support for LDAP, customers are able to now integrate 3PAR Utility Storage--a simple, cost-efficient, and massively scalable storage platform—with standard, open enterprise directory services. The result is simplified security administration with centralized access control and identity management.

“3PAR Utility Storage already provides us with a reliable, shared, and easy-to-use consolidated storage platform,” said Burzin Engineer, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at Shopzilla. "Now, with 3PAR support for LDAP, managing security commonly--across all our resources, including storage--is also simple and efficient.”

Press Release

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1