Skip to main content

VMware ACE 2.0 accoladed by the Industry



The Register reports about the Desktop assault with the launch of VMware's ACE product. Another great way to transform a product into something suddenly so cool. ACE 1.x has been cool as well. But like I always say, timing is everything. Today ACE 2.0 will suddenly propel the desktop revolution. A lot of vendors who are on the "Server Virtualization Track" should take a deep look at VMware.

VMware has , with the release of ACE 2.0, taken a deep move to the "Server to Desktop Virtualization Track". Obviously we will do the ACE work and blog about it from time to time of its capabilities. In fact , I will "ACE Master" the developer box that I created on my ESX, converted it using VMware Converter to a VMware Server image and work on securing the box with the expriy dates. It is very effective when working with contract developers (like I had some days back for a couple of weeks). That way you can propogate the contractual agreements on the development ACE image as well.

And I have loads of scenarios I can think of that you can do when you take a approach to the "Virtual Appliance Provisioning" as compared to the "Software Provisioning" that we do currently with softwares like LanDESK, Altiris etc. Think of a typical Virtual Apppliance Architecture in your enterprise.

Anyways enough of my stories, its about what El Reg is reporting:

Along with these controls, VMware has added support for a wider set of Linux distributions. The likes of Mandriva and Ubuntu have joined SuSE and Red Hat. The beta includes support for Microsoft's new Vista operating system as well, along with XP support. Customers can use 32-bit or 64-bit OSes and manage images up to 8GB in size.

To keep track of all the virtual machines, VMware rolled out ACE Management Server. This does what you might expect by letting administrators monitor and control all of their ACE images and do things such as canceling an ACE image from the server console.

"In the past, we had a manager, but it wasn't a fully independent component," said Jerry Chen, a product director at VMware. "The new software is more fully-featured and can track all of a customer's virtual machines – both active and inactive."

In addition to the previous tools, VMware has started shipping something it calls Pocket ACE, which is simply the ability to place desktop images on a USB drive or other portable storage device and then have the software load automatically on a machine.

VMware claims thousands of ACE customers, including a mix of corporate and education clients.



Read the rest here.

More about ACE here.

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