Microsoft unveiled its System Center 2012 product line on Tuesday at its Microsoft Management Summit. As part of the announcement, the company also made available the beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.
Customers who use Microsoft's Desktop Optimization Pack can now download the latest version that includes updated application virtualization and desktop virtualization tools.
In this new column, Taneja Group lead virtualization analyst Dave Bartoletti will offer his personal insights and findings on all trends virtual and cloud.
- By Dave Bartoletti
Read the forgetful manual. It'll save you some pain later on when troubleshooting vSphere.
Ellen Rubin's success with startups continues at CloudSwitch, a developer of a software appliance that enables companies to securely run applications in the cloud while remaining integrated with their datacenters.
Rahul Bakshi of SunGard Availability Services doles out managed services.
The push to the cloud is putting heavy pressure on virtualized datacenters to change with the dynamic times.
The latest offering from RingCube creates a VDI client that can be customized for each user, but still enables pooled licenses, easy updates and centralized control of settings.
- By Logan Harbaugh
Here are five random items that are worthy of comment.
A new microsite from CA aims to help its partners sell the CA Virtual portfolio and its customers to overcome "virtual stall."
Flings, SDKs, open source stuff ... there's more to free tools than ESXi and the vSphere client.
Last week, Oracle rolled out enhancements to its Sun Fire x86 product, bolstering the company's line of enterprise-class rackmount and blade servers for private cloud and highly virtualized deployments.
Opalis 6.3 can now manage clients through System Center Client Management Suite or Enterprise Client Access License.
With VMware vSphere 4.1 update 1 now generally available, what do you need to know about it and how do you upgrade to it? Let's find out.
Managers are asking the tough questions about public and private clouds and it boils down to one thing: trust.
- By Manny Vellon