Desktop Virtualization


Microsoft To Acquire Desktop Virt Vendor Kidaro

Microsoft today announced its intent to acquire Kidaro, a Redwood City, Calif.-based provider of enterprise desktop virtualization software.

Lawsuit May Have Driven Vista Virtualization

Court papers suggest that Microsoft's change of heart earlier this year to open up Windows Vista virtualization licensing may have been influenced by litigation.

Microsoft Launches Key 2008 Products in Los Angeles

Redmond officially rolls out Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles event.

VMware Moves to Automation

One of the great things about virtualization is that it makes it incredibly easy to add a new server -- or 10, or 100 new servers.

M&A: Virtually Unlimited Opportunity

Citrix CEO Mark Templeton says his company's acquisition of virtualization vendor XenSource has created a fast-growing joint channel for partners as well.

Study Highlights Use, Challenges, and Future of Virtualization

Although 54 percent of large enterprises around the globe rate management of their virtual server environment as a critical or high IT priority, fewer than half (45 percent) think their companies are doing it effectively, according to CA's global survey about virtualized environments released this week.

Sun To Acquire Virtualization Developer

Sun Microsystems yesterday announced plans to purchase German software developer innotek, the maker of VirtualBox, a set of open source x86 virtualization tools for home and enterprise users.

Canonical Offers Parallels for Ubuntu

Late last week, Canonical Ltd. announced that Ubuntu users will now be able to access the Parallels Workstation virtualization software through the Ubuntu Partner Repository.

Microsoft Will Release Vista SP1 Early to 'Technical Customers'

Microsoft reversed an earlier decision that would have forced IT pros to wait until mid-March to get their hands on Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

Study: Servers Lead Virtualization Pack

A global enterprise virtualization survey released today confirms that virtualization is becoming stronger and stronger in the enterprise, with server virtualization leading the wave.

IBM, Sun Make Ambitious 'Virtual' Announcements

Virtualization took center stage again last week, as both IBM and Sun unveiled ambitious new virtual offerings

Virtualization Software Watch: Parallels Containers 4.0, Wyse's Desktop USB Solution, Xsigo's Director with VMware

This week Parallels Inc. announced the general release of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0, a new version of its server virtualization software for data centers.

IBM Goes After SMB Virtualization with PowerVM Express

Yesterday IBM announced the release of PowerVM Express and a new Power6 microprocessor which, when combined, will bring new efficiencies to virtualization for small- and medium-size businesses, it said.

VMware Updates Desktop Manager, Integrates with VDI

Yesterday VMware announced it has released a live version of Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2 and integrated it with its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure management product.

Microsoft Reveals Its Virtualization Vision

VMware might be far out in front, but don't count Microsoft out.