ScaleMP took the wraps off vSMP Foundation 3.0, the latest iteration of its server virtualization for aggregation platform that reportedly features unlimited modular scaling, increased performance with scalable backplane bandwidth and expanded hardware support. ScaleMP builds on the power of Intel Nehalem-EX and Westmere-EP processors to create "virtual symmetric multiprocessing systems from two to 128 nodes, enabling users to create the largest x86 shared-memory system available." The company also previewed its VM-on-VM technology, which "consolidates multiple servers running KVM and Xen virtualization software on a virtual system allowing the virtualization software to use the aggregated virtual server resources." The payoff: increased system utilization, enhanced application performance and additional IT infrastructure flexibility.
Wanova used Citrix Synergy as a platform to offer its twist on desktop virtualization by unveiling a beta program for its Wanova Mirage desktop virtualization software package. Created with the idea of managing, supporting and protecting remote PCs, Wanova Mirage 1.5 adds end points running Windows 7 in addition to Windows XP. The package also raises the bar on storage efficiency and enables IT managers to have a clearer view of their distributed desktop infrastructures. More information on the Wanova Mirage 1.5 beta program is available here.
AppZero Server virtualization is alive and well at AppZero, which is "scooping and moving" groups of virtualized server apps across data center and cloud environments without an OS via AppZero Release 4.5 of its Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) suite. AppZero says VAA automates and enhances the process of moving multi-application workloads, and in the process provides enterprises with an on-demand way to run server-side apps where and when they want. According to the company, "Now all the applications on a machine can be scooped up without the OS and the applications are packaged as a VAA, making them mobile from another server, or from the data center to the cloud. Pricing is $500 per OS instance with a purchase of 10, regardless of the number of processors. The beta and a free, two-week trial version of AppZero 4.1 is available here for Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 7. General availability begins June 19.
Posted by Bruce Hoard on 06/04/2010 at 12:48 PM
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