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New Wares from Embotics, Spoon and Wanova

VMworld Day 3: New products of note have been released/shipped from Embotics, Spoon and Wanova.

Embotics took its place in the VMworld product parade with V-Commander 3.6, a management package created to optimize the growth of virtual environments while simultaneously building cloud foundations. Embotics says the new product gives organizations complete control of virtual environments without requiring them to expend the time, money and other resources usually associated with deploying enterprise virtualization management solutions.

Key V-Commander 3.6 components include self-service portal and scheduled reporting; capacity, configuration and performance management; realtime VM inventory and reporting; complete management and auditing; troubleshooting tools; and multi-hypervisor support, including Microsoft and VMware.

Spoon has made a big hit with its splashy, non-corporate marketing designs, and an even bigger hit with its nifty Spoon Server, which enables enterprises and software publishers to launch applications out of the box without unwieldy installs.

The company upped the ante by announcing the immediate availability of Spoon Virtual Application Studio 2011, which enables Spoon customers--ranging from Autodesk, Novell, and the U.S. Marine Corps--to virtualize their existing Windows-based apps "for instant, zero-install deployment in standalone executables, on private clouds or over the Web."

Spoon Virtual Application Studio 2011 supports the virtualization of 64-bit applications and the .NET 4.0 Framework, in addition to numerous new application templates, including Microsoft Office 2010, Internet Explorer 6,7,8, and 9, Mozilla Firefox 2, 3, and 4, and Google Chrome 4,5, and 6. In addition, it includes support for executing legacy apps side-by-side on Windows 7.

Wanova is another desktop virtualization newcomer that offers solutions designed to improve the way customers support, manage and protect their desktops and laptops. Yesterday, the company announced that Durable Data Corporation (DDC), a service provider focused on onsite and cloud-based offerings, is now deploying solutions jointly supported by it and VMware. Specifically, DDC is now able to manage its customers' desktops, whether they are distributed or centralized, virtual or physical--or a combination of thereof.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 09/01/2010 at 12:48 PM


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