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3 New Virtualization, Cloud Products To Consider

I get so many press releases describing interesting products that I become frustrated because I can't write about them all. With that in mind, I present -- in very condensed form -- three noteworthy new debuts that came my way in the past week.

Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac: Parallels is an interesting company with solid technology that seems to operate under the covers. Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac is an updated version designed to provide experimental support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview, including simple download and automatic installation of Windows 8 via the Parallels New Virtual Machine Wizard. The update also adds experimental support for OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview as both a host and guest. Users can safely try Windows 8 Consumer Preview and OS X Mountain Lion in Parallel's Desktop 7 VMs to protect their Macs from potential mishaps or corruption of important files that can occur with previous versions of software.

Arkeia Software vmOneStep: This virtual appliance is a turn-key backup solution for VMware hypervisors packaged as a simple-to-install, single virtual machine, ready for deployment on any VMware vSphere, ESXi or ESX hypervisor. It auto-discovers, auto-includes, and auto-protects all VMs across multiple hypervisors in a single backup schedule. As an all-in-one, agentless backup solution for the entire organization. The vmOneStep virtual appliance supports not just VMware, but also Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.

Dome9 Lite Cloud: Here's a free cloud security service that provides centralized firewall management for an unlimited number of servers and clouds in virtual, private, cloud, co-located and hosted environments. The service offers GUI-based firewall management for an unlimited number of Windows and Linux servers and clouds. It also makes it simple to scale security to any sized infrastructure and ensure cloud server firewalls are not misconfigured or left unmanaged and exposed to brute force attacks and exploit vulnerabilities.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 03/12/2012 at 12:48 PM


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