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6 Hit Virtualization Products, 1 Hot Month

Sometimes, trying to keep up with the gusher of new product announcements is a hopeless pursuit. With that in mind, I offer capsule descriptions of some of the products that have recently graced my e-mail box:

Atlantis Computing -- Atlantis ILIO for Citrix XenApp: Atlantis claims this new capability addresses the difficulties users feel when attempting to virtualize Citrix XenApp deployments (no easy or quick task). The product reduces provisioning time, improves the user experience and reduces the amount of storage by up to 90 percent (welcome news) when running XenApp in virtual environments.

Flexera Software -- AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment: Calling this new offering "an essential migration tool," Flexera says it accelerates migration to user-centric computing and VDI environments, while cutting the costs of meeting desktop virtualization objectives. The product is customizable, enabling users to tailor the assessment to their unique environments.

Veeam Software -- Veeam Management Pack (MP) 10-pack: This gratis offering is a System Center 2012 monitoring solution for VMware that is aimed at new Veeam MP customers. Capabilities include the protection of investments in Systems Center, unified physical and virtual infrastructures from one console, and savings accrued from not needing additional monitoring frameworks.

Doyenz -- Spring 12 release: This interation includes the new rCloud Agent for VMware vSphere and platform-wide enhancements. Targeted at SMBs, the Doyenz rCloud Agent for vSphere enables customers to restore their environments in 15 minutes or less, providing access to applications and data in the event of on-premise failure.

SunGard Availability Services -- Enterprise Cloud Services Portfolio: Low-key but longlasting Sungard Availability Services updates its cloud package with a new Managed Workflow feature that builds on the company's IaaS capabilities by helping customers toproactively cut back the risk and exposure associated with making system changes to live cloud environments.

DynamicOps -- Hyper-V and System Center integration: With this new product, customers can exploit both past and future investments in System Center while taking advantage of "robust automation" to simplify the provisioning and ongoing management of Hyper-V implementations. In summation, the release declares it is now easy for enterprises to create scalable, user-aware, cost-effective, private clouds.

Liquidware Labs -- Financial report (sort of): And finally, a tip of the hat to Liquidware Labs, which has a lot of smart people, claims it doubled Q1 year-over-year revenues, and says that during March, it struck more deals than in any other month in its history. They do everything but tell you how much money they made, but we'll take their word for it.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 04/20/2012 at 12:48 PM


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