Computer hardware platforms, storage devices and computer network resources are all going virtual. Keep up with the trends here.
Red Hat made a lot of noise with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) back in November 2009. But the open source company has been pretty quiet about RHEV since that time. Until now. Arriving this week is RHEV Beta 2.2 — with a bunch of new features. More than a server strategy, RHEV also has […]
AMD is brandishing some big guns. In the server sector, AMD has upped the ante with the “world’s first” 8- and 12-core x86 processors. AMD promises their new Opteron 6100 series CPU is going to be blowing rivals (trading under the symbol INTC) out of the water. Is AMD right? Here’s some perspective for VARs working in the server sector…
Microsoft has unveiled Office Communication Server 14. If your customers are looking for that all-in-one VOIP, instant message, e-mail and unified communication server program, Microsoft wants to talk to you. Microsoft showed off OCS 14 this week at VoiceCon in Orlando. Here’s some perspective. Of course, we’ve got to give a tip of the hat […]
Spiceworks, the totally free IT management software provider, has released a new version of their namesake product that brings, among other things, virtualization management capabilities. Here’s some analysis. Initially, we expressed some skepticism about the Austin-based Spiceworks’ business model. But Spiceworks seems to keep on attracting customers and MSPs with its efforts. The new release […]
Here’s an interesting combination: Siemens Enterprise Communications and VMware are connecting the dots between unified communications and virtualization. Here’s the story, which emerged at the VoiceCon trade show, and the implications for channel partners.
ADTRAN, the networking company known for their communications and “last mile” work, says they’ve expanded opportunities for channel partners who are looking to target vertical markets. And how are they doing this? The answer involves unified communications… ADTRAN is going to be providing a customized “Unified Communications NetVanta Business Application Server,” which means it has included […]
When you think SAN you might think expensive hardware solutions to expensive storage problems. But CORAID has a few technological tricks up their sleeve. They claim to leverage existing technology, and turn it into a storage solutions for pennies on the dollar. And they’re doing it all through the channel.
The Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) battle is getting aggressive. The latest move involves Microsoft and Citrix ganging up against VMware, hoping to switch VMware customers over to VDI solutions that leverage Microsoft and Citrix virtualization technologies. Microsoft is also changing its Windows licensing model to potentially speed VDI deployments. Here’s the scoop. At first glance, […]
Paragon Software, whose expertise is in data management and security, is launching Virtualization Manager 2010 Corporate Edition. The software could help VARs and solutions providers with Windows environment software migrations. Here’s a quick look at the potential benefits. Virtualization Manager 2010 Corporate has been designed with — you guessed it — the corporate environment in […]
Wanova is a software virtualization company that’s making some ripples in the big virtualization pool. Launching today comes some new Distributed Desktop Virtualization software and it’s designed to cut costs and be future proof. Does that sound too good to be true? Here’s the deal on the new offering… Wanova is making some waves with […]
VMWare, one of the most prominent names in virtualization, is launching Workstation Version 7.1 as a public beta release. The best part is, it’s free ’till May. What are the new features? Read on…
Obviously, we’re not moving a whole version number here, so we’re not going to be bumping up anything tremendous, but there are a nice slew of new features and according to VMWare “hundreds of minor improvements”…