VMware plans to produce software that makes desktop virtualisation easier to deploy, the company announced at the VMworld Europe show this week.
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HP is launching four rack-mount servers for small and medium-sized businesses. The 1U HP ProLiant DL160 G5 and 2U ProLiant DL 180 G5 are sister products to the enterprise-level DL360 and the DL380, according to HP's server and storage VP Paul Miller. These are Intel-powered boxes, with the accompanying DL165 G5 and DL185 G5 housing AMD chips.
SWsoft has announced the release of the beta version of Parallels Server, the company's server virtualisation hypervisor.
Virtualisation will have the single largest impact on budgets for IT hardware and support over the next three years, a market that will be dominated by three large vendors, says a new study.
Global online backup services are poised for growth, according to research company IDC.
Blade server vendors are discussing some form of common format, according to Fujitsu Siemens' European Marketing manager Bernhard Brandwitte. This is despite denials in the past year from several of the leading vendors that they were discussing, or would be likely to discuss any such thing.
Benchmark wars are back in the virtualisation world as VMware rebutted Oracle's claim that its newly-released virtualisation hypervisor is three times faster than VMware's.
IBM has launched a program that it claimed allows mainframe users to monitor their systems' energy consumption in real-time.
HP has launched a blade chassis for mid-sized companies, following in the footsteps of IBM's BladeCenter S, which Big Blue preannounced in June.
Cisco has announced that it's integrating its VFrame Data Center with VMware Virtual Infrastructure. The networking company called it "a key solution for the Cisco vision of next generation data centers, called Data Center 3.0."
Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) has launched what it claims is the smallest and quietest server with the lowest carbon footprint currently available.
Blade Network Technologies (BNT) has announced the release of what it describes as the first IPv6-ready, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch module for HP's Bladesystem.
Sun Microsystems is launching a new blade server system that propels it into direct competition with blade market leaders IBM and HP.
VMware has released Ace 2 Enterprise edition, an update for its locked-down virtual machine generator.
Blade switch specialist, Blade Network Technologies, and 10 Gig Ethernet vendor NetXen have collaborated to deliver what they described as the industry's first solution offering 10GE connectivity for blade servers.