Managing both the hardware and software of rivals has been a standard feature for management software vendors for years. Only recently however, have virtualization vendors begun to follow suit-offering the ability to manage not only their own virtual server environments, but those of competitors as well.
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VMware isn’t the only vendor unveiling technology at its annual conference. Several exhibitors, too, plan to demonstrate new wares at this week’s VMworld conference in San Francisco, which is expected to draw as many as 10,000 IT professionals.
XenSource — which Citrix Systems is in the process of acquiring — has announced a version of its open source Xen virtualisation hypervisor that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can embed in their servers and other devices.
HP on Tuesday announced a new appliance, software and services to protect data on HP servers and storage for regulatory compliance.
IBM unveiled a US$1 billion-a-year service initiative aimed at building and redesigning datacentres that consume less energy.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/cisco/">Cisco</a> Tuesday acquired file-area networking company NeoPath Networks for an undisclosed amount.
Novell in November quietly acquired a company whose resource virtualisation software is being used to bolster the data center automation capabilities of its Zenworks management package.
Hitachi Data Systems and Sun have entered into an agreement for Sun to resell Hitachi's high-end storage array and virtualization platform, according to sources close to the agreement.
EMC is expected to introduce on Feb. 20 a midrange storage array that is designed for workgroup or departmental use and features both iSCSI and Fibre Channel capability.
Seagate claims its new drive is the fastest available. Meanwhile ProStor announced a new high-capacity removable disk drive as a replacement for tape media for workstations and servers in small and midsize markets.
IBM's System z mainframe is a 'rising star' for reliability, security and management, according to a report from analyst firm Ptak, Noel & Associates.
Symantec snapped up continuous data protection vendor Revivio for an estimated US$20 million.
Brocade has released new software that lets IT administrators analyse and monitor changes to their storage-area networks.
Iomega (http://www.iomega.com/na/landing.jsp) Wednesday announced the availability of a removable disk backup (http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/sbt/2005/1003networker3.html) product that makes it easier for small businesses (http://www.networkworld.com/topics/smb.html) to protect data easier and faster.
VMware, an EMC company, Tuesday announced that it has acquired Akimbi Systems, which makes software that captures operating system, application and configuration images.