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  • Standout 2008 IT deals set to make a difference

    Technology mergers and acquisitions have soared since 2002, with buyers worldwide spending US$1.2 trillion to acquire nearly 14,000 companies in hardware, software and telecommunications, according to The 451 Group  and its mergers and acquisitions KnowledgeBase, a database of technology deals. Technology and telecom acquisitions in 2006 totaled $409 billion -- more than similar deals of 2002, 2003 and 2004 combined. In the first quarter this year, 20 deals exceeded $1 billion, while just 10 did so in last year's first quarter. But the most significant deals aren't necessarily the most expensive. Here are three technology mergers whose resulting products promise to have lasting influence in the enterprise.

  • VMworld a launching pad for virtualisation wares

    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.

  • Virtualisation specialist XenSource unveils OEM edition

    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.

  • Citrix to acquire Xensource for US$500M

    Citrix Systems plans to acquire virtualisation vendor Xensource for approximately US$500 million to enable the application delivery software vendor to enter both the server and desktop virtualisation markets.

  • Xensource opens virtualisation

    Server virtualisation vendor Xensource has added symmetric multiprocessing support for some versions of Windows to its Xenenterprise software, as well as backward compatibility for hosting non-SMP systems running Windows 2000 Server.

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  • Virtualisation's dangerous little secrets

    Everyone knows that server virtualisation shaves hardware clutter in the datacenter, boosts workloads, brings disaster recovery flexibility, slashes costs and basically saves the planet from nasty carbon emissions. But here's the dirty little secret: Many pitfalls await server virtualisation adopters, and a stumble can ruin all your virtual dreams.