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Kaspersky's Security for Virtualization pushed to XenServer and HyperV

Kaspersky is extending its Security for Virtualuzation Light Agent security tool to the Citrix XenServer and Microsoft HyperV platforms. The company said that the Light Agent tool will launch on April 22 with XenServer and HyperV support as well as new options for VMware's vSphere hypervisor. The company will continue to …
Shaun Nichols, 15 Apr 2014

Citrix open sources XenServer hypervisor to chase clouds

The XenServer hypervisor is going back to its open source roots, now that Citrix Systems has decided to let go of the code behind its commercial-grade variant of the Xen server virtualization tool. Xen came out of Cambridge University by storm a decade ago, spawning XenSource to offer tech support for the product. For a while in …

Citrix XenServer 6.1 fires live VMs from cannon across servers

Citrix Systems is still in the server virtualization hypervisor racket, although it doesn't make as much noise about it as it used to. The company has released XenServer 6.1 with a bunch of new features that make it competitive with VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, which is good for existing Xen customers but probably will not …
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Citrix stretches XenServer 6.0 to cover bigger iron

Citrix Systems doesn't make a lot of noise about server virtualization these days, now that the two founders of the Xen project have left to start Bromium. But the company, and the open source Xen project that it sponsors, continues to hammer out code to make Xen a credible alternative to VMware's ESXi, Microsoft's Hyper-V, and …
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Hyperic claims XenServer 'first'

Hyperic will claim a first this week when it adds support for Citrix Systems' XenServer virtualization stack to its open-source monitoring and management suite. Hyperic HQ for XenServer, due to be announced today, will provide information on performance, logs, configuration and security from host machines and virtual instances …
Gavin Clarke, 04 Aug 2008

GreenBytes' data smite knight gets Citrix green light

GreenBytes' all-flash IO Offload Engine has been certified by Citrix as compatible with XenServer, clearing the way for it to accelerate the cloudy outsourcer's virtual desktops. The GreenBytes strategy has been to retire from the general-purpose all-flash storage array market - and concentrate on the virtual desktop (VDI) …
Chris Mellor, 29 Apr 2013
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Citrix touts XenServer hypervisor ramp

Citrix Systems - which has made a good living peddling products that allow desktop users to run server-based applications - wants to make even more money with desktop and server virtualization. The only problem is that VMware got started earlier and has the lion's share of the market. That's why in February, Citrix put out its …
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Citrix ships XenServer 5.5

Citrix Systems today announced that its XenServer 5.5 hypervisor for servers and its related tools for managing virtual machines are now shipping. Let the battle for whatever budget dollars are available for x64 server virtualization projects begin. Microsoft, VMware, and XenServer are going to be engaged in a price war that …
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Citrix undercuts VMware with XenServer giveaway

IT vendors like to try to steal each other's thunder when they know their rival is making announcements. But Citrix Systems today might have stole some lightening too as it revamps its XenServer stack and announces a deep partnership with Microsoft concerned with server virtualization. Tomorrow, VMware will open up the VMworld …

Citrix debuts XenServer 4.1 with simpler pricing

After what would appear to be months of dragging its feet with the XenSource code, Citrix Systems today marched out the final version of XenServer 4.1. The last time upgrade to the virtualization package was in August - around the time Citrix bought Xensource for $500m. The upgrade has some 50 features added to the software — …
Austin Modine, 31 Mar 2008
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Mirantis: Hey guys, here's an idea - we're putting 'open' in OpenStack

OpenStack consultancy Mirantis has launched a distribution of the cloud operating system that it says is "lock-in free" – which makes us wonder just how the numerous other distributions aren't. The company announced the release of "Mirantis OpenStack" on Monday, and claimed that its version of the open-source cloud control freak …
Jack Clark, 21 Oct 2013
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Citrix XenServer 5.5 cleared for June landing

VMware and Citrix seem to be in a match to see who can talk most about products that are not yet shipping. Citrix tried to spoil VMware's vSphere launch when it announced its partnership with Microsoft and its radically reduced pricing for the XenServer stack back on February 23. That was the day before VMworld Europe started, …
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Citrix lets Microsoft Azure spew virtual desktops from the heavens

Will companies want to host virtual PCs in the cloud? Microsoft and Citrix Systems think so. For a certain set of PC users – even those accessing traditional Windows PC applications from a tablet or smartphone that is not running Windows – not only is a physical PC not a necessity, but neither is a data center serving up virtual …

HP stuffs XenServer into ProLiants

Er, before we get to HP's rather unfortunate "iVirtualization" roll out, we'll note that HP plans to offer Citrix's XenServer software as a pre-installed option across the ProLiant server line. Starting March 31, customers can purchase servers with XenServer burned into memory - or rather burned into a USB stick that plugs into …
Ashlee Vance, 20 Mar 2008
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Citrix heads for clouds, HA with XenServer 5

When Citrix Systems shelled out $500m a little more than a year ago to buy XenSource, the commercial operation behind the open source Xen hypervisor, the company made it clear that it was going to put Xen at the heart of its systems software, mixing and matching it in interesting ways with other products. Today, Citrix is going …
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HotLink rolls VMware virty servers out to the Amazon cloud

The latest product from server virtualization control freak upstart HotLink, called DR Express, was borne out of the company's need to have better disaster recovery for its own internal development cluster. And now, HotLink is ready to take it to the VMware masses. HotLink uncloaked from stealth mode two years ago with a product …
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HotLink punts freebie SuperVisor virty control freak

The SuperVisor control freak that lets VMware vCenter to do unnatural things to non-VMware hypervisors and clouds is getting a 2.0 rev with a bunch of new features. This update comes just as HotLink, the company behind the tool, has decided to make it up in volume and provide a full and freebie version of SuperVisor that we can …
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Citrix hits turbulence, cuts profit outlook

Citrix Systems is the latest big IT vendor in the Q1 earnings season to report unexpected delays in closing orders, particularly with its key XenDesktop application and desktop virtualization product. The company has cut profit expectations for Q2 and for the full year, sending shares down seven per cent to just under $63 a pop …

Citrix gets around to XenServer update

A few months ago Citrix told us it would use XenSource as a weapon, pushing prices of virtualization software down far below what VMware currently offers. Now we're wondering what happened to Citrix's guts. Citrix this week issued a fresh release of XenSource's old flagship code. It's now shopping a beta for Version 4.1 of …
Ashlee Vance, 12 Feb 2008

Rackspace cuts network bandwidth prices on its cloud

Rackspace, which bills itself as "the open cloud company", is cutting prices in its ongoing effort to tear a chunk or three of business away from closed source Amazon Web Services, the public-cloud leader. Amazon didn't just build the first viable public cloud, it keeps cutting the price on its various compute, storage, and …
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Stratus load balances virty machines across Avance clusters

On the heels of its acquisition of high-availability server maker Marathon Technologies at the end of September and the revamping of its ftServer fault tolerant servers earlier that month, Stratus Technologies is tweaking its Avance clustering software for server hypervisors and their virtual machines to allow load balancing …
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Stratus slides Avance virtual clusters onto Xeon E5 servers

Stratus Technologies has revved up Avance, its high-availability clustering software that hosts virtual servers. The fault-tolerant server maker tweaked the product to run on Intel's new Xeon E5 processors while at the same time boosting the scalability of the system's underlying hypervisor. The initial Avance product was …

Amazon lets you barf VMs out of EC2

If you want to be the public cloud of choice, as Amazon Web Services most certainly does, then you need to have a rich set of tools that allows companies to take virtual server instances running inside their data centers and suck them onto the EC2 cloud and link them into S3 or EBS storage. But you also need to be able to let …
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Report: EMC, IBM sniffing around hoster SoftLayer

SoftLayer's public cloud business has IBM and EMC sniffing around for a reported $2bn buyout as both companies look to bolster their own networks. IBM has made no secret of its plans to build up its cloud computing and storage business. And EMC's server virtualization and cloud controller minion VMware said earlier this week …

Verizon Terremark backs Xen-CloudStack combo for clouds

Hot on the heels of the open source Xen hypervisor being moved over to the Linux Foundation as an official collaborative project, Citrix Systems, which has controlled the Xen community as well as the open source CloudStack cloud controller that is one of the viable alternatives to OpenStack, has scored the Terremark cloud …

Rackspace floats virty router and firewall into its clouds

Moving to clouds should mean breaking free of all kinds of specific hardware devices and running as much software as possible on generic virtual machines – which is why Rackspace Hosting is partnering with Brocade Communications to bring its Vyatta vRouter software to its public and private clouds. Brocade has been gradually …
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Mellanox adds VM-flitting to ConnectX-3 server adapters

Switch and adapter maker Mellanox Technologies added support for virtual LAN overlays to its Ethernet switches late last year and now it is building in support for the two primary overlays into its ConnectX-3 server adapters to match. Virtual LAN overlays make Layer 3 routing between networks invisible to those networks and look …

VMTurbo 'invisible hand' control freak grabs more virty servers

There are a lot of tools out there to allow system administrators to monitor the various aspects of virtual computing capacity and help them figure out how to manage its use. But VMTurbo wants to get humans out of the way and automate the allocation of resources using the "invisible hand" of market economics - pushing the admins …

Xen hypervisor gets tech preview support for ARM processors

The Xen Project, which is now part of the Linux Foundation and which is responsible for extending the open source virtualization hypervisor formerly controlled by Citrix Systems, has updated Xen with a new 4.3 release that brings it to ARM processors. In a blog post, George Dunlap, a senior engineer at Citrix Systems in charge …
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Dell inhales Gale Technologies to blow away cloud rivals

Texan tech titan Dell is trying to turn itself into Big Blue, just like HP, Oracle, and Cisco Systems: its data center business was the one bright spot in its dismal third quarter financials reported last night. As we said at the end of our report that with $11.3bn in cash and equivalents in the bank, we would not be surprised …
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Nvidia gets into the server biz with Visual Computing Appliance

If you want to virtualize workstations and run them on shared infrastructure, or build a giant renderfarm to make the next blockbuster movie or video game, then Nvidia has a server for you. It's called the Visual Computing Appliance, and as the name suggests, it is aimed at important workloads such as running Crysis, at least …
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Dell control freaks its own hardware stacks, VMware and Microsoft hypervisors

The ownership of Dell, the company, may be in flux, but Dell's aspirations in the software business are clear, and with the launch of a new control freak for Dell Active Infrastructure integrated systems, Dell wants companies to use its system and hypervisor management tools instead of alternatives from hypervisor makers such as …
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Backup bods Veeam quietly gobbling up ever-greater market share

Backup software supplier Veeam is quietly doing extraordinary things; it's growing its backup business while touting their latest software as a means to continue growing its market share. Veeam is privately-owned and focusses on virtual machine backup. It has no venture capital funding as far as we can tell. Despite that, it's …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2013

Citrix morphs from Windows app virtualizer to all app mobilizer

In its last quarter Citrix has blasted past analyst expectations and produced a very healthy set of results and predicting that revenues will hit the $3bn mark for the year. A decade ago, Citrix Systems was a Windows app virtualizer that existed largely at the mercy of Microsoft even though it has plenty of clever technology. …

VMTurbo brings 'invisible hand' to storage, fabrics, and public clouds

Flush with a $7.5m cash infusion back in early May, VMTurbo is taking its economic scheduling engine, inspired by Adam Smith's "invisible hand", to more clouds and more devices. With Operations Manager 4.0, the company is supporting a wider array of hypervisors and cloud controllers, and is branching out to storage arrays and – …
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HotLink's SuperVisor hooks deeper into VMware

HotLink, the startup that came out of stealth last year with a kind of über-visor for managing incompatible hypervisors all from the same console, is beefing up its integration with VMware's vCenter management console. Lynn LeBlanc and Richard Offer, the founders of FastScale Technology, a company that created some very clever …

Dell tweaks Foglight virty management to control freak VDI, storage

Quest Software ate Vizioncore and VKernel, and Dell bought Quest. Now their products have to be rationalized, so in conjunction with the launch of what would have been a rev of the VKernel Operations Suite, Dell has decided to put the Foglight brand on its server, storage, and network monitoring and management tools, and thus …
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Stratus runs Marathon after high-availability server rival gobble

Stratus Technologies, the maker of high-availability software and fault-tolerant servers, has snapped up rival Marathon Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The purchase locks up a niche market and keeps Marathon's wares out of the hands of larger rivals, which might have otherwise grabbed it to bolster their server or …
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Rackspace wolfs down own OpenStack dog food

Rackspace Hosting, the service provider that helped launch the open source OpenStack cloud controller along with NASA's Ames Research Center two years ago, has finally become its own OpenStack Fanatic. Rackspace has now gone live with the Nova compute cloud controller and other elements of OpenStack behind its production Cloud …
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GaleForce control freak paints clouds KVM red

Gale Technologies, one of the many companies that wants to manage your private and public clouds, has revved up its GaleForce cloud control freak to 6.0, and is improving its support for XenServer-based clouds and adding KVM to the mix. While many cloud control tool vendors are coming at the market for a heritage in systems …

Big Switch Networks stuffs $25m more down its trousers

Quasi-stealth virtual networking startup Big Switch Networks has bagged its second pile of cash from venture capitalists, who hope to rake in the big bucks from the software-defined networks (SDN) craze – particularly after they missed the money train that was Nicira, which server-virtualization juggernaut VMware shelled out $1. …
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Citrix pushes the pedal on NetScaler appliance metal

Citrix Systems made a lot of noise by acquiring XenSource a few years back for a half billion bucks, but it still makes a lot of money from its NetScaler line of web application acceleration appliances. These include physical implementations (MPX), virtual ones (VPX) running inside of virtual machines, and the high-end ones for …
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VMware goes after biz critical apps with vSphere 5.5

Server virtualization juggernaut VMware has been talking about the software-defined data center (SSDC) for so long that you have to stop and remember that all of the software that enables this strategy is not actually available. But at VMworld 2013 this week in San Francisco, Virtzilla will be rolling out some major pieces of …

Cisco ports Nexus 1000V virtual switch to Microsoft's Hyper-V

Upstart server-maker Cisco is bounding around the Microsoft Management Summit this week in Las Vegas to talk about how it is plugging its technologies into Redmond's cloud stack. First up, as it promised it would do back in the summer of 2011, Cisco has ported its Nexus 1000V virtual switch to run atop Microsoft's Hyper-V server …
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Virtualization market faces shake-up

Server virtualization is perhaps not as pervasive as many believe, and customers are not as locked into any particular hypervisor as many companies peddling this magic software layer might hope. This info comes from the latest V-Index survey from Veeam Software, a maker of add-on management tools for VMware's ESXi hypervisor, …
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Citrix preps own version of OpenStack

Citrix has announced that it will offer its own version of OpenStack, the open source "infrastructure cloud" platform originally created by NASA and Rackspace. On Tuesday, during a conference with reporters, Citrix chief marketing officer Wes Wasson said that the company would be a "flag bearer" for the OpenStack project and …
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NEC uncloaks freebie virtual switch for Hyper-V

Japanese server and switch provider NEC jumped out in front of other players in the market with an OpenFlow controller for managing forwarding tables and network workflow in virtualized switches, and now it has coded up its own virtual switch that runs inside of Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor. Like server virtualization rival …
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Cisco puts a virty router in the clouds

Nothing is what it appears to be in the data center any more. Servers have integrated storage and switching, routers and switches are getting servers. And virtual switches and now virtual routers are running inside of servers and blade enclosures. Nothing seems to know its proper place any more. Maybe it is convergence. Maybe …
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Stratus girds fault-tolerant servers with Xeon E5s

When it comes to hardware-based fault-tolerant computing on x86 iron, there's really only two games in town: NEC and Stratus Technologies. For the past several generations of machines, these two companies have partnered, with Stratus essentially taking NEC's iron and weaving in its own system tools, packaging and pricing. …

Microsoft assembles a private cloud so you don't have to

The backbone of a cloud is infrastructure. At its core, it is an attempt to deliver compute power, networking and storage as efficiently and responsively as possible. Every serious public cloud player has its own industry-leading approach. From cookie sheet computing to custom networking gear to open-sourced infrastructure, …
Trevor Pott, 11 Jun 2012