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Willem ter Harmsel

If you're pondering a startup, go for big data. This VC might fund you

CEO interview blog Enterprise software venture capital firm Atlantic Capital Partners backs a number of up-and-coming startups, including Amplidata, Racktivity and Torch, the firm behind data analytics tool Graylog2. But what makes the firm's partners decide which firms to take a gamble on? ACP was founded in 2010 and invests, at the growth …
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Clouds rain money for Citrix in Q1

Citrix Systems's acquisition strategy over the past decade has clearly paid off, with the company making yet another transformation and carving itself out niches in virtualization, network and application acceleration, and now cloudy infrastructure and now giving it a strong revenue stream. In the first quarter ended March, …
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Before 'the cloud' was cool: Virtualising the un-virtualisable

Buzzwords often have very short lifetimes in IT. Today it's cloud computing, but there would be no infinitely scalable cloud without the previous "big new thing": virtualisation. We take it for granted now, but it's worth remembering that it is still quite a new and relatively immature technology, with a long way to go. In …
Liam Proven, 11 Jul 2011

Hyperic claims XenServer 'first'

LinuxWorld 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, 4 Aug 2008

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

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
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SWsoft strokes Apple with Parallels Server beta

SWsoft has issued the sort of anticipated beta release of a hypervisor-style server virtualization product - Parallels Server. We say sort of anticipated because it's not at all clear how SWsoft's latest play will be received by the market. To date, the company has focused on selling server virtualization software (Virtuozzo) …
Ashlee Vance, 9 Jan 2008

VMware dangles Server 2 beta

Virtualization types will now find a fresh beta of VMware's Server 2 software out in the wild. VMware Server has been VMware's response to rivals who opted to give away their base server virtualization software. VMware used to sell GSX Server - a lower-end package than its flagship ESX Server - until replacing it with Server …
Ashlee Vance, 13 Nov 2007

How to escape the clutches of world+dog's VMware fetish

Interview The polite thing to do after interviewing a high-powered CEO is to wrap the executive in a certain amount of praise. If you're a contemporary, backbone-infused journalist, you lather up that praise and then counter it with a helping of critical insinuations. The trick comes from being firm and aggressive but not too insulting. …
Ashlee Vance, 31 Oct 2007

SWsoft tries to virtualize China before VMware speaks the language

Virtualization player SWsoft hopes to continue its Chinese invasion via a new deal with local hardware heavyweight Inspur. While the likes of IBM, HP and Dell sell more servers in China, Inspur ranks as the top homegrown seller of corporate hardware. The company has now agreed to add a virtualization software component to its …
Ashlee Vance, 27 Oct 2007
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XenSource preaches the joy of platform virtualization

Interop The virtualization hypervisor belongs in server hardware - not in the operating system. So says Xensource, friend and partner of the operating system giants Microsoft, Red Hat and Novell. "Hypervisor will be delivered in hardware. In my view, it's a separate layer [from the operating system] because it's part of the box," …
Paula Rooney, 24 Oct 2007

Dell to embed Xen hypervisor in PowerEdge servers

Citrix Systems has wrangled Dell as the first Tier 1 server vendor to embed the Xen hypervisor in its x86 servers. The announcement comes just one day after Citrix completed its $500m purchase of the open-source virtualization firm, XenSource. Beginning next year, Dell's PowerEdge server line will have the option of shipping …
Austin Modine, 23 Oct 2007

Citrix kicks off XenSource era by going bandwagon mad

Citrix will try to impress customers with a healthy dose of the new and old at its iForum conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. Predictably, the new bits stem from Citrix's plans with the freshly acquired XenSource software, while most of the "old" bits concern additions to the venerable Presentation Server. The first …
Ashlee Vance, 22 Oct 2007

Citrix preaches 'second mover advantage' over VMware

Analysis Pop quiz. You’re a $7bn software company that has all the sex appeal of a shy potato. What do you do? Buy XenSource, of course. In August, Citrix dug deep and found $500m to acquire XenSource – a company expected to bring in all of $8m this year, according to our sources. In an instant, this deal transformed Citrix from a …
Ashlee Vance, 18 Oct 2007

Citrix adds OS provisioning to lineup

Ten months after the Ardence acquisition, Citrix is ready to add the technology to its lineup. What was once Ardence's on-demand provisioning technology has become Citrix Provisioning Server. It's designed to stream datacenter and desktop operating systems and workloads to both virtual and physical machines from a central …
Austin Modine, 11 Oct 2007

VMware makes storage fluid

Fresh off a blockbuster IPO and its user conference, VMware has divulged details around upcoming additions to its flagship software. Out of all the new bits and bobs in ESX Server 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5, customers may find some storage tools most appealing. VMware has crafted a storage replica of its VMotion technology used …
Ashlee Vance, 8 Oct 2007
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Virtualization standards becoming a reality

As the virtualization market continues to expand, concerns over incompatibility between virtual machines from VMware, XenSource and Microsoft are unsurprisingly growing with it. That's why several key players in the industry are collaborating to help stamp out yet another proprietary hydra, before it reaches an apex of …
Austin Modine, 13 Sep 2007

VMware unveils 32MB version of ESX Server

The rumors about VMware putting ESX Server on dietary supplements have been confirmed. The virtualization darling today revealed ESX Server 3i - a super-thin hypervisor that will be built into the memory of servers from companies such as Dell, HP and IBM. We've been writing about the so-called ESX Lite for some time now, …
Ashlee Vance, 10 Sep 2007

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