Ixia will unveil IxLoad-VM, a unique solution for testing virtualized data centers and their infrastructures, at VMWorld 2011. IxLoad-VM measures the quality and capacity of cloud data center components, applications, and networks to deliver effective cloud-based services.Vsitors to the show will be able to see IxLoad-VM demonstrations.
Virtualization results in significant savings through consolidation of infrastructure, yet also creates new problems with virtual machine sprawl and over-allocation of resources that often erode the efficacy of virtualized infrastructure. Gale Scheduler for VMware Clouds proactively controls VM sprawl by providing self-service scheduling and reservation of VMs for defined periods of time.
Citrix Systems today announced a new version of its Citrix XenDesktop product line, which offers increase device support and business personalization. The new XenDesktop 5.5 adds the "Personal vDisk" technology acquired earlier this month from RingCube to all editions of XenDesktop, making it far easier for customers to deploy highly personalized virtual desktops at a substantially lower cost.
Red Hat has announced the release of the Beta of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, the next-generation version of the company's end-to-end virtualization solution. With the release of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Beta, Red Hat previews new capabilities that build upon its industry-leading scalability and performance for both server virtualization and desktop virtualization use cases.
Astute Networks has announced the introduction of ViSX G3, an innovative performance solution for VMware virtualization environments. ViSX G3 enables faster, more widespread adoption of server and desktop virtualization, as well as cloud computing by delivering sustained random I/O performance, with optimized flash memory, to virtual machines (VMs) over standard local area networks.
Xsigo Systems has announced the Xsigo Server Fabric, the industry's first fully virtualized infrastructure for cloud-optimized data centers. The Xsigo Server Fabric enables one-click network connections from virtual machines to any data center resource -- including servers, networks, storage, and other virtual machines -- to accelerate the management of virtualized data centers. Xsigo's Server Fabric technology eliminates the last remaining hardware constraints on the agility and scalability of the cloud.
Citrix Systems has announced it has closed the acquisition of RingCube, a leader in user personalization technology for virtual desktops. The innovative technology from RingCube accelerates virtual desktop adoption by eliminating the tradeoff between user personalization and centralized IT management. When combined with a desktop virtualization product like Citrix XenDesktop, RingCube makes it easier for IT to give each user a personalized virtual desktop, dramatically reduces the cost of storage, and simplifies the move from physical to virtual desktops.
Avnet Technology Solutions has announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Microsoft Corporation to focus on the virtualization market. Under this agreement, Avnet will help Microsoft develop and build its U.S. channel for virtualization solutions targeted to small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers, including Microsoft's System Center products.
Belkin has announced a strategic partnership with ClearCube, a provider of virtual desktop products for cloud computing, rack-mounted secure workstations, and blade PCs. The partnership will yield the ClientCube, an industry-first solution designed to allow government employees to securely switch between different virtualized networks that are on separate zero clients.
IGEL Technology, the world’s leading provider of Linux-based thin clients, has expanded its existing collaboration with Red Hat. Effective immediately, all Linux-based thin client solutions available from IGEL can also be used as customized end-user devices for accessing virtual desktops provisioned by means of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops. As a result, both companies together now offer a high-performance, open source solution for accessing Windows or Linux-based virtual desktops.