Since early 2009, Citrix and VMLogix have partnered to include the VMLogix products with Citrix Essentials for the virtual lab component. This acquisition by Citrix will apply virtualization technology throughout the IT organization in a hypervisor neutral environment.
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The publication of the Open Cloud Manifesto is positive. The Cloud, driven by virtualization, is surfacing at the right time in the market and can advance computing in this generation.
The concept of “openness” is necessary for innovation to thrive. Publishing an open view with multiple and varied participants is an example of global lifecycle transformation where organizations work together across boundaries.
IBM, one of the key supporters of the Open Cloud Manifesto, has a long history of advancing collaboration around new technologies. In the 90’s, IBM attempted collaboration by creating consortium style companies such as Taligent and Kaleida. In the early part of this century, IBM was the leader of what has transformed in to Eclipse.org. This appears to be IBM’s attempt to get agreement on the Cloud at various levels.
It is clear that each organization in support of the Open Cloud Manifesto has an agenda based upon the Cloud. Agreement and discussion among a critical mass is a positive step to advancing Cloud technology.
We started the year with the New England Patriots posting an undefeated regular season record of 16 – 0. It appeared to be conclusive; the Patriots would win the Super Bowl – not so fast – the wild card New York Giants made an unpredictable and disruptive move by narrowly defeating the favored Patriots. It was inevitable that the Patriots lose at some point in the season, it just happened to be the last and most important game.
In July, the greatest sporting event, the Tour de France departed with no defending champion for the second consecutive year! Team Astana, with two of the three podium finishers of the 2007 race appeared to have very good odds of gaining one of the top three spots again. Surprise! Team Astana was banned and Team CSC with Carlos Sastre and company rode to an unpredictable and disruptive victory. It was inevitable that the Tour de France could not escape controversy.
Disruption and unpredictability seem to be the prevailing themes for 2008. In a year when radical and unexpected occurrences were commonplace, should technology be any different? Let’s take a look at the big issues that may have shocked us, but in reality, were inevitable...
Significant threats from hackers are a 24x7x365 reality and the costs of security breaches can be exponential. And, with the adoption of more distributed environments and cloud platforms, these risks are exacerbated. It is critical now more than ever to move from a defensive approach to security to a well-coordinated offensive plan.
This Market Snapshot report provides real-world data to help organizations justify the investment in operationalizing security through secure operations automation practices and solutions. Operationalizing security through the use of secure operations practices and solutions will help your organization:
Virtual lab management technology delivers immediate, measurable benefits and ROI. The ability to rapidly provision and deliver an environment for testing, development, sales, marketing, training, technical publications, support and other constituents in an organization enhances business alignment as it removes barriers and lowers costs, particularly capital expenditures (CAPEX).
Read this report to learn more about virtual lab technology and to help create a business case to justify the purchase.
Presentation slides from the joint Borland/VMware webcast with Theresa Lanowitz from voke talking about what it takes to test and deliver applications that hit their mark using virtualization. And why getting the most out of virtualization depends on how seamlessly it can be integrated with your software testing processes.
In this joint Borland/VMware webcast, Theresa Lanowitz from voke will talk about what it takes to test and deliver applications that hit their mark using virtualization. And why getting the most out of virtualization depends on how seamlessly it can be integrated with your software testing processes.Read More...