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Dell Partners With Ubuntu for Linux Cloud Computing Technology
Dell is now set to integrate Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud on PowerEdge servers.

Dell Joins Novell for Linux Appliances
SUSE Linux Appliance program expands with Dell partnership.

Dell, HP Roll Out Virtual Solutions
Dell and HP announced new software offerings designed to make managing virtual environments easier. Is the future for server manufacturers virtual?

Pano Logic Updates Zero-Client Virtual Desktop
Pano Logic 4 adds new hardware and VDI management to the company's zero-client (not a thin client) release -- but some silicon remains.

Virtualization Technology Moves Forward As New Year Begins
With VMware's stock soaring to new heights, the future continues to look bright for virtualization. It's 2011 and virtualization no longer means just servers -- a recent CDW report finds desktop virtualization deployments on the rise.

Will VMware Bring Virtualization Technology to Your iPhone?
A recent deal between VMware and LG brings virtualization technology to the mobile device world. Could the iPhone be next?

Public Cloud Not Widely Used -- Yet
A new Cisco sponsored study of public cloud computing usage found deployments are still in the early stages, as security and stability top the list of concerns.

Paul Maritz Named Visionary CEO by chose VMware CEO Paul Maritz to receive a 2010 CEO Vision Award. The leader of the virtualization king pin was selected for his leadership in continuing to push the technology's value proposition forward.

Virtualization Deemed 'Disruptive' to HPC
Is virtualization really all that new to HPC?

ScaleMP Takes vSMP Up a Notch
Virtualization isn't just about slicing and dicing. Sometimes it's about bringing systems together, as ScaleMP demonstrates with its latest release of vSMP Foundation.

Virtualization Looms Large for Windows Server 2008, Fedora Updates
Virtualization and cloud were key components of two recent OS releases: Fedora Linux 14 and Windows Server 2008 SP1. Suddenly, the OS isn't such a dinosaur after all.

10 New Reasons to Virtualize Your Infrastructure
The cost savings that comes with virtualization makes an easy selling point, but there are other reasons the technology makes sense. Here are 10 reasons to consider virtualization that, although not top of mind, are worthy of consideration.

NEC Adds Hyper-V Fault Tolerance
NEC's FT Express5800 can now run Hyper-V, providing a new fault-tolerant virtualization environment for Windows shops. Can virtualized mission-critical apps be far behind?

Did Cloud Computing Jump the Shark?
Gartner sees cloud computing on its way to the Trough of Disillusionment, while IDC says cloud computing is the fastest growing IT segment.

Cisco Makes Virtual Switches Very Real
Cisco's virtual switches were designed for converged environments. For many early adopters, this means a smooth path to the cloud.

Simpana Aims to Simplify Storage Virtualization
With version 9 of its flagship product, Simpana, CommVault is taking a 'modern approach' to data management -- and the way it manages virtual machines is key.

Government Bodies Embrace Cloud Computing
Is government driving the cloud computing adoption bus? Limited budgets and expanding desktop computing costs made virtualization a popular choice among government entities, then the cloud beckoned.

After the Server Virtualization Tipping Point
Six months ago, IDC said new virtual servers will exceed physical server purchases in 2010. This week, Gartner said only 25 percent of all server workloads will be in a virtual machines this year. Can both be correct? Dell hopes so.

HDS, HP Intro SAN Arrays for the Virtualized Enterprise
HDS and HP unveil enterprise-class 3D SAN arrays designed to ease virtualization pain points.

Cisco, EMC and VMware Going Orange
New Flexible 4 Business alliance aims to deliver turnkey cloud computing services around the globe.

Use Virtual 8086 Mode to Secure Virtual Servers
'Security through virtualization' is a strategy that's bound to fail. So how do you protect your virtual machines? By testing virtualization systems methodically. One way to accomplish this is to break virtualization by switching to virtual 8086 mode.

KVM: Your Key to Open Source Server Virtualization
If fear is preventing you from making the change from a physical to virtual infrastructure, you must put that phobia aside and consider KVM, Red Hat's enterprise server virtualization alternative.

VMware, Novell to Dance Server Virtualization Tango
VMware may be in talks with Novell to purchase its SUSE Linux division. What could the server virtualization vendor want with an OS?

8 Conversations From the VMworld Show Floor
From cloud computing virtual to I/O and more, here are highlights of eight ServerWatch conversations had with vendors at VMworld.

Why Intel's Bullish on Virtualization
Chip giant experiments with "cubicle cluster computing" as it looks to maximize efficiencies in its sprawling IT infrastructure.

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