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Microsoft and Citrix Boost Desktop Virtualization Efforts

Microsoft is expanding its desktop virtualization portfolio with improved licensing changes and technology upgrades and an extended pact with Citrix Systems.

IBM Launches Public Cloud Service

Big Blue is latest to add a commercial cloud infrastructure

RSA Keynote: Cloud's Future Depends on Security

Cloud computing has the ability to transform IT , but its success depends on security, said Art Coviello on Tuesday in his opening keynote.

CA Acquires 3tera

CA on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire closely held 3tera Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

VMware, Cisco, NetApp in Cloud Security Effort

VMware last week teamed up with Cisco and NetApp to promote a virtualized datacenter offering geared toward shared or public cloud environments.

CA Taps Bill McCracken As New CEO

CA dug into its ranks to replace retiring CEO John Swainson, naming its chairman William McCracken to run the company.

VMware Opens vCloud for Java, Python Developers

VMware wants developers to build software for its vCloud infrastructure, and it's giving them the tools to do it.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Upgrade Released

In a move to provide a common application configuration and management stack across its broad portfolio of software, Oracle today released an upgraded version of its Oracle Enterprise Manager suite.

Xenocode Upgrades Application Virtualization Tool

Xenocode today released the latest version of its Virtual Application Studio, a developer-focused authoring environment for virtualizing existing Windows-based applications.

VMware's Revenue Rises 42 Percent in 2008

One bright spot in the IT economy appears to be virtualization, with leading provider VMware today announcing that its yearly revenue rose 42 percent in 2008 to $1.9 billion. Fourth quarter revenues were a "solid" $515 million -- up 25 percent over last year.

Half of Developers Report Hosted Software Projects

New global research forecasts a swift rise in development plans for Software as a Service applications in the next 12 months.

UPDATE: Borland Sheds Staff, Faces Challenges

Application lifecycle management tools maker Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen has left the company to join VMware as chief operating officer.

Sun Releases xVM VirtualBox 2.1

Sun Microsystems recently released the latest version of its desktop virtualization software, xVM VirtualBox.

JavaFX Faces off Against Adobe, Microsoft

Sun Microsystems joins Microsoft and Adobe in the RIA race with the launch of its JavaFX runtime, platform and development tools.

VMware, HP Expand Virtualization Pact

VMware will expand its strategic relationship with Hewlett-Packard to include the joint development of software that manages datacenter resources.

Virtualization: Another Aspect of Green IT

As IT managers develop strategies and deploy technologies to reduce power consumption in their facilities, they recognize virtualization does not only reduce server sprawl, it can also save energy.

VMware Fusion 2.0.1 Gets Performance Boost

VMware has released an update to Fusion, its desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X.

PDC: Microsoft Previews Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a pre-beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles.

Citrix Releases XenServer 5

On the first day of VMware's VMworld conference happening in Las Vegas this week, Citrix Systems -- a competitor of VMware that's also at the conference -- announced the release of XenServer 5, the latest version of its server virtualization solution.

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