Archive for August, 2007


Have your say on virtualization management

August 23, 2007

j0387734.jpgThe 451 Group, a technology industry analyst firm, is looking for end-user customers to participate in a survey regarding their use of virtualization and their plans for managing it. For more information follow the link.

451 CAOS Theory » Have your say on virtualization management


Is it Virtual or is it Real?

August 18, 2007

j0433145.jpgTheresa Lanowitz, analyst and founder of voke, inc, discusses the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix and other sweeping changes occurring in and around virtualization. She specifically calls out virtual lab management as an area offering more specific value around the broad virtualization plays occurring.

What’s Next? Is it Virtual or is it Real?


Rough Type: VMware, Xen and the hardware business

August 15, 2007

j0401818.jpgNick Carr (Why IT Doesn’t Matter) comments on the feeding frenzy around virtualization infrastructure vendors and notes (accurately) the long-term impact of consolidation. I think it was Paul Saffo, though, that said “never mistake a clear view for a short distance.” I agree with Carr’s analysis but think it will be some time before we reach that level of saturation. What do you think?

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr’s Blog: VMware, Xen and the hardware business


Citrix Acquires XenSource for $500 million

August 15, 2007


Dan Kusnetzky at ZDNet has some good points about the fit between XenSource and Citrix. Another analysis I saw earlier today, though, points out that XenSource has a special relationship with Microsoft where they have source level access to Veridian. Citrix, more than anyone else, knows a thing or two about what to do to capitalize on priveleged source-level access to Microsoft technologies (ie, terminal services) and so should be able to capitalize on this. Thoughts?

» Citrix Acquires XenSource for $500 million | Virtually Speaking |


VMLogix announces upcoming support for XenEnterprise 4.0

August 13, 2007


Noted at is the quick announcement by VMlogix that they’ll support the just-announced XenEnterprise 4.0 in an upcoming release of VMlogix Lab Manager VMLogix announces upcoming support for XenEnterprise 4.0


SD Times – Surgient Takes Lab Management Forward

August 3, 2007

virtual lab

SD Times reports on the latest Surgient virtual lab management release.

SD Times – Surgient Takes Lab Management Forward