Operating system virtualization company SWsoft announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Ensim's software automation business.
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Start-up Xsigo Systems Monday launched an I/O virtualization appliance that reduces server connectivity bottlenecks by replacing cabling and network and storage interfaces with virtual resources.
EMC on Thursday unveiled two new appliances from its acquisition of Avamar that perform data deduplication and back up data in virtualized and physical server environments.
Network Appliance filed a lawsuit in District Court in Lufkin, Texas, today claiming that Sun infringed on seven NetApp patents for the Write Anywhere File Layout (WAFL) and RAID. NetApp claims that Sun infringed its patents when it released its Zettabyte File System (ZFS) in 2005 and allowed it to be distributed as open source software this year.
XenSource -- which Citrix Systems is in the process of acquiring -- Wednesday announced a version of its open source Xen virtualization hypervisor that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can embed in their servers and other devices.
Onaro Tuesday announced two new modules for its storage-management software that let customers monitor storage capacity and use while reducing the time they spend provisioning storage resources.
As the number of servers being virtualized grows, backing up and protecting them becomes more of a problem. It's not enough for IT administrators to simply back up each virtual server and its data. Protection also is needed for the virtual server's image -- its operating system, configuration and settings -- and the metadata on the physical server that identifies the virtual server's relationship to networked storage.
Today, we're continuing our look at why the recently announced union of Citrix and XenSource is good from a storage point of view. XenSource's XenEnterprise handles storage virtualization differently than VMware's Virtual Infrastructure 3, XenSource claims.
The server market is taking off again after three years of, says research firm IDC.
"Digital information is at risk of being lost," say respondents to a recent study from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).
Storage start-ups 3PAR and Equallogic filed IPOs yesterday in a market that is heating up for storage IPOs.
Citrix acquired XenSource Wednesday for US$500 million. With the acquisition, Citrix will also acquire the virtualization talent of XenSource, among them CEO Peter Levine. Network World Senior Editor Deni Connor caught up with Levine Wednesday and talked about the acquisition and how the combination of Citrix' and XenSource's technologies will benefit customers going forward.
Citrix Systems agreed to acquire XenSource today in a deal valued at US$500 million (AU$611 million).
More than half of IT organizations are using virtualization technologies, according to a vendor-sponsored survey.
XenSource Monday rolled out its XenEnterprise v4 virtualization software which includes major enhancements that make it a rival to VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3. For instance, it contains a feature called XenMotion that allows the live migration of guest virtual machines to new servers and a new application program interface (API) that lets software vendors and original equipment manufacturers such as Symantec develop software that works with XenEnterprise.