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Rackspace hosts VMware management with new dedicated server

The introduction of Rackspace's hosted Dedicated VMware vCenter Server will allow IT staff to control their VMware environments from a data center run by the vendor.

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Dell Foglight vanquishes zombie VMs

With an update to its Foglight for Virtualization software package, Dell can now help organizations rid their systems of resource-sucking zombie virtual machines.

Oracle trots out virtualization appliance, taking on NetApp and EMC

Oracle has joined the market for pre-integrated systems intended to ease the process of setting up and managing a virtualized compute environment.

Teradici ups virtual desktop performance with caching and GPUs

The 2.3 driver release of Teradici's PCoIP Hardware Accelerator will be available on August 20 as a free download.

New version of Citrix XenClient lets users install apps

The latest version of Citrix Systems' XenClient offers better integration with its other desktop virtualization offerings and more user personalization, as the vendor hopes to make the bare-metal hypervisor more popular among road warriors.

Oracle's next 'engineered system' to involve virtualization

Oracle is preparing to roll out the latest member of its family of "engineered systems" that combine software and hardware, with the upcoming product focused on virtualization.

Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Reflects the Growing Trend of Working Remotely

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, with features aimed at making BYOD and virtualization easier for SMBs.

VMware and MapR hope to simplify virtualized big data

MapR Technologies and VMware have collaborated to make it easier for enterprises to virtualize big data applications and get better support at the same time.

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CERN modernizes IT infrastructure with OpenStack and Puppet

CERN is making the infrastructure that handles the data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) more flexible by upgrading it with OpenStack for virtualization and Puppet for configuration management.

Bromium aims to protect users on the move with upgraded virtualization software

Bromium's small virtual machines have been updated to protect users who send documents or connect to public wireless hotspots when on the move.

Warning! Users will have to reinstall all apps if they opt for Windows 8.1 beta

While the process to upgrade to the Windows 8.1 beta will be painless, there's a catch once the RTM version of Windows 8.1 drops.

Hitachi adds Amazon Web Services to cloud lineup in Japan

Hitachi said Monday it will officially support Amazon Web Services as part of its cloud solution offerings, a victory for Amazon over rival Microsoft Azure.

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Nvidia, Citrix crank up virtual desktop delivery

Improvements to Nvidia's virtualization technology are aimed at turning graphics processors into a more important resource in data centers and could speed deployment of virtual desktops and delivery of data over the cloud.

ODCA: Virtual machines inching to portability

While some progress has been achieved in getting virtual machines to run across different types of hypervisors, more work is still needed to bring them to the level of portability that enterprises are seeking, according to a study released by the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA).

Citrix bequeaths Xen to the Linux Foundation

In an effort to attract a more diverse set of contributors, enterprise software vendor Citrix has donated its open source Xen hypervisor to the Linux Foundation.