Jun 26

Kidaro, a provider of enterprise desktop virtualization solutions, has announced that Kevin Brown has been named president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors. Kevin, an accomplished entrepreneur and executive in the software, networking, storage, and security sectors, will lead Kidaro?s expansion in the enterprise and government markets.

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Jun 26

David Greschler, Director of Virtualization Strategy at Microsoft, spoke to a full house at the colocated SOA World Conference & Expo 2007 East and first Virtualization Conferenc & Expo in New York, during which time he outlined the growth of ‘diversified virtualization.

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Jun 26

VirtualLogix, the real-time virtualization company, has come out with a new version of its network infrastructure product, VLX for Network Infrastructure 2.0, which supports Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors. Users can run - and mix and match - commercial or proprietary 32- or 64-bit SMP or uniprocessor real-time operating systems like MontaVita Carrier Grade and VxWorks and general-purpose Red Hat or Unix simultaneously on the same multi-core chip, which is supposed to reduce the bill of materials, optimize performance and lower power consumption.

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Jun 25

He identified some of the challenges that people and organizations are facing and will face in the move to this new model, including security and trust, issues with managing growing data centers, and long-term information sustainability. He also identified the fact that increasingly so, consumers are becoming creators. Just look at Wikipedia, Youtube, MySpace, etc. All of these are based completely on the content generated by its users.

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Jun 25

I’ll be attending SYS-CON’s First International Virtualization Conference & Expo in New York on June 25-27 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) as a representative of moka5. If you track me down during the conference in New York and mention this blog post, I’ll give you a free exclusive custom-made high-performance moka5 USB flash drive, valued at $29.95.

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Jun 24

Novell also came out with a Virtual Machine Driver Pack of paravirtualized network, bus and block device drivers so unmodified Windows and Linux guest operating systems can run at near-native performance in Xen virtual environments integrated with SUSE and Intel’s Virtualization Technology or AMD’s Virtualization hardware. Novell says it’s the first vendor to support Xen VM guests. It’s got drivers for XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 that are due out in July. Red Hat 4 and 5 drivers will follow later this summer.

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Jun 24

The prosecution waltzed into the second day of the first backdating trial - the case against ex-Brocade CEO Greg Reyes - armed with 11th hour testimony from ex-Brocade HR staffer June Weaver that Reyes - whose defense is that he didn’t know backdating was wrong - told her, ‘It’s not illegal if you don’t get caught.’ Judge Charles Breyer, who called the statement ‘inculpatory,’ had to go off and decide whether the jury would hear the Weaver punch line because the prosecution didn’t share it with the Reyes’ lawyers until Tuesday morning.

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Jun 24

Last week Microsoft was all set to free the low-end Vista Home Edition to run virtual machines like, oh, with Parallels’ software on the Mac or VMware. Then it changed its mind, saying it had ‘reassessed Windows virtualization and decided that we will maintain the original policy announced last fall.’ No reason why. Microsoft has previously claimed there are security risks though the $299 Vista Business and $399 Ultimate are free to run as guests.

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Jun 22

Azul Systems and Sun have settled the ‘chip multithreading’ patent suits they’ve had aimed at each other since a year ago March, but nobody knows what the settlement deal is - and it might be nice to know whether Sun got a piece of Azul like Azul claimed in its suit Sun wanted. Sun general counsel Mike Dillon said on his blog Tuesday that the ’specific settlement terms are confidential (not uncommon in a case like this) but they are favorable to Sun. I think it’s likely that Azul had a change of heart about the case once they viewed some particularly damaging evidence that was provided in discovery.’ Azul claims Sun had ‘to give a little bit on their position.’

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Jun 22

Nvidia is diversifying into HPC with a new family of high-margin graphics chips called Tesla, a counter to ATI’s stream processor card that’s supposed to turn existing workstations into ‘personal supercomputers.’ The company claims it represents the ’single most significant disruption the high-performance computing industry has seen since Cray 1’s introduction of vector processing.’ It’s a co-processor with 128 parallel processors that will work with high-performance CPUs. Nvidia advises one CPU core per GPU core.

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