Aug 31

Last year, I blogged about Microsoft’s stunt at VMworld — passing out business cards entitled “VMwareCostsWayTooMuch.com” (with a $1 chip from the Venetian, I might add). If you recall, Microsoft contended that they tried to gain additional visibility at the…

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Aug 31

In its latest pursuit of SMBs VMware has cut a deal for Intel to sell vSphere 4 with its board and Xeon 5500 system products to resellers and system integrators that service small and mid-sized businesses starting in Q4. This relationship apparently expands on the Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA) certification agreement previously signed by the companies.

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Aug 31

For all its benefits, server virtualization masks critical data that IT organizations need to ensure optimal delivery of applications across the… Read more at VMblog.com.

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Aug 31

Zoho today announced a relationship with VMware designed to give customers a streamlined approach to running Zoho applications in their own data… Read more at VMblog.com.

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Aug 31

Expand Networks, www.expand.com , the leader in optimizing WANs for branch office consolidation and virtualization, reinforces its relationship with… Read more at VMblog.com.

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Aug 31

Virtualization management software vendors, including Kace, Vizioncore, Reflex Systems and Sychron, are using VMworld 2009 to launch new and enhanced offerings touching on everything from server and desktop virtualization to application virtualization. The offerings are all designed to make it easier to manage the growing virtualized environments and lower costs.
- With the adoption of server, desktop and application virtualization gaining ground in enterprises, a host of vendors are looking for ways to help companies manage their growing virtualized environments.
Many of these vendors including Kace, Vizioncore, Reflex Systems and Sychron are unveiling new o…



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Aug 31

As more enterprises use virtualization for more workloads to engender productivity from higher server utilization, we often see what can be called virtualization sprawl, spreading a mixture of hypervisors, which leads to complexity and management concerns.

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Aug 31

“The acquisition by EMC will better enable us to drive FastScale technology through the EMC’s strong research and development, marketing and sales channels, helping to expedite this evolution in IT management,” said Lynn LeBlanc, Chief Executive Officer of FastScale Technology, as EMC today announced it has acquired FastScale Technology, Inc., a privately-held, Santa Clara, California-based provider of software platforms and solutions for next generation enterprise IT.

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Aug 31

At last week’s SAN’s virtualization security summit some 120 security managers, newly tasked with protecting their expanding virtualization environments, were eager to learn how to establish control and achieve compliance.

Whether the representatives came from the DOD and civilian agencies or large scale commercial enterprises all agreed that growth of virtualization adoption is already happening. The cost savings in data center footprint and power consumption alone are simply too great to pass up especially given today’s economic climate.

One challenge with virtual machine (VM) proliferation, however, is that implementation standard practice does not include the provisioning of security as a compulsory step. This leaves the VM environment largely vulnerable to the same kinds of threats that physical networks are equipped to guard against. One director confided that his organization thought they had 50 virtual machines (VMs) when in fact the audit revealed a total of 250. This means that mission critical traffic is potentially flowing among 250 VMs without any kind of inspection for policy compliance or for malicious code like viruses and worms. How can this be the case? Because traditional network security devices like firewalls and intrusion detection scanners (IDS) are blind to traffic between VMs.

This is why Altor created a purpose built solution for ensuring that the flow of mission critical traffic within virtualized environments is secure. The Altor VF virtual firewall with on-board IDS also supports vMotion and vCenter integration so that the implementation of VM security does not detract from ease of administration.

Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO of Altor Networks and expert speaker at the SANS summit, spoke about how pitfalls could be avoided by baking security into virtualization deployments. Provisioning security into the solution can also allow for more optimal virtualization ROI. Agreeing with this, Ryan Trost, security director of Comprehensive Health Services (CHS), shared his experiences with large-scale, mission critical virtualization deployment. CHS uses the Altor VF in a mission-critical production environment to ensure compliance and confidence in intra-VM traffic flow.

While compliance is certainly a big pain point for virtualization administrators, the concern of putting a solution in place is shared by security administrators, IT operations, information security, as well as auditors and compliance officers. All are stakeholders in enabling mission critical traffic flow on VMs.

For more information please visit www.altornetworks.com

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Aug 31

adeelarshad82 writes “Advanced Micro Devices has launched a low-power version of its six-core Opteron processor in time for VMworld, a key virtualization show that opens on Monday. The six-core AMD Opteron EE consumes 40 watts, and is designed for 2P servers, among the most popular in the virtualized server space.”

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