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Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu Limited have expanded the Sun and Fujitsu SPARC Enterprise server line with the introduction of the SPARC Enterprise T5120 and T5220 servers – servers using the new UltraSPARC T2 processor. The new SPARC Enterprise servers run the Solaris Operating System and are ideal platforms for customers needing to achieve increased scale, density and performance, particularly in the Web and application tiers and for online transaction processing (OLTP) and technical workloads. Built-in, no-cost virtualization capabilities in the servers also enable IT staff to easily maximize system utilization, helping to lower the cost of delivering new IT services. By combining 64 processor threads per UltraSPARC T2 processor and open source, no-cost virtualization technology such as Solaris Containers and Logical Domains (LDoms), the SPARC Enterprise T51... (more)

Microsoft's Virtualization Chief Mike Neil To Keynote SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Mike Neil, general manager for virtualization strategy at Microsoft will deliver the keynote speech, entitled "Virtualization Futures: From the Desktop to the Datacenter," at SYS-CON’s upcoming “International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West” event which will take place November 19-21, 2008, in San Jose California.     Sponsor Virtualization Conference & Expo Register Now and Save! Submit Your Speaking Proposal   Mike Neil is general manager for virtualization strategy in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp in Redmond, Wa... (more)

OpenVZ Virtualization for Latest Linux Kernel

Keeping in step with the Linux kernel development, the OpenVZ project (http://openvz.org) today announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software for the most recent stable Linux kernel 2.6.20 -- introduced last month. This new Linux kernel includes a number of bug fixes and improvements, along with support for the latest hardware. "Linux 2.6.20 is also the basis for the next Ubuntu distribution, which potentially would enable us a smooth transition to add OpenVZ virtualization," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "With this latest... (more)

Citrix Virtualization Infrastructure to Support Microsoft Windows Server 2008

Citrix Systems announced details of its expanded alliance with Microsoft to offer full support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. This will help ensure interoperability and cross compatibility with the Windows platform for both desktop virtualization solutions with Citrix XenDesktop as well as for server virtualization solutions with Citrix XenServer. This announcement further extends the company’s long-standing support for the Windows Server platform as the foundation for its flagship product Citrix Presentation Server. Presentation Server ... (more)

Examine the Impact Of Virtualization On Business Users

Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Advisory Note: The Impact of Virtualization on Business Users" to their offering. In the groundbreaking research study "Virtualization; Exposing the Intangible Enterprise," EMA predicted explosive enterprise-wide growth of virtualization, all the way to the desktop. While data center virtualization technologies (e.g., server  and OS virtualization) are growing strongly at around 20% per year, this research shows that they are being outpaced by desktop and application virtualization, which are growing by 28% and 24% respectively.... (more)