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InstallFree is a provider of application and desktop virtualization solutions. InstallFree enables corporate IT departments to centrally deploy software applications and complete desktops to employees at any location enabling corporations to lower their Total Cost of Ownership, improve the manageability of applications and desktops, and improve the end-user's productivity. The company has leveraged its patent-pending virtualization technology to provide comprehensive solutions that focus on IT operational efficiency and end-users' experience. InstallFree’s products allow IT departments to virtualize any application and/or complete desktop and deliver it for local processing on any XP or Vista based PC as well as 64bit and server-based solutions such as Citrix Presentation Server, Windows Terminal Server and Windows-based virtual machines. The implementation do... (more)

IBM Releases Storage Virtualization Software

As part of IBM's "Project Big Green" offerings, IBM announced new storage virtualization software, its System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) 4.3 software, to manage and consolidate volumes of business data. "IBM is dedicated to helping its clients improve their information infrastructures through powerful virtualization technology," said Barry Rudolph, VP, Storage Stack Solutions, IBM. "We have been the leader in storage virtualization since SVC was introduced five years ago, and this latest version from IBM further showcases our innovation and represents our commitment to c... (more)

Elastic Computing vs. Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing, in its current incarnation, falls short on its promise to make computing as a whole as simple as plugging an application into a utility service. The “cloud” model initially has focused on making the hardware layer consumable as on-demand compute and storage capacity. This is an important first step, but for companies to harness the power of the cloud, complete application infrastructure needs to be easily configured, deployed, dynamically-scaled and managed in these virtualized hardware environments. Thus "Elastic Computing" enters and enhances the cloud computing... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for ... (more)

Citrix Forges Ahead With On-Demand IT

Billing it as the first self-service “storefront” for enterprise applications, Citrix today launched a new product aimed at bridging the growing gap between web-based consumer services and traditional enterprise computing – a gap that Citrix believes has simply become too big to ignore, both in terms of user experience as well as cost of delivery. The new offering is called Citrix Dazzle. "Every day, employees are presented with an amazing array of exciting apps and services on the web that spark their imagination and put them in full control of their experience. Then they come ... (more)