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Citrix Systems announced Citrix Desktop Server™ 1.0 (previously code-named Project Trinity). The debut of this new technology marks the entrance into the burgeoning virtual desktop market for Citrix. With Desktop Server, Citrix is creating a new approach for IT organizations to deliver and manage desktops.  Desktop Server delivers Windows desktops from the datacenter as a secure on-demand service, dramatically simplifying OS migration and saving organizations up to 40 percent on desktop management costs. By supporting all popular methods for installing desktop operating systems in a datacenter – including virtual machine environments, blade PCs and Windows Terminal Services – Desktop Server gives IT administrators maximum flexibility to deliver the right desktop to the right user at the lowest possible cost. At the same time, Desktop Server empowers users with a pow... (more)

Cloud Computing: rBuilder Delivers Scientific Applications as Virtual Appliances

rPath announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have been using rBuilder to deliver virtual appliances to both scientists’ desktops and computational clouds. The use of rBuilder in these environments reduces the effort required to support users and allows researchers to take advantage of underutilized computational resources. rBuilder is a product that simplifies and automates the creation of virtual appliances. A virtual appliance is an application with a streamlined operating system, offered in a format... (more)

FullArmor GPAnywhere Secures Microsoft Application Virtualization Applications Through Group Policy

FullArmor announced that GPAnywhere secures Microsoft Application Virtualization through Group Policy to provide greater security in a virtualized environment. Group Policy is a Microsoft technology used by IT administrators to help secure and configure Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. With Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 there are over 2400 Group Policy settings, but they were not designed to work with virtualized applications. FullArmor's GPAnywhere "virtualizes" Group Policy so that these settings can be applied to the virtual application. Specifically, when ... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal Opens Its "Readers' Choice Awards" Nominations

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal announced today its first annual Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry" has been one of the most prestigious industry award programs for more than a decade. This year's virtualization awards will be given in 17 categories and award-winning products and services will be selected by Virtualization Journal readers. Virtualization takes the cost and complexity out of IT, and can even help us reduce the CO2 footprint. IDC has stated that the virtualization services ma... (more)

Integration with Windows Vista, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Application Virtualization

Aspen Technology announced that aspenONE version 2006.5 uses the latest Microsoft technologies to simplify IT rollout and management. The integration of aspenONE with Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Office Excel, and SoftGrid Application Virtualization supports IT standards, speeds time to deployment, and extends the reach of aspenONE within operations for improved manufacturing performance. “aspenONE makes it possible to solve the difficult challenge of optimizing manufacturing performance in complex process industries such as energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. By ... (more)