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CiRBA announced the release of Version 4.6 of its virtualization and consolidation analysis software. With Version 4.6, CiRBA adds to its workload analysis, enabling organizations to plan and design virtualized infrastructure on any platform – including mainframes – according to workload personalities, risk tolerance, service level agreements and performance requirements. This advanced workload modeling also can consider the impact of iSCSI storage and network connectivity on virtualized servers to optimize placements and use of these technologies without impacting performance. Advanced Workload Benchmarking Each application has its own distinct workload personality that impacts how it will perform on any given virtualization platform and how well it fits with other resources on a server. Benchmarking is critical in determining how applications will per... (more)

Open-Xchange to Deliver Collaboration Solution with Parallels Virtualization

Open-Xchange and Parallels are integrating Open-Xchange open source email and collaboration software with Parallels technology to deliver a cost-effective, enterprise-class alternative to commercial email and collaboration products at a competitive price. The products, which will be fully integrated with Parallels Automation solutions, will be offered to end-users via hosting and service providers. Parallels and Open-Xchange are creating connectors for Open-Xchange Hosting Edition into Parallels Plesk Control Panel and Parallels Business Automation, enabling hosting and service ... (more)

AppSense Supports Citrix XenDesktop Virtualization

AppSense announced that AppSense Environment Manager, the user environment management solution, supports Citrix XenDesktop desktop delivery solution. AppSense complements XenDesktop functionality by enabling desktop policy and personalization management, accelerating and simplifying enterprise migration and management of VDI environments. User environment management provides the only scalable and cost-effective solution for delivering corporate policy and personalized settings on-demand to large groups of users and computers. “Citrix has been working closely with AppSense fo... (more)

Citrix Cloud Center + 3Tera AppLogic Platform = Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing

“We carefully chose 3Tera to be one of our first strategic partners for C3 because of their deep experience offering a full and open cloud computing platform for running multi-tier applications in a massively scalable global cloud," said AJ Jennings, vice president of business development, Citrix Systems, as Citrix and 3Tera announced a partnership combining the new Citrix Cloud Center (C3) solution with 3Tera’s award winning AppLogic Cloud Computing Platform. “Adding XenServer Cloud Edition to our application packaging technology, global cloud presence, and disaster recovery app... (more)

IBM Supercharges Mainframe Virtualization

ARMONK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 02/06/07 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced expanded scalability enhancements to the industry's most powerful virtualization technology z/VM. With this new release, z/VM version 5.3 can now host the industry's largest number of virtual images on a single hypervisor -- virtualization technology that makes one computer look like multiple computers -- allowing customers to further optimize and consolidate their infrastructures. Internal testing conducted by IBM reveals that the new virtualization product release can host more than 1,000 virtual images... (more)