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Citrix makes "Kensho" preview available

Citrix has delivered a technical preview of a toolkit that allows developers to create and deploy OVF-based virtual appliances that run on multiple virtualization hypervisors.The toolkit, which was introduced last July, is code named "Kensho" and provides the ability to create, import and deploy application workloads on Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMWare's ESX hypervisor as well as Citrix's own XenServer.

October 13, 2008 by

Microsoft beefs up Server Appliance Kit

Microsoft has added two new features to a Windows 2000 kit that allows computer makers to create special-purpose "server appliances," the company said Monday. The new features to the Server Appliance Kit are Multiple Device Manager, which allows customers to manage several server appliances from a central location, and Role-Based User Interface, which lets server administrators dictate the privileges of various classes of people.

December 18, 2001 by

State of the server operating system wars

The week of June 20 saw interesting tidings in the x86-based operating system front—good news for Windows enthusiasts, and bad news for the Linux contingent. First, the Linux news: LynuxWorks, a Linux vendor that specializes in developing embedded operating systems (systems that go inside Internet appliances, hand-held computers, and industrial equipment) decided to postpone its initial public stock offering.

July 8, 2001 by

Windows for server appliances released

Microsoft on Wednesday released a new test version of Windows 2000 designed computer manufacturers who want to mold the operating system for their own designs. Windows 2000, released a year ago, has been catching on more slowly than the Redmond, Wash.

February 28, 2001 by

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