With the launch of Oracle VM 3.3, Oracle continues to tie its version of the Xen hypervisor more tightly to its computing environment. This is good news for Oracle users. Is it also good news for users of other virtual machine software products?
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What are we to make of Oracle announcing support for an open stack of cloud foundation software for its distribution of Linux and Xen? Are we seeing a culture clash?
AMD Opteron X-Series APUs running Fedora Linux are an important development for companies looking to transition to x86 APU servers but who don't want to introduce new tools and software platforms into the IT environments.
Although some believe that virtual machine software, the hypervisor, has become a commodity and is no longer interesting, many suppliers are battling to be the dominant supplier of this technology. They hope to bring customers into their ecosystem and hold them there. Does the hypervisor matter any more?
The Xen hypervisor has just had a new release under its new management, The Linux Foundation.
Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.
The company is to acquire Virsto, a storage hypervisor and optimisation vendor, in an effort to further its software-defined datacentre strategy.
AMD, now looking for ways for you to max out your RAM now that they are in the memory business, has released Radeon-branded version of Dataram's RAMDisk software.
Virsto is doing for storage what VMware and Microsoft have done for servers. Will Virsto's software-defined storage hypervisor meld with VMware's vision of the software-defined data center?
Virtual machine software really must be seen as an enabler rather than as a solution in its own right. Customers really need to examine the whole environment to select the hypervisor that is best for them.
The company has launched a line of products that bundle its solid state hardware with a hypervisor provided by DataCore Software
Enterprise storage company Texas Memory Systems will bundle its solid state RamSan disks with a hypervisor provided by DataCore Software.
Nvidia has opened its Cuda compiler to academics and software vendors to let them port the programming framework to other architectures and languages.The change, announced on Wednesday, means Cuda can be reworked for non-Nvidia GPUs, such as those made by AMD, or even entirely different processor architectures like RISC.
Can the term "hypervisor" really be used to describe storage virtualization software? DataCore thinks that SANsymphony-V's management of resources and simplification of storage device independence qualifies.
Xen.org has made available an updated hypervisor that offers a better toolset as well as greater scalability and improved integration of third party security applications.
VMware just launched VMware vCenter Operations in its attempt to reposition itself from being largely a supplier of virtual machine software (a hypervisor), application frameworks and management software for VMware virtualized environments to being considered a soup to nuts supplier of enterprise system software — both for on-premise virtualized computing and for cloud-centric virtualized solutions.
Open standards and open code are at the heart of the OpenStack platform, supported by a consortium of hardware, software and service vendors including Dell, AMD and Citrix
Intel is moving up the stack to provide software and services alongside its processors, but an analyst thinks this will not leave room in the chips market for AMD to exploit.
Novell's service pack update to SLE 11 improves integration with Hyper-V, adds KVM support and offers the latest Xen hypervisor, among other changes
Novell has introduced a significant update for its Suse Linux Enteprise 11 software, Service Pack 1, which includes the integration of components for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.
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