There's a real battle in the virtualization market as VMware positions itself as cloud computing's operating system. Meanwhile, Microsoft is gaining traction and players like Citrix and Red Hat are also a threat. Virtualization's main selling point - the ability to use more computing capacity and save on servers - resonates for obvious reasons.
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Between Microsoft and VMware, it's a busy day for the cloud industry as far as the government is concerned.
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The two companies will integrate Palo Alto Networks' next-gen VM-Series virtual firewall on Citrix's NetScaler SDX platform.
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For 2013, VMware reported earnings of $1.01 billion, or $2.34 a share, on revenue of $5.21 billion, up 13 percent from a year ago.
Citrix is also bundling in mobile device management capabilities at a discount for select XenDesktop and XenApp customers.
Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan talks about Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 and its impact on creating OpenStack-based clouds. In the end, he points out that Red Hat's business model and its key success factor is the ecosystem.
Red Hat introduced its latest OpenStack-based cloud service and its new virtualization program.
A graphical user interface and API are part of the MariaDB Enterprise package aimed at making high-availability Galera database clusters easier to run.
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