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Citrix Releases XenServer 6.1view story

http://www.linux-magazine.com – Citrix announces version 6.1 of XenServer – a complete server virtualization platform built on the open source Xen hypervisor. (Distributions)

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VMworld 2012: Oracle, Red Hat Chat Virtualizationview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) each had a small but noticeable presence at VMworld 2012. Call it a case of cooperating, even amid potential competition between Oracle VM, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) 3.1 and VMware vSphere VMware certainly wants to tout its work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle applications. (IT news)

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VMware CEO: Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Are Same Old Storyview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – In the VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization war, VMware (NYSE: VMW) CEO Paul Maritz says his company is changing the rules of the game. While Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) focuses on server virtualization that’s “good enough,” VMware is focusing on complete datacenter virtualization, Maritz asserted during VMworld yesterday. (IT news)

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VMware Extends Ready Seal to Networking, Security Partnersview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Virtualization kingpin VMware (NYSE: VMW) has opened its Ready solutions validation program to networking and security suppliers, adding to eight other existing product categories for which the vendor stamps third-party offerings as certified and optimized for its vSphere and View platforms. (IT news)

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Dell Hires HP Networking Veteran Haas for Enterprise Pushview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell has hired HP and Intel veteran Marius Haas as president of Enterprise Solutions. Hass will oversee Dell enterprise products including servers, networking and storage systems. (IT news)

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VMworld 2012 Preview: 5 VMware Private, Public Cloud Trendsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – At VMworld 2012 (Aug. 26-30, San Francisc0), VMware is expected to share an expanded vision — one that involves virtualization driving private and public cloud initiatives. Amid a CEO transition, VMware (NYSE: VMW) is expected to explain how its software will power converged data centers that are elastic and scalable. (IT news)

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Virtualization for hardware resiliency?view story

http://serverfault.com – Can anyone tell me if it is possible to pool several physical servers to run a resilient virtualization environment. Our server are getting more and more critical to our clients and we want to do everything we can to improve resiliency in the event of a hardware failure. (HowTos)

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Why do KVM needs Hardware Assisted support to install even Linux based OSview story

http://serverfault.com – For XEN we dont need Hardware Assisted support for running linux os. But why do we need that for KVM for running even linux based os. Can Kvm be configured to support para virtualization. (HowTos)

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CA Enlists Channel for ARCserve Competitive Upgradeview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) will kick back up to $5,000 per order or $700 per license to end users that replace competitors’ installed data backup and recovery technology with the vendor’s ARCserve. (IT news)

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Cisco vs VMware: Chambers On VCE, EMC, Competition, Cooperationview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) wants to lead the market for software defined data centers and software defined networks. But Cisco must balance relationships with EMC (NYSE: EMC) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) — which recently acquired Nicira in the network virtualization market. How will Cisco move forward? (IT news)