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Former Citrix GM Joins VMTurbo As President And CEO

VMTurbo, a provider of intelligent workload management software to assure application performance, today announced that N. Louis Shipley, formerly General Manager of Citrix Xen Products Group, has joined VMTurbo as President and CEO. Shipley replaces VMTurbo founder Shmuel Kliger, who …

Security Virtualization Startup Raises $9.2 Million Series A

Bromium, emerging from stealth mode to develop technology in the areas of virtualization and security, has announced it has closed a $9.2 million series A round of funding with Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Founded by Gaurav …

Former XenSource CEO Peter Levine Is Andreessen Horowitz’s Newest Partner

VC firm Andreessen-Horowitz has appointed Peter Levine, a veteran of the enterprise software company Veritas (now a part of Symantec) and former CEO of XenSource (now part of Citrix) as partner. Levine is the third partner to join the firm …

CloudBees Appoints XenSource/Citrix Vet To VP of Business Development

CloudBees, provider of a Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution, has named John Vigeant, a 10-year server and open source software vet from Citrix Systems and XenSource, to Vice President of Business Development. Vigeant was one of five key founding team members …

Industry Vet Frank Artale Joins VC Firm Ignition Ventures As Managing Director

Ignition Venture Management recently announced that Frank Artale has joined the firm as a general partner. Artale brings more than 26 years of experience to Ignition with a deep expertise in cloud and virtualization software. At Ignition, Artale will focus …

Release: Xen Hypervisor 3.4.3

The Xen 3.4 release contains a number of important new features and updates compared to the 3.3 release.

Oracle Reportedly Mulling Acquisition Of Citrix Systems

That Oracle would be interested in buying Citrix is totally plausible. Oracle has its own implementation of the open source Xen hypervisor, which was based largely on the work done by Red Hat as it commercialized Xen in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. When it became clear that Red Hat was going to shift to the KVM hypervisor when it bought Qumranet for $107m in September 2008, Oracle looked around for another set of Xen tools and snapped up Virtual Iron, which had its own variation on the Xen theme. But in August 2007 Citrix bought XenSource, the controller of the Xen project, for $500m – a very large sum for a company that had only $1m in sales at the time.

CopyCats in Virtualization

Step back in time with me a couple of years, Xen was starting it’s upmars and with Xen paravirtualization became popular , then came the other Virtualization vendors and the discussion about which technology was best discussed started.

Now we all know that VMWare and Xensource were discussing how to include hooks for Paravirtualization into the Linux kernel and eventually that also happened,however there wasn’t really any adoption , a couple of weeks ago VMWare announced it was going to drop support for paravirtualization. Aparrently VMWare’s Paravirtualization story wasn’t really a success.

Guest Post: “Fault tolerance a new key feature for virtualization”

Below is a an article originally published on the guest author’s blog. Who’s the author, you ask? Kevin Lawton! Bio: pioneer in x86 virtualization, serial entrepreneur, business and technology visionary, prolific idea creator, news and business book junkie.

RHEL 5.4 will feature KVM

July 1st marked the availability of the first Beta version of what will eventually become Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (RHEL) , for readers the most important part of this upcoming release is with no doubt the full shift …

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