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DTMF Accepts Draft Specification for Open Virtual Machine Format (OVF)

The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) today announced the acceptance of a draft specification submitted by leading virtualization companies targeting an industry standard format for portable virtual machines.

SplashTop Maker DeviceVM Raises $15 Million in Series C Funding Round

DeviceVM, maker of the Splashtop instant-on environment, announced today a $15 million Series C round of funding led by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates. Existing investors including Storm Ventures, DFJ Dragon, Tim Draper, and Larry Augustin also participated in this Series C investment, demonstrating continued commitment to DeviceVM’s growth.

DataSheet Proposal for Xen 3.3 Hypervisor Published

Stephen Spector published a post yesterday on the Xen blog featuring a proposed data sheet for the upcoming Xen 3.3 release, which we said was in final testing stage in the beginning of this month.

A Round Table on Virtualization Security with Industry Experts

A conference call about virtualization security (virtsec) with Joe Pendry (Director of Marketing at StackSafe), Kris Buytaert (Principle at Consultant Inuits), Tarry Singh (Industry/Market Analyst Founder & CEO of Avastu), Andreas Antonopoulos (SVP & Founding Partner at Nemertes Research),Allwyn Sequeira (SVP & CTO at Blue Lane), Michael Berman (CTO at Catbird), Chris Hoff (Chief Security Architect – Systems & Technology Division and Blogger at Unisys) and Hezi Moore (President, Founder & CTO at Reflex Security).

Rich Wolski on Eucalyptus: Open Source Cloud Computing (Video Interview – 2/2)

We have sent our enthusiastic cloud computing koala Toon Vanagt to San Francisco to interview Eucalyptus Director Rich Wolski at the O’Reilly Velocity conference. You can find the second part of this exclusive video interview right here.

“Benchmarking” The Citrix / XenServer Combo with Ian Pratt (Video Interview – Part 3)

Some time ago, we had a chance to sit down (on a bench) for a video interview with Xen Guru Ian Pratt, well known for co-founding and ultimately selling XenSource – the company behind the open-source Xen project – to Citrix in October 2007.

“Benchmarking” The Citrix / XenServer Combo with Ian Pratt (Video Interview – Part 2)

Some time ago, we had a chance to sit down (on a bench) for a video interview with Xen Guru Ian Pratt, well known for co-founding and ultimately selling XenSource – the company behind the open-source Xen project – to Citrix in October 2007.

“Benchmarking” The Citrix / XenServer Combo with Ian Pratt (Video Interview – Part 1)

Some time ago, we had a chance to sit down (on a bench) for a video interview with Xen Guru Ian Pratt, well known for co-founding and ultimately selling XenSource – the company behind the open-source Xen project – to Citrix in October 2007.

$500 Million For XenSource, Where Did All The Money Go?

In August of last year, Citrix and XenSource agreed on an acquisition price of $500 million in a mixture of cash and Citrix stock. The deal came trough in late October of 2007. Now 7 months later, Philip wonders where all the money went.

KVM vs Xen, Who Will Win The Fight?

As KVM is gaining more and more popularity by being adopted in several Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, the battle between different virtualization technologies continues to be interesting. Meanwhile, Ian Pratt and Benny Schnaider are using strong words against each other.

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