VMworld 2007 news, product and video roundup

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This year's VMworld 2007 conference took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., September 11-13, and boasted more than 250 breakout sessions, featured more than 10,000 attendees and housed more than 100 exhibitors. For all of SearchServerVirtualization.com's nonstop coverage of news, sessions and product announcements, check out our stories and video blogs below.

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VMworld 2007 news coverage

Product briefs and vendor news

  • Thin-client technology advances with multimedia support
    Thin-client computing, known as the ability to use use a thin-client device to run the RDP or ICA protocols in order to connect to a remote computer, is forging its way back into the enterprise with the release of NEC's US110.

  • EMC repackages Avamar data deduplication
    EMC Corp. announced two new storage hardware products built to integrate with Avamar Technologies' data deduplication software, as well as new packaging of Avamar's software for deployment on VMware virtual machines.

  • BEA switches to virtualization-friendly licensing
    BEA Systems has changed its licensing model from per-CPU pricing to per-instance pricing for WebLogic Server Virtual Edition. Will other companies follow suit?

  • InovaWave wants to virtualize I/O intensive apps
    InovaWave will demonstrate its new product VirtualOctane at VMworld. VirtualOctane is the new VMware ESX version of its DXtreme, which was only available for Microsoft platforms (e.g., VMware Virtual Server and Microsoft Virtual Server). Announced this week, VirtualOctane uses an adaptive I/O optimization engine to dramatically improve performance of virtualized applications.

  • Virtugo adds chargeback, capacity planning and VDI modules to management suite
    Virtugo, the company formerly known as UXcomm and pronounced Vertigo, has announced VirtualSuite 6.0, which includes adds modules targeted at capacity planning, chargeback, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to its flagship Optimize and Perform performance monitoring packages.

  • Onaro adds capacity planning, plans VMware support
    Onaro Inc. has announced two new software modules for capacity planning and application monitoring for its SANScreen change management and monitoring product, as well as plans to add long-awaited VMware support in the fourth quarter.

  • Virtual Iron v4 takes on VMware, XenSource
    With version 4 of its virtualization platform, Virtual Iron is inching closer to enterprise readiness.

  • Opalis intros virtualization automation tool
    Run Book Automation (RBA) tool provider Opalis Software Inc. announced a new automated virtualization management tool: The Opalis Process Catalog for Virtualization.

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This was first published in August 2007
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