VMware has open-sourced the code for its VMware View Open Client, placing the code on the code repository Google Code and licensing
Disk-to-disk backup vendor Idealstor has released a new licensing option for its iBac Virtual Infrastructure Proxy (VIP) for VMware product: Rather than license it per ESX host for $1,695, the company will also sell it per VMware vCenter (formerly VirtualCenter) instance, covering all the ESX hosts under management, for $5,495. Idealstor's iBAC VIP for VMware is also integrated with VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), for backups that do not affect ESX host performance. Blade Network switches now VMotion-aware
Blade Network Technologies' new Ethernet switches now features VMready, a network virtualization technology to preserve the security, access and performance characteristics associated with a virtual machine as it is live-migrated (or VMotion'ed) from one physical host to another. The technology is available for existing Blade Network switch users or as part of the Blade 1/10 Gb Uplink Ethernet Switch for IBM BladeCenter servers. It will also be available for Blade's own RackSwitch top-of-rack data center switch products starting in mid-2009. The technology works with server virtualization offerings Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.