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VMware View Open Client now on Google Code: News in brief

Alex Barrett
VMware View Open Client now up on Google Code
VMware has open-sourced the code for its VMware View Open Client, placing the code on the code repository Google Code and licensing

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it under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1. The client-side software is designed to enable end users to access virtual desktop infrastructure desktops running under VMware View. In a release, the company said it hoped making the code available would help further its "Universal Client" vision. Participating in the announcement were several thin-client vendors including Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Wyse Technology. For more information on Open Client, check out Google's VMware's View Open Client page.

Idealstor backup software licensed per vCenter instance
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.

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