IT pros aren't exactly rushing to embrace the
The VMware View 4 and Citrix Systems XenDesktop connection brokers are fighting it out to control the virtual desktop. But underneath it all, VMware's ESX hypervisor still dominates as the desktop virtualization back-end platform of choice -- even in XenDesktop accounts. Hear what industry observers and systems administrators have to say about the VMware vs. Citrix desktop virtualization battle. 3: VMware releases first vSphere update
VMware updated both vSphere 4 and vCenter Server this month, adding support for Windows 7 as a guest operating system and host for the vSphere client. These were the first updates for both vSphere 4 and vCenter Server, and they addressed some of the major omissions in the products' original releases. Find out more about VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 1.
4: Is a Linux JeOS on VMware's roadmap?
VMware says its' not building its own full-fledged Linux operating system. But there are hints that VMware might just develop a streamlined Just enough Operating System (JeOS) version of Linux. Some experts think a VMware Linux JeOS could be for use in virtual appliances or to bolster VMware's recently acquired Spring development framework.
VMware expanded its VMware Ready logo program to third-party software applications and middleware. The logo assures IT pros that new software has been tested and will play nice in VMware environments. It was previously only available for hardware and operating systems.