Working with VMware, EMC subsidiary Iomega announced v.Clone on Tuesday. The software turns a PC in to a virtual machine (VM) on an external hard drive. Users can access the cloned image from another PC, use it as backup, or leverage it for PC upgrade or maintenance tasks.
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The next release of HyperIP, WAN acceleration software from NetEx, will support Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization environment, in addition to VMware ESX Server. HyperIP software optimizes long-distance data transmissions over TCP/IP networks, supporting speeds of up to 800 Mbps. In virtual environments, the software accelerates live migrations and in support of backup and disaster recovery. The product is available for a free 10-day trial from the NetEx Web site and costs $2,000. Let us know what you think about the story; email Alex Barrett, News Director at @aebarrett on twitter.