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Virtualized test and development environments News
February 23, 2011
VCloud Director has been positioned as a replacement for VMware’s test and development offering, Lab Manager. But experts say VMware has cut bait on lab management and set out for a larger catch in the cloud.
September 10, 2010
For virtualization professionals, HP's new MicroServer may be the ideal low-cost hardware for home labs. But will the entry-level server entice its target: small businesses?
March 26, 2010
The availability of Visual Studio 2010 will be a shot in the arm for the nascent virtual lab management market, an analyst said.
March 16, 2010
IBM has announced test and development services for IBM Cloud, but some users are already using the service in production.
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