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.
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.