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Former VMware CEO re-emerges on virtualization scene: News in brief

VMware's former CEO is listed as an investor at a Bay area network virtualization startup; and other news in brief.

Former VMware CEO re-emerges
VMware co-founder and former CEO Diane Greene has re-emerged as an investor at Nicira, a Palo Alto, Calif. network virtualization startup. According to the company's website, "Nicira is accelerating the transformation to cloud infrastructure by delivering software that virtualizes the network and enables elastic, scale-out data centers." Greene co-founded the virtualization company VMware Inc. in 1998 with her husband, Mendel Rosenblum, who has also since left the company. She was replaced as CEO by Paul Maritz in 2008.

VKernel adds server templates to Capacity Modeler
VKernel's free Capacity Modeler product now includes templates for 380 servers from IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell. With it, users can quickly test and validate hundreds of "what if" VM deployment and resource allocation scenarios based on the actual specifications of their target physical servers, the company said. The latest version of Capacity Modeler is available for download from the VKernel website.

VMware Lifecycle Manager 1.1 now available
After several months in beta, VMware's automated virtual machine provisioning tool, vCenter Lifecycle Manager 1.1, is now generally available. With this release, the company promises better performance, robustness and scalability. Built on VMware vCenter Orchestrator 4.x, LCM 1.1 is available for download here.

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