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SUSE Linux certified for XenServer: News in brief

Citrix and Novell scratch each other's backs on XenServer, SUSE Linux certification, and other news.

Novell SUSE is Citrix XenServer "Perfect Guest"
Novell and Citrix announced this week that Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) has been certified as a "Perfect Guest" running on Citrix XenServer, with optimized performance and joint support for mutual customers. Citrix also signed on to Novell's PlateSpin Recon for Assessment Program, so Citrix Solution Advisers (CSAs) can use the PlateSpin Recon workload planning tool to accelerate server consolidation and virtualization projects.

BlueStripe supports Windows Server 2008, IBM AIX
BlueStripe Software Inc.'s FactFinder 3.1 now supports Windows Server 2008 and IBM AIX 5.x and 6 operating systems, including IBM's AIX 6 Workload Partitions (WPARs) and Live Application Mobility. The application performance monitoring (APM) software already supported Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Linux and Sun Solaris. The technology can monitor end-to-end performance of applications running across multiple tiers on physical and virtual servers, the company said.

TippingPoint integrates Reflex VMC to IPS
TippingPoint will integrate its Intrusion Prevention System with Reflex Systems' Virtualization Management Center (VMC) to give customers control of virtual and physical environments. TippingPoint will use Reflex Systems' vTrust technology to enable virtual trust zones, policy enforcement, as well as monitoring, filtering and control of virtual machine-to-virtual machine traffic. Reflex vTrust, in turn, leverages the VMware VMsafe API for detailed information and control of VMware virtual environments.

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