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Netuitive supports Hyper-V: Virtualization news in brief

Netuitive, a competitor of VMware’s Integrien, throws its weight behind Microsoft Hyper-V; Quest and StorSimple partner on a hybrid cloud offering; Kodak blesses VMware.

Netuitive supports Hyper-V
Netuitive Inc.’s automated root-cause analysis software has been integrated with Microsoft’s System Center management tools, meaning the tool now supports Hyper-V as well as VMware ESX virtual environments. The company claims its software can synthesize data streams from any monitoring and management source, using statistical analysis to self-learn, forecast and resolve IT issues before they affect quality of service, without requiring manual rules, scripts or thresholds. This is similar to the intellectual property VMware acquired from Integrien, Inc. last year, which has since been folded into vCenter Operations.

Quest and StorSimple partner on hybrid cloud offering
Quest Software, Inc.  and StorSimple plan to deliver a joint hybrid cloud backup, restore and disaster recovery offering, the companies said this week. The product will be a combination of Quest’s vRanger backup software and the StorSimple Hybrid Cloud Storage Appliance. StorSimple performs primary data deduplication and compression, and automatically tiers data across solid-state, SATA and public cloud-based storage capacity. Both products are VMware certified.

Kodak blesses VMware virtualization for workflow apps
Kodak is launching its first Virtual Operating Environment option for its Unified Workflow Solutions in partnership with VMware. In a typical Virtual Operating Environment configuration, a single physical server hosts two of Kodak’s Prinergy Connect Workflows (a primary and secondary server) and an Insite Prepress Portal system. This configuration uses one third the physical space, Kodak claims.

VMware expands offices
According to the San Jose Mercury News, VMware is planning a massive expansion at its headquarters in the Stanford Research Park, taking over an adjacent 1 million square feet of building space. This move could make VMware one of the largest employers in Palo Alto, Calif.

Beth Pariseau is a senior news writer for Write to her at

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