Displaying items by tag: Virtual Appliances

Wednesday, 15 October 2008 05:56

VMware boss believes clients are too fat

The head of virtualisation kingpin VMware believes that the current climate - both economic and physical - will force enterprises to put the desktops of employees on USB sticks. While this might not spell good news for the purveyors of fat clients like Dell, HP and Acer, VMware CEO Paul Maritz is adamant that it's a key way to cut costs and save the climate.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 06 August 2008 14:57

Endpoint Virtualisation: Symantec strikes back

Symantec is aggressively expanding into the “endpoint virtualisation” space by seriously upgrading its virtualisation capabilities and credentials, buying out nSuite, a ‘virtual workspace management’ company whose product competes with VMware’s VDI solution, Citrix’s XenDesktop and XenApp combo and other competitors.

Large commercial operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, will no longer exist within five to ten years, according to a senior VMware executive. Instead there will only be very thin open source operating systems supporting virtual appliances.

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