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VMware promises Heartbleed patches for affected products by the weekend

VMware started patching its products against the critical Heartbleed flaw that puts encrypted communications at risk, and plans to have updates ready for all affected products by Saturday.

VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop

VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.

How to run Windows XP in a virtual machine

If the imminent end-of-support deadline for Windows XP has finally spurred you to make the update to Windows 8, you might be concerned about whether you'll still be able to run your old programs. Fortunately, there's a way you can run any Windows XP software you wish, using virtualization.

How YHA Australia reduced costs through virtual desktop infrastructure

Not-for-profit hostel accommodation provider YHA has reported financial and IT support savings following the rollout of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

Xen hypervisor moves into ARM space

Getting a jump on competing hypervisors, the open source Xen is preparing for the day when ARM processors will run virtual machines.

VMware unwraps hybrid cloud desktop virtualization

With the new VMware Horizon DaaS offering, IT organizations can deploy enterprise-class virtual desktops to a public cloud, private cloud or seamlessly mix the two with a hybrid cloud deployment.

HP makes play for network virtualization with OpenNFV program

Hewlett-Packard is plunging into the rapidly emerging field of network functions virtualization (NFV), announcing Monday an OpenNV program comprised of applications and services designed to virtualize core networks and network functions and allow telecommunications companies to more efficiently compete in the rapidly growing world of rich media.

Alcatel-Lucent works with Red Hat to virtualize mobile networks

Alcatel-Lucent is betting big on operators wanting to virtualize their mobile networks using NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) technology, in order to become more nimble and less reliant on proprietary hardware.

Chromebooks to get VMware virtual desktop service

VMware will offer virtual desktop services for Google's Chromebooks, allowing them to run Windows applications on the pared-down laptops based on the Chrome OS.

HP expands OneView into VMware environs

Hewlett-Packard is expanding the scope of its OneView infrastructure management console, releasing a OneView plug-in that should help system administrators more efficiently manage their VMware vCenter operations with OneView functionality.

Docker tech challenges virtualization

The open source Docker container technology is taking on the server virtualization market, offering what some see as a faster alternative to running full virtual machines over hypervisors.

VMware acquires AirWatch to boost mobile device, application management

VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, as it aims let users manage desktops, mobile devices and applications using its products.

Citrix buys Framehawk to give virtual desktops a boost

Citrix Systems has acquired Framehawk for an undisclosed sum, and will use the company's technology to improve the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks.

Virtualization, security advances on tap for ADCs

As 2014 kicks off, two of the main issues for the growing application delivery controller market are security and virtualization.

HP hits restart on 'converged systems,' takes aim at vBlock

Hewlett-Packard released new "converged systems" that aim to get customers up and running quickly with virtualized applications and big-data analytics.

Storage hardware sales hit by lower government spending

Storage vendors struggled with a decline in spending by the U.S. government and increased investment in public cloud capacity during the third quarter, according to IDC.

IT managers are increasingly replacing servers with SaaS

IT managers want to cut the number of servers they manage, or at least slow the growth, and they may be succeeding, according to new data.

Microsoft's Desktop Optimization Pack gets Win 8.1 management tools

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack suite of IT management tools has been updated with support for Windows 8.1 device and application management and Office 2013 virtualization.

Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player

Bitcoin scored several big wins this week, including endorsements from federal officials and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, signaling its progress toward wider acceptance.

Cloud-based SMB network startup adds app store for services

Startup Pertino plans to flesh out its cloud-based network service with additional services such as security and deep-packet inspection, which it will sell through an online app store.