This week in virtualization news – Volume 1

Free ESXi 3.5 Update 4 availableget it here

VMware to make big announcement on Aprril21st

Many are speculating VMware will be releasing the next version of Virtual Infrastructure vSphere (VI4). I however have my doubts. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Sun VirtualBox 2.2 Adds Open Virtualization Format Support

Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company’s free and open source desktop virtualization solution. The new release includes a number of performance and feature enhancements, as well as support for the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification.

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Citrix has just opened the beta program for the next version of XenServer

Citrix has just opened the beta program for the next version of XenServer, which is and will be free as everybody knows by now.The new product is codenamed Project George (but the final name will be XenServer 5.1 according to our sources), and features some interesting capabilities:

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Hytrust to enter configuration management sector

HyTrust is the latest US startup to enter the virtualization market, specifically invading the access control and configuration management where Catbird, Configuresoft, ManageIQ, Veeam and Tripwire are busy.

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