VMware Announces VMSafe Hypervisor Security Platform

As described in the VMware announcement: [A] new security technology called VMware VMsafe™ that protects applications running in virtual machines in ways previously not possible in physical environments. The VMsafe APIs allow vendors to develop advanced security products that combat the latest generation of malware. VMsafe technology integrates into the VMware hypervisor and provides the […]

Download Thinstall from VMware – Project North Star

VMware has recently updated the VMware Thinstall page and is now offering a download of what they call “Project North Star” – a Thinstall product. Also not that there is a thinstalled version of Firefox available for download from the same page. Through Dianne Green didn’t speak a whole lot about Thinstall at VMworld today, […]

Riverbed Releases RiOS 5.0!

From the official Riverbed RiOS 5.0 announcement: “[]announced the launch of version 5.0 of the Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS(TM)), which powers the award-winning Riverbed(R) Steelhead(R) product line. RiOS 5.0 extends the Riverbed lead in delivering to its customers the best speed for the broad range of applications important to businesses of every size and across […]

Novell to Acquire Platespin for 205M

More purchases and conglomeration on the way this year. The buzz at VMworld Europe, before it has even started, is that Novell is to purchase Canadian data center management software company Platespin. Novell has now posted the news on their site, and many are scrambling to figure out where this will lead them as the […]

Critical VMware Security Alert for Windows-Hosted VMware

Oops! Luckily I had a feeling that host shared folders was a bad idea… From VMware: “On Windows hosts, if you have configured a VMware host-to-guest shared folder, it is possible for a program running in the guest to gain access to the host’s complete file system and create or modify executable files in sensitive […]

EMC Buys Into Cloud Computing with Pi Acquisition

From TechTarget: EMC Corp. has acquired a startup still in stealth called Pi Corp. in an all-cash transaction for an undisclosed amount. Pi Corp. founder and CEO Paul Maritz will join EMC as president and general manager of EMC’s newly created best cloud storage infrastructure and Services Division, reporting directly to EMC CEO Joe Tucci. […]

The 10 Best VMware Virtual Appliances

As suggested in the comments, I’ve updated this post here: http://blandname.com/2012/04/09/top-10-virtual-appliances-revisited/ Daniel and Bitnami have quite a few of these already published, which is pretty cool!  This list is subjective, and you’ve been warned! All of these virtual appliances have been tested with ESX server, and may have issues elsewhere. For appliances that needed it, I […]

PR: Riverbed and Fortinet form Alliance

Lots of moving and shaking so far in 2008, and here’s yet another “love-in” announcement, this time from Fortinet (lesser known security vendor currently partnered with HP on the ProCurve line) and Riverbed, who we’re all getting to know as the darling of Wall Street, the WAN acceleration vendor that sells solutions that can even […]

Get Windows Vista SP1 RTM on TechNet!

From Microsoft: “We know that many of you are anxious to get your hands on the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 RTM bits. And to that end, we have some good news. We are pleased to announce that–while broad RTW availability is still scheduled for March–the SP1 Update RTM bits are available now to TechNet […]

Riverbed Interceptor 1.1.2 Released

Riverbed has just announced an important update to its Interceptor software. One of the nicest features is the added RAID alarm command, as well as a fix for unexpected reboots when fragmented packets are taken in by the Riverbed device. Based on the latter alone, I’d be updating ASAP. Oh, and also of note: “20042 […]