The Wenatchee World this morning reported that VMWare is the latest company to bring a data center to the hydro-powered server farms sprouting east of the Cascades.More
Rub your eyes and read that again. Yes. It’s a Microsoft product and “ahead of schedule” in the same sentence. Microsoft just announced that it has shipped Hyper-V, the promised virtualization feature of Windows Server 2008. It wasn’t supposed to arrive until late summer. The final version of the software is available for download now, the company said.More
Microsoft is purchasing Kidaro, a Redwood City, Calif., desktop virtualization provider, for undisclosed terms. It comes on the heels of Microsoft’s January purchase of Calista Technologies, another desktop virtualization company.
It’s at least the third significant acquisition of a company in this space this year, the third being VMware’s purchase of Thinstall.
So what is desktop virtualization and what is Microsoft getting with Kidaro?More