FOSS Linux Virtualization Tools

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Do you know what is available in Free and Open Source Virtualization Tools? FOSS Linux Virtualization Tools - Five things about FOSS Linux virtualization you may not know "In January I attended the 10th annual Southern California Linux Expo. In addition to speaking and running the Ubuntu booth, I had an opportunity to talk to other sysadmins about everything from selection of distribution to the latest in configuration management tools and virtualization technology. I ended up in a conversation with a fellow sysadmin who was using a proprietary virtualization technology on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Not only did he have surprising misconceptions about the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) virtualization tools available, he assumed that some of the features he was paying extra for (or not, as the case…
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VMware Making Zimbra 8 Easier to Install

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Making the Zimbra Collaboration Suite easier to install, and get started with, VMware is readying a "shot across the bow" at Microsoft Exchange. Exchange is difficult to set up and maintain, by comparison with Zimbra. Zimbra has been rapidly gaining market share, and is currently number three in corporate email services. VMware revamps its Zimbra enterprise email server "VMware plans to make a beta version of an upgrade to its Zimbra Collaboration Server available for download on Wednesday, with shipments in final form scheduled for later this quarter, the company said. Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0, a major upgrade of this Linux-based enterprise email and calendaring product, has been designed to be easier to install and can be integrated with third-party unified communications tools. Gartner analyst Matt Cain said that with…
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VirtZine #25 – Video – “Tweak Your Cloud”

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CloudTweak: six reasons why SMBs should embrace Cloud Computing, Pano Logic Cloud PC, Windows Server 2012 and virtualization, Amazon explains outage, a new version of ThinApp, Tonida's Open Source Cloud Service hardware and software. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/-N0y6KZBNaY
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VirtZine #25 – Audio – “Tweak Your Cloud”

VirtZine - Audio Netcasts
CloudTweak: six reasons why SMBs should embrace Cloud Computing, Pano Logic Cloud PC, Windows Server 2012 and virtualization, Amazon explains outage, a new version of ThinApp, Tonida's Open Source Cloud Service hardware and software. (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/-N0y6KZBNaY
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Tonida Allows Users to Create Their Own Cloud Storage Service

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Use Tonida's Open Source software, or their device, to create a cloud service at home. http://www.tonido.com/ "Tonido is a software and service that once installed on any computer (Windows, Linux or Mac), can make files and media in that computer available anywhere through a web browser or from mobile phones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone 7). It is a brand new way to access and share your files, media and other information with anyone around the world without having to upload to third-party sites first. Access to your computer from your smart phone With Tonido apps for iPhone/iPod/iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7, we have you covered whichever mobile platform you use. With Tonido mobile apps you can: Access all your files and documents Listen to all your…
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A New Version of ThinApp is Out, with New Features for Horizon!

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This is from VMware's End-User Computing Blog, announcing the new version of ThinApp! VMware ThinApp 4.7.2: Minor release, major new features for Horizon! "Do not let the three digits in the 4.7.2 release number fool you — the newly released ThinApp 4.7.2 has some exciting features that people have been asking for. This new release of VMware ThinApp includes: A mechanism for updating ThinApp packages in Horizon Application Manager A new relink –h command to enable prior ThinApp packages for Horizon RemoveSandboxOnStart, a new Package.ini parameter Updated ThinApp packages in Horizon The update mechanism allows you to place new versions of ThinApp packages on the Horizon ThinApp Repository, and Horizon reads a new VersionID parameter built into the package to differentiate the updated package from the prior package. Application entitlements…
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Amazon Explains What Happened During It’s Recent Outage

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Powerful lightning storms on the east coast caused Amazon some problems recently. Several very large web sites were adversely effected by the outage. Amazon has been somewhat "mum" on the reasons, but are beginning to explain. Amazon Explains Cloud Computing Snafu "Amazon.com Inc. on Saturday restored service to its cloud computing operations after electrical storms cut service to some customers including Netflix Inc. and Instagram. But Amazon waited until Monday to tell the world that those operations were fully back up. In a statement Monday, the Seattle company said thunderstorms affected several of its datacenters on the East Coast on Friday night. But while 'several of our datacenters had their utility power impacted,' Amazon said 'in only one of them did the redundant power not operate correctly.' The power outage…
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Windows Server 2012 and Virtualization

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Microsoft is changing it's license to enhance it's virtulization offering. New Windows Server 2012 puts virtualization front and center http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/07/windows-server-2012-licensing-reworked-for-the-cloud/ "In a major reworking of Microsoft's Windows Server licensing, the company has announced that there will be just four Windows Server 2012 SKUs. With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft is moving to a simpler product line-up, with fewer variations in capabilities, and a greater emphasis on socket count and virtualization rights. There will be two main editions, Datacenter and Standard. Traditionally, Microsoft has given different Windows Server SKUs different feature sets with, for example, high availability and clustering capabilities only offered in the most expensive editions, and different hardware limits, with cheaper versions supporting fewer processor sockets and less RAM. That's no longer the case with Windows Server 2012. Both Standard…
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Move Your PC to The Cloud

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Why not move your entire PC to the Cloud? Pano Logic says, "Yes, you can!" Pano Logic Reinvents Cloud Computing for the Desktop "REDWOOD CITY, CA, Jul 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Pano Logic, the leader in zero client desktop virtualization (VDI), today announced Pano System for Cloud, the lowest cost desktop computing platform for organizations moving to web-based applications. Pano System for Cloud eliminates the need for a local operating system and central processing unit and delivers web-based computing, using Google's Chrome browser as the interface. Pano System for Cloud is the most cost-effective computing platform available for many businesses, schools, governments and other organizations seeking an alternative to PC-based or thin client models that rely on costly end user software and hardware. The platform centralizes all computing…
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