Docker Competitor for Windows Server

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A Docker competitor? Sounds interesting. I have always said that this was the future! Docker Competitor Puts Windows Server Into Containers Virtualization Review - By: Jeffrey Schwartz - "Containers are a hot technology, and the one currently burning brightest is Docker; it's the default starting point for admins considering using containers in their enterprise. But as with any new tech with a lot of buzz, contenders spring up almost immediately. That's happening in the Windows world. A little-known startup that offers data protection and SQL Server migration tools today released what it calls the first native container management platform for Windows Server, and claims it can move workloads between virtual machines (VMs) and cloud architectures. DH2i's DX Enterprise encapsulates Windows Server application instances into containers, removing the association between the…
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The Future of Virtualization

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This is an interesting article about the future of virtualization. Check it out! Interesting Times Ahead in the Server Virtualization World ServerWatch - By: Paul Rubens - "VMware is the 800 pound gorilla in the world of server virtualization, dominating the market with more than 50% market share, according to Gartner's Server Virtualization Tracker from last year. And it's not been averse to flexing its muscles and splashing the cash over the last few years: VMware shelled out a whopping $1.54 billion for mobile device manager AirWatch, Virtually Speaking $1.26 billion for software-defined networking company Nicira, and an undisclosed but no doubt substantial sum for desktop-as-a-service company Desktone. VMware itself was bought by EMC in 2003 for what looks today like a steal: a mere trifling $624 million. But at…
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VMware Acquires Immidio Flex

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I have used the Open Source version of Flex on Citrix XenApp. It is pretty cool. What the Immidio Purchase Means for VMware Horizon Customers Virtualization Review - By: Sean Massey - "On Feb. 3, VMware Inc. announced it had acquired Immidio, a user profile management company based out of the Netherlands. Immidio's two main products are Flex+, an agent-based user profile management solution, and AppScriber, an enterprise app store. Immidio describes Flex+ as a workspace virtualization solution that provides customization of end-user devices and applications. The settings can be dynamically applied to a user session based on a number of criteria such as Windows version and IP address. It supports both the desktop and server versions of Windows, including Remote Desktop sessions. VMware has previously attempted to address user…
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