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Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

Well who would have thought it? is this Novell rising from the ashes? It will no doubt be an interesting year watching still further manoeuvrings in the Virtual space - although I wonder if the US does finally get in to a recession will this slow down the pace a bit?

Certainly VMware has a lot more competitors to contend with now than it did when the IPO was released last year and I see there share price is now back under USD$60 after the dizzy heights of $120 late last year....

Novell acquires PlateSpin has just learned that PlateSpin, leader in the P2V migration market, has been acquired by Novell.

The canadian firm acquisition further boosts Novell visibility in the virtualization space.

Novell already has a major involvement in the market since the early days of Xen development in 2004, when the company was announcing the inclusion of the open source hypervisor in its SUSE Enterprise Linux.

After that first step another acceleration was provided by the interoperability agreement signed with Microsoft in 2006.

PlateSpin is a valuble acquisition target for Novell not just because of its flexible migration tool, PowerConvert, but also because of the other products in its offering: a capacity planning tool, PowerRecon, and most of all a new disaster recover solution called Forge.

These technologies will probably go integrated with the Novell management solution ZENworks, adjusted to handle virtual machines since end of 2006. Novell acquires PlateSpin

Posted on Saturday, March 1, 2008 2:54 PM | Back to top

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