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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.

So is it a crazy month for Virtualization or what? News in from Alessandro regarding KVM being possibly ported to Windows? and VMware quietly slipping in the news that it is serious about adding Security to the Virtualization Layer? 

KVM being ported to Windows and FreeBSD

After XenSource acquisition by Citrix, another breaking news is going to shake virtualization industry: young virtualization platform KVM, already included in Linux kernel, is being ported on Windows.

At the moment there are no more public details than a mention on official FAQs page:

3.4. Do you have a port of kvm for Windows?

Not in this release.

Company maintaining KVM, Qumranet is still in stealth mode but it's expected to announce its first product before the end of September. During such occasion the virtualization startup may also unveil the upcoming port.

more at source...

VMware acquires Determina

As silently as with Propero acquisition, VMware acquired security firm Determina.

The news was passed to Gartner the same day the company launched its IPO:

On 13 August 2007, VMware informed Gartner that it has acquired Determina, a vendor of a host-based intrusion prevention system (HIPS) technology. There has been no public announcement of the acquisition.

Determina brings two HIPS capabilities to VMware. First, the Determina Memory Firewall HIPS solution protects an operating system (OS) and applications against unauthorized memory and program control-flow manipulation - for example, heap and stack overflows, buffer overflows, and similar techniques used by hackers to inject malicious code into running processes.

Second, as a byproduct of its memory protection approach, the Determina technology can also be used to inject new (or modified) code on the fly. This ability to perform "hot patching".....

more at source...

Posted on Monday, August 20, 2007 11:46 AM Citrix , Microsoft Tips , VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top

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