ControlUp 4.0 – Introducing vSphere and XenServer Support

September 22nd, 2014 - ControlUp

During the last couple of years, ControlUp has received excellent feedback regarding its real-time performance views and advanced management features. However, one question kept popping in almost every webinar, conference booth visit or online product demo – "When will I be able to view and manage my virtualization hosts using ControlUp?"

With the release of ControlUp 4.0 it's now a simple matter of providing access details to your virtualization infrastructure and you are good to go. In this blog post, CTO Yoni Avital covers the new Hypervisor Integration feature as well as some additional features introduced in ControlUp 4.0.

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Rackspace Ramps Up Open Compute Iron

September 19th, 2014 - Enterprise Tech

Speaking to EnterpriseTech at the Rackspace::Solve conference in New York this week, COO Mark Roenigk gave an update on where the company is at in terms of adopting OCP iron in its datacenters. Rackspace is using an OCP server design as the basis of its OnMetal "bare metal" cloud service. As the name suggests, the OnMetal service uses the same cloud provisioning tools to control physical servers and the deployment of their Linux or Windows operating systems that are used to deploy virtual machines and operating systems atop the XenServer hypervisor that Rackspace uses in its public cloud. This is a kind of best-of-all-worlds approach, in that you get the entire machine like a hosting customer but minutely pricing and fast configuration and scaling like cloud customers.

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CommVault Introduces New Simpana Solution Sets

August 20th, 2014 - Storage Review

Today CommVault introduced new Simpana Solution Sets. These solution sets are designed for businesses from small to large to transform data protection, management, and maximize the value of business information. The new Simpana Solution Sets will do this by speeding cloud adoption, delivering next-generation software innovations that modernize data centers, support mobile productivity, and improve self-services access. As more businesses move toward cloud-based storage and computing, the Simpana solutions will help customers lower costs and reduce risks. The new solution sets can be individually deployed or combined giving customers the flexibility in their data management.

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ManageEngine to Launch Free Virtualization Management Software for VMware, Hyper-V, XenServer at VMworld

August 19, 2014 - SYS-CON MEDIA

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it will launch VM Manager Plus, its free virtualization management tool, at VMworld US 2014. VM Manager Plus monitors the virtual server infrastructure of SMEs and data centers, with unlimited monitoring support and no restrictions on the number of hosts, virtual machines (VMs) or datastores. A demo of VM Manager Plus is available online at http://demo.vmmanagerplus.com.

ManageEngine will be demonstrating VM Manager Plus in booth 2610 at VMworld US 2014 being held August 24-28, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

VM Manager Plus monitors hosts, VMs and datastores across the leading hypervisors such as VMware ESX/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. It monitors various performance metrics such as memory swap, memory ready, CPU ready, shared memory, and disk I/O. It also includes real-time fault management with instant notifications via email and SMS.

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New Dell Precision rack workstation 7910 to support XenServer

August 12, 2014 - Digital Journal

The updated Dell Precision tower workstation portfolio includes the single socket Tower 5810 and high-power dual processor Tower 7810, which both offer innovative design features within a compact footprint, and the highly expandable Tower 7910 that delivers ultimate workstation performance and scalability. The innovative chassis design on the systems includes quick release hard drives, a tool-less, externally accessible power supply, and a lockable front bezel for added security and delivers improved acoustics performance, running up to 49 percent quieter than Dell’s previous generation of tower workstations3.

Dell is also announcing updates to its leading edge rack workstation, with the introduction of the new Dell Precision Rack 7910, which offers all the capabilities of the Tower 7910 in a 2U rack form factor, with complete qualification and support for workstation virtualization with Citrix XenServer and VMware ESX hypervisors. It is also the first Dell Precision workstation to include an Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), which increases security by enabling complete remote datacenter manageability in a “lights out” environment.

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About XenServer

XenServer is the leading open source virtualization platform, powered by the Xen Project hypervisor and the XAPI toolstack. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
 
Commercial support for XenServer is available from Citrix.