Monthly Archives: June 2010

Altor Virtual Protection

Altor’s experience and innovative research has resulted in a powerful software suite capable of monitoring and protecting virtualized environments without negatively impacting performance. A hypervisor-based approach and “X-ray” level knowledge of each virtual machine (VM) through VM Introspection, gives Altor a unique vantage point in the virtualized fabric.

Ubuntu VMs from BitNami and JumpBox

BitNami now provide both VMs based on both OpenSuse and Ubuntu so you now choose between BitNami and JumpBox for your pre-built Ubuntu software appliances and VMs !

BitNami pre-built VM software appliances

JumBox pre-built VM software appliances

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Webinars

If you are considering virtualizing Red Hat workloads you might like to have a look at these  Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Webinars.

Red Hat experts will help you understand business drivers for virtualization, identify major product capabilities, and make comparisons of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to other platform alternatives.

Red Hat Cloud Foundations

Red Hat Cloud Foundations Edition One provides everything needed to help you plan, build, and manage a private cloud today. Red Hat delivers the most complete and comprehensive cloud solutions in the market, with the flexibility that comes only from the open source leader. Red Hat’s cloud vision is unlike that of any other IT vendor.

Amazon VPC is now available in EU

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is now available in Europe
Amazon Web Services has launched Amazon VPC in Europe. AWS customers can now connect their existing infrastructure to a set of isolated AWS compute resources in the EU via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, and use their existing management capabilities such as security services, firewalls, and intrusion detection systems to include their AWS resources

NASA Nebula Ubuntu cloud

According to The Register NASA have started to build a private Nebula Cloud based on Ubuntu 10 and Eucalyptus Enterprise 2 which will likely underpin websites across the federal government.

Eucalyptus Enterprise works with the Xen and KVM hypervisors and the latest version has now been ported to VMware hypervisors as well, allowing for installation atop VMware’s vSphere, ESXi, and ESX virtualization technologies. The Eucalyptus Enterprise edition also includes an image converter that helps users develop VMware-based applications that are compatible with Amazon EC2.

Ubuntu Advantage Assurance

Canonical Ubuntu have created Ubuntu Advantage and Ubuntu Assurance Programmes

Ubuntu Assurance covers your business for claims of intellectual property (IP) infringements arising from your use of Ubuntu. This offer is designed to safeguard your business and make deploying Ubuntu even easier.

There are separate programmes for server and desktop

Ubuntu Advantage Assurance