Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 6 into beta: News Roundup

Veeam Software unveils PRO Pack for VMware environments, Citrix Systems desktop business boosts Q1 revenue, and other news of the week.

Red Hat releases Enterprise Linux 6 into beta
Red Hat has released, in beta, the Enterprise Linux 6 operating platform. Three years after the release of Enterprise Linux 5, the new release features updates to the kernel, application infrastructure and development tools. The vendor claims to have made time-keeping improvements within the kernel which will allow the system to transition processors that do not have active tasks into an idle state more frequently. Red Hat plans to continue support on Enterprise Linux 5 until 2014.

Veeam Software unveils PRO Pack for VMware environments
Systems management vendor Veeam Software unveiled the Veeam nworks PRO Pack for VMware at the Microsoft Management Summit 2010

VMware first quarter profits on the up
VMware has posted a first quarter profit of $78.4 million, up from $69.9 million a year earlier. A climb of 12% was seen on services and software licenses revenue.

Citrix Systems desktop business boosts first quarter revenue
Citrix Systems' first quarterly net revenue is up 12% year on year, according to the virtualisation vendor. Net revenue posted at $414.3 million. Citrix puts most of its growth down to its desktop business, which includes application and desktop virtualisation solutions and generated $264 million of the quarterly revenue, up 9% year on year. The vendor has recently launched XenDesktop 4, which contributed $32 million.

Vizioncore Data Protection Pack available at a discount with VMware vSphere Essentials v4.0
Virtualisation management vendor Vizioncore has announced that its SMB Data Protection Pack (DPP) is now available for $1,000 when purchased alongside VMware's vSphere Essentials v4.0 package. The package is also available for $495 for a limited period. The promotion runs from April 22 to June 15 across Europe.

Europe has highest number of configuration violations
On average, there are 40 configuration issues per device, according to Dimension Data's 2010 Network Barometer Report. Integrator Dimension Data assessed 235 networks worldwide and found 40 chances for downtime per device. European organisations were found to have the highest number of configuration violations -- 88 issues per device in Europe, as compared to 27 in America.

UKSolutions posts strong year end
Hosted data centre provider UKSolutions has reported a 33% revenue increase for the year ending 31 March 2010. Located in Studley, Warwickshire, UKSolutions has increased its staffing levels by 25% this year. Customers of the hosting provider include Aston Martin, The Internet Group, Visit Britain and The Cooperative.

Open Text working in Microsoft's Technology Centres
Enterprise content management (ECM) software vendor Open Text has been working alongside partner Microsoft to showcase its products for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 platforms at select Microsoft Technology Centres. The Microsoft Technology Centres (MTCs)

More technology used in businesses now than at any point in the last decade
The use of technology within businesses is evolving faster now than it has at any other point in the decade, according to a survey by services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The survey revealed that Internet use has moved beyond email and websites, and is now being more frequently used for social networking, externally hosted software services and cloud computing.

Netgear's desktop and rack-mount ReadyNAS achieves VMware Ready status
Sever virtualisation vendor NetGear has announced that its desktop and rack-mount ReadyNAS has achieved VMware Ready status. The vendor's ReadyNAS includes its ReadyNAS 3100 and ReadyNAS 4200.

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