Citrix Receiver app to deliver virtual desktop to your iPad: News Roundup

Orange Business Services joins VMware vCloud; VMware forms OEM partnership with Novell for Linux Enterprise Server; and more news of the week.

Citrix Receiver app to deliver virtual desktop to your iPad
Citrix has announced its Receiver application, which enables end users to access their desktops via smartphones, laptops, desktops, netbooks and the Apple iPad. The free app delivers a virtual desktop to several devices, enabling the use of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office. Receiver is part of the Citrix XenDesktop portfolio.

VMware retains toehold in some Microsoft shops
Microsoft touts integrated systems management as a key selling point of Hyper-V, the company's free hypervisor that ships with Windows Server 2008. But some self-described Microsoft shops have found ways to run VMware successfully in an otherwise Windows-centric world.

VMware forms OEM partnership with Novell for Linux Enterprise Server
VMware has partnered with Novell to distribute the SUSE Linux Enterprise Server operating system. The partnership aims to offer cloud computing features to businesses implementing SUSE Linux based operating systems. VMware's agreement to distribute the OS through an OEM will allow the vendor to integrate technical support for the server.

Orange Business Services joins VMware vCloud
VMware has secured another partner for its VMware vCloud initiative. The initiative enables cloud computing providers to develop a platform based on VMware vSphere. According to Orange Business Services, the partnership's goal is to drive the adoption of cloud computing by simplifying it, through a model that is 'as simple as buying electricity with no rewiring needed.'

Atlanta Technology to host World Cup dinner for IT managers and CIOs
Cloud computing and virtual server vendor Atlanta Technology is holding a free-of-charge World Cup dinner for IT directors, IT managers and CIOs. Taking place June 23 in central London, guests are invited to watch the England vs. Slovenia match, followed by dinner and a prize draw to win one of two Apple iPads.

Oracle Italy Senior Sales Consultant joins SNIA board of directors
Senior Sales Consultant at Oracle Italy, Walter Moriconi, has joined the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) board of directors. Moriconi has over a decade of industry experience, including four years as a member of SNIA Europe's Italian Committee. SNIA aims to educate Europe in data storage and data management.

Fujitsu selects Emulex's OneConnect UCNA for FCoE Primergy rack severs
Fujitsu has chosen Emulex's single-chip OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) for its 10 GB Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity in its Primergy rack servers. Now part of Fujitsu's Dynamic Infrastructure portfolio, Emulex's UCNAs are designed to streamline server and network provisioning.

New version of Business Service Management (BSM) software from HP
HP has announced a new version of its Business Service Management (BSM) software suite. The HP BSM 9.0 suite aims to simplify the management of applications sourced from hybrid models. These include applications that are virtualised, on-premise, private/public cloud, SaaS or outsourced.

Four new partners for RES Software
Workspace management vendor RES Software has announced four new U.K. reseller partners: Bytes, Prolinx, Orange Information Systems Group and Strategic Technologies. As part of RES Software's channel programme, the new partners will offer RES Powerfuse as part of their virtualisation and desktop projects. RES Software has 170 partners worldwide.

Ingram Micro buys Spanish distributor Albora Soluciones
Distributor Ingram Micro has bought Spanish distributor Albora Soluciones, which is based in Barcelona. Albora has offices in Madrid and Lisbon. Ingram claims the deal will improve its skills in Internet infrastructure, virtualisation, security and middleware. Financial details were not disclosed.

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