NetApp bags Akorri to bolster capacity planning lineup

NetApp has entered into an agreement to buy data centre management software provider Akorri Networks; plus more news in brief.

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NetApp bags Akorri to strengthen capacity planning lineup
NetApp has entered into an agreement to purchase data centre management software provider Akorri Networks. Akorri provides software products that aim to provide performance capacity analytics for virtualised and shared IT infrastructures. The Littleton, Mass., US-based Akorri helps pinpoint performance storage bottlenecks to improve capacity planning. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but NetApp expects the all-cash deal to close in February.

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Embotics partners with VMware on vSphere
Virtualisation management vendor Embotics has partnered with VMware to integrate its platform with VMware's vSphere management console. The partnership aims to provide the IT manager with one pane of glass for unified virtualisation management, eliminating the need to buy multiple tools to manage a virtual server environment. Version 3.7 of the V-Commander product includes self-service VM request forms and capacity planning reports.

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Pano Logic releases zero thin client device upgrade
Pano Logic has introduced the latest version of its zero client device, Pano System 4. The new version aims to replace PCs and thin clients with server-side software. The device supports Citrix Systems' XenDesktop, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere/View.

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Citrix teams with Motorola on smartphone desktop virtualisation application
Citrix has joined forces with Motorola on a new smartphone, which uses Citrix application and desktop virtualisation technology to act as a desktop on the move. The Motorola Atrix uses Citrix's Receiver, XenApp and XenDesktop software to enable users to run a virtual Windows environment via mobile phone.

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Computerlinks picks up distribution rights for Gigamon
Value-added distributor Computerlinks UK has bagged a distribution deal with data access networking vendor Gigamon. The VAD claims the partnership will bolster its security and virtualisation portfolio. Computerlinks will help Gigamon find new partners through offering a range of services, including end-user marketing, proof of concept, product evaluation programmes and technical workshops.

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