VMware unveils virtualisation technology for smartphones

VMware has released a virtualisation technology to make it easier for businesses to incorporate their employees’ smartphones; plus more news in brief.

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VMware unveils virtualisation technology for smartphones
VMware has released a virtualisation technology aimed at making it easier for businesses to incorporate their employees’ smartphones. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the vendor revealed a mobile platform that allows users to run a personal profile and a separate work profile on the same Android handset. IT staff can control functions and permissions of the corporate profile by enabling/disabling features and wiping data if needed, without affecting the owners’ personal profile.

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Juniper reveals single-layer network architecture
Juniper Networks has unveiled a new data centre architecture, which uses a single network layer, aimed to cut latency issues and make best use of hardware. QFabric has been designed to give resources on the network access to each other at high speed. The architecture, designed on a converged networking model, collapses the three-layer network down to one layer to reduce latency. The product is available at the end of March.

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Apple to cut ribbons on 500,000-square-foot data centre
Apple is gearing up to open its new North Carolina, US-based data centre. Due to open this spring, the $1 billion data centre in Catawba County has been designed to support the company’s MobileMe and iTunes divisions. The facility will measure at 500,000 square feet, which is bigger than its current 107,000-square-foot data centre in Newark.

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Parallels promotes Steen to chief executive
Parallels has promoted its president, Birger Steen, to the role of chief executive. The announcement was made at Parallels Summit 2011 in Orlando, Fla., by the vendor’s outgoing chief executive Serguei Beloussov. Beloussov will still take responsibility as the company’s chief architect and executive chairman. Prior to Parallels, Birger was the vice president of small and medium business and distribution at Microsoft.

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RES Software signs with Arrow ECS
RES Software has signed an agreement with Arrow ECS to distribute its desktop management solutions in the UK. The agreement follows on from Arrow ECS and RES Software working together in North America from August 2010. Res Software plans to build up its existing channel network, in addition to expanding the reach of its Dynamic Desktop Studio, WorkSpace Manager, Automation Manager and Virtual Desktop Extender products.

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Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor of SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.UK. 

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