VMware launches VMware View software for Apple iPad

VMware View software is now available for Apple’s iPad to give users access to their Windows desktops, applications and data; plus more news in brief.

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VMware launches VMware View software for Apple iPad
VMware has unveiled its VMware View software for Apple’s iPad. The software, available from Apple’s App Store, is designed to give iPad users access to their Windows desktops, applications and data via the vendor’s virtualisation technology. The product will allow access to Windows virtual desktops via PC-over-IP display protocol and multi-touch, as well as an on-screen track pad so users can use their own traditional mouse setup.

For more information on VMware View, click here.

McAfee opens first UK-based data centre
McAfee is to open a data centre in London. The facility will be the security vendor’s fifth data centre, to open this past year but is the company’s first in the UK. The facility’s focus will be on the vendor’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for Web and email security. McAfee has said it will use multiple ISPs for connectivity at the London-based data centre.

For more information on McAfee, click here.

VMware reveals automation tools for vSphere platform
VMware has announced tools to automate processes and managed services in cloud infrastructure running on a vSphere platform. The vCenter Operations product will be available later this month and split into three editions. Each edition will have different capabilities for managing both virtualised and physical infrastructure. VMware’s vCenter Operations aims to collect data from vSphere on underlying servers, storage and network components. It also examines performance issues so IT staff can find the root of problems and correct them quickly.

For more information on VMware vSphere, click here.

AppSense receives £43 million funding injection from Goldman Sachs
Virtualisation vendor AppSense has received a £43 million funding injection from Goldman Sachs. The company, based in Cheshire, focuses on creating and managing user profiles based on virtualised applications, desktops and servers. The company has an estimated 4,000 customers, including BT, JP Morgan and United Airlines. AppSense’s revenue was up 60% (to $43 million) for the financial year ending July 2010.

For more information on AppSense, click here.

CyrusOne expands into Europe with new colocation data centre offering
Data centre colocation provider CyrusOne is set to expand its European presence with a new data centre in London. The facility will be 10,000 square feet and will be the company’s first data centre in Europe. It will service the company’s existing clients that have international customers and data centre requirements. The data centre will have access to multiple providers, including the likes of British Telecom, COLT, Virgin Media and Easynet.

For more information on colocation in the UK, click here.

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

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