vNews – Virtualisation Review of the Year for 2012 – With Stu McHugh and Steve Bruck

This months excellent vNews is a review of this years virtualisation activity across the industry, from VMware to Citrix to Microsoft.

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Show Notes:

vSphere 5.1
vCloud Suite –
software defined datacenter
Paul Maritz moved on and replaced by Pat Gelsinger

Server 2012 with Hyper-V 3.0

Bringing XenDesktop and XenApp into into one
Project Avalon Excalibur

Who bought whom!

2012    October 16, 2012    StorSimple Inc. – talk
2012    October 4, 2012    PhoneFactor Inc.
2012    July 9, 2012    Perceptive Pixel Inc.
2012    June 25, 2012    Yammer Inc.

In April 2012, Citrix acquired Podio [31]
In May 2012, Citrix acquired Virtual Computer
In June 2012, Citrix acquired Bytemobile
In September 2012, Citrix acquired Beetil
In December 2012, Citrix acquired Zenprise

On 24 April 2012, VMware acquired Cetas Software.
On 22 May 2012, VMware acquired Wanova.
On 2 July 2012, VMware acquired DynamicOps.[20]
On 23rd July 2012, VMware acquired Nicira Inc.[21] – $1.2BN

Cisco bought cloudia
Dell buys wyse

Join vExpert Mike Laverick for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Chat


Today (Thursday 6th December) at 6.00 pm UK time (10.00 AM PT) Mike Laverick will be on hand to talk about disaster recovery and Business Continuity for SMB via hashtag #vSMBchat on Twitter.


Having a backup plan is essential for all businesses, from small to the very large. See what Mike has to say about how this can be achieved with minimal effort taking advantage of having a visualised environment.

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