I don’t know what’s going on these days but Sun just bought MySQL AB for approximately $1 billion. After Xensource another open source related company that gets picked up by a market leader. Read it at the source!
Here it is:
Dear Valued Customer and Partner:
We are excited to announce the acquisition of Thinstall by VMware, a complementary virtualization solution provider.
The Thinstall Team is extremely excited to be a part of the growing VMware family of solutions for the Desktop. Combining our best of breed Application Virtualization technology with VMware’s world class engineering and support will enable us to provide a higher level of quality and service to all our valued customers.
Please see the following links for more information on the acquisition:
We realize there still may be unanswered questions or you may have suggestions on how we may improve upon the quality of the processes, products and services we provide to our customers throughout the transition. We pride ourselves in a customer driven approach to product development and service and no one’s opinion counts more to us than yours. Please send your questions, comments and suggestion to email@example.com or contact your current Thinstall sales representative for more information.
Additional information regarding the roadmap, team integration, and transition as we enhance Thinstall’s best of breed technology with world class engineering and support organization will be posted to www.thinstall.com.
The Thinstall Team (now a part of the VMware family)
Damn what a surprise this is… I never expected that VMware would buy Thinstall. But it seems they’re really going to compete with Microsoft(Softgrid) and Citrix(Presentation Server). I do believe that Thinstall is one of the most promising Application Virtualization tools around. I’ve seen a couple of demos by my colleague Edwin Friesen of Thinstallguru.com and was amazed by the simplicity and effectiveness.
With VDI, the range of Virtual Appliances and Thinstall VMware is definitely on for the challenge. After the speculation of Virtualization.info I dug into Fastscale and it wouldn’t surprise me if they are next on the list.
When exploring VCB 1.1 I noticed some new features. One of the most prominent is the option to run VCB from within a VM. I can hear most of you think what’s the point of that and how about that HBA / iSCSI connection you need. Well if it’s of any use I will leave in the middle because I don’t see any reason for virtualizing VCB for larger environments. But for small environments, which don’t have shared storage this can be an easy way to dump their data without resorting to unsupported scripts. VCB is easily setup via the executable, next next finish. [Read more…] about New VCB features
The last couple of weeks more blogs and topics appeared around the warning VirtualCenter gives when there’s no service console redundancy. Several people posted about a workaround to clear this warning. The workaround is very easy: temporarily assign an additional nic to the service console vSwitch and reconfigure your HA. Notice that I used ” workaround” cause I definitely don’t see this as a solution for the problem. With the current technology there’s not much reason not to have a redundant service console in my opinion, especially when you are using HA. I know a nic hardly ever breaks but in this case probably more than 8 VM’s rely on this nic, the physical switch and the network cable it’s attached to. [Read more…] about Service Console redundancy