CRN Applications and OS News

  • XenSource Licenses Microsoft's VHD As Format War Begins
    As Linuxworld and Open Solutions World get under way in Boston, XenSource unveiled a deal to license Microsoft's VHD format for its open-source virtualization server, and VMware announced the availability of a royalty-free virtual machine disk format specification.
  • IBM Teams With Novell On Linux-Based Middleware
    IBM deepened its commitment to the small and midsize business market on Monday by announcing a partnership with Novell to deliver two integrated bundles of Linux-based middleware that can be more easily integrated into Windows environments.
  • New Data-Center Management Software Delivers Native Virtualization
    Calling it an industry first, Virtual Iron Software has debuted a new version of its virtualization-management software that integrates the open-source Xen hypervisor, allowing users and developers to run both 32- and 64-bit Linux and Windows applications without any modifications.
  • Long Arm Of Linux
    With Microsoft pushing the release of Vista back yet again, there just might be an opportunity for a new sheriff to come to town.
  • Briefs: April 3, 2006
    Lenovo Worldwide Channel Chief Mark Enzweiler is preparing to step down in the wake of a restructuring at the PC behemoth, sources said.
  • Novell SUSE 10's Xen: Walk Before You Run
    The commercial availability of the Xen virtualization engine in Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES) offers a more economical open-source alternative to VMware. But there are some limitations partners and customers should keep in mind before deployment.
  • Microsoft's Value/Volume Dilemma
    Microsoft exec Doug Burgum has juggled the value/volume strategies for years, reassuring ERP value-add partners that they were going to do just fine with a company known for high-volume sales. But with Burgum set to be chairman of MBS and stepping back from his daily role, some partners worry that his longtime advocacy will be for naught.
  • No More Paper Trails
    Law firm Fish and Richardson P.C. was looking for a way to digitize and transmit all of its incoming mail without shuttling paper around the country. When the system put in place didn't meet expectations, the firm turned to another solution provider, Quality Associates, to get the job done.
  • Inside-Out Software
    The best informational briefings for me are ones that land on some topic other than that originally intended by the marketing types who set them up. And so it was last week when I met with channel management service provider BlueRoads.
  • IBM Expands Move2Lotus Program To Partners
    Hoping it gives its partners more ammunition it the collaboration battle with Microsoft, IBM has announced an expansion of its Move2Lotus program designed to encourage users to move off Windows-based Exchange and over to Linux-based Notes.