Demonstrating continued momentum just six months after announcing its three-year strategic alliance with Microsoft, NetApp (NTAP) today announced tight integration with Microsoft(R) technology to enable the growing number of joint customers and service providers to better optimize and evolve their infrastructure while dramatically reducing costs, streamlining management, and increasing business agility.

Vmware has released update 2 for its virtualization software ESX 4.0 and vCenter Server 4.0. Below are some of the key enhancements for each...

According to GigaOM.com, Vmware is considering acquiring EngineYard, a Rails in the Cloud products and technology services company. EngineYard develops products such as Rails Application PaaS, Enterprise-grade Rails PaaS and has raised over $36 million from the likes of Amazon, Benchmark, DAG Ventures and Bay Partners.

Composite Software, Inc., the leader in high performance data virtualization, today introduced the newest version of the Composite Information Server Data Virtualization Platform, to address the escalating demand by global enterprises with complex and disparate information systems for more agile, cost-effective data integration solutions.

Silicom Ltd. today announced that its dual-port gigabit fiber server adapter has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that the Silicom server adapter has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

Wyse Technology and Citrix Systems, Inc., announced Wyse Xenith, the industry's first zero client with Citrix HDX technology, fundamentally changing the user experience and economics of desktop computing for office-based workers.

Citrix Systems announced the first public release of Citrix XenClient, a new client-side virtualization solution, developed in collaboration with Intel, that allows centrally managed virtual desktops to run directly on corporate laptops and PCs, even when they are disconnected from the network. Representing a major milestone in the industry, XenClient is designed to provide the highest levels of performance, security and isolation through its bare metal architecture and integration with Intel® vPro hardware virtualization technologies.

Today at Citrix Synergy 2010, the conference where virtualization, networking and cloud computing meet, Wyse Technology revealed the Wyse Zero engine. Wyse Zero is software that simplifies the development of cloud connected devices. Wyse Zero, which connects users to cloud computing services and virtual desktops with efficient communications and protocol technology, is already in use in millions of devices, including thin clients, handheld smart devices, and zero clients.