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Virtualization is a broad term that refers to the abstraction of computer resources. It is basically a technique for hiding the physical characteristics of computing resources from the way in which other systems, applications, or end users interact with these resources. The term is an old one: it has been widely used since the 1960s, and has been applied to many different aspects of computing. Broadly speaking, there are two types of virtualization:platform virtualization involves the simulation of whole computers; resource virtualization involves the simulation of combined, fragmented, or simplified resources

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Unclouding the Cloud

The Cloud has become the latest marketing bandwagon for the Computing, Media and Telecommunications industries. New initiatives covering a range of technologies, services and business models have been conflated under this heading, with forecasts for dramatic growth in Cloud Computing and... More »

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cisco and VMWare collaborate to deliver virtualized data centres

Cisco and VMware have announced that they are collaborating to deliver joint data center solutions designed to improve the scalability and operational control of virtual environments. More »

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Miniweb raises $32m to expand services

Miniweb, the British interactive TV platform spun out of BSkyB, has announced $32 million in venture funding from US investors to take its product offerings international. The Funding comes from Meritage Funds in Denver, Colorado and DeGeorge Holdings III, Nevada. More »

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Elastra raises $12m from VCs and Amazon for Cloud Computing

Elastra, which provides software for configuring, deploying and managing complete application systems in public and private compute clouds, has raised $12 million in Series B financing. The funding was led by Bay Partners, with new participation from and continued participation from... More »

Saturday, August 9, 2008

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