Vendors continue to bring more virtualization options into the data center.
SWsoft this month upgraded its Virtuozzo for Windows software, bringing the capabilities for that product up to par with what the company offers its Linux customers. Virtuozzo creates virtual private servers that enterprises can use for server consolidation projects, disaster recovery and better capacity planning. Virtuozzo for Windows 3.5 supports 64-bit computing platforms from chip makers Advanced Micro Devices and Intel and offers improved performance and density for Windows-based servers, applications and middleware.
For its part, Scalent Systems this month launched its Virtual Operating Environment, designed to fold servers, storage and networking into a single virtualization fabric.
The software, which supports Windows and Linux environments, decouples the applications from the physical resources in the data center, company officials said.