Novell offers virtualization solution for Intel environments

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Novell releases virtualization solution in partnership with Intel
Novell, along with Intel, announced a Linux-based virtualization solution built on Xen and optimized for Intel Virtualization Technology (VT). Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell running on Dual-Core Intel Xeon platforms will provide customers with a virtualization solution that has the ability to host Linux environments without the need to modify the guest operating systems.

With the integration of Intel Virtualization Technology within Xen, Novell also announced plans to offer enterprise support for virtualized Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 running on Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10, allowing Red Hat customers to migrate to Novell service and support while still running Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a virtualized environment.

Novell will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 running on Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Intel Virtualization Technology, up through and including Level 3 (or core engineering) support. Meaning that Novell will provide technical support for the Xen hypervisor if a customer uncovers an issue running a virtual instance of Red Hat Linux and that issue is not reproducible in a native, or non-virtualized, environment. If the customer runs a virtual Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 or 10 instance, Novell will offer Level 3 support for the host operating system, the Xen hypervisor and the guest operating system. In addition, Intel and Novell will work together to fix all issues which are related to the hypervisor and Intel VT hardware.

Intel VT provides hardware-assist to virtualization software (VMM), reducing the need of VMM intervention with complex, computer intensive software translations.

Novell will begin a pilot program late next month with several large enterprise customers. General availability of this solution is expected by the end of the year. Servers featuring Dual-Core Intel Xeon platforms to run Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 virtualization are now available through all major OEMs.

Tenrox announces update to Tenrox Project Workforce Management
Tenrox announced the availability of release 9 of its workflow-driven Project Workforce Management software. The software provides a modular solution for managing the project workforce in real-time.

Release 9 is a single solution that bridges the gap between the project workforce and back-office systems by linking process with project/workforce and financial management. Available on-demand or on-premise, Release 9 is designed for companies with a decentralized workforce who need to manage resource groups, projects and measure their financial impact on the organization in real-time. The release includes a Collaborative Workforce Planning module that enables organizations to align shifts in demand with the current available pool of human capital.

Tenrox Project Workforce Management is now shipping and is available directly from Tenrox or through the company’s global reseller and partner channel. The product is modular with pricing starting at US$100 per module per seat. A hosted version is available from US$10 per user per month. Volume discounts and enterprise-licensing agreements are also available.

Index Engines unveils enterprise version of eDiscovery engine
Index Engines unveiled the industry’s first solution to index the contents of offline tape media, to improve their response to legal discovery requests by searching their entire tape archives without the need to restore the data and suffer the costs, time delays and erroneous reporting involved with manual searches.

The new offline eDiscovery Tape EngineT turns offline backup tapes into a searchable repository without the need to restore the content, automating the previously time consuming legal discovery process. The eDiscovery Engine is suitable for indexing tape archives of all sizes for companies facing discovery challenges, with support for small discovery operations of a few hundred tapes up to large corporate environments with hundreds of thousands of tapes stored in automated silos across the extended enterprise.

The Index Engines eDiscovery Tape Engine is currently available with prices starting at US$29,500 for a package that scales to support a four-million-file network.

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