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Offline support for View; VMware acquisition bolsters VMforce

This week's VMware news roundup includes news on offline support for View desktop virtualization and a VMware acquisition to bolster its cloud computing platform.

This week's VMware news roundup includes news on offline support for View desktop virtualization, a VMware acquisition to bolster its cloud computing platform, and EMC CEO Joe Tucci thoughts on VMware and the future of virtualization.

VMware, Citrix add offline support to virtual desktops
When VMware releases View 4.5, it will support offline desktop virtualization, allowing virtual desktops to feel more like traditional PCs. Until now, VMware pushed client hypervisors as the best method to offer offline support, but it will offer "client mode" as a way for users to save virtual machine images for offline use. According to many users, this feature was expected in View 4.

VMware's SpringSource to buy GemStone for distributed data management
In an effort to strengthen its cloud computing offering, VMware's SpringSource division has acquired GemStone Systems, a distributed data management systems vendor. The goal is for GemStone's software to solve latency problems and improve application scalability in the cloud. This acquisition comes shortly after the announcement of VMforce, a Java-based cloud computing platform backed by VMware and

Joe Tucci's EMC World Q&A highlights
Joe Tucci -- the CEO of VMware's parent company, EMC -- answered some questions after his keynote at EMC World 2010. Find out his thoughts on EMC's acquisitions strategies, VMware's business model and the role of the traditional operating system.


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