New Red Hat virtual appliances: RHEL4, Application Stack with JBoss

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And speaking of long-awaited cool virtual appliances, check out the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 4 Update 4 and the Red Hat Application Stack, featuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Application Server with Tomcat, JBoss Hibernate, and a choice of open source databases: MySQL or PostgreSQL, and Apache Web Server. It’s a good time Read more...

Long-awaited Solaris Enterprise System virtual appliance now available

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First they open source Java, and now we get a Solaris 10 + Sun Enterprise System virtual machine. Somebody at Sun is definitely not getting coal in their stocking this year. VMware’s Andy Tucker writes: I’ve noted previously that one of the non-Sun distros of OpenSolaris (Nexenta) is available in a VM.  Now, Sun has Read more...

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) now available as Virtual Appliance

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From Richard Garsthagen: OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) now available as Virtual Appliance. Well the machines just started rolling out of the factories, but if you are interested to know what the childeren in the poor african countries will have to their disposal, you can check out the OLPC as a virtual appliance. Tom Hoffman Read more...

Turn your app into an appliance

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Earlier this month, rPath put out a nice offer to ISVs: they will do a free "Application to Appliance" conversion to turn your commercial software application into virtual appliance. The application process begins here, and there’s just three qualifying questions: Is the application built to run on Linux (any Linux distribution)? Is the application server-based? Read more...

Analysts analyze virtual appliances

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Stephen O’Grady of RedMonk has written an extended discourse on virtual appliances and the importance of the operating system to ISVs. Now I’m not an analyst, and I can’t predict the future. I do know that our initial partners in the Virtual Appliance Marketplace (mostly hardware appliance vendors) say there is demand among their customer Read more...