The VAR Guy: “Spoonium Promises Container Virtualization for Windows”

Spoonium’s goal, like Docker’s, is to allow users “to package applications and their dependencies into a lightweight, isolated virtual environment called a ‘container.’” But what makes Spoonium different from Docker and other container-based virtualization platforms for Linux, such as Linux Containers (LXC), is that Spoonium works on Microsoft (MSFT) Windows. It does so by providing its own virtual machine, rather than relying on underlying components of the operating system, as most containerized virtualization solutions for Linux do.

Besides Windows compatibility, Spoon is eagerly promoting what it sees as additional advantages of its virtualization solution, including image layering, virtual app streaming via the network and close integration with the host networking infrastructure. These features and more, according to Spoon, make its platform more useful than Docker.

Read the full story for the first outside take of our Spoonium project.

MIT Fall Career Fair – Look for Spoon!

This Friday, Sept. 19, Spoon will be at MIT’s Fall Career Fair! We’re excited to attend our first career fair at MIT, and we look forward to meeting students and alumni to discuss Spoon’s tech, growth, and all of our open positions.

Spoon’s table will be in the Rockwell Cage, booth 369. We’ll have tons of Spoon swag to hand out, and you’ll likely be able to find us at a few local bars after the fair.

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Is Spoonium like Docker?

As we approach the upcoming release of Spoonium, our platform for containerizing Windows applications, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about its relation to a Linux containerization platform called Docker. While there are many similarities between the services, there are several important differences to note:

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The Enterprisers Project chats with Kenji

“I asked Kenji Obata, Founder and CEO, Spoon.net for his take on how infrastructure changes will affect the enterprise over the next 2 years.”

“‘Over the next 2 years, the very definition of IT infrastructure will change from physical resources — computers, networks, and servers — to knowledge resources — applications, information, and users. As employees increasingly use their own devices and control the location and tools they use in their job, the primary role of the CIO will be to facilitate the choices made by users while preserving the security and availability of business information…’”

Read Kenji’s full quote on the future of the CIO!

Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 11 Released

ZENworks Application Virtualization (ZAV) 11, powered by Spoon, has been officially released by Novell!

Novell’s Jason Blackett has an excellent blog post today that goes into detail on what’s new, including Desktop Containers, Startup Applications, Shutdown Shims, Clipboard Isolation, File Synchronization, and an improved end user experience. We’ve copied the highlights below.

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TechCrunch: “Why Seattle is not like Silicon Valley”

Spoon received a nice shout out today in a TechCrunch article comparing the Emerald City to Silicon Valley. Of course, Seattle is incomparable, but that’s besides the point. Check out this interesting piece by recently-banished Spoon summer intern Anne Seckinger.

Goodbye and Thanks

Today was the last day for Anne, one of our summer interns. Thanks for a great summer and hope you have a great school year!

Internships at Spoon are available year round. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@spoon.net!

Spoon issued 7 patents for virtualization and containerization technology

Spoon has been issued 7 patents covering core technologies in the areas of application virtualization, containerization, and virtual process management, including Spoon’s advanced predictive streaming, application templating, layering, and browser integration technologies. This adds to our existing portfolio of patents on application virtualization systems.

What happens in Vegas… gets posted on the blog!

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LANDesk Interchange ’14 was an absolute blast! Your loyal Spoon team trekked down to Las Vegas a few weeks ago to proudly represent LANDesk’s suite of virtualization products. We shared some hot new features, met other awesome LANDesk partners, and lost way too much money. (Seriously, those craps machines are totally rigged.) Read on to learn more about our exciting trip.

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Run Selenium IDE directly from Spoonium

Selenium IDE now available on Spoonium

You can now run the Selenium IDE and launch tests on your Spoonium Grid directly from Spoonium.net.

To start testing from Selenium IDE, go to Spoonium.net and click the Selenium IDEs tab in the left sidebar. Then, click Selenium IDE to launch Selenium IDE online.

You’ll also find other popular development environments, including Eclipse and Sharp Develop. These environments come pre-configured with the latest Selenium language bindings, so that you can spend more time writing tests and less time configuring  dependencies.

Enjoy!