Articles by 'Joe Jessen'

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Security

Today many of you are faced with maintaining business continuity that includes implementing highly available applications and virtualization infrastructure. The size of data continues to grow exponentially and as a result, larger storage, replication, and data backup solutions are required to keep this data protected. File-level backup is an age-old technology that has the capability of addressing data of all types on all platforms and operating systems. There is a certain comfort level that comes from know... read more.

  • July 25, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Uncategorized

Edward Snowden, the self-proclaimed source of U.S. government’s classified information, was not a high ranking official, or a top level CIA operative. He was a contracted IT systems administrator, who received a high-level security clearance only because he was responsible for maintaining systems that held classified information. The security clearance, and the administrative accounts that he was granted gave him full access to look at the data on these systems, but according to public reports he was not pa... read more.

  • June 13, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

The recent rumors of Microsoft working on a hosted virtual desktop (DaaS) solution to add to their cloud services offerings may actually end up being one of the most viable options for organizations who already rely heavily on Microsoft infrastructure to run their business. Having all of your core services delivered from a single location and provider could ease the operational concerns of some who find running a hybrid of on-premises and hosted solutions still requires the same amount of operational suppor... read more.

  • May 23, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Storage

Exchange 2010 was Microsoft's first version that removed the Single Instance Storage (SIS) feature in the datastore. The SIS was designed in earlier versions of Exchange Server to help improve speed of message delivery. Exchange servers would be deployed closer to where the users were located. So it was not uncommon for a company with five offices to have a domain controller and an Exchange server in each location. The SIS concept assumed that it would be faster for users of the local mail store and it woul... read more.

  • March 26, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Infrastructure

Announced yesterday, Microsoft's Surface tablet is positioned to compete directly against Apple’s iPad in both the consumer and corporate environment. Leveraging the new Metro UI, Microsoft’s new tablet provides a familiar usability to existing mobile device users and adds one piece that Apple has not been able provide: seamless integration with corporate device management infrastructure. Mobile device management (MDM) solutions control and deploy applications and apply security policies similar to those... read more.

  • June 19, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Dell today announced its agreement to purchase Wyse Technology, a leader in Thin Client computing to enhance its desktop virtualization offering. The announcement ( continues a stream of recent acquisitions and purchases made by Dell that are focused on delivering end-to-end virtualization solutions. With this purchase, Dell will add a complement of 20 thin client devices and management software to their existing desktop v... read more.

  • April 02, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Joe Jessen, Gotham’s Director of Professional Services, also writes for The Virtualization Practice: OnLive is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space. The game focused application delivery company announced their OnLive Desktop service at CES this year. OnLive Desktop claims to deliver a seamless Microsoft Windows desktop experience with cloud-accelerated web browsing and full Adobe Flash. The marketing talks of "instant-response multi-touch gestures", "complete and convenient viewi... read more.

  • March 13, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Gotham's Professional Services Department provides complete technology consulting from strategic planning to system implementation. Averaging eight years of service with Gotham, the internal team of 30+ is well versed in the strategic technologies within your organization: Applications, Infrastructure, Security, and Virtualization. The GPS teams not only engage on your projects, but they participate on vendor technology councils, write numerous technology books, and contribute to independent technology a... read more.

  • March 02, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Joe Jessen, Gotham's Director of Professional Services, also writes for The Virtualization Practice: As Virtual Desktops become standard components of the entire desktop environment there are increasing demands on the end point devices to provide the performance of legacy desktop computers they are replacing.  Devices with more memory, faster processors and expandable peripheral device support are quickly replacing the utility devices most associated with thin clients.  On Monday February 13, 2012 HP ann... read more.

  • February 18, 2012