Articles In Virtualization

By Ken Phelan, Posted in AppDev, Infrastructure, Security, Storage, Virtualization

Recently back from AWS:ReInvent, I’m still processing all the data. AWS is Amazon’s Web Services. Amazon is currently hosting 3 times more cloud services than their closest competitor (Azure), making them the 800 pound gorilla of cloud computing. AWS:ReInvent is the trade event they recently held in Las Vegas. Writing a blog helps me process, so here’s my blog about the show. Thanks for helping me process. First of all, ReInvent is huge. Content was being delivered in three different hote... read more.

  • December 05, 2017

By Tom Stanley, Posted in AppDev, Infrastructure, Virtualization

Machine Learning is a broad concept covering algorithms that can receive input data and use statistical analysis to predict an output value within an acceptable range. It analyzes past data to predict future data and to provide context for the current values. In a sense, the machine has learned how this metric “behaves” and can put parameters around the current value (standard deviation, probability bands, etc.), adding knowledge that isn’t obvious if all you have is the single, current me... read more.

  • November 17, 2017

By Tom Stanley, Posted in AppDev, Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization

The tech news has been abuzz recently with stories about how machine learning is making impressive strides in areas like autonomous vehicles, face recognition, and language translation. You can now be automatically tagged in Facebook photos of events you don’t even remember attending. But, while these are impressive achievements that may enhance some of your personal experiences, they have little bearing on your business. You might be surprised to find out these are just some of the more exciting appl... read more.

  • November 10, 2017

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Infrastructure, Virtualization

Commercial software developers work hard to create a product that offers significant value to their customers. They know that the value they deliver in terms of hard savings, increased efficiencies, or lower risk will ultimately drive the price of their software. Optimally, a licensing scheme should effectively capture some portion of the customer value as an equitable payment for that value delivered. I think that is only fair. If we follow this to its natural conclusion, we might conclude that the best l... read more.

  • September 15, 2017

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Infrastructure, Security, Virtualization

2016 was a tough year for celebrities and not an altogether great year for IT. I’m going to break from my normal annual predictions format and cover two things as we start 2017. I’m going to talk about lessons we need to learn from 2016 and things we should look forward to in 2017. 2016’s Tough Love Weak IT = Weak Cyber. For a number of years, IT budgets have been shrinking on the whole while cyber budgets increase. This is not working. Cyber is too dependent on solid IT operations to be... read more.

  • January 05, 2017

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Infrastructure, Virtualization

Traditionally, to take advantage of SmartAccess or VPN, along with the new RDP Proxy functionality, Citrix Access Gateway Universal licenses were required. Standard and Enterprise appliances included 5 CAG Universal licenses for testing. Otherwise, ICA Only licensing was included to allow remote access to Citrix but no SmartAccess functionality. The platinum appliances included 100 licenses. If you are a Citrix XA or XD Platinum customer, the CAG Universal licenses were included for as many XA/XD licenses t... read more.

  • October 11, 2016

By Stephen Kilcoyne, Posted in Virtualization

CITRIX SYNERGY 2016, Las Vegas, May 24, 2016 — M7 Global Partners, a consortium of leading U.S. IT consulting firms widely recognized for their commitment to serving as trusted advisors in the deployment of Citrix solutions, will showcase their technical expertise and demonstrate how organizations can leverage advanced IT infrastructure, virtualization and cloud solutions to solve their most pressing business challenges, this week at Citrix Synergy 2016 in Las Vegas. Representing M7 Global Partners o... read more.

  • May 25, 2016

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

There’s a lot of interest in new converged hardware platforms for VDI. Converged platforms present a scalable architecture where you grow capacity by adding devices that provide both compute and storage capabilities. This would be in comparison to more traditional architectures. People used to just buy servers with disk in them. These were fine as far as they went, but over time, it was a hassle to manage each individual box. Along came storage area networks and servers were relegated to providing the compu... read more.

  • April 04, 2016

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

“We are at the beginning of the age of planetary computing. Billions of people will be wirelessly interconnected, and the only way to achieve that kind of massive scale usage is by massive scale, brutally efficient cloud-based infrastructure.” - Dan Farber, Editor in Chief CNET News What if the cloud really doesn’t change everything about computing from this point forward? Business managers love the idea of the cloud. IT has always been a bit of a pain. Wouldn’t it be great if they could spend less and ge... read more.

  • February 10, 2016

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

There are a lot of traditions surrounding the New Year. Some people make resolutions. Many people start a new fitness regimen. In IT, we make predictions. Here are some of mine for 2016: Big Data for Business. Big Data and tools like Splunk are great and as they’ve been introduced to technology people, they naturally see ways that these tools can provide value to IT. People are waking up to the real value of these tools – business data. If you’re using Splunk to manage IT stuff, get in front of it as a b... read more.

  • January 06, 2016