Articles In Virtualization

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 Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: At the Citrix Synergy keynote yesterday, the company unveiled XenDesktop 7, which introduces a new way to deliver Windows as a cloud service. Citrix also debuted the new XenMobile Enterprise Edition, which combines mobile device management, a corporate app store, Worx Mobile productivity apps, and live support. Citrix announced an updated version of ShareFile to work with Microsoft SharePoint and allow users to edit content on their mobil... read more.

  • May 23, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: VMware announced details on their new vCloud Hybrid Service this afternoon. The IaaS offering is built on vSphere, which extends VMware software, features, and certified applications and OSes on- and off-premises, and maintains interoperability with existing virtualized infrastructure. vCloud Hybrid Service will be available through an Early Access Program in June, and officially released in the third quarter of this year. HP’s Art Gil... read more.

  • May 22, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Consumers have been warned about Microsoft’s end-of-life deadline for Windows XP support, set for April 8, 2014. Also reaching EOL that day is Microsoft Exchange 2003, and organizations need to start thinking about whether they want to keep their Exchange 2003 setup and risk not being able to get support for it, or upgrade to another on-premises or cloud service. Microsoft is cautioning users about Reveton, a ransomware attack that not... read more.

  • May 21, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft’s Tim Rains examines the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and sees a new trend in the rise of viruses infecting computer systems, particularly in countries with poor Internet access and users without up-to-date antivirus protection. Dell announced their Project Ophelia device will be released in July. The device plugs into the HDMI port of a monitor and turns the display into an Android-powered smart device. It c... read more.

  • May 20, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

By now we are all familiar with cloud-based services. Whether they be public, private, or hybrid offerings, cloud-based services are prevalent in many organizations. There are many cloud providers to choose from, and over the past two years many of Gotham’s customers have begun migrating services to the public cloud, typically starting with email. Recently a Gotham customer migrated their email from an internal Exchange 2007 environment to the public cloud. The overall migration went smoothly; however p... read more.

  • May 20, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The Internet Crime Complaint Center released their 2012 Internet Crime Report study this week, and found that cyber criminals stole $500 million last year.  The IC3 received 289,874 complaints, with 40% of those resulting in financial loss for victims. Criminals used tactics such as fake tech support phone calls, fake antivirus and scareware, and impersonation schemes. Cisco reported its ninth consecutive quarter of record revenue and... read more.

  • May 17, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

VMware Horizon Workspace debuted this past February 2013.  I recently setup Workspace within Gotham’s lab and wanted to share my notes. What is VMware Horizon Workspace? Horizon Workspace is part of the VMware Horizon Suite that also includes View and Mirage, along with ThinApp, which is part of each Horizon component.  Workspace provides a front-end portal or workspace for end users to access View desktops, ThinApp applications, data shares and access to SaaS based applications. What does the Hori... read more.

  • May 17, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Jason Perlow at ZDNet writes about Bromium’s vSentry, a “microvisor” that operates by managing hardware virtualization on x86 processors. Because the microvisor virtualizes every computer process in its own container, malware won’t be able to enter any other process or part of the system. Perlow believes this could revolutionize desktop computer security. Tami Reller, CFO of the Windows business unit at Microsoft, announced that Window... read more.

  • May 16, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Tami Reller, CFO of the Windows business unit at Microsoft, officially announced that Windows 8.1, also known as Windows Blue, will be available as a free update to existing Windows 8 or RT users. The update currently doesn't have a scheduled release date, though Reller said that Microsoft would like to have 8.1 preloaded on computers in time for the holiday season. People attending the Microsoft Build Conference next month will get a pre... read more.

  • May 15, 2013