Articles In Virtualization

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: One of the biggest stories in technology this week was the DDoS attack on the anti-spam group Spamhaus. Mathew J. Schwartz at InformationWeek clears up some misconceptions and sets facts straight on the record-setting attack. The 'Internet of Things' has been trumpeted by Cisco as the future in networking traditionally offline devices together.  In order for it to succeed, Scott Morrison believes that this must be supported by open... read more.

  • March 29, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: A new study by Secunia revealed that out of all the security vulnerabilities on a PC, Microsoft's Windows Update patches only fix 8.5% of those issues. The rest, the study found, were problems with third-party software, such as Flash and Java. Ken Hess of ZDNet points out this number - $429,000. Symantec's State of Mobile Computing survey found that the average cost of mobile security incidents for enterprises cost companies about... read more.

  • March 22, 2013

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but I’m kind of a big deal. Oh, my kids and my dogs don’t really give me much respect. My wife wears the pants at home. I take direction from pretty much everybody at work. But at this stage of my career, I can pretty much have any device or computer I’d like. Tablets, laptops, ultra-books, killer gaming PCs - I’ve had them all and I can have any of them I care to. The other day, I was talking to one of the other senior managers at Gotham who’s got a similar sort of th... read more.

  • March 20, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Recently a customer upgraded their VMware View and vSphere environments to version 5.1 respectively.  The customer upgraded VMware View first, shut down and then upgraded vSphere 5.1.  Once the vSphere environment was upgraded the customer had to update the self-signed certificate within the connection for VMware vCenter.  The customer had configured the vCenter connection to point to the NETBIOS name of the vCenter Server.  I reproduced the environment in Gotham’s lab. VMware View connection to vCenter... read more.

  • March 12, 2013

By Nancy Rand, Posted in Virtualization

A new infrastructure component appears with vSphere 5.1: Single Sign On (SSO). This component is designed to provide SSO across all the vSphere products, particularly in the vCloud Suite. Not all vSphere products use SSO at this moment, but VMware plans to integrate it with all vSphere products. However, as of version 5.1, vCenter no longer passes the login user authentication request to Active Directory - SSO does this. If SSO 5.1 is not available, then one cannot log into vCenter 5.1. Planning your... read more.

  • March 12, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From Techopedia: The application layer is the seventh layer of the OSI model and the only one that directly interacts with the end user. The application layer provides full end-user access to a variety of shared network services for efficient OSI model data flow. This layer has many responsibilities, including error handling and recovery, data flow over a network and full network flow. It is also used to develop network-based applications. More than 15 protocols are used in the application layer, including... read more.

  • March 06, 2013

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From Techopedia: The application layer is the seventh layer of the OSI model and the only one that directly interacts with the end user. The application layer provides full end-user access to a variety of shared network services for efficient OSI model data flow. This layer has many responsibilities, including error handling and recovery, data flow over a network and full network flow. It is also used to develop network-based applications. More than 15 protocols are used in the application layer, including... read more.

  • March 06, 2013

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) is a chance for VMware to deliver the new vision and associated message to Partners. This year it was clear...they are focused on two areas: VMware vCloud Suite VMware Horizon Suite So, what are these? The vCloud Suite is basically vSphere and the following addons: vCloud Director vCloud Connector vCloud Networking and Security vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) vCenter Operations Management Suite vFabric Application Director vCloud Automation Center The sui... read more.

  • March 05, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: For the third time in a month, Adobe issued a patch for Flash. This most recent emergency update addressed three vulnerabilities, two of which were already being exploited in the wild. Computerworld revealed details about MiniDuke, the cyber-espionage campaign that used the recent Adobe Reader zero-day exploit to compromise computers belonging to governments, organizations, and companies in 23 countries. ZDNet explained why the... read more.

  • March 01, 2013

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Apple, Twitter and Facebook were the victims of malware attacks. Bloomberg linked all three attacks to a group of Eastern European hackers. CNET reported that most of the recent cyberattacks against the New York Times and other US corporations, government agencies, and organizations originated from an office building connected to China’s People’s Liberation Army. Oracle patched five Java vulnerabilities not addressed in this mon... read more.

  • February 22, 2013