Articles In Virtualization

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: One month after Surface RT’s release, Microsoft revealed details about its Surface Pro tablet, which will be available in January 2013. The tablet’s $899 starting price tag, $400 more than the Surface RT, caused Computerworld to question whether enterprises would be willing to spend that much. Despite rumors that the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade would launch this week, Microsoft announced that the OS update won’t be available until ea... read more.

  • November 30, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: ZDNet wondered whether companies with BYOD policies were heading towards data use bill shock. Businesses utilizing BYOD may save on the expense of buying mobile devices, but that savings could be negated due to unexpected rising data usage costs. Also on the BYOD front, Information Week named employees selling or recycling BYOD devices as one of the legal risks that BYOD policies need to address; and Security InfoWatch examined a n... read more.

  • November 23, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Just weeks after spearheading Microsoft’s Windows 8 official launch, Windows President Steven Sinofsky departed the company. Julie Larson-Green was named as his replacement. ZDNet examined Microsoft’s strategy to get businesses to upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft’s basic argument is that companies already using Windows 7 won’t need to retest business software on the new operating system. CRN reported that Hurricane Sandy led to a... read more.

  • November 16, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Hurricane Sandy caused the third – and worst –major electrical outage in the past 15 months, following Hurricane Irene in August 2011 and the October 2011 ice storm. All of these events point out the importance of DR sites with fully tested and validated disaster recovery plans; and the importance of providing remote access for those workers who have access to power, but are unable to reach a company’s physical location. Technologies from VMware and Citrix play crucial roles in both restoring services and p... read more.

  • November 13, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, eWeek reported that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all had over 90% of their networks restored; Citrix suggested ways customers can avoid post-Sandy commuting issues by working from home; and GigaOM provided disaster planning tips for companies that don’t have the budget for a full-on business continuity plan. Both Adobe Systems and VMware were victims of cyberattacks. NBC News reported that ... read more.

  • November 09, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: After weeks of speculation, Apple finally announced the iPad Mini. Forbes named the price, which starts at $329, as one of the reasons the new tablet will be good for businesses. Wired reported that Apple is teaming with VMware on Horizon Mobile iOS, an iPad cloud-hosted office suite targeting Microsoft Office. Microsoft officially released both its Windows 8 operating system and new Surface RT tablet. The tablet’s release cause... read more.

  • October 26, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: The FBI issued a malware warning for Android cell phones. The latest threats are Loozfon, which steals information; and FinFisher, which can remotely control components of your mobile device. In other security news, InfoWorld named five signs that your company’s network has been hit by an advanced persistent threat, including an increase in elevated log-ons late at night; and ReadWriteWeb wondered whether American companies will be... read more.

  • October 19, 2012

By Baker Hart, Posted in Virtualization

The code for the long-awaited Microsoft Windows Server 2012 was released in September and the official launch will be later this month. Among its many improvements and new features is a new hypervisor, Hyper-V3, which includes a feature called Hyper-V Replica (HVR). HVR provides fault tolerance capabilities similar to Windows clustering without all the complexity, making it a potential game changer for medium and small IT shops. HVR provides basic fault tolerance for a given set of virtual machines using... read more.

  • October 10, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: Starting Saturday, Microsoft will release several built-in app updates in anticipation of Windows 8’s official October 26th launch. The first release will be the Bing app. Apple fixed last week’s iPhone 5 Wi-Fi network bug. You'll find installation instructions for the update on Apple’s website. After T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced plans to merge, Information Week examined how the merger will affect businesses. GigaOM reveal... read more.

  • October 05, 2012

By Kaysel Adrover, Posted in Virtualization

I ran into an interesting issue when a customer upgraded from Citrix Provisioning Server (PVS) version 5.6 to version 6.1. What made this upgrade unusual was that their vDisk had two volumes instead of the usual one volume. Because the client’s virtual machine image had an O-drive and P-drive configured, extra steps and utility were necessary. I wanted to share the steps taken during the upgrade process. Because the PVS 5.6 farm and the PVS 6.1 farm would reside on the same subnet for a short period of t... read more.

  • October 03, 2012