Articles In Virtualization

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

As promised, a follow-up on the challenges on managing a DaaS experience. Let’s run through a scenario comparing the experience of two users, one with a corporate desktop and the second with a DaaS. Let’s call the user on the standard PC Bill, and call the user on the new DaaS Steve. What if the system is slow? Bill might turn it on and off a few times. He might just yell over the top of his cube “Hey, is anybody else slow?” He’ll call support and they’ll start to go over the checklist trying to figur... read more.

  • August 30, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

InfoWorld: McAfee focuses on privacy in mobile security software package for Android: bit.ly/ScwOC2  ZDNet: As mobility in the enterprise increases, IT infrastructure, capacity and multi-channel support must be reworked: zd.net/SI98mt CRN: VMware kills vRAM licensing, will focus on vSphere Cloud bundles: bit.ly/TRMvyr ZDNet: NetApp adds Flash server caching, extends partnership strategy and decides to resell Fusion-io ware: zd.net/PaUqnd CRN: XChange 2012: Enterprises still looking for mobility strate... read more.

  • August 24, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

InfoWorld: McAfee focuses on privacy in mobile security software package for Android: bit.ly/ScwOC2  ZDNet: As mobility in the enterprise increases, IT infrastructure, capacity and multi-channel support must be reworked: zd.net/SI98mt CRN: VMware kills vRAM licensing, will focus on vSphere Cloud bundles: bit.ly/TRMvyr ZDNet: NetApp adds Flash server caching, extends partnership strategy and decides to resell Fusion-io ware: zd.net/PaUqnd CRN: XChange 2012: Enterprises still looking for mobility strate... read more.

  • August 24, 2012

By Entrcb, Posted in Virtualization

VMware recently announced yet another change in their licensing model; and happily it’s a return to socket-based licensing as opposed to the vRAM entitlement model that was adopted in 2011. Although statements vary as to the reasons for the return to the old model, it seems pretty clear that competition from Microsoft’s new version of Hyper-V was part of the decision; Microsoft was clearly targeting VMware’s licensing schema in their push for Enterprise adoption of their hypervisor platform. According... read more.

  • August 24, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

Profile Virtualization isolates the user’s application and environment settings, stores them in a central location and applies them, upon login, to a physical or virtual desktop environment. Profile virtualization technology includes AppSense Environment Manager, Citrix Profile Manager, and RES WorkSpace Manager. ... read more.

  • August 22, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

Profile Virtualization isolates the user’s application and environment settings, stores them in a central location and applies them, upon login, to a physical or virtual desktop environment. Profile virtualization technology includes AppSense Environment Manager, Citrix Profile Manager, and RES WorkSpace Manager. ... read more.

  • August 22, 2012

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

Consultants (myself included) like to make up words and phrases. When a word or phrase is fresh, it’s a beautiful thing full of promise and ambiguous glory. As it gets older, it inevitably finds some form of stable consensus which is just plain boring. It’s a sort of evolution from something cool and ethereal to something specific and occasionally fetid. Like a rainbow that turns into a swamp. There’s a whole new breed of restaurants that they’re calling fast casual. That’s a great name. I know what fast... read more.

  • August 20, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

IOP/s in a VDI environment revisited Ed. Note: The following article was originally written by Hank Smith and published in Gotham’s newsletter in April 2010. An update from Hank appears at the end of this article. What are IOP/s? Input/Output Operations per Second (IOP/s) is a measurement of total operations per second (including reads and writes), and is a critical factor in any Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) project. Typically, the faster the drive, the greater the IOP/s. If the IOP/s for t... read more.

  • August 19, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

CRN: Oracle to issue patch to close vulnerability in database server and other products: http://bit.ly/Pa0HSY InfoWorld: What the software-defined data center really means: http://bit.ly/NwBy2r ZDNet: Small-business CRM app to help reduce bad sales follow-up: http://zd.net/Ogg0HT CNET: WikiLeaks endures a lengthy DDoS attack: http://cnet.co/R2b5wG ReadWriteWeb: Are you launching a denial-of-service attack on your own company with automated emails?: http://rww.to/RPoA2x GigaOM: Microsoft SkyDrive gets... read more.

  • August 17, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

CRN: Oracle to issue patch to close vulnerability in database server and other products: http://bit.ly/Pa0HSY InfoWorld: What the software-defined data center really means: http://bit.ly/NwBy2r ZDNet: Small-business CRM app to help reduce bad sales follow-up: http://zd.net/Ogg0HT CNET: WikiLeaks endures a lengthy DDoS attack: http://cnet.co/R2b5wG ReadWriteWeb: Are you launching a denial-of-service attack on your own company with automated emails?: http://rww.to/RPoA2x GigaOM: Microsoft SkyDrive gets... read more.

  • August 17, 2012