Articles In Virtualization

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

Gotham has several practice areas but we’re generally best known for our Security and Virtualization practices. It’s not uncommon for clients to show a little confusion at the juxtaposition of these two practices. I get a reaction similar to one you might get telling a person that you own a restaurant that specializes in sushi and barbecue. At Gotham, we don’t think that the process of securing your IT offering should be separated from the process of defining and delivering your IT offering. This is m... read more.

  • October 02, 2012

By Kaysel Adrover, Posted in Virtualization

I ran into an issue recently where three of five XenApp workers did not show up in the XenApp 6.5 farm via the AppCenter XenApp Console. I was unable to find anything online regarding the problem. This is how I resolved the issue. Background: XenApp 6.5 workers being provisioned from PVS 6.1. XenApp workers on the same vDisk image. The Issue: The Citrix IMA service was also not running. When this happens, Citrix is not able to communicate with anything. Under System Event Views, there were sev... read more.

  • September 21, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: On Monday, Microsoft issued a security advisory after hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Today, the company released a permanent patch to resolve the issue. You can download the update at Microsoft's Security TechCenter. In cloud computing news, InfoWorld examined how core platform as a service providers are focusing on big infrastructure and devops; and advised what to do when the number of your compa... read more.

  • September 21, 2012

By Kellye Garrett, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week: On Monday, many small business websites were down for several hours after Go Daddy experienced a service outage. Although the hacker group Anonymous initially claimed credit, Go Daddy’s CEO blamed the outage on a networking issue. As a result, the company offered users one month of free service. On the security front, InfoWorld named inconsistent patching as one of the three biggest mistakes made by security pros, while CRN reporte... read more.

  • September 14, 2012

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

JPMorgan lowered their forecast for 2012 Tech Spending earlier today. http://news.investors.com/technology/091012-625120-it-spending-forecast-cut.htm?ven=yahoocp,yahoo PC spending took a particular beating. They are now predicting a 2.3% fall (to $224 Billion) from a previous expectation of a small amount of growth (0.9%). Server revenue is also predicted to fall 1.4% to 52 Billion. This is a big problem for many computing industry titans. Microsoft, Intel and many of the large mainstream PC industry... read more.

  • September 10, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

InfoWorld: IT's 9 biggest security threats: http://bit.ly/Ro0BIe CNN Money: What the Apple – Samsung verdict means for your smartphone: http://cnnmon.ie/Oj3p6p CRN: 20 hot channel offerings spotted at XChange 2012: http://bit.ly/NTPk35 InfoWorld: Doomsday malware: It's only a matter of time: http://bit.ly/TofsQr Market Watch: EMC & VMware partner to deliver VMware vSphere data protection, powered by EMC Avamar Technology: on.mktw.net/OJtc8p ZDNet: Quest enters the Big Data space the Enterprise wa... read more.

  • August 31, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

InfoWorld: IT's 9 biggest security threats: http://bit.ly/Ro0BIe CNN Money: What the Apple – Samsung verdict means for your smartphone: http://cnnmon.ie/Oj3p6p CRN: 20 hot channel offerings spotted at XChange 2012: http://bit.ly/NTPk35 InfoWorld: Doomsday malware: It's only a matter of time: http://bit.ly/TofsQr Market Watch: EMC & VMware partner to deliver VMware vSphere data protection, powered by EMC Avamar Technology: on.mktw.net/OJtc8p ZDNet: Quest enters the Big Data space the Enterprise wa... read more.

  • August 31, 2012

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