Articles In Virtualization

By Arrettrl, Posted in Virtualization

LIVE FROM MMS 2012 Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012 kicked off Monday in Las Vegas. 5000+ attendees descended upon the Venetian anticipating sessions on System Center, Windows 8, and Windows Cloud Services. The mood was enhanced by Microsoft releasing System Center 2012 to RTM on April 3. I was focused on Microsoft’s Configuration Manager 2012. One of the day’s highlights was the session on Advanced Application Deployment for Configuration Manager 2012. The need to deliver a consistent user expe... read more.

  • April 18, 2012

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

One of my favorite lines is from the movie Gumball Rally. One of the drivers, an Italian professional race car driver, gets into the Ferrari he’s going to drive across country, promptly rips the rearview mirror off, and throws it away. “And now, my friend,” he says, “the first rule of Italian driving. What’s behind me, is not my problem.” Unfortunately for most of my desktop transformation clients, what’s behind them is most definitely their problem. In most desktop transformation efforts, we’ve got a... read more.

  • April 17, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 5 was announced back in July 2011.  Many customers have waited until migrating to vSphere 5 to move to SRM 5; in fact update 1 is the latest release for both vSphere and SRM. SRM brings some great new features, at a high-level they are the following: vSphere Replication – one of the big knocks of SRM in the past was that the product still required array-based replication; two SANs, one in production and one in DR. With vSphere Replication, array based replication is... read more.

  • April 12, 2012

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

Citrix just released a new version of the NetScaler. Version 10 adds many new features that increase scalability and functionality. The key new features are: Clustering of appliances to increase capacity.  This is huge! Instead of creating HA pairs that are active/passive, up to 32 NetScalers can be part of a single cluster that is active/active. The traffic is distributed among the cluster nodes to provide high availability, high throughput, and scalability. Action Analytics for real time traffic mo... read more.

  • April 12, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

Desktop virtualization uncouples a client operating system environment from underlying hardware, allowing end-user workspaces to be hosted on servers and accessed remotely, or for corporate workspaces to be isolated from personal workspaces on client machines. ... read more.

  • April 10, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

Desktop virtualization uncouples a client operating system environment from underlying hardware, allowing end-user workspaces to be hosted on servers and accessed remotely, or for corporate workspaces to be isolated from personal workspaces on client machines. ... read more.

  • April 10, 2012

By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

While many companies are experiencing success in their virtual desktop environments, a number of companies feel that virtual desktops haven't met their needs. Some of the details vary, but a general story outline often goes like this: The company has a large and complex desktop offering. There are many applications. The desktop offering is assembled by many parties, up to and including the users themselves, who can install applications as needed. The user has a significant number of environmental setti... read more.

  • April 04, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Dell today announced its agreement to purchase Wyse Technology, a leader in Thin Client computing to enhance its desktop virtualization offering. The announcement (http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/acq-wyse.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=corp) continues a stream of recent acquisitions and purchases made by Dell that are focused on delivering end-to-end virtualization solutions. With this purchase, Dell will add a complement of 20 thin client devices and management software to their existing desktop v... read more.

  • April 02, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From the Gartner IT Glossary: Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources in a way that masks the physical nature and boundaries of those resources from resource users. An IT resource can be a server, a client, storage, networks, applications or operating systems. Essentially, any IT building block can potentially be abstracted from resource users. ... read more.

  • April 02, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From the Gartner IT Glossary: Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources in a way that masks the physical nature and boundaries of those resources from resource users. An IT resource can be a server, a client, storage, networks, applications or operating systems. Essentially, any IT building block can potentially be abstracted from resource users. ... read more.

  • April 02, 2012