Articles In Virtualization

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

ZDNet: Most owners of compromised Web sites don't know how they were hacked: http://zd.net/GLC8Hp PCWorld: Outlook 15 gets ready for touch tablets, gets rid of Social Connector, adds in-line replies: http://bit.ly/GIpPeC CRN: Windows 8 is on track to be finished this summer and launched 'around October,' according to a Bloomberg report: http://bit.ly/GGDf7c Ars Technica: Criminal and malicious attacks accounted for 37% of corporate data breaches in 2011, a 6% rise from 2010: http://bit.ly/GEgbWS Compu... read more.

  • March 23, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

When VMware released vSphere 5.0 last August, it modified its licensing model to coincide with the release. The previous licensing model was based on the number of physical CPUs, with limits on the number of CPU cores and amount of RAM per physical host (version dependent). The new model, while retaining the physical CPU basis for pricing, uses a restriction on the total virtual memory assigned to all VMs to determine the pricing. In this article, we will review these changes at a high level, look at the... read more.

  • March 21, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

When VMware released vSphere 5.0 last August, it modified its licensing model to coincide with the release. The previous licensing model was based on the number of physical CPUs, with limits on the number of CPU cores and amount of RAM per physical host (version dependent). The new model, while retaining the physical CPU basis for pricing, uses a restriction on the total virtual memory assigned to all VMs to determine the pricing. In this article, we will review these changes at a high level, look at the... read more.

  • March 21, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

The Windows Blog: Microsoft released App-V 4.6 Service Pack 2 Public Beta, aimed at customers testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview: http://bit.ly/wgCSFB ZDNet: Microsoft, Citrix-Dell to debut next-gen VDI solutions, promising greater ease of implementation: http://zd.net/A5Zr8J CRN: Microsoft patches critical Windows vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol service: http://bit.ly/z7wjjJ USA Today: iPad preorders sell out, demand 'off the charts': http://usat.ly/xmP2Eo InfoWorld: 5 big security mista... read more.

  • March 16, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

The Windows Blog: Microsoft released App-V 4.6 Service Pack 2 Public Beta, aimed at customers testing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview: http://bit.ly/wgCSFB ZDNet: Microsoft, Citrix-Dell to debut next-gen VDI solutions, promising greater ease of implementation: http://zd.net/A5Zr8J CRN: Microsoft patches critical Windows vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol service: http://bit.ly/z7wjjJ USA Today: iPad preorders sell out, demand 'off the charts': http://usat.ly/xmP2Eo InfoWorld: 5 big security mista... read more.

  • March 16, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Joe Jessen, Gotham’s Director of Professional Services, also writes for The Virtualization Practice: OnLive is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space. The game focused application delivery company announced their OnLive Desktop service at CES this year. OnLive Desktop claims to deliver a seamless Microsoft Windows desktop experience with cloud-accelerated web browsing and full Adobe Flash. The marketing talks of "instant-response multi-touch gestures", "complete and convenient viewi... read more.

  • March 13, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Lately, I have been noticing an ongoing trend when speaking to new customers about VDI: they forget about good old Citrix XenApp. Typically, they begin the conversation by talking about their VDI initiative, when what they really want is application access for users, both internal and external. I follow up by asking if they are currently using Citrix XenApp. Often, the answer is, “What is XenApp?”. I then explain to them that XenApp has been Citrix’s legacy product since the company was founded (granted, th... read more.

  • March 12, 2012

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

XenDesktop 5.6 was released, and with it the Personal vDisk is born. This technology stemmed from the RingCube purchase and could be the holy grail of VDI. The Personal vDisk separates the user's personalization and applications from the operating system. Sure, there are many solutions available today to address user personalization. Allowing users to install applications was not preferred as it required a persistent image. With the Personal vDisk, application installations can be captured  while maintainin... read more.

  • March 11, 2012