Articles In Virtualization

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: New research from Foote Partners shows that companies are now starting to pay more for employees with IT certifications in certain areas. Architecture, Project Management, Database, and IT Security certifications led all categories in growth. Forbes magazine released its third-annual list of The World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies. VMware ranked third, and Citrix came in at #50. The list will be featured in the magazine’s September 2... read more.

  • August 16, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: VMware’s vCenter Log Insight now has seven new content packs from Cisco, EMC, HyTrust, NetApp, NetFlow Logic, Puppet Labs, and VCE. The packs allow vCenter Log Insight to read and give insight on unstructured data from the companies’ applications and hardware. Microsoft has pulled six of its Patch Tuesday updates off of Windows Update. Patches for Microsoft Exchange, Windows Kernel, and Active Directory Federation Services were pulled... read more.

  • August 15, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Brad Anderson, Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Windows Server and System Center, announced in a blog post that Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and a new update for Windows Intune will be available October 18. This is the same day Microsoft will release the consumer version of Windows 8.1. Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday update was released yesterday. The update covers 23 vulnerabilities in Windows, Windows Server, Internet... read more.

  • August 14, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger will kick off this year’s VMworld in San Francisco with a keynote speech on Monday, August 26 at noon EST. Gelsinger will also take part in a panel discussion with other IT leaders later that day. Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager for hybrid cloud at VMware, spoke with Eric Knorr of InfoWorld about the company’s hybrid cloud strategy ahead of VMworld later this month. According to the U... read more.

  • August 13, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

There has been a good amount of confusion with Citrix XenDesktop 7 licensing, specifically for customers that currently have Citrix XenApp licensing. The intention of this blog is to clear up some of that confusion. When Citrix announced XenDesktop 7, they also announced that the new version of XenApp would be called XenDesktop 7 App Edition. For customers looking to implement a Citrix XenDesktop 7 App environment that are currently on XenApp Enterprise or Platinum, the licensing migration is fairly stra... read more.

  • August 09, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft published a Patch Tuesday Advance Notification for August, detailing the updates that will be coming next week. Eight critical security bulletins will be released, addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, and Exchange. A security researcher assembled a device that was able to read information his iPhone sent over open WiFi. CreepyDOL was able to read the sites and services he accessed, his name, and his MAC a... read more.

  • August 09, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The White House released a list of potential incentives the government would offer operators of critical infrastructure, such as power plants and water companies, if they joined Homeland Security’s proposed cybersecurity framework. According to a security researcher at the Def Con 21 conference, a flaw in the Android OS “weblogin” token could allow a hacker to access a company’s Google Apps control panel through an infected phone to re... read more.

  • August 07, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: An increase in online video is causing network providers and hardware and software companies to upgrade networks, according to Matt Hamblen of Network World. Juniper estimates Instagram video users are sending 956 million MB a month. Citrix’s GoToAssist was ranked the global market share leader in remote support solutions by IDC. This is GoToAssist’s fifth year in a row as the top remote support solution. The remote support market grew... read more.

  • August 06, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft released an update to Lync 2013 last week. Among the updates are support for two-factor authentication, embedded images, meetings view, IM mute, and Q&A manager. Currently, the Lync client doesn’t support two-factor authentication for features dependent on integration with Exchange. Researchers at last week’s Black Hat security conference said hackers are increasing their use of cloud services and file hosting sites to sp... read more.

  • August 05, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Kenneth G. Brill, founder of the Uptime Institute, died on Tuesday. He was 68. Brill is credited with defining the modern data center, with innovations in energy efficiency and creating a tiered system to measure data center productivity. A technique shown at the Black Hat security conference shows how HTTPS cryptography is open to a new attack, which allows hackers to steal e-mail addresses and some security credentials from the encry... read more.

  • August 02, 2013