Articles In Virtualization

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

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft has dropped its appeal of an English High Court ruling that said Microsoft’s SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark of the British Sky Broadcasting Group. The company will allow Microsoft time to transition its services to a new name. U.S. General Keith Alexander’s keynote at the Black Hat 2013 security conference yesterday gave more details on how the government collects information under Section 215 of the Patriot Act and S... read more.

  • August 01, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:RSA President Tom Heiser will now be working for parent company EMC, focusing on adapting EMC’s products to the cloud. Heiser joined RSA from EMC in 2008 as a senior vice president, before becoming COO and then president in 2010 and 2011.McAfee’s updated Mobile Security software now offers new features, such as multi-user profiles with customized access, app privacy reporting, and call and SMS filtering. The suite is now available in basic an... read more.

  • July 31, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: GigaOM’s Jordan Novet writes about the PRISM program’s effects on security in the public cloud, and how cloud providers and companies are adapting. For example, VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service allows companies to use strong networking configurations that can be changed through VMware management software. Barnaby Jack, a white-hat hacker who previously worked for Juniper, McAfee, and others, died last Thursday. Barnaby was set to appear... read more.

  • July 30, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Federal prosecutors in New Jersey filed charges against five Eastern European men suspected of running a global hacking operation against banks, retailers, and credit card processing companies. The men allegedly stole the data of over 160 million credit cards and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in financial losses. The OpenDaylight Project announced new additions to the open-source SDN framework, including Java-based implementat... read more.

  • July 26, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The Department of Homeland Security is planning a centralized cybersecurity shopping program that would allow federal, state, and local governments to purchase security services for their unclassified computer networks. The program would also monitor the networks and search for vulnerabilities. EMC was ranked 32nd in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 50 list of the largest green power purchasers. EMC purchases 175 million kilow... read more.

  • July 25, 2013

By Chaim Landau, Posted in Virtualization

With XenDesktop 5.6, Citrix introduced Personal vDisks (PVD). With PVD, Citrix closed a serious gap in its VDI offerings. Prior to PVD, the enterprise was faced with few options when it came to VDI. The options were to either deliver a non-persistent desktop and lose all the changes to the operating system upon reboot, or a persistent desktop and manage the virtual machines like any other traditional workstation, practically depleting the ROI on the VDIs. Non-Persistent Desktop A non-persistent desktop is... read more.

  • July 18, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Brad Smith, general counsel at Microsoft, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking to allow Microsoft and others to reveal details on how it handles government requests for user data. VMware announced the sale of Zimbra assets and IP to Telligent, manufacturers of enterprise collaboration and customer engagement software. VMware acquired Zimbra, makers of productivity and collaboration software for clouds, from Yahoo i... read more.

  • July 17, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Nicole Perlroth and David E. Sanger of The New York Times look at the market for hackers selling information on exploits in software to other governments. Israel, Britain, Russia, India, and Brazil are among the biggest spenders, and the governments often pay more than the software manufacturers' bug bounty programs. On July 1, Microsoft changed the Windows Azure licensing terms to allow the use of Remote Desktop Services on Azure virt... read more.

  • July 16, 2013