Articles In Virtualization

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

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The City of San José, California selected Microsoft’s Office 365, Windows Azure, and StorSimple for use among its more than 5,000 city employees. Implementation is expected to take approximately six months. San José joins San Francisco, Chicago, Texas, and others in deploying Microsoft cloud-based software. Riverbed added a new higher capacity appliance to its Granite storage delivery product family. Granite allows businesses to secure... read more.

  • July 15, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Citrix recently announced the availability of AppDNA for Citrix XenApp 6.5 FP2 and Citrix XenDesktop 7 Platinum customers.  Customers that are on platinum can download AppDNA 6.3 today.  However, there is a big gotcha: the version provided with the Platinum licensing provides a slimmed down version of the AppDNA solution. Difference in Versions The version provided with the Platinum license (XenApp/XenDesktop), referenced as the limited edition, only provides the ability to target Windows 2008 R2 and... read more.

  • July 12, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Earlier this morning, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a realignment of the company’s divisions, organizing them by function for all of Microsoft’s products. Ballmer says the changes will help Microsoft innovate quicker and with more efficiency. A proposal for a new technology providing single sign-on for applications on mobile devices is being considered by the OpenID Foundation. A user would be able to authenticate once on the d... read more.

  • July 11, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Security researchers warned that some Emergency Alert Systems are vulnerable to hackers. Digital Alert Systems inadvertently published its private secure shell key, giving hackers root access to devices running the default settings. Microsoft Windows group CFO Tami Reller announced Windows 8.1 will be released to computer and tablet manufacturers in late August. An official retail release date was not disclosed. Cisco named Julie He... read more.

  • July 09, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: McAfee announced the completion of its tender offer to acquire Finland-based Stonesoft Oyj, makers of physical and virtual network security products. McAfee says the move will help customers realize the company’s Security Connected strategy. EMC also announced the acquisition of Aveksa Inc, joining EMC’s RSA security division. Aveksa makes identity and access management products, which RSA will be implementing in its Adaptive IAM to he... read more.

  • July 08, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Researchers from Bluebox Security found a flaw in Google’s Android OS dating back four years that allows hackers to modify digitally signed apps to be used maliciously. While apps on the Google Play store are unaffected, the malicious apps can come from email or third-party app stores. Microsoft’s monthly patch for July will cover seven security issues, six of them of the remote-code execution variety. The patches are for Windows, the... read more.

  • July 05, 2013

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

In the last week, Citrix has released updated versions of many of the products in its portfolio. This includes, XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, Provisioning Server, StoreFront, User Profile Manager, Receiver, VDI-in-a-Box, and more! Below is a breakdown of each new product version and the highlights in the new version: XenApp / XenDesktop - I combined these because as you likely already know, the products have been consolidated to XenDesktop 7. This consolidation allows for shared management between XenDe... read more.

  • July 03, 2013