Articles In Virtualization

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft will be using its Windows Azure cloud to beef up the company’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Program, boosting the speed with which information on new threats is shared and dealt with. Rackspace has integrated Brocade’s Vyatta virtual appliances into their networks, allowing customers to set granulated policies for users and traffic on their network. Researchers at F-Secure believe that Twitter’s new two-factor authentication... read more.

  • May 31, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Ed Bott at ZDNet spent some time using this summer’s Windows 8.1 update, and says that the changes go beyond the return of the Start button. Riverbed announced that its Whitewater cloud storage appliance products now support integration with Savvis Symphony Cloud Storage. Companies with Whitewater appliances can now choose to use Savvis as a cloud storage location. A critical vulnerability found in the Ruby on Rails framework can be... read more.

  • May 30, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Dan Goodin of Ars Technica had three “cracking experts” attempt to decipher hashed passwords from a list of over 16,000 cryptographically hashed passwords. One of them was able to decipher 90 percent of the passwords. McAfee introduced the Complete Endpoint Protection Suite, which the company says scans not just endpoint devices, but also the data and application layers of devices. The company calls the suites, available in two version... read more.

  • May 29, 2013

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

Last week I had the privilege to attend Citrix Synergy in Anaheim, Calif. In typical form, Citrix made many announcements at their annual conference. The announcement that intrigued me the most was the announcement of Citrix XenDesktop 7 (code name Excalibur). Below is a brief summary of the product. Citrix XenDesktop 7 combines Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp under one management system. Citrix utilizes FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA) as the foundation for XenDesktop 7. Published applications, and v... read more.

  • May 29, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: German security company AV-Test expects there to be more than 60 million pieces of malware by the end of the year. The firm has already recorded over 20 million samples between January and the beginning of May. Seth Rosenblatt at CNET gives beginners and the curious an overview of two-factor authentication, which is in the news again after Twitter announced support for 2FA this week. Dell and HP announced new thin client computers a... read more.

  • May 24, 2013

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

The recent rumors of Microsoft working on a hosted virtual desktop (DaaS) solution to add to their cloud services offerings may actually end up being one of the most viable options for organizations who already rely heavily on Microsoft infrastructure to run their business. Having all of your core services delivered from a single location and provider could ease the operational concerns of some who find running a hybrid of on-premises and hosted solutions still requires the same amount of operational suppor... read more.

  • May 23, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: At the Citrix Synergy keynote yesterday, the company unveiled XenDesktop 7, which introduces a new way to deliver Windows as a cloud service. Citrix also debuted the new XenMobile Enterprise Edition, which combines mobile device management, a corporate app store, Worx Mobile productivity apps, and live support. Citrix announced an updated version of ShareFile to work with Microsoft SharePoint and allow users to edit content on their mobil... read more.

  • May 23, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: VMware announced details on their new vCloud Hybrid Service this afternoon. The IaaS offering is built on vSphere, which extends VMware software, features, and certified applications and OSes on- and off-premises, and maintains interoperability with existing virtualized infrastructure. vCloud Hybrid Service will be available through an Early Access Program in June, and officially released in the third quarter of this year. HP’s Art Gil... read more.

  • May 22, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Consumers have been warned about Microsoft’s end-of-life deadline for Windows XP support, set for April 8, 2014. Also reaching EOL that day is Microsoft Exchange 2003, and organizations need to start thinking about whether they want to keep their Exchange 2003 setup and risk not being able to get support for it, or upgrade to another on-premises or cloud service. Microsoft is cautioning users about Reveton, a ransomware attack that not... read more.

  • May 21, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft’s Tim Rains examines the latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report and sees a new trend in the rise of viruses infecting computer systems, particularly in countries with poor Internet access and users without up-to-date antivirus protection. Dell announced their Project Ophelia device will be released in July. The device plugs into the HDMI port of a monitor and turns the display into an Android-powered smart device. It c... read more.

  • May 20, 2013