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Are There Greenfield Deployments of Virtual and Cloud Environments?

April 16, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

Let me start out by saying that I see more discussions about greenfield deployments of products than I do of migration/integration by vendors. Personally, I think there is no such thing as a greenfield deployment unless the organization is just starting out, creating a brand new data center, or perhaps has money to waste. In…

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OpFlex, Standards-Based Protocols, and Cisco’s Messaging Problem

April 15, 2014
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On April second, Cisco introduced something that seems to make a lot of sense in its new declarative-based, ACI-led world of software-defined networking: a policy mechanism. The blog post about it was pretty straightforward: it included the obligatory nods toward the Internet Engineering Task Force…

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Winds of Change: What Does Horizon 6 Mean for Microsoft and Citrix?

April 14, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

At first glance, it looks like VMware’s recently announced Horizon 6 platform is an admission by VMware that applications, rather than desktops, do matter, and that Citrix has been on the right track all along. Certainly, XenApp has been a thorn in the side of…

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State of the Art: Virtual Desktop Security

April 11, 2014
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VirtualizationSecurity

User experience drives virtual desktop deployments and can either make or break them. If the user experience is awful, users will find other, often less secure methods for doing their…

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SDN, NFV, and the Hardware Cycle of Life

April 10, 2014
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Despite all of the rapid innovation and the incredible rate of change in technology, there are some things that you can count on. One of those things is that the…

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News: Game On! VMware Horizon 6 vs Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.5

April 10, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

VMware announced its new Horizon 6 product yesterday.  The key new aspect of this offering is the addition of published application functionality, meaning that Horizon now competes directly with Citrix…

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