The Virtualization Practice

DesktopVirtualization

Citrix and VMware are busy refreshing their respective desktop and Windows app delivery platforms. A couple of days before VMworld, Citrix announced the forthcoming release of XenApp/XenDesktop 7.6, which will ship before month’s end. In the wake of VMworld, the VMware Desktop Product team has announced that it has released a major update to Horizon…

With its flexibility and power, CloudVolumes is a cornerstone technology; it does more than just offer incremental improvements to its current Horizon Suite. Instead, it should be seen as something with which to create entirely new products that have the potential to significantly improve the lot of enterprise IT administrators everywhere.

CloudComputing

At VMworld 2014, VMware announced its easy-to-install OpenStack distribution, VMware Integrated OpenStack. This got me thinking, as normally OpenStack refers not just to the OpenStack distribution but to a specific underlying hypervisor as well, usually KVM. However, we know that OpenStack works equally well on KVM, vSphere, Hyper-V, and Xen, as it is more of…

PerformanceManagement

Like BMC before it, Compuware has been taken private. This is likely because neither the old mainframe business nor the new APM business has shown any growth. Being private will create an opportunity for its APM division to reinvent itself and fully participate in the new high-growth APM markets. We can only hope that the new owners of Compuware will give the APM division the opportunity to join the new leaders in APM.