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Bernd Harzog
Bernd HarzogBernd Harzog is the Analyst at The Virtualization Practice for Performance and Capacity Management and IT as a Service (Private Cloud). Bernd is also the CEO and founder of APM Experts a company that provides strategic marketing services to vendors in the virtualization performance management, and application performance management markets. Prior to these two companies, Bernd was the CEO of RTO Software, the VP Products at Netuitive, a General Manager at Xcellenet, and Research Director for Systems Software at Gartner Group. Bernd has an MBA in Marketing from the University of Chicago.

Virtualization Management – Hyper-V Support is Gaining Momentum

December 8, 2009
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Virtualization Management – Hyper-V Support is Gaining Momentum

The support for multiple virtualization platforms on the part of these third party virtualization managements vendors also raises an issue and an opportunity for enterprises with large scale VMware deployments. The issue is to determine if the enterprise is going to end up with more than one hypervisor. If the answer is yes, then the…

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Vertical Integration Returns – Impact on VMware

December 2, 2009
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There are two very recent vendor initiatives that hearken back to the days of single vendor tightly integrated systems. The first is Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun. The second example which has potentially far more impact upon VMware is the recently announced EMC/Cisco Vblocks.

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VizionCore vFoglight 6 Preview

November 23, 2009
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VizionCore vFoglight 6 Preview

With vFoglight 6, Vizioncore has succeeded in delivering a user interface on top of the underlying Foglight monitoring technology that makes vFoglight into an extremely capable yet extremely easy to use enterprise class monitoring solution for VMware ESX and vSphere.

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Performance Assurance for Private Clouds

November 17, 2009
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Performance Assurance for Private Clouds

There are several challenges associated with migrating Tier 1 applications into a VMware private cloud that are not yet fully addressed. Some of those challenges are in the virtualization management and virtualization performance management domains.

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EMC/Cisco/VMware vBlock – OpEx Savings Courtesy of Ionix

November 12, 2009
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EMC/Cisco/VMware vBlock – OpEx Savings Courtesy of Ionix

Prior to the announcement and subsequent to the announcement of Ionix, EMC has been on an absolute tear acquiring companies that have components that will be combined into the new Ionix management stack. These announcements have included the acquisitions of Voyence, ConfigureSoft, Fastsale Technology, and an agreement to resell VMware AppSpeed.

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EMC/Cisco/VMware vBlock – an Economist’s Perspective

November 6, 2009
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EMC/Cisco/VMware vBlock – an Economist’s Perspective

So from an economists perspective, there is really one and only one simple question. How will the vBlock initiative make earnings per share at EMC, Cisco, and VMware grow faster than they would have had the companies not done this partnership or faster than if they had of done something else with the resources that…

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News: Knoa Delivers New End-User Experience Monitoring Solution for Virtualization, Cloud and SaaS

November 4, 2009
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News: Knoa Delivers New End-User Experience Monitoring Solution for Virtualization, Cloud and SaaS

Knoa® Software, the leading provider of end-user experience and performance management software, today announced the availability Knoa Virtual/Cloud Experience Manager (VCEM). Knoa VCEM is the first truly ‘off-the-shelf’ product that monitors and manages real end-user experience for enterprise applications that are running in virtualized environments, delivered via SaaS, or provisioned via Cloud Computing.

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Capacity Management Approaches and Products

November 2, 2009
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Capacity Management Approaches and Products

Now the VMware has release Capacity IQ it is worth taking a look at the category of Capacity Planning and Monitoring Tools for VMWare (and other virtualization platforms), and see how they compare to VMware's offering. This article highlights a couple of the capabilities of each product and is not intended to be an exhaustive…

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New Relic RPM Product Review

October 27, 2009
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New Relic RPM Product Review

RPM is a ground breaking combination of monitoring functionality, ease of deployment, and ease of purchase. Understanding the performance of applications that you place in clouds is a significant barrier to the deployment of applications in these clouds. RPM overcomes this issue with a solution that is a unique fit for these cloud hosted applications.

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