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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.

VMware – The Next Great Platform Company?

July 16, 2009
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While VMware is being lead by two executives, Paul Maritz and Todd Nielson who were instrumental in the establishment of Windows as a dominant platform, VMware is today still not acting like a true platform company. Windows became a dominant platform because Microsoft structured its business model around making the platform a success. This included…

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News: VMware Ships AppSpeed

July 14, 2009
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VMware has shipped AppSpeed, the product resulting from VMware’s acquisition of B-hive. AppSpeed is a critical component of VMware’s drive to allow customers to virtualize “every application” even those that require response time guarantees from applications owners. The shipment of AppSpeed will place a focus upon response time as the measure of applications performance in…

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Rampant Innovation in Desktop Virtualization

July 8, 2009
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Rampant Innovation in Desktop Virtualization

While server virtualization has largely settled down into a slugfest between VMware (vSphere), Microsoft (Hyper-V) and to a lesser extent Citrix (XenServer), and Red Hat (KVM), the desktop virtualization field remains wide open, and is being targeted by numerous startups with highly creative and appealing solutions. While VMware (View), and Citrix (XenDesktop) certainly represent the…

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VMware AppSpeed Due to Shake up the Virtualization Performance Management Landscape

July 3, 2009
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When VMware delivers AppSpeed later this summer, it will deliver a unique virtualization performance management solution. AppSpeed is unlike any virtualization performance management solution available from other hypervisor vendors like Microsoft (Hyper-V), Citrix (XenServer), and Red Hat (KVM), and is unlike any of the virtualization performance management products like Vizioncore vFoglight, Veeam Monitor, Akorri Balancepoint,…

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News: Dynamic Ops Extends Virtualization Management with VRM 3.2

June 25, 2009
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News: Dynamic Ops Extends Virtualization Management with VRM 3.2

Enterprises scaling out virtualization to include Hyper-V, Xen and even Red Hat KVM in addition to VMware, while adding servers, business critical applications, and support various constituents involved in these applications are finding a need to homogenize the complexity with third party virtualization management tools. Dynamic Ops a strong vendor in this space has just…

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News: uptime software Delivers Next-Generation VMware Monitoring and Reporting

June 25, 2009
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News: uptime software Delivers Next-Generation VMware Monitoring and Reporting

up.time has always focused upon cost effective, easy to use, and scalable monitoring solutions across physical Unix and Windows servers. Now with up.time 5, the company has added significant new VMware monitoring features, making the product a contender against established VMware monitoring solutions like Veeam Monitor, and Vizioncore vFoglight.

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Virtualization Personalization – RTO Software and Appsense

June 20, 2009
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Virtualization Personalization (Windows Profile Management and the management of all user customization data) is a problem increasing in market scope (XenApp, fat client desktops, and VDI), technical scope (profiles, group policies, unique user settings, unique user customizations in applications, and unique user settings in the OS), leading both AppSense and RTO to invest heavily in…

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VMware and Microsoft Race to Make Each Other Irrelevant

June 16, 2009
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VMware is trying to package Microsoft Windows out of existence by allowing applications to run in guest with no OS from Microsoft or Red Hat. Microsoft is trying to package VMware out of existence by including Hyper-V for free in Windows Server, and by providing application virtualization functionality that makes virtualizing server operating systems unnecessary.

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Liquidware Labs Addresses VDI Assessments with New Performance Metrics

June 15, 2009
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Liquidware Labs is focuses upon defining a methodology (Assess-->Design-->Deploy-->Manage) for VARs and service providers to use in VDI projects, and upon providing a toolkit that implements much of this methodology in software.

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