The Virtualization Practice http://www.virtualizationpractice.com Virtualization & Cloud Computing News, Resources, and Analysis Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:34:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Beware, All You Other Clouds: Odin Wants His Cloud Backhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/beware-clouds-odin-wants-cloud-back-31987/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/beware-clouds-odin-wants-cloud-back-31987/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:34:12 +0000 Tom Howarth http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31987 Who would have thought it? Parallels, the developer of the Mac-based hosted virtualization product, had a service provider business. As of March 24, 2015, Parallels has split it off from its core business of selling hosted virtualization to Mac users and marketed it as “Odin.” Yes, Odin, the Norse god, king of Asgard. At first…

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Ericom Connect v7 Releasedhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/ericom-connect-v7-released-31933/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/ericom-connect-v7-released-31933/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:54:39 +0000 Jo Harder http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31933 This week, Ericom announced the release of Ericom Connect v7, which promises increased scalability and easier administration of both virtual applications and desktops. In reviewing this product and spending some time under the hood, there are several interesting aspects to consider. Ericom has traditionally been viewed as a virtualization solution appropriate for the small business…

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Ericom Has a Brand-New Brokerhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/ericom-brand-new-broker-one-never-saw-coming-31950/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/ericom-brand-new-broker-one-never-saw-coming-31950/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:05:02 +0000 Glenda Canfield http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31950 Yesterday (March 24, 2015), I spoke with Mendy Newman, head of solution management at Ericom, for Virtualization EUC Podcast episode 13. This was the day Ericom announced its sincere entrance into the broker space with Connect, not to be confused with Web Connect, another of its products. The way Connect works is that the broker…

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GPUs, Big Data, Security, and the IoThttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/gpus-big-data-security-iot-31925/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/gpus-big-data-security-iot-31925/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:36:58 +0000 Edward Haletky http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31925 At the GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about the security of a car. Musk stated that physical access is still required to hack most vehicles and that critical systems such as brakes and steering are segregated from the control display. This got me thinking about the security…

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SDN: Sadly Defined Networkhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/sdn-sadly-defined-network-31702/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/sdn-sadly-defined-network-31702/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:04:13 +0000 Edward Haletky http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31702 In virtual and cloud environments, network traffic often flows into a virtualization, then back out, forwarded to another device, usually security, before it re-enters the virtual environment. I call this a “sadly defined network,” not software-defined. Many of my colleagues claim that this is not true. They say that an SDN keeps east-west traffic within…

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NVIDIA Delivers 3D VDIhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/nvidia-delivers-3d-vdi-31898/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/nvidia-delivers-3d-vdi-31898/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:21:28 +0000 Simon Bramfitt http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31898 On Monday I previewed the 2015 NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) calling it the biggest VDI conference of the year. Well it has more than lived up to that billing with some of the most eye-opening sessions on desktop virtualization that I have seen for years. Not only were there more VDI sessions than there…

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In Search of the “Nirvana App”: Cloudhouse, Next-Generation Application Virtualizationhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/search-nirvana-app-cloudhouse-next-generation-application-virtualization-31791/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/search-nirvana-app-cloudhouse-next-generation-application-virtualization-31791/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:27:44 +0000 James Rankin http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31791 Today I was speaking with Mat Clothier, CTO of the application virtualization new-kid-on-the-block Cloudhouse. Cloudhouse, a UK-based enterprise, aims to shake up the application virtualization arena to the core, and at first glance, its solution seems very compelling. Mat is well-steeped in the virtualization waters, having spent 2001 through 2008 running his own UK-based IT…

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Is DevOps the Future of IT?http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/devops-future-31814/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/devops-future-31814/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:46:56 +0000 Steve Beaver http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31814 “DevOps” has become one of the industry’s latest go-to buzzwords. DevOps is nothing new. It’s been popularized through a series of DevOpsDays conferences that started in 2009 in Belgium, and the term “DevOps” was in common use online by the spring of 2010. How do you define DevOps? One complaint about DevOps is that it’s…

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Hardware Is Dead, Long Live Hardwarehttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/hardware-dead-long-live-hardware-31750/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/hardware-dead-long-live-hardware-31750/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:55:41 +0000 Edward Haletky http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31750 There is a growing movement to abstract hardware completely away, as we have discussed previously. Docker with SocketPlane and other application virtualization technologies are abstracting hardware away from the developer. Or are they? The hardware is not an issue, that is, until it becomes one. Virtualization may require specific versions of hardware, but these are…

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GTC: The Biggest VDI Conference of the Yearhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/gtc-biggest-vdi-conference-year-31839/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/gtc-biggest-vdi-conference-year-31839/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:08:46 +0000 Simon Bramfitt http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=31839 It’s hard to believe, but this week’s NVIDIA showcase, the GPU Technology Conference (GTU), might be the biggest VDI conference of the year. This year, there are forty-nine sessions covering GPU virtualization for desktop workloads. Yes, that’s right: VDI is as big at GTC as it was at both Citrix Synergy and VMworld last year. So,…

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