The Virtualization Practice http://www.virtualizationpractice.com Virtualization & Cloud Computing News, Resources, and Analysis Fri, 29 May 2015 11:48:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 All the World Is an EMC Cloudhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/world-emc-cloud-32983/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/world-emc-cloud-32983/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 11:45:43 +0000 Edward Haletky http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32983 With the news that EMC has bought Virtustream (to be completed near the end of the year), the cloud landscape does not change very much in the short term; however, in the long term, the EMC family has its work cut out for it to integrate all its cloud solutions. The EMC family currently has…

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Flash, Ah-ahh, Savior of the Data Centerhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/flash-ah-ahh-savior-data-center-32880/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/flash-ah-ahh-savior-data-center-32880/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 13:27:07 +0000 Tom Howarth http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32880 Flash is taking over the world. With prices falling, we are now at a tipping point where flash is the leader rather than the upsell in new storage acquisitions for the data center. However, opinions differ regarding where this flash should be inserted. There are three main sides to this argument, and at the base…

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Desktop 365: A One-Stop, Compact VDI Solutionhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/desktop-365-one-stop-compact-vdi-solution-32942/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/desktop-365-one-stop-compact-vdi-solution-32942/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 12:37:45 +0000 Jo Harder http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32942 At Citrix Synergy 2015, MaximumBit announced the release of Desktop 365, a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution based on ViewSonic (yes, ViewSonic!) Intel-based hardware. Desktop 365 is aimed at addressing the hardware and software requirements associated with virtualized apps and desktops, as well as facilitating fast and easy administration. Like most of the new HCI solutions…

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Citrix XenApp Has a Lifecycle Management Problemhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/citrix-xenapp-lifecycle-management-problem-32835/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/citrix-xenapp-lifecycle-management-problem-32835/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 12:09:19 +0000 Simon Bramfitt http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32835 When Mark Templeton announced that XenApp 6.5 was being given a new lease of life, the news was met with universal applause. This may be good news for the customer today, but the long term position is nothing but bad news for Citrix.

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Amazon WorkSpaces Gains App Subscriptions but Still Falls Shorthttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/amazon-workspaces-gains-app-subscriptions-still-falls-short-32204/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/amazon-workspaces-gains-app-subscriptions-still-falls-short-32204/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 13:01:59 +0000 Simon Bramfitt http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32204 Amazon has taken a big step forward in its application delivery strategy, taking to the stage at the April AWS Summit in San Francisco to announce the introduction of AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps, a dedicated storefront for Amazon’s Desktop as a Service platform, Amazon WorkSpaces, through which customers can purchase off-the-shelf applications to run…

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Cisco to Buy Nutanix: Only the Truly Divine Would Deny Their Divinityhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/cisco-buy-nutanix-truly-divine-deny-divinity-32871/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/cisco-buy-nutanix-truly-divine-deny-divinity-32871/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 12:28:34 +0000 Tom Howarth http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32871 There has been a rumor flying around the twitterverse and other social media outlets that Cisco is about to announce that it is buying Nutanix. This rumor started circulating when a report from a Portland-based equity research firm was released, opining that as a last post, John Chambers was going to buy Nutanix. Now, as…

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It’s That Season Again!http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/season-32841/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/season-32841/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 11:44:03 +0000 Steve Beaver http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32841 It’s that season again! For those of you that might not know, I live in Florida and yes we do have seasons down here. We have Tourist Season, Lovebug Season and of course our best known Hurricane Season. With Hurricane Season starting on June 1st, most companies should have finished their pre-season disaster recovery test by now. Oh how things have changed from the days of flying off to the remote datacenter to have loads of fun restoring the test objectives from tape to prove we had the capabilities to restore the applications and our services slated for that specific test.

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Virtual Thoughts with HotLinkhttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/virtual-thoughts-hotlink-32797/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/virtual-thoughts-hotlink-32797/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 11:49:53 +0000 Edward Haletky http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32797 Transforming IT, a subject of many discussions within organizations today, was a major topic at EMC World 2015. Lynn LeBlanc of HotLink and Edward Haletky spend some time discussing transforming IT into a hybrid cloud landscape on this Virtual Thoughts video podcast. We look not only at HotLink technology, but also at what it really…

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VMware Project Enzo Rains Fiery Death on Citrix Workspace Paradehttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/vmware-project-enzo-rains-fiery-death-citrix-workspace-parade-32727/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/vmware-project-enzo-rains-fiery-death-citrix-workspace-parade-32727/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 11:21:21 +0000 Simon Bramfitt http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32727 On March 11 on the VMware end-user computing blog, Sumit Dhawan casually announced VMware’s next big thing: Project Enzo. A former Citrix exec, Sumit Dhawan is now VMware’s senior vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing. Choosing the day before your chief competitor’s annual conference to mark the public debut of your next big…

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VENOM — The Hype Continueshttp://www.virtualizationpractice.com/venom-hype-continues-32755/ http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/venom-hype-continues-32755/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 13:53:13 +0000 Tom Howarth http://www.virtualizationpractice.com/?p=32755 Since the early days of virtualization, people have theorized about the capability of an “escape the VM” type of attack. This is a hacker’s nirvana: to take over a running virtual guest and use it as a base from which to attack the underlying virtual host. The Cloudburst vulnerability was discovered by Core Security Technologies…

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