Dell Storage Forum 2012: Converged Infrastructure Future

June 13, 2012
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At Dell Storage Forum 2012, Dell introduced a new converged infrastructure that features an Equallogic Array that takes up 2 slots of a new blade enclosure. Moving storage closer to the workloads running within the blades. This is a very interesting and powerful play by Dell, but I kept asking myself is this really a…

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Managing a Private Cloud on Converged Infrastructure

June 12, 2012
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Cloupia and DynamicOps make managing a private cloud on converged infrastructure much easier than it is with vendor provided cloud management solutions. Both cloud management vendors and converged infrastructure vendors should be evaluated on the breadth and depth of their partnerships with their counterparts in the ecosystem.

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Apple Joins the post-PC Revolution

June 12, 2012
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Apple unveiled the latest iCloud iteration at it's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco yesterday, beefing up the the fledgling service with new features that show for the first time that it too understands what post-PC means

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Moving to the Cloud as a Service or as a Machine

June 11, 2012
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One of the decisions faced by anyone that wishes to have a cloud presence is what will be moved to the cloud, why, and whether or not there is a service that can be used instead of using virtual machines. Give The Virtualization Practice's case, we plan on moving our customer facing VMs to the…

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Cloud Security Alliance: STAR and other Initiatives

June 8, 2012
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The 5/17 Virtualization Security Podcast was an open forum on the Cloud Security Alliance initiatives, specifically the Security, Trust, & Assurance Registry (STAR). Which is "a free, publicly accessible registry that documents the security controls provided by various cloud computing offerings." The CSA has grown from a grass roots organization to a major player and…

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StratoDesk enhance offering for converting PCs to ThinClient: NoTouch equals Zero Client?

June 7, 2012
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A common initiator for moving to virtual desktops is the transition away from existing PCs. To help accommodate this option, Stratodesk have announced the latest version of their NoTouch Desktop. NoTouch is a PC and thin-client re-purposing and management product. As well as supporting Citrix, VMware and Quest, Stratodesk have recently partnered with Desktone to…

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