VMware – The Next Microsoft, or the Next Oracle?

March 2, 2012
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VMware100x30

VMware prices and licenses its products today along a set of models that are not optimized for either pure market penetration (like Microsoft) or pure extraction of the maximum cash from each customer (like Oracle). These policies will likely ensure that VMware continues to dominate the high end of the market - especially in enterprise…

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AppSense DataLocker gives Dropbox more security hints at the beginning of the end for VDI?

March 1, 2012
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AppSense DataLocker gives Dropbox more security hints at the beginning of the end for VDI?

AppSense Lab's DataLocker's first release offers a method of encrypting and decrypting files to allow secure storage in cloud services. This is a new direction for AppSense - with support for win32/win64 platforms, but also Mac and iOS. A useful free tool, not really enterprise ready - but an important start for AppSense who are…

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ActiveState Stackato – A Diverse Private PaaS

February 29, 2012
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CloudComputing

ActiveState has created a Private PaaS that supports Perl and Python as well as Java, and is based on the Open Source CloudFoundry distribution, packaged and distributed in a VM image, or installed to a wide range of IaaS platforms (public or private). ActiveState is well known in Open Source communities as packaging/distribution vendor for…

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Citrix and Dell team up to deliver VDI-in-a-Box

February 28, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Dell has joined the the highly competitive and technically diversified single box desktop virtualization market in partnership with Citrix to package VDI-in-a-Box as a virtual appliance. The somewhat awkwardly named Dell "DVS Simplified 1010" appliance is built on the Dell PowerEdge R710 rack server that comes pre-installed with Citrix XenServer 5.6 and VDI-in-a-Box 5.0.

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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments Part III: What type of SSD is best for you?

February 27, 2012
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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments Part III: What type of SSD is best for you?

Part 1 of this series laid out the basics of nand flash SSD with part II discussing endurance and performance. This part looks at SSD options for virtual servers, vdi or virtual desktop as well as storage for physical server environments, your usage and configuration criteria will have a bearing on what type of SSD…

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Application Aware Virtualization Backup

February 24, 2012
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VirtualizationBackup

While participating in the GestaltIT Virtualization Field Day #2, I was asking Symantec about Application Aware Backups. In other words, could one backup an entire application, regardless of how the application was defined. This concept goes hand in hand with Application Aware Security measures. We can always backup VMs and their data to remote locations,…

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