Application Security within the Virtual and Cloud Environments

February 21, 2012
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Application Security within the Virtual and Cloud Environments

Virtualization and Cloud Security architects, pundits, and writers like myself often talk about protecting the data within the virtual and cloud environments. However, in order to protect that data we need to be able to determine how the data will be used, accessed, modified, and eventually removed. So, how can we understand data security without…

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Cisco VXI gets closer to Citrix and VMware, playing the field or looking for a long-term partner?

February 20, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Cisco surprised a few people on Monday morning with two press releases announcing that it was to start reselling both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.

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Who’s Who in Managing your Virtual Infrastructure (vSphere, Hyper-V, etc.)

February 17, 2012
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Virtualization is such a profound change to how systems operate that it not only creates new management requirements, but it also breaks legacy management solutions. For these reasons, enterprises should look outside of traditional legacy management vendors for their virtualization performance and capacity management solutions. The focus should be on the richness of the virtualization…

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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments, Part II: The call to duty, SSD endurance

February 16, 2012
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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments, Part II: The call to duty, SSD endurance

Let’s continue by taking a look at endurance for storing and retaining data using nand flash SSD. The importance of the first part of this series is to understand the basics of nand flash based SSD in order to make informed decisions on what is the best for your virtual or physical environment. In addition…

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Mitel and VMware combine technologies to Bring VDI to the Call Center

February 15, 2012
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Mitel and VMware combine technologies to Bring VDI to the Call Center

While desktop virtualization may never achieve the desktop dominance that was foretold by many analysts, new technologies continue to appear that both reduce costs and increase deployment opportunities. This week, Unified Communications (UC) vendor Mitel Networks announced its first foray into the virtual workspace market by announcing support for the VMware View UC APIs within…

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HP Delivers High Performance and Security to Thin Client Line

February 14, 2012
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HP Delivers High Performance and Security to Thin Client Line

As Virtual Desktops become standard components of the entire desktop environment there are increasing demands on the end point devices to provide the performance of legacy desktop computers they are replacing. Devices with more memory, faster processors and expandable peripheral device support are quickly replacing the utility devices most associated with thin clients. On Monday…

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