News: Microsoft Launches New Azure Features, New Iaas Offering, and Performance Management Partnerships

June 7, 2012
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Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet right at the feet of Amazon and VMware. With this release Microsoft is bringing to the table its historical strengths in Windows, its on premise position with Windows systems and Windows applications, its ability to operate scale out data centers on a global basis, with a huge commitment to…

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Virtualization and Cloud Management Upend the Traditional Management Software Business

June 6, 2012
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CloudComputing

Cloud Management is a new problem that cannot be met with legacy solutions. Virtualization, Clouds, and Agile Development create a perfect storm of change that needs to be addressed with new approaches and solutions.

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Cisco puts Cius on hold as BYOD growth kills the enterprise tablet

June 5, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The continued growth of BYOD and the increased maturity of mobile device management and mobile application management tools have forced Cisco to rethink both its enterprise collaboration strategy and its tablet strategy. Cisco came early to the enterprise tablet market announcing the Cius in mid-2010 just 3 months after Apple launched the first generation iPad.

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Agile Cloud Development: The Future of Software

June 4, 2012
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Agile Cloud Development

Agile Cloud Development is the future of software delivery for organizations wanting to increase business agility and improve their customer's experience

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Teenager’s View of Cloud Security: Expectations of Privacy

June 1, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

The 5/3 Virtualization Security Podcast had a very special guest, a teenager. This surprise guest told us about how she and her friends use their smartphones and cloud services such as FaceBook, Twitter, SMS, etc. For the panelist, it gave us a new look at our existing problems; expanding our viewpoint for end-user computing security,…

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All Paths Down!

May 31, 2012
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StorageNetworking

I recently had the joys of helping deal with an All Paths Down (APD) situation which presented itself when removing a LUN from all the hosts in a cluster. If you do not detach the device first, which will also initiate an unmount operation before you physically unpresent the LUN from the ESX, it causes…

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