On Premise vs. Monitoring as a Service – Considerations and Tradeoffs

April 27, 2012
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Monitoring as a Service is an attractive option for rapidly bringing up infrastructure and application monitoring and not having to manage the back end of the monitoring system.

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News: VMware Acquires Cetas for Big Data Analytics

April 27, 2012
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News: VMware Acquires Cetas for Big Data Analytics

By making access to big data analytics easier and cheaper, VMware is in a position to transform its approach to producing and analyzing management data.

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Ecosystems for Both VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors

April 26, 2012
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Since the start of the Windows 8 Public Beta, there has been a great deal of discussions and comparisons galore. There have been points made that Microsoft Hyper-V will be good enough to draw good consideration in companies looking to the future. For me personally, feature comparison was not my first consideration. One measurement that…

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What is Considered Too Big for Virtualization?

April 25, 2012
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CloudComputing

A customer recently asked me, can we virtualize our Tier 1 App that receives 7Billion requests per day? My initial response was, on how many servers? Their answer was 15. This is quite a shocking set of numbers to consider. Add into this numbers such as 150K sessions per second, the need for a firewall,…

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Migrating to the Cloud: OpenStack or vCloud?

April 24, 2012
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CloudComputing

We, here at The Virtualization Practice, are getting ready to have a cloud presence. Since we 'eat our own dogfood' with a 100% Virtual Environment, we are gearing up to move some of those workloads into a hybrid cloud. We already use some cloud resources, but now is the time to look at other workloads.…

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AppSense StrataApps – to self install apps, or not to self install apps, that is the question

April 23, 2012
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AppSenseLabs have released StrataApps, their long anticipated User Managed Applications Solution. We've discussed before that User Installed Applications, as a function, are often unloved and unwanted.And yet, almost every organization has a group of applications that fall outside the standard set that are administered and supported by IT. Unlike existing Application Virtualisation solutions, StrataApps doesn't…

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