Cloud: More Secure Than You Think?

January 13, 2012
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At the end of last year and the beginning of this year the Virtualization Security Podcast featured two very different guest panelists to discuss cloud security, policy, and compliance: Phil Cox, Director of Security and Compliance at RightScale, joined us for the last podcast in 2011 and the George Gerchow of VMware's Policy and Compliance…

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Will Client Hypervisors Drive the Next Generation Desktop?

January 12, 2012
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Whatever your enterprise desktop issue - VDI is often hailed as the answer. But a remote desktop is not always available anytime, anyplace, anywhere. More importantly, a VDI infrastructure is complex and expensive to deliver. Virtualisation will certainly play a major part in the next generation desktop: but does that next generation desktop have to…

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Comparing the Different Approaches to Application Performance Management for Virtualized and Cloud based Envionments

January 11, 2012
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Comparing the Different Approaches to Application Performance Management for Virtualized and Cloud based Envionments

If you are going to try to virtualize performance critical applications in 2012, you should arm yourself with a tool that can measure how those applications perform in the eyes of their end users - which is their end-to-end response time. The approach you take should be a function of the mix of applications you…

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Low cost VDI takes a hit as Apple buys flash controller startup Anobit

January 10, 2012
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The largest single cost elements in most VDI deployments is the high cost of storage needed to meet the IOPS load caused by session startup and logon activities. Most VDI deployments address the IOPS challenge either by using many spinning discs to achieve the necessary IOPS or by using high-performance SSD in one form or…

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New Year and New Exam – Prepping for the VCP5

January 9, 2012
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New Year and New Exam – Prepping for the VCP5

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012 and as is customary this time of year, I would like to start things out in 2012 with a New Year’s Resolution. My resolution this year is to take the VMware VCP5 exam before the class requirement grace period comes to an end for all of us VCP4s.…

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Data Protection: Implement before you Need It

January 6, 2012
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Data Protection techniques should be implemented and tested long before they are needed. This is a necessary component of any IT organization. However, the most recent communities podcast brought to light several implementation aspects of Data Protection, specifically about Disaster Recovery: organizations still do not test their DR plans and organizations are waiting for a…

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