The Windows Server 8 Hyper-V 3 Extensible Switch

March 27, 2012
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One of the areas where VMware vSphere has had a large advantage over Microsoft Hyper-V has been in the architecture and capabilities of the VMware vSphere Virtual Switch. The most important of these capabilities has been the ability to designate one or more ports on the switch as promiscuous or mirror ports. These ports make…

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Atlantis ILIO Pimps Virtualized Citrix XenApp: who needs VDI?

March 26, 2012
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Virtualizing Presentation Virtualization Workloads is increasingly seen as beneficial and more acceptable. As Citrix XenApp customers move into 2013 it is likely they'll move more physical instances to virtual. To enhance RDS VM workloads with shared storage - Atlantis release ILIO for XenApp, the first solution designed specifically to accelerate provisioning, boot time and application…

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Future Proofing Data Protection: Approaching Fast!

March 23, 2012
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Quantum recently announced a 'Flexible path to Next Generation Backup and Disaster Recovery', which dovetails nicely with my thoughts on future proofing data protection. Quantum has created, with the help of Xerox, a way to have multi-tenant data protection at the level of the tenant and not just the cloud provider.

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Numecent’s CloudPaging: Polished App Streaming or a Brand New Outfit?

March 22, 2012
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Numecent believe Cloudpaging has the potential to impact all connected devices where software needs to be delivered rapidly and securely. Cloudpaging isn;t just a fancy marketing term for a re-branded application virtualisation. Numecent have delivered a new application delivery technology that is poised to open up a new application delivery mechanism not only for enterprises,…

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The Network Performance Management vs Application Performance Management Debate

March 21, 2012
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There is no one APM tool, be it network based or application based that can meet the needs for every constituent and every application. The tool should be chosen based upon the needs of the team supporting the application(s) in question, and the type of applications that must be supported (purchased or custom developed, and…

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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments Part IV: What type of SSD is best for your needs.

March 20, 2012
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SSD options for Virtual (and Physical) Environments Part IV: What type of SSD is best for your needs.

Let us continue to look at what SSD to use for different environments and build off the other parts of this series of articles. Part 1 of this series laid out the basics of nand flash Solid State Devices (SSD) with part II discussing endurance and performance. Part III looked at SSD options for virtual…

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