Centrix Software update Workspace Manager and Universal – better enabling desktop transformation

March 9, 2012
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New application delivery options bring great opportunities for organizations to drive more operational and service efficiency but require new management approaches to traditional desktop provisioning. The release of WorkSpace Universal 5.3 brings two core features for supporting the compliant use of software-as-a-service applications and dynamic application provisioning in private cloud environments - Cloud pass-through authentication…

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Fix the App or Add Hardware?

March 8, 2012
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While participating in the GestaltIT Virtualization Field Day #2, I was asking PureStorage on whether or not SSD based storage was throwing hardware at a problem that is better fixed, by changing the code in question? What brought this thought to mind was the example used during the presentation which was about database performance. This…

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Using MAC-Based Licensing with vSphere: A Necessary Evil

March 7, 2012
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Should software licensing be completely based off of the hardware MAC address of the NIC and or UUID of the mother board? This process worked very well before the introduction of virtualization but now that virtualization has become more prevalent in most environments. I think software venders really need to reconsider how they are going…

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News: New Quest/VKernel vOperations Suite – Easy to Try and Easy to Buy Wins Again

March 6, 2012
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Quest Software has turned the acquisition integration process on its head by integrating vFoglight with the vKernel vOperations Suite. This is one more feather in the cap of the "easy to try and easy to buy" model of selling operations software into the virtualization market, and one more arrow through the heart of the legacy…

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Citrix VDI-in-a-Box goes mainstream

March 5, 2012
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In a much needed change of direction, Citrix has taken the training wheels off VDI-in-a-Box (VIAB) and is allowing it to compete unfettered against XenDesktop.

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VMware – The Next Microsoft, or the Next Oracle?

March 2, 2012
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VMware prices and licenses its products today along a set of models that are not optimized for either pure market penetration (like Microsoft) or pure extraction of the maximum cash from each customer (like Oracle). These policies will likely ensure that VMware continues to dominate the high end of the market - especially in enterprise…

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