Mitre – Two New Tools to Help with PaaS and Risk Assessment

August 15, 2011
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On the 7/28 Virtualization Security Podcast, we were joined by Robert Martin of Mitre to discuss Mitre's new CWE, CWSS, and CWRAF tools to aid in software and system security evaluation. We put a decidedly cloud based discussion around these tools to determine how they would be used by those that program within a PaaS…

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vSphere 5 Licensing – The Role of Cross Platform Management Tools and the Hotlink SuperVISOR

August 12, 2011
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vSphere 5 Licensing – The Role of Cross Platform Management Tools and the Hotlink SuperVISOR

So you are a loyal VMware customer. You have licenses for vSphere 4 and you are about 40% virtualized. Based upon the revised vRAM entitlements in the revised vSphere 5 licensing, you think you are going to be OK as you progress through the more demanding business critical purchased and custom developed applications that lie…

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News: Citrix acquires RingCube to enhance Virtual Desktop offerings

August 12, 2011
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Citrix announced the acquisition of RingCube, adding a new wrench to their virtual desktop delivery toolkit. The RingCube vDisk solution uniquely delivers a complete desktop environment without having to virtualize the underlining operating system.

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Does VDI need User Virtualization, or does User Virtualization need VDI?

August 11, 2011
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VMware view to release RTO profile solution. Is this lagging behind Citrix who have bought Ringcube? View now has profile management - but that isn't user virtualisation. Does VDI need User Virtualization, or does User Virtualization need VDI? User Virtualization has the capacity to extend across desktop delivery boundaries because the user workspace, their applications…

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Windows boot IO and storage performance impact on VDI

August 10, 2011
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Windows boot IO and storage performance impact on VDI

With Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) initiatives adoption being a popular theme associated with cloud and dynamic infrastructure environments a related discussion point is the impact on networks, servers and storage during boot or startup activity to avoid bottlenecks. VDI solution vendors include Citrix, Microsoft and VMware along with various server, storage, networking and management tools…

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Cumulogic launches highly-diverse PaaS cloud

August 9, 2011
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Over the last few months we have identified a trend towards "diversity" in the PaaS provider marketplace. Platform as a Service has become Platforms as a Service, the providers are offering multiple choices at each layer of the platform infrastructure, and seeing their role as automating the provisioning of properly-configured instances as required at each…

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