Get ready for the Windows Mainframe

November 18, 2011
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In today's cloud-centric, virtual everything world it's easy to forget that the mainframe still dominates enterprise IT. So when IBM announced zEnterprise in July 2010 its potential as a virtualization platform may have been overlooked. Now however it may be time to look again.

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News: Quest Software acquires vKernel

November 16, 2011
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Quest buying vKernel is just the first in a series of steps that Quest will have to take to fully compete with VMware vCenter Operations - and starts the process of determining how the capacity, performance and availability management ecosystem for VMware will react in response.

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Virtual Desktop Security? Are They Secure?

November 16, 2011
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There has been quite a bit of hype on whether virtual desktops provide more security than traditional desktops. All the marketing literature I have read says that it does improve overall security, but I believe this marketing literature makes several assumptions that are just not true in most organizations, and really do not account for…

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CA Starts the Race To Self-Destruction Among the “Big Four” in Virtualization Management

November 15, 2011
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Virtualization and cloud computing have changed the requirements for management solutions in a way that no innovation in the history of our industry ever have. Previous innovations created new requirements, but did not break existing management approaches or business models. Virtualization breaks both the existing legacy approaches to managing applications and systems, and breaks how…

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Quest delivers IE 6 rescue package

November 14, 2011
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With a little over 28 months left until Microsoft ends all support for Windows XP and with Internet Explorer 6, the time to consider their replacements is long overdue. While Microsoft and others have acted to deliver tools to assist with Windows 7 migration activities little effort has been made to address the challenge of…

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The Campaign to Bring Back the VMTN Subscription

November 11, 2011
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I am not sure how other people have learned their craft and mastered the technology they support, but for me, the learning started after the books ended. I have learned so much more from breaking something and having to find the fix than I ever did from reading a book. Back in the day around…

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