Citrix Synergy Barcelona 2011: A review – If you tolerate this, your children will be next

November 2, 2011
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What this also means is that for software companies focused on delivering applications and data to users, their solutions cannot be solely focused on virtualisation and the cloud: cannot be focused purely on thin and mobile. At the same time, IT departments need to be more business aware, because the business is increasingly IT aware.…

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Looking at the Entire VMware Operations and Application Management Strategy

October 28, 2011
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Looking at the Entire VMware Operations and Application Management Strategy

VMware is clearly serious about extending its management reach into the application layer of the stack. New products like vFabric AppDirector, and vFabric APM make this into more than intention - they make VMware's participation in these markets a reality as well. The move to remake the APM industry has thus far been lead by…

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Citrix and Quest get serious about Application Compatibility

October 27, 2011
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This week we saw the announcement of two very similar acquisitions. Quest Software announced on October 24 that they were acquiring ChangeBASE and on October 26 Citrix Systems announced they were acquiring AppDNA. Both solutions provide application compatibility testing for the Windows platform.

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A Look At VMstore from Tintri

October 26, 2011
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A Look At VMstore from Tintri

One of the biggest things I took away from the VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas was the all advancements within the storage part of virtualization. For me, this was the year for storage. One product that really got my attention was the new NAS appliance, VMstore from Tintri. This 3U appliance, well 5U if you…

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Application Performance Management – Our New Relic Details

October 25, 2011
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Application Performance Management – Our New Relic Details

iven the complexity of modern web sites, tools such as New Relic RPM are incredible assets and a valuable tool to determine what is happening within your environment. While your data does go into their SaaS offering, all SQL and other statements are scrubbed. The results of using this tool are incredible.

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Citrix buys cloud storage specialist ShareFile to open post-PC workplace fight

October 24, 2011
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Citrix had a busy day last week, announcing both a five-year agreement with Cisco and the acquisition of six-year-old enterprise filesharing specialist ShareFile (great name by the way).

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