VMware Capacity Planner – A Special Use Case

October 14, 2011
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VMware Capacity Planner – A Special Use Case

I have had the opportunity to perform a few VMware Capacity Planner assessments over the years and I have been, more the most part, pretty happy with the process and the results of the reports. The assessment is really pretty straight forward. We had physical servers to the project, making sure we have proper permissions…

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Cisco partners with Citrix for Virtual Desktop Dominance

October 13, 2011
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Cisco and Citrix announced a joint initiative to drive mainstream adoption of Virtual Desktop environments through a five-year agreement to integrate technologies and jointly market their respective desktop virtualization solutions.

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XenClient 2.0: An Enterprise Ready off-line XenDesktop…or not?

October 12, 2011
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Citrix have released XenClient v2.0, their second generation bare-metal client hypervisor. XenClient allows centrally managed virtual desktops to run directly on corporate laptops, even when they are disconnected from the network. This version is intended to add ease-of-use and scalability features, and introduce a wider hardware compatibility list. In addition Citrix also launched the new…

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Why Is Application Performance Management So Screwed Up?

October 11, 2011
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Less than 5% of the applications that matter to enterprises world wide are under management by an APM solution that can help ensure application response time, application availability and the integrity of the critical transactions within the application. This is because first generation APM solutions have been too expensive to purchase, too limited in their…

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VMworld EMEA, IPExpo, The ExecEvent, Citrix Synergy, oh my!

October 10, 2011
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VMworld EMEA, IPExpo, The ExecEvent, Citrix Synergy, oh my!

This month (October 2011) there are a slew of conferences on virtualization and cloud technologies being held in Europe. The question becomes which to attend! If you are in the United States, this could be expensive considering the current Euro to Dollar exchange rate but if you are already in Europe one of these events…

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Virtual Environments on a Shoestring

October 7, 2011
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Whether you are building a new or adding to an existing virtual or cloud environment on a shoestring budget, whether for work or for home use, there is quite a bit to consider before you purchase anything and it all boils down to your requirements which will dictate the technology you need for your virtual…

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