SDN, NFV, and the Hardware Cycle of Life

April 10, 2014
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Despite all of the rapid innovation and the incredible rate of change in technology, there are some things that you can count on. One of those things is that the transition from hardware to software is a cyclical one, and if you look at any one segment of the market long enough, that becomes apparent.…

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News: Game On! VMware Horizon 6 vs Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.5

April 10, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

VMware announced its new Horizon 6 product yesterday.  The key new aspect of this offering is the addition of published application functionality, meaning that Horizon now competes directly with Citrix XenApp in addition to XenDesktop.

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Unique Modern-Day Data Centers

April 9, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

When you hear the phrase “data center” in a conversation, what kind of image does that instill in your mind? Just for fun and reference, here is the definition from Wikipedia: “A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant…

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Cloud + DaaS Licensing May Be Better in 2014?

April 8, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

The DaaS (Desktop as a Service) market is maturing, and more great products are being released every day to facilitate DaaS functionality. But just like the foundation of a house affects what you can build on it, Microsoft’s unwillingness to offer VDI licensing for the desktop operating system still presents a major challenge to the…

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XPocalypse Now! Ten Tips for Surviving the End of (Support) Days

April 7, 2014
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DesktopVirtualization

The much-heralded XPocalypse—the end of extended support for Windows XP—is practically upon us. After thirteen years of service—beyond Microsoft’s normal service window by a good three years—Windows XP patching will finally stop. How will this affect those of us whose virtualized desktop infrastructures may still be tied, for various reasons, to the old OS?

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DaaS or PaaS … or Both in One Package?

April 4, 2014
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CloudComputing

IndependenceIT recently announced that it has partnered with Verio to offer Desktop as a Service (DaaS) to the small/medium business market. While the announcement may not have caught your eye at first, there are some interesting undertones to this offering.

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