User Installed Applications – Dream or Nightmare?

November 20, 2009
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A corporate desktop application installation is far from the consumer experience of adding an application to say your iPhone. What is the impact of enabling User Installed Applications in a virtualised environment - is it a compliance nightmare.

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Intrusion Protection and Detection within the Virtual Environment

November 18, 2009
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Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS) differ quite a bit from Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS). An IPS is designed to modify some form of security setting when an intrusion is detected, thereby preventing the intrusion from being successful. An IDS on the other hand is just the detection component used by an IPS. Like all security tools…

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Performance Assurance for Private Clouds

November 17, 2009
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Performance Assurance for Private Clouds

There are several challenges associated with migrating Tier 1 applications into a VMware private cloud that are not yet fully addressed. Some of those challenges are in the virtualization management and virtualization performance management domains.

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Desired End State for the Next Generation Desktop

November 16, 2009
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Enterprises and mid-sized businesses (SME’s) face two significant challenges and opportunities with respect to the end user desktops in the next two years. The first opportunity and challenge is how to replace the aging Windows XP installed base with the recently released Windows 7 platform. The second is how to end up with a desktop…

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Is there a Cloud over a set of Islands?

November 13, 2009
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I was recently on an island and it got me thinking about whether a set of close islands can support a highly mobile cloud? If not what would be needed to make the Islands Cloud safer from the vagaries of Mother Nature, such as hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Can a cloud provider be based on…

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EMC/Cisco/VMware vBlock – OpEx Savings Courtesy of Ionix

November 12, 2009
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EMC/Cisco/VMware vBlock – OpEx Savings Courtesy of Ionix

Prior to the announcement and subsequent to the announcement of Ionix, EMC has been on an absolute tear acquiring companies that have components that will be combined into the new Ionix management stack. These announcements have included the acquisitions of Voyence, ConfigureSoft, Fastsale Technology, and an agreement to resell VMware AppSpeed.

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