FCoE Update – The Good News and The Bad News

October 28, 2009
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The number one reason to adopt FCoE today is to reduce heat, energy, cable plant and space. Data center networks are converging, but are not converged.

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New Relic RPM Product Review

October 27, 2009
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New Relic RPM Product Review

RPM is a ground breaking combination of monitoring functionality, ease of deployment, and ease of purchase. Understanding the performance of applications that you place in clouds is a significant barrier to the deployment of applications in these clouds. RPM overcomes this issue with a solution that is a unique fit for these cloud hosted applications.

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Liquidware Labs Launches Stratusphere™ 4.5

October 26, 2009
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Liquidware Labs the pioneer and leader in the business of providing tools to service providers that automate and accelerate the assessment and migration of physical desktop to virtual desktops has announced the latest release of their Stratusphere toolset - adding profile migration, and support for VMware View 4, Citrix XenDesktop 4, and Windows 7.

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Open Source XenServer? ESXi to Follow?

October 23, 2009
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Citrix has recently joined the Linux Foundation, and there is a report (which they seem to have endorsed) that they plan to open source XenServer. That’s not Xen, it’s XenServer – not the kernel, the product, the thing you stick on your server instead of ESXi, or sometimes vSphere. It is entirely possible that Citrix's…

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Should the SMB Adopt Cloud Computing?

October 22, 2009
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Should the SMB Adopt Cloud Computing?

With the advent of VMware Go, vCloud Express, and the vCloud API, VMware's marketing message is that all SMBs should use the cloud to either deploy their free hypervisor (VMware Go), or use the Cloud to run their servers (vCloud Express). VMware claimed at VMworld that we are no longer looking for ROI with Virtualization…

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News: Gartner Projects Server Virtualization to Grow from 16% to 50% of Workloads by 2012

October 21, 2009
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During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo outlook for the server virtualization market, Gartner dropped two very interesting numbers on the audience. The first was that only 16% of the workloads worldwide are running in virtual machines today. This is a far lower number than has been suggested by any number of other sources. Gartner went on to predict…

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