Can the SMB Afford Virtualization?

July 15, 2009
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There has been quite a bit of debate about SMB virtualization and what they want. However, no one has really looked into whether or not the SMB can afford virtualization. There is quite a bit of talk that says that the SMB wants everything for free, or that they will get immediate benefits from virtualization,…

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News: VMware Ships AppSpeed

July 14, 2009
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VMware has shipped AppSpeed, the product resulting from VMware’s acquisition of B-hive. AppSpeed is a critical component of VMware’s drive to allow customers to virtualize “every application” even those that require response time guarantees from applications owners. The shipment of AppSpeed will place a focus upon response time as the measure of applications performance in…

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Is Dazzle Really the Future?

July 12, 2009
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Citrix's release of the new Dazzle TechPreview "puts the personal back into computing". Dazzle is said to make self-service IT a reality, giving users simple access to apps and IT services, in order to bring the economics of the web to enterprise IT But, is such service really what Citrix should be focusing development time…

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ThinApp Security Concerns

July 10, 2009
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Since I last blogged ThinApp I have been thinking about the security aspects of ThinApp and came up with a set of questions to which I searched for some answers. In essence could ThinApp be used to subvert existing system security? What about other similar technologies like Microsoft App-V.

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News: Submit a Question to VMworld’s VMTN “Ask the Experts” Panel

July 9, 2009
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Tom Howarth our DataCenter Virtualization Analyst has been choosen to sit on this years VMTN Ask the Experts panel at VMworld San Fran 09 - Ask him a question

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Rampant Innovation in Desktop Virtualization

July 8, 2009
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Rampant Innovation in Desktop Virtualization

While server virtualization has largely settled down into a slugfest between VMware (vSphere), Microsoft (Hyper-V) and to a lesser extent Citrix (XenServer), and Red Hat (KVM), the desktop virtualization field remains wide open, and is being targeted by numerous startups with highly creative and appealing solutions. While VMware (View), and Citrix (XenDesktop) certainly represent the…

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