News: Citrix Releases Edgesight for Load Testing 3.5

June 24, 2009
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Citrix EdgeSight for Load Testing is an automated load and performance testing solution for Citrix Presentation Server environments. As of XenApp 5.0 Feature Pack 1, the Load Testing service is no longer a separate licensed product and is now a free component in XenApp.

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Virtualization Personalization – RTO Software and Appsense

June 20, 2009
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Virtualization Personalization (Windows Profile Management and the management of all user customization data) is a problem increasing in market scope (XenApp, fat client desktops, and VDI), technical scope (profiles, group policies, unique user settings, unique user customizations in applications, and unique user settings in the OS), leading both AppSense and RTO to invest heavily in…

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Is Network Security the Major Component of Virtualization Security?

June 16, 2009
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In many cases when you start to discuss security of virtualization, you soon drop into a discussion of virtual networking, and management network security. In other words you are laying out the traditional security zones that exist within the networking world. Network security, virtual and physical, is extremely important however there is more to virtualization…

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VMware and Microsoft Race to Make Each Other Irrelevant

June 16, 2009
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VMware is trying to package Microsoft Windows out of existence by allowing applications to run in guest with no OS from Microsoft or Red Hat. Microsoft is trying to package VMware out of existence by including Hyper-V for free in Windows Server, and by providing application virtualization functionality that makes virtualizing server operating systems unnecessary.

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Liquidware Labs Addresses VDI Assessments with New Performance Metrics

June 15, 2009
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Liquidware Labs is focuses upon defining a methodology (Assess-->Design-->Deploy-->Manage) for VARs and service providers to use in VDI projects, and upon providing a toolkit that implements much of this methodology in software.

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ThinApp – Licensing Issues – Ethics do not ship with the code

June 10, 2009
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The recent VMware Communities Podcast had ThinApp engineers on the call. Their mantra when presented with questions on licensing was "Ethics do not ship with the code." In other words, applications that could end up as ThinApps could violate your End User License Agreements (EULA).

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