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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What Next for x86 Hardware Industry: The Death of the Blade Format?

April 3, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

The rise of server-based flash caching and other technologies like local performant storage pools, whether virtual storage appliances like the HP StoreVirtual VSA or VMware’s VSAN, marks a possible return to the days of the pizza box server in data centers across the world.

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Application Aware–Infrastructure Performance Management

April 2, 2014
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PerformanceManagement

IT operations teams need Application Aware–Infrastructure Performance Management tools to successfully support applications in dynamic environments.

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UIAs: Whatever Happened to Them?

April 1, 2014
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ApplicationVirtualization

A couple of years ago, UIAs (user-installed applications) were all the rage. AppSense had a product called StrataApps (and you can do it in Application Manager also), RES has native functionality that allows this, Unidesk can do it (admittedly in a slightly different way with its layering technology), Citrix was pushing Personal vDisk with its…

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Bionic as a Service

March 31, 2014
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CloudComputing

I can remember as I child one of my favorite television shows was the Six Million Dollar Man. In case you’re not really old enough to remember the show, it was about an astronaut named Steve Austin who is severely injured in the crash of an experimental Lifting Body Aircraft, he is "rebuilt" in an…

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