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Virtualization Performance Management – A Focus Upon the Data

April 20, 2010
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Both Infrastructure Performance Management and Applications Performance Management vendors who are targeting the virtualization and cloud markets have realized that new and unique data is needed in order to performance manage these new environments and the applications that run on them. This is dramatic departure from the old physical world where most vendors simply relied…

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GestaltIT Tech Field Day: Virtualization Line Up

April 19, 2010
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GestaltIT Tech Field Day: Virtualization Line Up

I participated in GestaltIT's TechFieldDay which is a sort of inverse conference, where the bloggers and independent analysts go to the vendors and then discuss the information they have received. We visited the following virtualization vendors: * vKernel where we were introduced to their Predictive Capacity Planning tools * EMC where we discussed integration of…

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April 14, 2010
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Citrix invests in Kaviza – VMWare’s VDI to suffer from EMC demands?

April 8, 2010
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Citrix have invested an unspecified amount of money in Kaviza whose grid architecture eliminates the expensive infrastructure that VDI solutions. With Kaviza's solution all the functionality needed to provision and manage virtual desktops is consolidated into a single virtual appliance that scales on commodity servers. Will this announcement herald a major take-up of VDI? Indeed,…

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Does XenApp 6 Keep Citrix Ahead of the Pack?

April 6, 2010
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Citrix has released XenApp 6 which finally provides support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 - what is available in this new release for your business. Besides R2 support, what does XenApp 6 offer your business, what WOW factors are provided to help justify the cost of using XenApp6 to springboard your x64 Presentation Virtualization…

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VMware + Ionix Assets – Impact Upon the Virtualization Management Market

March 31, 2010
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VMware + Ionix Assets – Impact Upon the Virtualization Management Market

VMware intends to in an 18 to 24 month period come out with a true management stack that addresses capacity management, infrastructure performance, applications performance (and service assurance), configuration management, lifecycle management, extended provisioning and wrap all of that into a service catalog that lets IT provide a menu of services that can then be…

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Security Health Checks

March 30, 2010
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Security baselines and security health checks are an important part of any modern day infrastructure. These checks are done periodically throughout the year, usually ever quarter. In my opinion this is a good thing to check and make sure your security settings are following the guidelines that the company has set out to achieve. Here…

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Development Tools and Application Servers for the Cloud

March 29, 2010
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Development tools like Eclipse and Visual Stuio are being built to ensur applications can be deployed in to the cloud on application servers. Key challenges include the manageability and scalability of application servers. Innovations include the use of non-java languages like Groovy and Jython and even PHP and Javascript on JVMs, and the final demise…

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Persona Management – User Environment Management by Another Name?

March 25, 2010
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They say there's no such thing as bad weather - just the wrong sort of clothes. Likewise, there shouldn't be such a thing as a bad user profile experience - its more likely you've the wrong type of profile solution. VMWare View users can undoubtedly look forward to faster logon times, but is that the…

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