IO IO it is off to Storage and IO metrics we go

March 29, 2012
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StorageNetworking

There are many different types of metrics pertaining to storage and IO that can be grouped into Performance, Availability, Capacity, Economics and Energy (PACE). Every application or workload has some characteristics attribute of Performance, Availability, Capacity, Economics and Energy that can be further broken down into metrics that are more detailed.

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Windows 8 – Extending the Desktop to the Mobile World

March 28, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

There has been a lot of buzz and coverage about Windows 8 since its consumer preview. There will be some very cool features with this release and one feature that really stands out with me is that Microsoft added an additional supported processor type in that Windows 8 will run on Intel, AMD and now…

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The Windows Server 8 Hyper-V 3 Extensible Switch

March 27, 2012
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Hyper-V.Extensible.Switch

One of the areas where VMware vSphere has had a large advantage over Microsoft Hyper-V has been in the architecture and capabilities of the VMware vSphere Virtual Switch. The most important of these capabilities has been the ability to designate one or more ports on the switch as promiscuous or mirror ports. These ports make…

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Atlantis ILIO Pimps Virtualized Citrix XenApp: who needs VDI?

March 26, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Virtualizing Presentation Virtualization Workloads is increasingly seen as beneficial and more acceptable. As Citrix XenApp customers move into 2013 it is likely they'll move more physical instances to virtual. To enhance RDS VM workloads with shared storage - Atlantis release ILIO for XenApp, the first solution designed specifically to accelerate provisioning, boot time and application…

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Future Proofing Data Protection: Approaching Fast!

March 23, 2012
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VirtualizationBackup

Quantum recently announced a 'Flexible path to Next Generation Backup and Disaster Recovery', which dovetails nicely with my thoughts on future proofing data protection. Quantum has created, with the help of Xerox, a way to have multi-tenant data protection at the level of the tenant and not just the cloud provider.

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Numecent’s CloudPaging: Polished App Streaming or a Brand New Outfit?

March 22, 2012
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ApplicationVirtualization

Numecent believe Cloudpaging has the potential to impact all connected devices where software needs to be delivered rapidly and securely. Cloudpaging isn;t just a fancy marketing term for a re-branded application virtualisation. Numecent have delivered a new application delivery technology that is poised to open up a new application delivery mechanism not only for enterprises,…

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