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Dell Delivers UCS Beater (Dude, It’s a Converged Infrastructure!)

October 23, 2012
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Dell was in San Francisco last week to host its Enterprise Strategy Update, staking its claim to the x86 top spot with the announcement of its big converged infrastructure platform, the Active System 800.

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Cisco Nexus 1000v: Free unless you want Security

October 17, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

While not particularly new news, the next version of the Cisco Nexus 1000v will be free, unless you want the security features. This is an interesting shift from Cisco with respect to VMware vCloud Director, the Nicira purchase, furthering UCS, and Cisco within non-UCS data centers. However, given other announcements, with respect to OpenStack, perhaps…

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Appliance Makers Simplify VDI Adoption

September 18, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The growing availability of prepackaged appliances is making VDI increasingly attractive for customers who value the benefits of VDI. It is not only customers that benefit from this increased simplicity, smaller system integrators lack the appropriate skills to size and sell complex in VDI infrastructure environments can take advantage of these appliance-based solutions to compete…

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2012: The Year of Software Defined Networking

August 15, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

The start of VMworld 2012 and the biggest Virtualization conference of the year is less than two weeks away and the surge of marketing emails have started to arrive about all the new and exciting offerings that the venders and 3rd party companies are planning on showing off at VMworld. This is one of the…

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Unified Computing: Collective Group or Single Responsibility

June 19, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

I have spent a great deal of time lately working with the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). This computing platform is really quite impressive with its power and flexibility, but my expectations about the platform have really changed since I completed the UCS training. During the training classes that I attended, both the design and…

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Defense in Depth: Firewalls within the Virtual Environment

June 18, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

The 6/14 Virtualization Security Podcast we spoke about firewall placement within the virtual environment as well as storage based defense in depth. While we covered Encryption on the 5/31 podcast, in the 6/14 podcast we covered other measures when dealing with storage (which will be part of a followup post). This conversation was slightly different…

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Cisco puts Cius on hold as BYOD growth kills the enterprise tablet

June 5, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The continued growth of BYOD and the increased maturity of mobile device management and mobile application management tools have forced Cisco to rethink both its enterprise collaboration strategy and its tablet strategy. Cisco came early to the enterprise tablet market announcing the Cius in mid-2010 just 3 months after Apple launched the first generation iPad.

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Cisco VXI gets closer to Citrix and VMware, playing the field or looking for a long-term partner?

February 20, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Cisco surprised a few people on Monday morning with two press releases announcing that it was to start reselling both Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.

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Virtualization Certification: What Options are Available?

February 3, 2012
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Virtualization Certification, It used to be just VMware and the VCP, but things have changed as other players get involved and I thought it would be interesting to see what virtualization certification options there are out there.

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