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Atlantis Computing Diskless VDI: VDI warming up to compete on cost with desktop PC

January 16, 2012
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Atlantis Computing announced today the release of Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI™ and overnight put VDI on track to be cost competitive with desktop PCs.

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VMware’s Rapid Desktop Program: Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliance delivers early

October 19, 2011
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In an effort to relieve the discomfort for customers and partners VMware have introduced a Rapid Desktop Program. This program looks to validate View Proof of Concept appliances to ensure that they meet criteria for performance and reliability. By removing the complexity of the "I", an organisation can focus better on the assessment of virtual…

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Cisco partners with Citrix for Virtual Desktop Dominance

October 13, 2011
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Cisco and Citrix announced a joint initiative to drive mainstream adoption of Virtual Desktop environments through a five-year agreement to integrate technologies and jointly market their respective desktop virtualization solutions.

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Taking a Look at VMware Feature Limitations

September 29, 2011
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Since the introduction of virtualization there has been sheer joy and excitement when having to work with application owners on the amount of resources they will need and not what they really think they want. I have seen all kinds of minimum, maximum, and special recommendation for all kinds of application over the years. In…

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Cisco VM-FEX Limitations

September 12, 2011
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The week before VMworld on 8/25 was the Virtualization Security Podcast featuring Greg Ferro (@etherealmind), CCIE to discuss Cisco VM-FEX and its impact on virtualization and cloud security. VM-FEX is a method by which the fabric of a UCS top of rack switch is extended to the VM, but only if the VM is using…

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Your VMworld 2011 Enterprise Private Cloud and IT as a Service Short List

August 25, 2011
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Your VMworld 2011 Enterprise Private Cloud and IT as a Service Short List

Choosing a Private Cloud platform involves trading off the scale of the environment, the types of applications running on the environment and compatibility with public cloud platforms with each other. VMware, DynamicOps, Gale Technologies, Abiquo, Platform Computing and Cisco offer the most compelling enterprise focused production application platforms. However other use cases and markets are…

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Cisco, Intel and Citrix re-invent OpenStack networking for the Enterprise

July 13, 2011
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Cisco, Intel and Citrix re-invent OpenStack networking for the Enterprise

Over the last few months an additional subproject codenamed Quantum has emerged which deals explicitly with networking and has particpation from networking giants Intel and Cisco as well as from Citrix. It's a mechanism for defining network topologies aimed at providing Layer-2 network connectivity for VM instances running in clouds based on the OpenStack cloud…

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Cisco Cius- The enterprise tablet

July 5, 2011
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Cisco took the covers of its long awaited Cius tablet earlier this week, a full year after it was first announced. Cisco has finally released price and shipping date for it's highest profile product since the launch of its ground braking UCS compute platform in March 2009.

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The Progress of the Cisco UCS Platform

April 7, 2011
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It has been just over two years that the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) was announced and released to the world. I wanted to give my feedback on the progress of the platform and how it is fitting into the Cloud Computing space. When Cisco announced their Unified Computing Platform a couple of years ago,…

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