Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft ’

Windows 2012 Hyper-V – The Hypervisor for your Cloud? Part I

November 15, 2012
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Windows 2012 Hyper-V – The Hypervisor for your Cloud? Part I

In this first installment looking at the features of Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 features compared to VMware vSphere 5.1 and XenServer 6.0 we consider how Hyper-V is priced, scalability and performance and storage.

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A Management Pack Strategy for VMware vCenter Operations?

November 13, 2012
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VMware wants to be an enterprise management software vendor with vCenter Operations and the other components of the vCloud Suite. As impressive as VMware is, going it alone against Microsoft, IBM, HP, and CA on the management software front is not a strategy destined for success.

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Microsoft Hyper-V vs VMware vSphere

October 19, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

One topic that gets discussed quite often is Microsoft Hyper-V vs VMware vSphere and a quick Google search will return at least several hundred thousand hits. There seems to be a large number of posts and articles trying to make a case for which version is better by listing and comparing features one by one…

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Licensing your Private Cloud

October 4, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Both Microsoft and VMware have revamped their product suites and therefore their licensing once more and how you buy will dictate how you license (as always). It has taken a bit of time for all the information to percolate through to each corporate site and all the issues to be addressed. As we did before,…

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Azure and Service Providers

August 7, 2012
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CloudComputing

We recently wrote about Microsoft's Three Pronged Windows Azure Strategy - particularly with reference to the Service Provider offering. I've now had a certain amount of time to reflect on the announcement and try and work out what is going on and it doesn't seem to constitute a wholehearted strategy to put resellers on a…

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Windows Intune 3.0 Microsoft Cloud-based Device Management – More Than Just a Curiosity

July 30, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Initial released in March 2011 at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 in Las Vegas, Windows Intune was Microsoft's first toe in the water of cloud-based management services for business desktops. Initial designed to appeal to small to medium-sized companies with up to 500 desktops, it offered a minimal feature set with just the bare bones…

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Citrix Delivers Multi-tenant VDI Service

July 5, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Sridhar Mullapudi, Director of Product Management at Citrix Systems, took to the Citrix Blog last Friday to announced Server VDI is here! Deliver Multi-tenant Cloud hosted VDI desktops from the Cloud giving every appearance of being particularly pleased with himself. As well he might.

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Does RES Software portfolio update deliver DaaS?

July 2, 2012
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If DaaS provider is only focused on hosting a virtual desktop they are failing you. If you only provide a desktop to your customers - you will annoy them. You don't deliver "a desktop" you deliver "a workspace". RES Software have recently released a number of updates, new releases and patents that help put the…

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Apple Joins the post-PC Revolution

June 12, 2012
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CloudComputing

Apple unveiled the latest iCloud iteration at it's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco yesterday, beefing up the the fledgling service with new features that show for the first time that it too understands what post-PC means

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