Business Agility

Business Agility covers using the technical agility delivered by virtualization and cloud computing to improve business agility, performance and results. This includes the agility derived from the proper implementation of Agile and DevOps methodologies, the agility derived from proper application and system architectures,|the agility derived from the proper implementation of Infrastructure as a Server (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) clouds, the agility derived from proper monitoring of the environment coupled with a process to resolve problems quickly, and the agility derived from have continuous availability through the use of high availability and disaster recovery products and procedures in place.

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Will Microsoft Drive a Wedge Between VMware and EMC with Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V 3?

March 15, 2012
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Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V 3 may blow up the entire rationale for EMC owning VMware. Cheap storage for virtualization enabled by new Microsoft features will force VMware to embrace cheap storage as well. This will precipitate the commoditization of the storage market, and accelerate the pace of virtualization and cloud computing.

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Onlive Desktop: VDI cannot be DaaS until Microsoft say so.

March 13, 2012
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OnLive Desktop is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space delivering the hope of a service that a CFO would bite your hand off for. OnLive's delivery capability is a wakeup call to the ISVs and SPs who are trying to penetrate this market. With the license battle is about…

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Centrix Software update Workspace Manager and Universal – better enabling desktop transformation

March 9, 2012
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New application delivery options bring great opportunities for organizations to drive more operational and service efficiency but require new management approaches to traditional desktop provisioning. The release of WorkSpace Universal 5.3 brings two core features for supporting the compliant use of software-as-a-service applications and dynamic application provisioning in private cloud environments - Cloud pass-through authentication…

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Fix the App or Add Hardware?

March 8, 2012
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While participating in the GestaltIT Virtualization Field Day #2, I was asking PureStorage on whether or not SSD based storage was throwing hardware at a problem that is better fixed, by changing the code in question? What brought this thought to mind was the example used during the presentation which was about database performance. This…

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News: New Quest/VKernel vOperations Suite – Easy to Try and Easy to Buy Wins Again

March 6, 2012
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Quest Software has turned the acquisition integration process on its head by integrating vFoglight with the vKernel vOperations Suite. This is one more feather in the cap of the "easy to try and easy to buy" model of selling operations software into the virtualization market, and one more arrow through the heart of the legacy…

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VMware – The Next Microsoft, or the Next Oracle?

March 2, 2012
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VMware prices and licenses its products today along a set of models that are not optimized for either pure market penetration (like Microsoft) or pure extraction of the maximum cash from each customer (like Oracle). These policies will likely ensure that VMware continues to dominate the high end of the market - especially in enterprise…

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AppSense DataLocker gives Dropbox more security hints at the beginning of the end for VDI?

March 1, 2012
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AppSense DataLocker gives Dropbox more security hints at the beginning of the end for VDI?

AppSense Lab's DataLocker's first release offers a method of encrypting and decrypting files to allow secure storage in cloud services. This is a new direction for AppSense - with support for win32/win64 platforms, but also Mac and iOS. A useful free tool, not really enterprise ready - but an important start for AppSense who are…

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Who’s Who in Managing your Virtual Infrastructure (vSphere, Hyper-V, etc.)

February 17, 2012
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Virtualization is such a profound change to how systems operate that it not only creates new management requirements, but it also breaks legacy management solutions. For these reasons, enterprises should look outside of traditional legacy management vendors for their virtualization performance and capacity management solutions. The focus should be on the richness of the virtualization…

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Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

February 7, 2012
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Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

Reports on IE6's death are often greatly exaggerated. IE6 is still there alive and well in a large swathe of enterprise desktops. This puts a risk on projects that look to move an organisation beyond Windows XP. Browsium's Ion addresses the fear uncertainty and doubt many had with Unibrows. Browsium Ion gives corporate users what…

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