Data Center Virtualization

Data Center Virtualization covers virtualizing servers, networks, and storage delivering server consolidation, CAPEX savings, IT agility, and improved management. Major areas of focus include the tradeoffs between various virtualization platforms (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Red Hat KVM), the evolution of hypervisors into data center management platforms,|VMware’s Software Defined Data Center strategy, and how the SDDC is spurring innovation in storage, networking and server hardware. Covered vendors indlude VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat, CloudPhysics, Hotlink, Tintri, and VMTurbo.

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Start of VMworld

August 27, 2013
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It is the start of VMworld and my during my first days of meetings and briefings I have met up with a few companies like Quali Systems, Rackware and Intiqua that are focusing on automation. These meetings have further confirmed my thoughts from my previous post that automation has now made it mainstream and will…

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See You at the Show

August 23, 2013
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See you at the show! The time is almost here where several thousand people from around the world will make the pilgrimage this year to San Francisco for VMworld 2013. This will be my last post before the start of the show and people are packing and preparing to leave I wanted to share with…

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Booths to Visit at VMworld 2013

August 21, 2013
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VMworld 2013 is upon us and one of our tasks is to figure out which vendor's booths to go see. With over 230 booths to choose from this is a daunting task. If you are interested in finding creative new solutions to your management, monitoring, deployment, security, data protection, and desktop management problems, this list…

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News: Teradici Rolls Out Updates to Optimize PCoIP Experience

August 13, 2013
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Teradici, the developer of the PCoIP® protocol, has announced the release of two updates to their hardware acceleration products that are geared to optimize protocol bandwidth and improve end user experience.

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Rethinking Thin Clients from a Security Perspective

August 1, 2013
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The recent events surrounding the treacherous activities of Edward Snowden should make most of us think long and hard about the measures we are taking to secure our corporate data. Are we giving our administrators too much access? Do we fail to audit and report on how the data is being accessed and used? Is…

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Testing within the Virtual Environment

July 31, 2013
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There has long been a debate about testing products within a virtual environment. Not just on how, but the why as well as the what to test. There are limits in some EULA's as well on the reporting of such testing. This was the subject of the 7/25 Virtualization Security Podcast (#112 – Virtualization Security…

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The Benefits of Virtualizing Networking and Storage

July 30, 2013
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The benefits of virtualizing networking and storage will be very different than were the benefits of virtualizing CPU and memory. VMware's success to date has not come at the expense of server vendors. However VMware's success with virtualized networking will come at the expense of Cisco. The success with virtualizing storage will come at the…

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Checking Out The Possibilities Of A Storage Cloud Platform With Atmos and Panzura

July 29, 2013
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Checking out the possibilities of a storage cloud platform with Atmos and Panzura: The advancement, acceptance and continued growing use of the public cloud storage and backup services gives us, the end users, options and capabilities that we just did not have available to us before the birth of the cloud. How many times have…

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Three Things To Consider About Virtual Storage Appliances

July 26, 2013
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Virtual storage appliances offer great features, flexibility, and pricing, but like most new technology they need us to ask our vendors different questions.

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