Appliance Makers Simplify VDI Adoption

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 with larger system integrators that have led the way in VDI implementation services.

Defense in Depth: Authentication and Authorization

On the 7/29 Virtualization Security podcast we continued our discussions on defense in depth. We discussed authentication and authorization with IdentityLogix. IdentityLogix provides a unique solution that correlates users and groups against VMware vSphere’s own role based access control stores. In other words, IdentityLogix can identify if a user or group within active directory has more access to VMware vSphere’s management tools than they were intended to be allowed based not only on the user’s username but on the groups in which the user belongs. Why is this important to know?


Gigamon GigaVUE-VM Intelligent Traffic Replication & Filtering for Virtual Machines With the increasing adoption of virtualization as a strategic solution within Enterprises and Data Centers, a common inhibitor and concern  raised by infrastructure owners considering the adoption of private, public or hybrid cloud solutions is maintaining the visibility to critical business communications and data. Not … Continue reading Gigamon

News: ExtraHop Networks and Splunk Partner and Integrate their Solutions

At VMworld 2012, VMware announced the vCloud Suite, two editions of which (Advanced and Enterprise) include vCenter Operations. VMware has therefore now signaled that monitoring at the operations level is just a feature of a larger suite. Prior to VMworld, VMware also announced that it had acquired the Log Insight technology and team from Pattern … Continue reading News: ExtraHop Networks and Splunk Partner and Integrate their Solutions