Articles Tagged with Microsoft

DesktopVirtualization

Citrix and Microsoft Step Up Cloud Domination

DesktopVirtualization

Today, Citrix and Microsoft announced that Azure Remote App will be deprecated, and a new version of Citrix XenApp on Azure will be the go-forward Cloud-based application virtualization offering.  This is game-changing news within the virtualization industry, but what exactly does this mean for customers and the industry as a whole?  Further, the timing of this announcement couldn’t be more relevant.

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CloudComputing

Big Purchases, Big Dreams

CloudComputing

Yesterday we heard about several purchases within the industry: Microsofts acquisition of LinkedIn, Symantecs purchase of Blue Coat, and VMwares acquisition of Arkin. These are not small purchases. Once integrated, they start the journey to bigger goals and dreams. As some put it on Twitter, “It is a big day in IT.” I would agree. What is the reason for each of these purchases, and why have they been made? The oddest one, which has people scratching their head, is Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn.

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CloudComputing

Has AWS Peaked?

CloudComputing

AWS

There can be no real arguing against the fact that Amazon Web Services reigns supreme with regard to public cloud. Its recently announced quarterly results show that AWS is not only gaining revenue, but actually making a “small” surplus. OK, maybe not so small: a tad over half a billion dollars, compared to a $57 million loss for the same quarter in 2015.

What I have found interesting whilst watching it grow is how much like VMware it has become. I can hear you all saying, “It is nothing like VMware.” But please hear me out. AWS’s growth cycle is very similar. Why do I say this?

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agilecloud

A Look at Automation Tools of the Trade

agilecloud

In my last article, I spent a little time talking about the difference between automation, which is an automated task or scripted solution to perform a task, and orchestration, which is the complete process. I topped it all off with a discussion about how DevOps is a philosophy driving orchestration. For this article, I want to focus in on the some of the most common tools of the trade behind the automation and orchestration for different types of environments.

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