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Default configurations are great in that they make the setup and configuration easy. Unfortunately, they don’t work for all environments. In fact, if you simply use the defaults for an entire virtual desktop deployment, you will miss out on tons of optimizations to allow your environme...
Businesses are moving to the cloud, at least as far as their IT spending is concerned. A new In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) report forecasts cloud computing and managed hosting spending by US Businesses will surpass $13 billion in 2014, up from less than 3 billion. "Although spending acros...
Cloud computing has moved beyond the early adoption phase, as enterprises are now using – or plan to use – cloud for their production environments. Enterprise adoption, however, brings a stricter set of requirements and expectations. Though enterprise customers see the clear business b...
"We’re delighted to launch our UK cloud today and we already have over 500 customers in beta," said Lanham Napier, President and CEO of Rackspace, as the Texas-based hosting and cloud computing powerhouse announced the launch of its cloud infrastructure to provide customers with a Euro...
The Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI), an industry group driving server form factor standards, has released its Micro Module Server Specification 1.0. Apparently Quanta and Tyan are basing some unseen products on the server board and system interface spec. Intel’s got a hand in ...
GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of a new generation of application platforms for Java and .NET environments, and Protogen Technologies Pty Ltd of Sydney have joined forces to bring high-speed processing and linear scalability to Australian companies with GigaSpaces eXtreme Applicat...
There's been a flurry of discussion this week among Internet and Web standards heavy-hitters around WebSocket, the new communications protocol supported in Chrome 4 and Safari 5. What was the main issue? Is there some kind of fundamental security vulnerability with the WS protocol? Web...
It almost sounds like I’m talking about personal finances. You better plan your cache appropriately or you will run out. I’m not talking about money; I’m talking about system memory (although if you plan poorly we will quickly be talking about money).
Microsoft SQL Server is a very popular and widely deployed general purpose database server supported on Windows Server operating systems. Microsoft has consistently invested to ensure that SQL Server provides a comprehensive general purpose database platform that is competitive with Or...
Building a virtual desktop is simply a matter of installing the Windows operating system. Right? Slow down... although this will work, it won't give you the best performance and scalability. One of the items that many people mistakenly forget to accomplish is to optimize the base ope...
There is no question that virtualization technology can help you cut costs out of your IT infrastructure. For SAP customers, using the VMware vSphere virtualization platform for SAP solutions enables you to do more with less. This study quantifies how VMware improved TCO and ROI for t...
It is an interesting twist in the IT world that with the increased usage of purchased packages and the growth of on-demand IT, we increasingly find ourselves talking about “Applications”. This is a good reference point, it addresses all of the things running on our servers with one fel...
To get through a long day at the office you grab a snack from the vending machine, which never seems to be out of your favorite item thanks to a network connection that sends inventory information and replenishment requests to the vending management company. After work, you call home a...
Boot up, log on, log off, anti virus storms are dangerous. Storms, can destroy the end user experience when working on a virtual desktop. These storms must be managed to safeguard the infrastructure from failure. Rush hour. Something we all can relate to. Way back in time when I used...
One of the characteristic features of the 20th and 21st century is broadband internet. High technologies, managed networks, internet connection and the like surround, merge and are part of the everyday life of a human being. What are the advantages of it? There used to be very highly ...
In an environment where the IT organizations, on the one hand, face resource constraints and on the other hand, have to meet growing business needs, they have to look newer and cost effective methods of computing and cloud computing aims to achieve these aims by balancing the conflicts...
On September 28, 2010, Nimsoft announced support within their NMS management product/service offerings for integrated, unified monitoring of the VCE Coalition’s Vblock converged data center infrastructure solutions. Vblock represents a pre-configured, bundled solution that includes com...
Experience WebSphere Virtual Enterprise’s enabling of smooth, interruption-free application changes by rolling out a new edition of a Web service application that is running in the cluster.
SoftLayer Technologies, the innovation leader in on-demand web hosting and data center services, on Tuesday received the 2010 North American New Product Innovation of the Year Award in the field of Cloud Infrastructure Solutions from Frost & Sullivan. The award cited CloudLayer’s core...
Kubisys, a New Jersey start-up operating on angel investment, has released a rack-mounted appliance called Thin Capture. It plugs into an existing infrastructure and creates and hosts multiple isolated read-only clones of complex Windows and Linux applications for testing with producti...
Until the end of the 19th century, many factories used waterpower to operate their machinery. The energy came from a single source (the water mill), which was connected to a complex system of pinions and pulleys that distributed power to the individual machines. When the first electric...
In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1-4, 2010) at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem.
13% Growth in Non-IFRS Software and Software-Related Service Revenues at Constant Currencies
Misys plc, the global application software and services company, announces a new strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. This new initiative builds on last year's mission-critical applications development alliance and will deliver Misys' banking and capital markets applications via the...
It’s also interesting to see the importance of the hybrid model taking hold among industry insiders with many different perspectives. We saw this at VMworld 2010, where there was tremendous interest in hybrid clouds, from Paul Maritz’s keynote predicting a hybrid cloud future through m...
Crosscheck Networks, Inc. (http://www.crosschecknet.com) today introduced the next generation of its flagship product, Forum Sentry v8.0, helping organizations seamlessly migrate their enterprise SOA deployments to the cloud while capitalizing on the cloud computing model for busine...
Conflict is a fact of life in IT. Each year, a number of conflicting trends emerge, and weighing up the value of each “next big thing” can be a full-time job (as if IT managers didn’t have enough to worry about as they try to keep the status quo of having IT running smoothly). This art...
A demonstration of how BIG-IP Access Policy Manager and Oracle Access Manager are integrated along with steps on how to configure the BIG-IP APM.  ps Technorati Tags: F5, infrastructure 2.0, integration, Pete Silva, security, business, education, technology, application delivery, ...
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, an integrated middleware machine, was announced on Monday at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system engineered, tested, and tuned by Oracle to run Java and non-Java ap...
Virtualization – like so many other technologies that have traveled the path from cutting-edge innovation to ubiquitous deployment – is now within reach for companies of almost any size. But small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) looking to adopt virtualization technologies still strug...
Protection from antivirus. Are you wondering if you read that correctly? Yes, it is correct. Odd isn't it? Anti-virus is there to protect us, but we also need to be protected from antivirus. Antivirus solutions are critical, even in a virtual desktop environment. Many people believ...
Gulf Bridge International (GBI), the Middle East's first privately owned submarine cable operator, and Interoute, owner operator of Europe's most advanced next-generation network, are pleased to announce an agreement which will extend both companies' international connectivity. Sche...
If you ask me what type of desktop I need, I'm going to give you specs for the most powerful, uber-cool desktop on the market. But if you look to see what desktop resources I need, you will see that the specs are quite a bit lower: 1 core and maybe 2 GB of RAM. In fact, when I look at...
Verizon is getting feistier. It's going mano a mano with Amazon and Rackspace with a US-only pay-as-you-go infrastructure cloud for SMBs. It figures its pricing is competitive and it can offer customers an upgrade path that's way sexier than its rivals. Anyway, its idea of SMBs i...
Aspera, Inc. on Friday introduced three new software products that expand the Aspera ecosystem for transporting and managing digital assets at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance or network conditions. The new solutions – Aspera Sync, Aspera Orchestrator and Asper...
We shot a lot of video at VMworld2010 and it wasn’t always perfect. Here are few of the fun outtakes that made the cutting room floor. Heck I even spelled outtakes wrong on the intro to this video. Special thanks to: Chris King (SpringCM), Sanjay Alyagari (VMware), Mandar Ghosalkar (B...
Majority of UK businesses currently completing or actively implementing Cloud migrationThe overwhelming majority of UK businesses believe that move to Cloud based computing is one of the most important trends in IT over the next few years, according to research conducted by Cordys, the...
Creating a desktop virtualization strategy does not mean you have to integrate every function and feature known. In fact, many small to medium enterprises are able to quickly build a virtual desktop environment because all of the complex design decisions are simplified due to smaller s...
Further powering its customers' journey to the private cloud, EMC Corporation on Tuesday announced the beta program for EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager 2.0. This new offering transforms infrastructure management by unifying, and making service-driven, the management of network...
An Enterprise Cloud-oriented datacenter is a top-down, demand driven datacenter design that maximizes efficiency and minimizes traditional IT waste of power, cooling, space, and capacity under-utilization while providing enhanced levels of service and control. The following design pr...