March 30, 2018 – 11:36 am | Comments Off on Hyperconvergence and How We Got Here

In order to understand the IT trends of today we must first discuss the past.  In decades past, the mainframe was the only game in town.  Conceptually, a mainframe was a single platform that addressed …

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Virtualization Management Blog
January 23, 2012 – 3:51 am | No Comment
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Capacity planning is a simple concept that is pretty much the same everywhere, right? Well, we don’t think so. We believe that an activity as important as capacity planning must provide an accurate projection of …

ISVs caught in the chasm: between heaven and earth — SaaS and on-premises
January 23, 2012 – 3:41 am | No Comment
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In its 2011 research report “Cloud Computing Takes Off,” Morgan Stanley is bullish on the future of PaaS stating, “The low capex requirements, robust cloud enablement and rapidly improving developer toolsets are significantly lowering the …

Adjusting VMware View’s PCoIP for video intense applications
January 9, 2012 – 9:08 pm | No Comment
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Last week a Unidesk customer emailed us asking about poor performance in an Auto-CAD application on a PCoIP thin client. Everything else in the desktop seemed fine except this application. I then received an email …

In the Cloud: the app is free, but that bucket of nuts will cost you
December 22, 2011 – 10:25 pm | No Comment
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This week my kids and a bucket of nuts acted out a good allegory for enterprise IT and user cloud provisioning – a cautionary tale. It started with a call from our bank letting us …

Quest Software hangs toolmaker VKernel on its utility belt
December 9, 2011 – 11:38 am | No Comment
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In what has to be the shortest press release in the history of IT, Quest Software announced that it had acquired VKernel, which peddles a capacity management, optimization, and chargeback system for VMware ESXi and …

Desktop Transformation Interview with Chris Akerberg of Liquidware Labs
November 15, 2011 – 10:38 pm | 169 Comments
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Q: With many recent announcements, it appears, over the last few months,that Liquidware Labs has had lot of new developments. What’s the catalyst behind all these changes?
AKERBERG: I think what you’re seeing is the …

Reasons to Virtualize SQL Server
November 14, 2011 – 4:45 pm | No Comment
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From WindowsITPro
Although there are still some people who think that SQL Server can’t be virtualized, most people have realized that the vast majority of SQL Server instances can be virtualized just like Microsoft Exchange Server …

The Elastic Enterprise: IT operations leverages the cloud today
November 8, 2011 – 11:13 pm | No Comment
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Greg O’Connor, AppZero, CEO
We were all there at the beginning when, “The Internet changed everything,” morphed into the paradigm buster we now call “The Cloud.” As an industry, we watched Amazon (AWS) break the $100M revenue …