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Desktop virtualization a la Oracle - should you be interested?

Oracle just launched Oracle Global Secure Desktop 4.7. It is a desktop virtualization product based upon Oracle's Oracle VM, access virtualization and …

The IBM zEnterprise EC12 and the next generation data center

In 2007, I published a number of articles exploring what the next generation datacenter (NGDC) should include.  Techology from IBM, HP and a few others …

Tablets versus PCs - are tablets a panacea?


I was reading the MidSize Insider and came across an interesting commentary published by Sharon Hurley Hall, Is it Time to Swap Your Dell PC for a …

Cortado addresses the challenges of BYOD

Cortado's Henning Volkmer spent a few minutes bringing me up to date on what his company has been doing since our last conversation. Cortado, which …

Gaming the system with "independent research"

Oracle's PR firm just send me a message touting a new study presented by the Evaluator Group that showed that it is easier and quicker to install Oracle …

Azul Systems Zing kicks Java up a notch

Howard Green, Director of Marketing for Azul Systems, reached out to me and wanted to talk about the company's next exciting innovation, a new Java …

eG Innovations launches eG Enterprise 5.6

 eG Innovations just launched an update to its flagship product, eG Enterprise, bringing it to version 5.6.  If asked, the company would wax poetic …

Has Dell baked a tasty desktop virtualization solution for government?

Dell in conjunction with its recently acquired business unit, Dell Wyse, has announced that it has formed a new business unit, Desktop Virtualization …

SMBs need a map when embarking on the journey to a virtualized environment

Many suppliers are encouraging small to medium businesses to jump on the virtualization bandwagon without also explaining that this is a journey not …

Webinar - 7 Myths of Application Performance

 

I would like to invite you to the upcoming live webinar "The 7 Myths of Virtualized Application Performance." I will  be one of the presenters for during …

VMworld 2012 - what's likely to be announced?

Vendors in the VMware ecosystem are coming forward to brief Kusnetzky Group analysts about upcoming announcements at VMworld 2012. Although these conversations …

HP launches three network and storage virtualization products

HP launched three new products targeting virtualized environments, including HP Ethernet Virtual Interconnect (EVI), HP Multitenant Device Context (…

What is a legacy and why does this supplier think everything in my data center falls into that category?

Vendors often begin a discussion of their new product or service by declaring a large percentage of systems found in the organization's data center as "…

Data Center design - failing to plan is planning to fail

David Chernicoff's post "Planning a datacenter? Learn from Washington’s mistakes" got me thinking about things that my former colleagues at the Uptime …

Putting virtualization to work

Virtualization - from mainframes to industry standard systems

Virtualization is a very useful tool that allows system resources to be utilized in new …

ScaleBase versus NuoDB: Which has the best approach to transaction processing and Big Data?

After enjoying a lovely conversation with the folks at NuoDB and publishing profile of one of the developers using their technology (see NuoDB developer …

Rebuilding and imposing the integrated stack

Suppliers that largely focus on processing virtualization have suddenly taken a great deal of interest in network and/or storage virtualization. I'm …

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