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Savvis' Bryan Doerr talks about desktop virtualization and desktops as a cloud service

It is interesting how a conversation with one industry executive will lead to another. When this happens some astute member of a PR team will notice …

Neverfail Group releases Neverfail 6.6 to compete with a number of different availability alternatives

Neverfail just released the newest version of their high availability product, cleverly called "Neverfail 6.6". The focus was to help organizations …

The Bon-Ton, a dynaTrace customer profile

From time to time, I like to speak with someone who actually is using a vendor's technology. This gives me a much better idea of the quality, performance …

EQ/OS 10, CoyotePoint's new platform for network virtualization

It has been quite some time since I had the chance to speak with CoyotePoint about what they're doing. They reached out to me to talk about the development …

When is virtual machine software the wrong choice? An O'Reilly Media Webcast

I recently presented a Webcast "When is virtual machine software the wrong choice?" for O'Reilly Media promoting my book "Virtualization: A Manager's …

dynaTrace 4 adds user experience and business transaction monitoring

John Van Sicien, dynaTracePresident, stopped by to discuss the improvements found in dynatrace version 4 and a bit about how dynaTrace is doing now …

Internap launches OpenStack cloud service

Josh Crowe, Internap's Sr. Vice President, Product Engineering, introduced me to his company's newest offering - an OpenStack-based cloud service. …

Sanbolic AppCluster 2.0 enhances Microsoft SQL Server agility, availability, reliability


The folks at Sanbolic recently announced AppCluster Version 2.0, an enhancement to its Melio™ Enterprise software that is focused on extending Microsoft …

New Relic adds system management to its application performance management software

From time to time, I have the opportunity to speak with New Relic about its web application performance management product. This time the topic was …

RackSpace RackConnect connects private clouds to public clouds securely

Toby Owen, Senior Manager for Hybrid Cloud Solutions at Rackspace Hosting, spent some time with me explaining the need for RackSpace RackConnect. It …

Wanova Mirage 3.0 attacking the cost and complexity of VDI

Wanova's CMO and VP of Sales, Barry Phillips, spoke with me about his company's release of Mirage 3.0. The target this time was highlighting that server-…

Egenera discusses new partner and new PAN Manager Version

Egenera's CEO, Pete Manca, and VP of Marketing, John Humphreys, stopped by to chat about the company's newest partner, NEC, and the newest version of 

Splashtop's Cliff Miller explains point solutions model

My old friend Cliff Miller, of Splashtop, took the time to respond to my post Splashtop, a different take on remote access technology to help me understand …

Altair PBS Works comments on IBM acquisition of Platform Computing

When I comment on an industry event, such as when IBM announced the acquisition of Platform Computing (see IBM announces acquisition of Platform Computing

Splastop, a new take on remote access

Cliff Miller, President, Asia Pacific and Chief Marketing Officer of Splashtop, introduced his company's approach to access virtualization. The company …

MapR Technologies enhancing Hadoop for performance, reliability and better management

MapR Technologies CEO, John Schroeder, stopped by to comment on how companies are using big data, Apache Hadoop and what MapR Technologies is doing …

Desktone cloud-based virtual desktop

Dave Grant, Desktone's VP of Marketing, brought me up to date on what his company is doing now. I haven't spoken with someone from the company for quite …

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