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Simplifying the Monitoring of Multi-Hypervisor Infrastructures Over the years, many enterprises have achieved tremendous cost reductions and management simplicity through virtualizing their IT infrastructure. According to Gartner, while some firms have virtualized over 90% of their servers, on an average, most firms have over 75% of their servers in a virtualized infrastructure, indicating the growth and maturity of the x86 server virtualization market. VMware dominated the virtualization market for several years but organizations are now also adopting other hypervisors such as Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Oracle VM Server, Red Had Virtualization, etc. Additionally, the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is an alternative for handling virtualization in Linux environments. And, the advent of hyper-converged infrastructures has introduced new hypervisors such... (more)

4th International Cloud Expo: Photo Album

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer SYS-CON's 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, held on November 2 - 4, 2009, in Santa Clara, attracted more than 40 sponsors with over 2,000 delegates, a record attendance. The three content-packed days emphasized value with a rich array of sessions led by exceptional speakers about the business and technical value of cloud computing. Enjoy here our photo album of the show. Now held three times a year -- in New York, Prague, and Santa Clara -- the Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. The event in Santa Clara, CA, was co-located with our 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo. Cloud Computing Expo 2010 East to Attract More Than 5,000 Delegates from ... (more)

Data Virtualization at Pfizer: A Case Study

Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility is the first book published on the topic of data virtualization. Along with an overview of data virtualization and its advantages, it presents ten case studies of organizations that have adopted data virtualization to significantly improve business decision making, decrease time-to-solution and reduce costs. This article describes data virtualization adoption at one of the enterprises profiled, Pfizer Inc. Organization Background Pfizer Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets medicines for both humans and animals. As the world's largest drug manufacturer, Pfizer operates globally with 111,500 employees and a presence in over 100 countries. Worldwide Pharmaceutical Sciences (PharmSci) is a group of scientists responsible for enabling what dru... (more)

Is Virtualization Right For Your Enterprise?

Virtualization is an abstract term. Many people have heard about it, but how many know what virtualization is all about? In fact, virtualization has been around since the 1950s in the sense of time sharing on mainframe computers. However, virtualization has become a new concept that has sprung from its 1950s beginnings. View Video Virtualization allows companies to get more done in less time with quality and efficiency. It gives companies competitive advantages and helps keep things separate and simple. There are many different layers/ types of virtualization - but how do you know virtualization is right for your business? In this SYS-CON.TV Virtualization Power Panel, representatives from DataSynapse, Mindbridge, Ring Cube and SWsoft give their insights. Moderator: Jeremy Geelan Gordon Jackson - DataSynapse David Christian - Mindridge Software Ken Jisser - Ring Cube Be... (more)

Ericom Announces Desktop Virtualization Solution That Supports VMware's ESXi Hypervisor

Ericom announced that its desktop virtualization (VDI) and presentation virtualization (SBC) solution, PowerTerm WebConnect, fully integrates with VMware's free ESXi hypervisor. Currently, PowerTerm WebConnect is one of the only desktop virtualization solution that can manage VMware ESXi without the need to deploy VirtualCenter -- presenting cost-savings for SMBs and enterprises seeking to deploy a virtualized desktop infrastructure. Ericom's PowerTerm WebConnect provides secure and centrally managed access to Virtual Desktops, Windows Terminal Servers, Blade PCs, Remote Workstations and legacy hosts. PowerTerm WebConnect is a platform and hypervisor-agnostic solution, supporting 14 virtualization environments. Centralized management of these systems from within the datacenter reduces the cost and complexity associated with managing traditional PC environments. With ... (more)

Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

Pano Logic announced the launch of a new campaign focused on the Pano zero-client. Since its launch in August 2007, Pano VDS has become known for its innovative industrial design and immediate appeal to end-users. The campaign's Web site, http://www.thesilvercube.com/, will raise awareness regarding the benefits that the Pano VDS brings to end users and IT departments by focusing on the Pano client's innovative look and feel. The site will offer a variety of information including an ROI calculator, white papers, solutions briefs and customer success stories. Designed by Whipsaw, the Pano client is delivered to the end-user as a sleek, compact three and a half inch square box. Earlier this year, the Pano VDS client received a 'best of the best' designation from the red dot design awards, the world's largest and most prestigious design competition. The silver cube, r... (more)

Where's Desktop Virtualization Headed?

VMBlog.com While the promise of desktop virtualization is compelling, delivering it can be somewhat complicated. The barriers to adoption differ slightly by audience. Technical decision makers, many of whom have worked with other such technologies in the server or storage area, view desktop virtualization as “core” technology for the future, but are often wary to adopt it on the desktop due to concerns of product/solution maturity. Yet desktop virtualization is a means to keep businesses lean and sharply focused. With so much uncertainty in the global marketplace and enterprises scrutinizing IT budgets more than ever before, hardware and software purchases need to be as strategic as possible. Many of these companies have turned to virtualization to stretch IT dollars and lower their technology costs. Companies are already realizing the benefits of storage and server ... (more)

Citrix XenDesktop Goes 3D

Citrix is supposed to trot out a new 3D addition to its HDX Technology for high-definition virtual desktops today. HDX 3D is supposed to let the company’s XenDesktop deliver high-end professional graphics in real-time over any network. The company imagines users in manufacturing, engineering, automotive, defense, aerospace, graphic design, architecture, animation and the oil and gas industry availing themselves of the real-time collaboration widgetry to let globally dispersed design teams work from the same source files, while still housing the data, operating system and applications centrally, ensuring the security of critical IP. Citrix figures XenDesktop with HDX technologies can now deliver virtual desktops to all office-based users in an enterprise through a single desktop virtualization product. It claims that “other technologies being introduced to the market... (more)

VMware Announces Broad Customer Adoption of VMware View

VMware has announced broad customer adoption of VMware View, a desktop virtualization solution. With more than 1 million seats estimated across 7,000 customers, VMware View is establishing itself as the standard of choice to centralize desktop management, lower costs and deliver rich, personalized user experiences. VMware View(TM) has been widely adopted across industries -- including financial services, healthcare, education, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and the public sector. In addition, organizations are accelerating large scale deployments across broader use cases as they may realize strong total cost of ownership (TCO) savings of $600 or more per end user in less than six months. "We have deployed 600 desktops and are planning to deploy about 6,000 in the next 18 months to meet the needs of our employees across our 700 branches," said Ph... (more)

Authoritative Decision-Making Information via SOA and Governance

February 29, 2008, marked the start of change in the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) portfolio. Mark Krzysko, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, will speak about what this means for the DoD in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo). 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend both Krzysko's session and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) Now that the authoritative Earned Value Management and Unit Cost information is available, on demand, to support DoD Secretariat decision making on 12 MDAPs ... (more)

Ensuring Secure Self-Service Through Virtualization

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Remember the days when banking had to be done in the branch? Regardless of whether you were making a deposit, withdrawal or just checking your balance, you had to drive to the local branch during business hours to work through a bank teller. Long-distance travel became even more difficult because of the regional nature of bank chains. Along came the ATM, which allowed you to do transactions without talking to a teller both during business hours as well as after hours. Customers enjoyed the ability to do their own banking without needing the "personal service" of walking into a branch. The advent of online banking created the ultimate self service capability - the ability to do banking from anywhere when connected to the Internet. Similarly, we are starting to see a similar effect that is starting to happen with virtualization and ... (more)