Recently, eG Innovations co-hosted a webinar with Nutanix, titled Optimizing
Citrix VDI for the Enterprise Cloud. We asked attendees, “What are the key
challenges with your VDI deployment?” Here are the results:
Hyper-converged infrastructures, such as Nutanix, offer a cost-efficient
scale-out architecture for running VDI workloads. While VDI deployment is
more simple with hyper-converged infrastructures (as resources are added on
demand), performance monitoring poses the same challenges as implementing VDI
on traditional physical or virtual servers. From the above poll results, it
is evident that user experience issues are what VDI administrators most
challenged with (86% reported user experience issues as the top challenge).
When a user complains of slow response time during a virtual desktop session,
the VDI administrator has to identify the cause. Let’s take the ... (more)
The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform provides hyper-converged
infrastructures for software-defined data center management and improved
operational agility for faster scaling. Delivering storage, compute and
network resources as consolidated hardware nodes, Nutanix helps enterprises
simplify and accelerate resource provisioning on demand, and the integrated
architecture helps avoid the cost of procuring and managing external storage
(SAN, NAS, etc.).
The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform supports common hypervisors such as
VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Another alternative
is Nutanix’s own Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) which can support server and
desktop virtualization and is managed by the Nutanix Prism software.
Nutanix Prism allows administrators to perform control functions on the
target infrastructure – reconfiguring VMs, turning on and... (more)
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)
Refactoring in not hard to do or difficult to conceive of - BUT you have to
develop a sense about it. Part of wanting to refactor is professional
pride. Ask yourself - If your software was a publicly visible structure such
as a bridge or building, what would it look like?
Would you be will to go step on it or go inside it?
Do you think that it's too late for improve your software? Are you afraid
to take a small risk? Remember that refactoring is all about taking lots of
small steps that eventually add up to a big improvement. Do you sometimes
get that sick feeling when you're asked to work on a particular section of
code? Ever wonder why? Might the reason for the feeling be because the
logic is "all over the place", fragile and tricky to make changes to? So
wouldn't a bit of restructuring make the job more palatable?
Refactoring is mostly about making... (more)
As a follower of Virtualization technology, you have likely heard about the
June 2011 Forrester Research report on Data Virtualization entitled Data
Virtualization Reaches Critical Mass: Technology Advancements, New
Patterns, And Customer Successes Make This Enterprise Technology Both A
Short- And Long-Term Solution.
As an employee of a data virtualization vendor, I especially enjoyed the
section of the report that described data virtualization’s latest
technology advancements and how these are delivering new value to data
virtualization adopters across multiple industries.
Six Data Virtualization Technology Advancements Highlighted
Forrester highlights six particular technology advancements that are breaking
down the barriers to data virtualization adoption and delivering new value to
data virtualization users. These include:
Cost-based query optimization perform... (more)
Citrix announced the availability of Citrix XenServer software factory
integrated on Dell PowerEdge servers. Citrix and Dell have partnered to make
integrated server virtualization technology a reality for customers of all
sizes. The initial products now available to Dell customers worldwide include
the Citrix XenServer Dell Express Edition and Citrix XenServer Dell
Enterprise Edition as part of factory-integrated solutions designed to make
it even easier for customers to begin implementing their virtualization
strategies. The Citrix XenServer Dell products are virtualization solutions
that feature integrated Dell management agent technology. As a result,
customers can use the same familiar Dell OpenManage System Management
software on their existing Dell servers to help increase server and storage
utilization. By coupling Citrix XenServer with Dell’s PowerEdge serv... (more)
One of the more popular methods of dealing with not just with the explosion
of devices but the growing challenge of dealing with growth of compute
devices under management in general is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
While VDI has been overshadowed of late by newer and shinier TLAs like SDN
and IoT, it remains nonetheless a critical component of most organizations
As the technology behind VDI has matured, many organizations have begun to
reconsider their initial, early decisions to go with one technology over
another. That's natural, as it often takes time after adopting early
technologies to really understand the long term costs (TCO) and ability of
that technology to scale along with the business. It's also natural because
at some point, all solutions end up in the "end of life" category, which
means no more vendor support. That's true of ... (more)
Virtualization continues to impact the enterprise and how IT delivers
services to meet business needs. Desktop Virtualization (VDI) offers
employees anywhere, anytime, flexible access to their desktops whether they
are at home, on the road, in the office or on a mobile device. In this
edition of Lightboard Lessons, I show how BIG-IP can secure, optimize and
consolidate your VMware Horizon View environment, providing a secure front
end access layer for VMware’s VDI infrastructure.
Simplify VMware View Deployments
RingCube announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP)
program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their
products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint
solutions to mutual customers. As a member of the program, RingCube will
utilize VMware resources and expertise to deliver desktop virtualization
solutions that complement the VMware VDI architecture.
"We are excited to welcome RingCube as the newest member of the VMware TAP
program," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. "The
VMware TAP program offers companies like RingCube the tools and resources
they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual
"We are thrilled to join the VMware TAP Program," said Ron DiBiase,
RingCube's VP of Sales and Business Development. "Enterprise customers w... (more)
Surgient Session at Cloud Expo
Surgient added to its existing suite of recognized innovations with a newly
granted patent on the, “Creation and Management of Federated Virtual Server
Clouds.” Additionally, three separate organizations honored Surgient for
being among the fastest growing and most successful technology companies.
Surgient has long been a leader in providing infrastructure-as-a-service
(IaaS) through its purpose-built, seventh-generation cloud automation
Everyone wants to lower their capital expenditures and increase operational
efficiency - it's a sign of the times. The economy of the past 12 - 18 months
has forced all organizations to do more with less and become more efficient.
While everyone can identify with the request to do more with less, they can
also identify with the overwhelming need to deliver quality.
The need to deliver qualit... (more)
Data Virtualization is the new name for aconcept that allows enterprises to
access their information contained in disparate data sources in a seamless
way. Key principles behind Data Virtualization are:
Abstraction: Provides location, API, language and storage technology
independent access of data Federation: Converges data from multiple disparate
data sources Transformation: Enriches the quality and quantity of data on a
need basis On-Demand Delivery: Provides the consuming applications the
required information on-demand
Ideally data virtualization supports the following QoS (quality of service)
for its consumers:
Data Security Data Quality Data Governance Query Optimization Caching /
Data Virtualization and Cloud
Data virtualization is not a new concept. Several vendors have implemented it
in different forms. However, with the emergence of cloud and Xaa... (more)