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Computer Gross Italia S.p.A. and ITWay Spain appointed as additional distributors SANTA CLARA, Calif - 14 February, 2013 - NComputing, the leader in accelerating the adoption of desktop virtualisation, today announced that it has added Computer Gross S.p.A. in Italy and ITWay, Iberia in Spain to its EMEA distribution network. The new partnerships will complement NComputing's existing distribution channels in Spain and Italy and will cater to the growing demand for desktop virtualisation solutions in these countries. The Spanish market will now be covered by two distributors Lidera Network and ITWay. With a strong positioning as an official Citrix distributor, ITWay will have the objective of growing NComputing's reach into the Citrix channel. NComputing's existing partner Lidera Network will continue to recruit and enable channel partners for NComputing's vSpace Pla... (more)

Before you do any migration master the MAP

MAP toolkit is a great tool to find information on various items of your computer/server. Before you think of migration of any kind, a tool such as this one is going to be very helpful. MAP which stands for Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool, presently in version 9.3 is according to Microsoft, "The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agent-less inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations—including the latest versions of Windows client and server operating systems, Microsoft Office and Office 365, Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track, and Windows Azure. "MAP Toolkit can deal with most of the following scenarios: CloudDesktopServerDesktop VirtualizationServer Virtualization DatabaseUsage trackingEnvironmentThis covers all most everything you ever dea... (more)

Liquidware Labs Co-Founder Tyler Rohrer and vExpert Jason Langone Present Expert Advice for Successful Virtual Desktop Deployments at Interop Las Vegas

Liquidware Labs: Who: Tyler “T-Rex” Rohrer, co-founder of Liquidware Labs; and Jason Langone, VMware vExpert, co-author of “VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions,” and Senior Territory Manager at Nutanix Presentation Title: “What You Don’t Know Could Kill Your Desktop Virtualization Project” Where: Interop Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Convention Center—Lagoon H When: Wednesday, May 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. local Las Vegas time Presentation Overview: Managing VDI projects may seem daunting, but it’s integral to project success. This session explores what organizations must know to get VDI off on the right foot and avoid the pitfalls that could jeopardize the project: Runaway costs—how to avoid adding CAPEX and OPEX Deadly IOPS—how to measure current input-output/second per user and per application Why storage sizing is so important Evaluating persistent vs. non-persiste... (more)

Nimble Storage Introduces Scale-to-Fit Storage

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/06/12 -- Nimble Storage, the leading provider of flash-optimized, hybrid storage solutions, today announced a new scale-to-fit storage architecture that enables enterprises to scale the capacity and performance of their storage arrays individually according to their exact needs and budgets, and as their storage requirements evolve. Today's scale-up storage architectures are inflexible, requiring upfront forecasting of performance needs over an array's three-to-five-year lifespan and creating separate storage silos that complicate management. Scale-out cluster solutions provide upfront flexibility, but tie performance and capacity together, requiring customers to incur higher incremental costs every time they add a storage node. Nimble Storage addresses these challenges by allowing customers to purchase exactly what they need up fro... (more)

Reduction in Cost and Easier Endpoint Management Will Spur Thin Client Growth for Companies Seeking Simpler Management Tools to Replace Aging PCs, According to IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Client Device Tracker, worldwide thin client and terminal client device shipments totaled 1.3 million units in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), an increase of 7.4% from the previous quarter and 8.2% lower than IDC forecast for the quarter. IDC expects shipments for the full year to be 5.3 million units, representing 2.1% year-over-year growth. However, the forecast for 2014 is for shipments to reach 5.9 million units, representing 10.4% year-over-year growth. By 2017, these devices are expected to reach 8.3 million units shipped worldwide. "NComputing grew 70.9% over the first quarter in 2Q13 by strengthening its focus on the education sector in Asia/Pacific, establishing itself as the top vendor in the region, and by increasing its presence in Latin America," said Jennifer Song,... (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)

Virtualization Conference Europe 2009: 18-19 May 2009 in Prague

Virtualization is quickly becoming an important technology across all parts of the IT environment. The technology is rapidly being deployed in server, storage, networking, as well as client environments. The theme of SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference Europe 2009, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on May 18-19, 2009, is 'Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise' and the Call for Papers (Submissions Deadline March 15), welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT throughout Europe and indeed the world. Virtualization is becoming an increasingly important concept, not only to IT staffs, but to CIOs and line-of-business managers as well. Virtualization technologies ar... (more)

Citrix & Dell Partner on Server Virtualization

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)

The Future of Virtualization: Six Predictions

VMBlog.com The virtualization industry has seen its fair share of change in the past year or so, with Microsoft releasing its long-awaited Hyper-V and VMware taking on new leadership and potentially a new direction. The action is set to continue in 2009, with further developments and trends emerging to shape the impact of the impact of the technology. Here are six predictions for the coming year: Prediction #1: The sky’s the limit for Cloud Computing The vendor landscape will dramatically change as we see a significant increase in the opportunities available to providers of cloud-based services. This will impact all types of service providers: web and managed hosters; telcos and ISPs; independent software vendors offering their software as a service; online services companies; traditional systems integrators; value-added resellers that are becoming managed service prov... (more)

InstallFree to Exhibit at SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference & Expo

InstallFree is a provider of application and desktop virtualization solutions. InstallFree enables corporate IT departments to centrally deploy software applications and complete desktops to employees at any location enabling corporations to lower their Total Cost of Ownership, improve the manageability of applications and desktops, and improve the end-user's productivity. The company has leveraged its patent-pending virtualization technology to provide comprehensive solutions that focus on IT operational efficiency and end-users' experience. InstallFree’s products allow IT departments to virtualize any application and/or complete desktop and deliver it for local processing on any XP or Vista based PC as well as 64bit and server-based solutions such as Citrix Presentation Server, Windows Terminal Server and Windows-based virtual machines. The implementation do... (more)

Why Microsoft Should Finally Buy Citrix

DISCLAIMER: This is long and the opinions are mine. I’ve written a good bit here about the various ways Microsoft and Citrix overlap in the hypervisor space, ranging from topics like shared code base through competition for the desktop space. To me, these two players have always been the underdogs battling for the right to go head-to-head against VMware in the main enterprise (and now cloud) virtual data center event. I’ve long said here that I think Microsoft is in the best position to make that move, but to be honest, Citrix currently has better technology. In other words, Microsoft has a better strategic play, Citrix a better tactical play. The announcements that came of out Synergy last week prove that. Citrix knows what it’s doing and they know how to build virtualization products to compete with VMware. As has been asked many times before, here and elsewhere:... (more)