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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)

RingCube Reaches 100,000 Virtualization Users

RingCube Technologies announced that it has surpassed 100,000 registered users of its MojoPac software platform. MojoPac is a virtualization software platform that allows a user’s desktop environment to be decoupled from the operating system and encapsulated into a secure container, including applications, data, settings and system resources. This rapid adoption further demonstrates RingCube’s innovative leadership in the Desktop Virtualization product category to enable users to gain greater mobility, productivity, and access to their desktops, applications and data. “The market for portable virtual workspaces is just beginning to develop and the response to MojoPac has been overwhelming,” said Pete Foley, CEO of RingCube Technologies. “To capture over 100,000 registered users in just over 1 year of the first available download for re... (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)

Twelve Good Reasons to Use Data Virtualization

An IDC research study found that, in 2010, the universe of information exceeded one zettabyte, or one trillion gigabytes, for the first time in history, and is expected to grow another nine fold over the next five years. Just keeping up is a huge challenge. Further this data resides in various silos developed over many years of technology acquisition and business consolidation. So add data integration to your "most important things to-do" list. Data Virtualization to the Rescue Data virtualization has been purpose-built to address these challenges through an agile, high-value data integration approach that address these volumes, quickly providing business with the timely data it needs, even if the data required spans multiple silos.  Below are twelve good reasons why businesses and government agencies use data virtualization. Twelve Good Reasons to Use Data Virtualiza... (more)

Using Virtualization to Secure Your Users' Desktops

Currently most desktop productivity software including browsers, mail clients, Office suites, IM, and media players make direct connections to the Internet and/or run untrusted content. As a result, these applications, which are core to office productivity, are also the primary vector of infections from Internet-borne malicious software. This session will describe how desktop virtualization can be deployed within an organization to secure users' desktop applications against Internet-based threats and untrusted content. Current solutions, which are largely signature-based, are largely ineffective at detecting current sophisticated threats that will create botnets from office machines as well as leak proprietary data. Virtualization technology is now "prime time" because of recent advances in chipset technology that makes it feasible and economical to run several conc... (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)

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)

SQL Data Services Rebranded to ‘SQL Azure’

Microsoft announced the rebranding of SQL Services to SQL Azure. SQL Server is the data platform of Windows Server so it made sense to align the name of the relational database platform of Windows Azure, SQL Azure. SQL Azure is built on the SQL Server technology foundation which delivers relational database capabilities in the cloud. The next CTP of now SQL Azure will be in August. You can, however, get started today with SQL Express. Over the next days there will be more details about SQL Azure, including posting the first round of SQL Azure Database documentation to MSDN. Also the SQL Azure prices will be announced on Monday. Related posts: Email Archiving in the Windows Azure Cloud Using SQL Data Services I wrote previously about the potential of SQL Data Services, the... SQL Data Services. Your Database in the Cloud. One thing in the Microsoft cloud I find real... (more)

Moving Your RIA Apps into the Cloud: Seven Challenges

Rich Internet Applications has become a de facto standard for enterprise software applications. Cloud computing is becoming the standard for software delivery. However, if you want to move your RIA apps into the cloud, using your favorite AJAX framework and putting them in a third-party hosting is not just enough. In his session at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, Matias Bagini, CEO of JRapid Corp., will discuss the many challenges you'll face if you want to move your RIA apps into the SaaS model. Multitenancy, clustering, robustness, mashups, security, productivity and multi-browser programming are among them. In this session you will also learn about these challenges and some of the ways you can deal with them. The 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo is co-located with the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo and will be taking pla... (more)

The EDW Is Dead! Is Data Virtualization the Crown Prince?

"The King is dead. Long live the King" is a traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch.   But what happens when the original king was highly revered and his successor brings foreign ways to the throne? A Controversial Statement by Bloor Research Philip Howard, noted IT researcher at Bloor Research, recently published an IT-Director article entitled The EDW is dead where he declares the well regarded monarch of data integration deceased.   In this article he identifies two major flaws in the traditional enterprise data warehouse approach that support his controversial stand. Flaw One - Multiple Data Types The first flaw in the enterprise data warehouse concept relates to how data is stored and processed.   Not all data is structured.  Unstructured (for example text and images) and streaming (for example web clicks and sensor data) are also... (more)

Is Now the Right Time for Data Virtualization?

A Tectonic Shift - Think Data Virtualization First! Wayne Eckerson, Director of Research at TechTarget and former head of research for TDWI, "used to think that data virtualization tools were great for niche applications, such as creating a quick and dirty prototype or augmenting the data warehouse with real-time data in an operational system or accessing data outside the corporate firewall." But in his October 17, 2011 article entitled Data Virtualization: The Time Has Come, he now believes "that data virtualization is the key to creating an agile, cost-effective data management infrastructure.  In fact, data architects should first design and deploy a data virtualization layer prior to building any data management or delivery artifacts." This tectonic shift in thinking demonstrates how dynamic business model changes including innovative new offerings, changing compe... (more)