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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 ...
Just by its mere name, virtualization conjures up images of expensive, complicated technologies that for the most part only the largest companies can grasp, when in fact there are many benefits that virtualization can bring to small businesses, two being IT efficiency and cost savings....
As businesses look to unlock greater value out of their existing IT investments, they are increasingly re-evaluating their overall desktop strategy. A greater mobile workforce shifting usage models like BYOD and legacy infrastructure refresh cycles are all acting as catalysts in fuelin...
In 2013, Adobe took the bold step of moving from a perpetual licensing model to a subscription-based model to sell its creative software. The world is becoming more connected, collaborative and mobile, and Adobe wanted to make the shift to meet those needs. The process began in 2012 wh...
As businesses increasingly embrace private, public, and hybrid clouds to cost-effectively and quickly deliver business applications and services, Cisco on Monday announced plans to build the world's largest global Intercloud -- a network of clouds -- together with a set of partners. Th...
Virtualization offers cost-value, performance and security benefits by reducing hardware costs, providing virtualized applications that you can reconfigure easily and meeting all regulatory and compliance guidelines. You don't need to make a prohibitive capital investment, and easy exp...
BYOD may be the word of the day on the street but underlying the "come as you are" approach to computing is a variety of technology that enables organizations to confidently take up the gauntlet thrown down by users to support their demand to use the computing platform of their choice....
According to a prediction made by IDC back in 2010, 70 percent of servers would be virtual by 2014. Gartner now estimates Windows being at between 60 and 70 percent virtualized and Linux being at between 35 and 45 percent virtualized, making IDC's largely accurate. In addition, very fe...
Worldwide IT spending is projected to rise US$3.8 trillion in 2014 according to recent Gartner research, a 3.1 percent increase from spending in 2013, which was $3.7 trillion. While not a huge jump in dollars, it does indicate that companies have been conserving cash over the past few ...
Virtualization can significantly reduce costs for organizations but to ensure that risk of outage and data loss is mitigated, organizations should ensure that their backup provider meets certain qualifications.
Citrix announced on Wednesday that it has acquired Framehawk. The Framehawk solution, which optimizes the delivery of virtual desktops and applications to mobile devices, will be combined with HDX technology in the Citrix XenApp® and XenDesktop® products to deliver an unparalleled user...
Cloud service providers are up against several key challenges when it comes to selling desktop virtualization technology. An understanding of the benefits of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) rarely exists, and licensing concerns – and their rising costs – are not going away any time soon. K...
In this step-by-step guide you will learn how to create Development Virtual Machines for Vagrant with Packer. Sharing a common development environment with everyone on your team is important. It is really hard though to keep the same dependencies, database versions and other systems i...
A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as using different technologies such as VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper...
This whitepaper explores the five critical decisions organizations must adhere to when building a backup and recovery plan to prevent the complexity of virtualization that complicates IT services and the day-to-day of IT professionals across industries. It covers complete backup and re...
An executive summary that provides insight into the challenges organizations face when moving to a virtualized environment and covers best practices and solutions to help. Learn more about Symantec’s unique solution to IT environments looking to take full advantage of virtualization. ...
Read this whitepaper to learn how virtualization offers dramatic benefits for midsize companies, including efficiency, cost savings, and increased reliability and performance. Find out the best way to implement a virtualization solution to allow you to do more with less and free up IT ...
In this whitepaper, ESG covers what to look for in a virtualization protection solution as well as whether to consider the merits of a separate solution for protecting one’s virtual environment, compared with using a unified solution that offers comparable virtualization protection cap...
In this whitepaper see how 14 virtual backup products scored in this free evaluation report from Info-Tech Research Group. Learn more and read on.
Faced with competitive pressures demanding increased IT agility, Line-of-Business (LOB) managers have been increasingly relying on virtualized infrastructures to accelerate deployment of critical application workloads. Server virtualization has rapidly become the default platform for m...
The benefits of an EMC virtual infrastructure plug into nearly all Oracle environments today, without changing the Oracle database software or applications. In this guide we will discuss a variety of ways in which small investments can have s dramatic effect in helping DBAs accomplish ...
We all know that our computer systems are underutilized. Most new desktops come with far more storage than is going to be used (or, to be more exact – should be used given file servers). Processors desktops and servers are busy only 20% of the time, and we always buy more memory than w...
Incident management (IM) is a necessary part of a security program. When effective, it mitigates business impact, identifies weaknesses in controls, and helps fine-tune response processes. Traditional IM approaches, however, are not always effective in a partially or completely virtual...
Legendary Intel co-founder Gordon Moore’s eponymous law holds that the number of transistors per square inch of chip will double every two years, a prediction that has held remarkably firm as incredibly tiny devices have been made increasingly powerful. In recent years, that assertion ...
When it comes to the future impact of virtualization upon data centers and networks, we may already have experienced “the shot heard ‘round the world.” In fact, the stage is set for the next wave of the “virtualization revolution.” Most IT organizations already recognize the importan...
North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with GigaOM Research and 57 collaborating organizations, today released the results of its third annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. This year’s survey is the largest to date, examining viewpoints on drivers, inhibitors and opportunit...
In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Steve O'Donnell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenBytes, will discuss the emerging technologies that are enabling a scalable desktop virtualization platform that will support tens and even hundreds of thousands of users w...
Imagine there was a technology that could solve some of the top issues for IT managers of large companies: managing a large fleet of users’ devices, with all the associated maintenance tasks, and maintaining the security and integrity of devices by preventing malicious software install...
CloudVolumes started out a couple of years ago as SnapVolumes and shed its stealth cocoon in November when it announced $2.3 million in seed financing and began beta testing its enterprise-class Instant Workload Management (IWM) solution to what IDC has dubbed the “virtualization manag...
Adding more memory to your JVMs (Java Virtual Machines) might be a temporary solution to fixing memory leaks in Java applications, but it for sure won’t fix the root cause of the issue. Instead of crashing once per day it may just crash every other day. “Preventive” restarts are also j...
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has become a famous paradigm and also the bandwagon in the networking industry today. SDN is primarily considered to be a methodology or approach to solving some of the wider-known problems in the enterprise and service provider networking space. It’s ...
Staying current with the latest and greatest in hardware and technology is challenging for organizations of any size, but especially so for small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) who are often extra challenged with limited resources and personnel. It’s no surprise then that today’s SM...
"By widening the scope of collaboration under The Linux Foundation, the Xen Project community can set the bar even higher for innovation," said Peder Ulander, VP of Open Source Solutions at Citrix, as Citrix and The Linux Foundation today announced that open source community developmen...
GreenBytes, a transcontinental virtual desktop start-up with feet planted in both England and the US, has raised a $7 million C round from existing investors Generation Investment Management LLP and Battery Ventures. That makes $31.5 million altogether. The company says it will use t...
As a CIO, it’s your responsibility to chart the technological course for your organization and to do so in a way that meets business needs while fitting inside a budget. Virtualization is one of the most significant advancements to hit the enterprise, and it can be a tremendous boon fo...
VMware’s (VMW) recent hybrid cloud announcement was both expected and yet provocative. It falls into a pattern of successful moves made in virtualization security and networking as the company to grow its addressable market by virtualizing servers and delivering increased IT agility, e...
Associated Surgeons and Physicians, LLC in Indiana went from zero to 100 percent virtualized infrastructure and as a result, met many compliance and efficiency goals. In part one of a two-part interview series, we discuss how a mid-market health services provider rapidly adopted serve...
Organizations today understand that better access to information assets can improve their bottom-line. But they struggle with the variety of enterprise, cloud and big data sources, and all their associated access mechanisms, syntax, security, etc. Data abstraction overcomes data sourc...
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been a hot topic for years – and every year one expert or another makes a claim that this will be the year of VDI. Finally, 2013 may be the year that VDI goes mainstream. We’re seeing the cost of VDI implementation come down to being roughly com...
For most CIOs and IT managers, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) isn’t a new concept. In fact, many of them have dismissed it more than once amid concerns such as ROI, security and user experience. But it’s time to take a fresh look at VDI because a slew of new technologies have e...