Application virtualization and streaming faces a challenging obstacle: getting application components to a client quickly and efficiently without also requiring extensive updates to network, system and storage infrastructure. Adaptiva believes it has solved the problem with a combination of clever network virtualization and storage virtualization.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. Virtually Speaking examines the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using the technology.
Daniel Kusnetzky is a distinguished analyst and the founder of the Kusnetzky Group LLC. He's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
When a Colorado school district's 100-desktop VDI pilot program crushed a HP P6300 Enterprise Virtual Array, the CIO looked to another supplier to support the back end storage area network. Here is the decision-maker's reasoning for the move.
Pushing change for change's sake doesn't win over users.
Who knew that SUSE Linux is so big into big data? Apparently a lot of big companies know but the secret for the rest of us is out.
One of the challenges of BYOD and mobile computing is printing. People find that digital documents, photos and the like eventually need to end up on paper. Making this work has been very challenging. Cortado thinks that its Thin Print Cloud Printer App and cloud service solves the problem.
New features and perks are here for Microsoft's cloud-based services. The changes they've made to Azure won't make you blue.
Bromium is now offering a different approach to Windows security based upon an extremely lightweight hypervisor, styled by Bromium as a "Microvisor." Each Windows process is hardware protected, putting worms, viruses and other exploits on the run.
A conversation with Vision Solutions' Tim Laplante started with a briefing on Double Take 7 and ended up with a discussion of platforms, approaches to disaster recovery and more.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure offers the opportunity to re-centralize IT infrastructure and reduce management and some operational costs. A new ebook by Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth and Jack Madden takes a useful view of the topic and is available for free download.
The versions change but the issues don't. The recently-released Symantec Windows Server 2012 Migration/Virtualization survey highlights similar issues to IDC's Windows NT version 5 survey from years ago.