Suppliers have long suggested that enterprises use VDI to simplify administration, improve security, and reduce costs, using an older PC or a thin client as the endpoint. Samsung's new NX-N2 is designed to address that need while eliminating the need for software updates and device administration.
Virtualization reaches from hand-held devices to the data center to the clouds. We examine the forces behind this expansion, the suppliers of the technology and the organizations using it.
Daniel Kusnetzky, a reformed software engineer and product manager, founded Kusnetzky Group LLC in 2006. He is responsible for research, publications, and operations. Mr. Kusnetzky has been involved with information technology since the late 1970s. Mr. Kusnetzky has been responsible for research operations at the 451 Group; corporate and marketing strategy for Open-Xchange; system software and virtualization research at IDC; and program and product management at Digital Equipment Corporation.; Today, Mr. Kusnetzky focuses on system software, virtualization technology and cloud computing. In his spare time, he's also the managing partner of Lux Sonus LLC, an investment firm.
VDI offers the promise of simplifying the lives of IT administrators while still addressing the needs of users of Windows desktops, though it hasn't always lived up to that promise. VMware just launched Horizon 6.0 to simplify the use of VDI.
When Microsoft released Office for the iPad, many complained that there wasn't a way to print from the device. Cortado points out that its ThinPrint Cloud Printer combined with a One Drive procedure solves the problem.
How did one system architecture remain current and interesting for 50 years? It's partly about the hardware. It's partly about the software. It's totally about a company dedicated to remaining current, vital and of value to its customers.
One of the challenges of using Cloud-based big data or media applications is moving big files and objects into the cloud. IBM acquired Aspera just to address this issue. Signiant, long a player in broadcast and other media, says don't forget us.
Timesharing used to be the way to share the resources of a single system. It was replaced by client/server computing but suppliers of VDI technology are looking to dig up the past.
Fusion-io announced NVM Compression, a flash-aware interface that the company claims can double the database capacity of ioMemory flash when using MySQL.
The source code for MS-DOS 1.1 and 2.0, as well as Word for Windows 1a, has been made available under strict licensing control. What was Microsoft thinking?
Red Hat begins beta test of RHEV 3.4, an enhanced KVM virtual machine designed to continue simplifying and automating enterprise virtualization tasks while providing an on-ramp and a seamless integration with OpenStack.
Although some believe that virtual machine software, the hypervisor, has become a commodity and is no longer interesting, many suppliers are battling to be the dominant supplier of this technology. They hope to bring customers into their ecosystem and hold them there. Does the hypervisor matter any more?
It's hard to believe we're still having this conversation in 2014, but it's true. There are still companies that haven't made the technological leap to virtualized infrastructure. But there's an easy answer as to why. It's the economy.
Patrick McGovern, founder of International Data Group and information technology media mogul, passed away at the age of 76. It is really difficult to describe the enormous impact he has had on the market for information technology.
The notion of high availability held by software experts and the notion held by datacenter operators is quite different.
Enterprise applications may or may not be ready for cloud deployment. Cloud Technology Partners believes that PaaSLane is the perfect tool for evaluating enterprise Java and .NET applications and determining if they're ready for the cloud.
As cloud computing becomes more important to organizations of all sizes, does this mean that the venerable mainframe is on its deathbed? Some suppliers, such as ASG Software Solutions and IBM, think that cloud computing will power the next 50 years of mainframe use.