German telco EWE TEL has solved performance complexity across an extended enterprise billing process by using service virtualization, which improved applications performance and gained predictive insights into composite application services behavior.
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Just in time for VMworld, Dell's virtualization operations management suite aims to streamline virtualization, storage and cloud-computing initiatives.
Citrix makes virtualization splash with new version of XenApp to speed desktop applications delivery
In my thinking, virtualization is allowing the best of the old (central command and control) with the new (user flexibility and ease of innovation). Virtualizing broadly places more emphasis on the datacenter and less on the client, without the end user even knowing it.
My last advice would be to not be scared by the initial investment, which is something that is going to be repaid in an incredibly short time.
Webinar: IT analysts delve into desktop as service/VDI cloud opportunities for enterprises and telcos
We recognize that it’s not just going to be a PC on every desktop. It’s going to be a broadband Internet connection in every coat pocket, regardless of where you are. That fundamentally changes things. We’re still catching up to that shift.
Citrix Systems last week delivered a one-two punch in the battle for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) differentiation with the introduction of XenDesktop 3 and Citrix HDX high-definition technology, promising to lower costs associated with servers and storage in the data center.XenDesktop 3, a key component of the Santa Clara, Calif.
SOA is the way to do cloud. It's really about breaking down your architecture into a primitive state of several components. Then, it's figuring out how to assemble those in such a way that you can use those components to resolve problems as your business changes over time. Cloud computing is a nice enhancement to that. Cloud doesn't replace SOA, but is basically an architectural option in how you can host your services.
This acquisition was a means to an end, pairing two companies that could not be less alike. VMware is a household name, sells software through traditional commercial licenses, and markets to IT operations.
The goal is not to buy more stuff – the goal is to provide the business increasing value from their existing IT investments. This is the purpose and goal of enterprise architecture and the reason why IT exists in the first place.
I think we're facing an inflection point for desktop virtualization, fueled by the pending Windows 7 release, pent-up refresh demand on PCs generally, and the need for better security and compliance on desktops.