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Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:32:03 +0000


Amazon WorkSpaces Now Supports Four Monitors

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:32:03 +0000

(image) You can now use up to four monitors with Amazon WorkSpaces when accessing your WorkSpace from a Windows or Apple Mac computer. Working with four monitors provides additional screen space, which makes it easier to multitask, and lets you keep relevant information always visible. Amazon WorkSpaces also now supports 4K Ultra HD resolution on up […]

Is Datrium the Best Platform Ever for Oracle RAC?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:02:17 +0000

(image) Open Convergence and The Hottest Startup in Silicon Valley on SiliconAngle VMworld ’17 Last week Datrium announced (here) a partnership with Oracle and the support for Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters). As part of the announcement, we stated that the main reasons for running RAC on Datrium are: Cloning, Snapshots, and Replication are fast and […]

Cisco: TrustSec – The Cybersecurity Enforcer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:50:50 +0000

(image) So many newsworthy hacks in recent years have had a staggering impact on literally millions of consumers and businesses. While these hacks have perhaps made us numb to their effects, the reality is these breaches represent the new normal in today’s digitized world. And given that attackers are growing in number, sophistication and intensity, many […]

VMware: Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:38:49 +0000

(image) This video explains the storage policy-based management framework for VMware vSAN called Storage Policy Based Management. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.

Essential Capabilities IoT Cloud Platform – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:30:14 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: Learn what core capabilities are necessary for a successful IoT cloud platform Understand how the core capabilities work together Learn what and how standards are beginning to take shape This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

NVIDIA Volta Partner Video: Penguin Computing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:11:03 +0000

(image) Hear from Penguin Computing live from SuperComputing 2017 as they discuss the Relion 2908gt. This video is via NVIDIA.

Exploring 4 Aspects of Password Management

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:52:20 +0000

(image) With the headlines full of data breach stories, most organizations (and it should really be ALL organizations!) are looking for smarter and safer ways to protect data. Clearly, robust password management is an essential part of this solution. In their research, Gartner focuses on four key aspects of password management: Policy, Standards & Guidelines Password […]

VMware: Alerce has increased the agility and security of its SaaS platform through Network Virtualization

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:44:56 +0000

(image) Alerce needed to unify all its tools within a single platform. To do this, the company has migrated its SaaS platform to a VMware NSX infrastructure to improve management, provisioning time and increase platform security through micro-segmentation. This video is from the fine folks at VMware.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017: A proven leader in database performance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:24:10 +0000

(image) SQL Server continues to be a proven leader in database performance for both analytic and OLTP workloads. SQL Server 2017 is fast, built-in with capabilities and features such as Columnstore indexes to accelerate analytic performance and Automatic Tuning and Adaptive Query Processing to keep your database application at peak speed. Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) […]

NVIDIA SuperComputing 2017: ParaView on NVIDIA GPU Cloud

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:05:18 +0000

(image) Check out this demo as we walk you through the ParaView container from NVIDIA GPU Cloud with Volta. This video is via NVIDIA.

New Veeam Availability Console for SPs release

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:53:00 +0000

(image) Last year we announced Veeam Managed Backup Portal, exclusive to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. This Azure-based solution was well received among Veeam’s managed service provider (MSP) and value-added reseller (VAR) communities. This enabled the delivery of remote monitoring and management to their customers’ Veeam Backup & Replication environments. Veeam Managed Backup Portal came with zero […]

How do I change my AWS Support plan? – AWS Knowledge Center Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:27:45 +0000

(image) Find more details in the AWS Knowledge Center: Creuzaan, an AWS Support team member, shows you how to change your AWS Support plan. This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

New Remote Desktop Manager Feature: Time-Based Usage

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:11:47 +0000

(image) Remote Desktop Manager 13 is here, and there are several new features to explore — including one of my favorites: time-based usage. What Is Time-Based Usage? The time-based usage feature lets you specify when users of a Microsoft SQL Server or Devolutions Server data source can access specific sessions. Please note that this feature requires […]

Cisco Email Security is Top Solution

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:01:35 +0000

(image) Billions of corporate messages flow back and forth on a daily basis. And with over 90% of breaches starting with an email, organizations today face a daunting challenge when choosing the best email security solution to stop emails with phishing links or malicious attachments that unleash ransomware, phishing or business email compromise attacks. Securing the […]

Accelerating Into AI with Machine Learning & Deep Learning

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:46:08 +0000

(image) I consistently hear from customers that one of their biggest challenges is how to best manage and learn from the ever-increasing amount of data they collect daily. It’s a significant contributor to why the artificial intelligence (AI) market is forecasted to increase from more than $640 million in 2016 to nearly $37 billion in 2025, […]

How to Integrate AWS Directory Service with Office 365 – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:20:18 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: How to deploy Microsoft Azure AD Connect and AD Federation Services with AWS Directory Service for Microsoft AD How to authenticate user access to Office365 using AWS Directory Service for Microsoft AD How to design and deploy AWS Directory Service for Microsoft AD This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web […]

VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger on the VMware Security Model – Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:11:48 +0000

(image) At VMworld 2017 VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger outlined the VMware security model and why enterprises must be cyber secure. Gelsinger walked the audience through the five pillars of VMware’s strategy around maintaining good cyber hygiene. From the fine folks at VMware TV.

Cisco: We Can’t Imagine a World without Microsoft

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:04 +0000

(image) As CTO for the collaboration group at Cisco, I get asked this question all of the time – are you guys committed to a multi-vendor environment with Microsoft? Gosh, I find this a frustrating question. Why is that? Because most (not all, but almost!) customers we sell to also have Microsoft products in them. In […]

Citrix: 2018 Predictions in the Content Collaboration Platforms Market

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:40:06 +0000

(image) Progressive leaders in organizations around the world depend on secure access to content for every part of their daily business operations. They are looking for new ways to modernize their way of working by leveraging proven technology to drive successful business outcomes. ShareFile is a leader in the content collaboration space, focusing on security, flexibility […]

How you can benefit from Veeam and Pure Storage integration

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:30:03 +0000

(image) For many IT decision makers, flash is strictly for critical business applications. So, it would seem a no-brainer for many organizations to consider flash for backup and recovery workloads. Perhaps it’s time to think differently. What if there was a more modular way to deploy flash that would enable organizations to reap the same operational […]

New Forrester Research – Optimize Mobility Management TCO with Automation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:20:16 +0000

(image) Business mobile devices can be a lifeline for increasing your employee productivity – but how do you realize value when the costs of managing enterprise mobility are so high? This was the focus of a new study, released today by Cisco, in which Forrester was commissioned to survey over 300 decision makers who manage mobile […]

How Mentorship at Turbonomic Helped Me Grow My Career

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:08:32 +0000

(image) Mentorship is often talked about at many organizations across the world, but my experience at Turbonomic has really stood out among everything I’ve read. Brian Tracy, a successful business coach and CEO at Brian Tracy International said, “You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” […]

VMware to Announce Fiscal Year 2018 Third Quarter Financial Results on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:55:59 +0000

(image) VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, plans to announce fiscal year 2018 third quarter financial results after market close on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The company will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT/ 5:00 p.m. ET that day to review financial results and business outlook. A live web broadcast of the […]

Microsoft Announces SQL Operations Studio for preview

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:30:13 +0000

(image) We are excited to announce that SQL Operations Studio is now available in preview. SQL Operations Studio is a free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations for SQL Server on Windows, Linux and Docker, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines. Download SQL Operations Studio to […]

Imaging and OS Provisioning with ManageEngine – Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:08:28 +0000

(image) This ManageEngine OSD Free training video will guide you through the best practices in automating disk imaging and the deployment process. This video is from the fine folks at ManageEngine

AWS Tranformation Day Keynote Video – London 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:24:44 +0000

(image) Watch Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, deliver a keynote at AWS London Transformation Day Public Sector. She focuses on organizational transformation, cultural transformation, and improving citizen services, encouraging organizations to make sure that their people have the skills they need to be successful. Three UK organizations join her onstage to […]

2018 Citrix Upgrade / Migration Survey: Share Your Insights

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:19:53 +0000

(image) As Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop continue to be the predominant means of delivering virtualized applications and desktops to any user, anywhere and via any device, many organizations are grappling with the idea of whether and/or how to best upgrade to the latest Citrix platform. End-of-life (EoL) process for XenApp 6.5 has already commenced and we […]

Activating the Intelligent Edge: Blurring the lines of IT/OT to build an intelligent enterprise

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:40 +0000

(image) Together, HPE and Accenture, are working to facilitate the transition to The New, so your business can leverage the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). We understand that current legacy systems are failing to support the digital transformation and oil and gas companies must harness the power of data to drive more value […]

Everything About Licensing Windows Workloads on AWS – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:47:04 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: Get an overview of options for licensing Windows Server, SQL Server and other Microsoft products on AWS Learn how to bring existing Microsoft licenses to AWS and maintain license compliance Learn the scenarios where EC2 Dedicated Hosts make sense for your workloads This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services […]

Office 365 is Lighting a Fire Under DaaS!

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:20:30 +0000

(image) Cloud services are here to stay and IT organizations are finding them more and more irresistible. What’s not to love as you begin adopting, WorkDay, ServiceNow and even more turnkey cloud services to run mission critical operations within your business? You get to shut down legacy application infrastructure in your own data centers, reduce your […]

NVIDIA SuperComputing 2017 Video: ParaView with NVIDIA OptiX Demo

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:55:28 +0000

(image) Check out this video examining ParaView with NVIDIA OptiX at SuperComputing 2017. This technology is integrated & accessible through the NVIDIA GPU Cloud container registry. For more information on the NVIDIA GPU Cloud, visit This video is via NVIDIA.

Microsoft: How to upgrade ConfigMgr to the latest version along with upgrading OS and SQL

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:08:23 +0000

(image) Here is a step by step upgrade path from System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP2 hosted on Windows Server 2012 R2 to System Center Configuration Manager 1702 or later hosted on Windows Server 2016. These steps can be used if you want to upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 R2, R2 SP1 or SP2 version to Configuration […]

VMware: How to Downgrade/Roll Back ESXi 6.5

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:50:26 +0000

(image) Occasionally, an issue or bug will require admins to revert to a previous build or version of ESXi. In the event you patch your hosts (as opposed to fresh installs), it is possible to rollback to a prior installed version via the GUI. Rollbacks should not be taken lightly. If you are reverting in a […]

Citrix Cloud Services for Retail in 45 seconds Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:21:32 +0000

(image) Citrix Cloud Services enable you to bring together people, processes and disparate technologies in a simple to manage IT landscape. For more information, visit This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Microsoft Windows Server Preview Build 17035 Available for Windows Insiders!

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:02:22 +0000

(image) We’re at full speed ahead! Just three weeks ago, we made available Windows Server, version 1709, the first release in the new Semi-Annual Channel release cadence, and today we’re making available the first preview build for the next release in this channel. The preview build 17035 is now available for download for Windows Insiders. The […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – Alexa: Hack Your Office – Build Alexa Skills That Help You at Work

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:00:31 +0000

(image) How would you voice control your office using artificial intelligence? Come solve the problems you face in the Hack your Office hackathon. You will meet experts from the Amazon Alexa team including representatives from the Alexa Skills Kit, Alexa Voice Service, Alexa Smart Home, and others. Come hack with the brightest developers around in a […]

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Install Packages Phase Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:53:33 +0000

(image) In this video we will do deep dive analysis of install-packages Phase, which is 8th phase in vCenter Upgrade process, We will discuss how MSI packages are getting installed in sequence, we will also talk about the respective logs. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Write Setting and Load Packages Phases Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:50:31 +0000

(image) In this video, we will do deep dive analysis of write-setting and load-packages Phases which are 6th and 7th phase respectively in vCenter Upgrade process. We will discuss how vCenter installer loads the packages in windows machine base on the existing deployment model. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Preinstall Check Phase Video

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:39:26 +0000

(image) In this video we will do deep dive analysis of Preinstall Check Phase which is first phase of vCenter upgrade this video will help you understand all the precheck performed by vCenter installer on windows machine. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Deployment – Deep Dive on Configure Packages and Install End Phases Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:01:43 +0000

(image) In this video we will do deep dive analysis of configure-packages and install-end Phases which are 7th , and 8th phase respectively. This video will help you understand how vCenter installer configure the packages based on the deployment type and we will also discuss clean up job run by installer at last phase. This video […]

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Troubleshooting – Part 2 Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:36:40 +0000

(image) In this video we will talk about vCenter on windows upgrade troubleshooting strategy, we will discuss about the logs in the log bundle, we will also take a look at log we should look first in the log bundle to isolate the vCneter upgrade Issues This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Troubleshooting – Part 1 Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:30:39 +0000

(image) In this video we will talk about vCenter on windows upgrade troubleshooting strategy, we will see what are the logs getting generated during upgrade we will also take a look at which log is getting generated at which stage. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Install End Phase Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:10:37 +0000

(image) In this video we will do deep dive analysis of import Phases which is 10th phase in vCenter Upgrade process, we will discuss how vCenter installer verifies the installation, does clean up and marks upgrade successful This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Import Phases Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:04:35 +0000

(image) In this video we will do deep dive analysis of import Phases which is 10th phase in vCenter Upgrade process, we will discuss how vCenter components are getting imported in sequence as well as their respective logs which will help you isolate import phase issues. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Configure Packages Phases Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:59:34 +0000

(image) In this video we will do deep dive analysis of configure-packages Phases which is 9th phase in vCenter Upgrade process this pages is also known as FirstBoot Phase, This video will help you understand how vCenter installer configure the packages based on the deployment model. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Uninstall Phase Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:55:30 +0000

(image) In this video, we will do deep dive analysis of Uninstall Phase which is 5th phase in vCenter Upgrade process. This video will help you understand uninstallation process of existing vCenter server. We will also discuss uninstall related specific log which will help you isolate uninstall issues in vCenter upgrade process. This video is from […]

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Export Phase Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:48:28 +0000

(image) In this video, we will do deep dive analysis of on Export Phase which is 4th phase in vCenter Upgrade process. This video will help you understand what are the components that will be exported, we will also discuss specific report logs which will help you isolate export related issue. This video is from the […]

VMware vCenter on Windows Upgrade – Deep Dive on Install Start and Verify Packages Phases Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:44:27 +0000

(image) In this video, we will do deep dive analysis of install-start and verify-packages Phases which are 2nd and 3rd phase respectively in vCenter Upgrade process. This video will help you understand what is install-start phase and how vCenter installer verifies the packages. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Education.

How to configure Azure Active Directory Domain Services for Citrix Cloud Workspaces with the lowest Total-Cost-of-Ownership in Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:39:02 +0000

(image) The Digital Transformation can have different approaches. Most of the common reasons to follow this road – phasing out on-premises resources to a simplified – and eventually easy manageable environment with the lowest TCO (Total-Cost-of-Ownership) as low as possible, would be one of the main goals. Lifting and shifting your on-premise environment to the Azure […]

The 3-2-1 Backup Rule – Data Protection Strategy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:20:54 +0000

(image) Backups ensure that your critical data will survive any of the likely hazards. Too many individuals and companies have suffered from having their hardware lost or stolen, destroyed by fires or natural disasters, infected with malware or corrupted by targeted hacker attacks. Common sense dictates that all hard drives will eventually fail; the question is […]

8 Easy Ways to Learn About Devolutions Products

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:02:19 +0000

(image) I recently shared 7 convenient ways that you can contact our support team. Today, I want to continue that theme by looking at 8 easy ways that you can learn about our products – when, where, and how you want: 1. Online Help Portal Our comprehensive and regularly-updated online help portal is the ideal place […]

ControlUp Add Computers With PowerShell Script

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:44:56 +0000

(image) See how to add computers and VMs to ControlUp via a powershell script This video is from the fine folks at ControlUp.

AWS Knowledge Center Videos: How do I monitor Amazon WorkSpaces with Amazon CloudWatch? – Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:25:08 +0000

(image) Find more details in the AWS Knowledge Center: Michael, an AWS Cloud Support Engineer, shows you how to monitor Amazon WorkSpaces with Amazon CloudWatch. This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft Introduces Azure DevOps Project

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:08:21 +0000

(image) In today’s world, organizations need to innovate and get to market faster. This requires learning latest technologies, using them in your product and deploying at a faster pace. Adopting Azure is one such scenario. Existing on-premise apps are getting migrated to Azure and new applications are getting developed to take advantage of Azure services. But […]

Goliath Technologies Availability Monitor renewed

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:01:32 +0000

(image) As I wrote in previous articles, logon simulators or availability monitors are important assets in any modern infrastructure. Goliath Technologies was one of the vendors with a solution for this, they were one of the first to offer one. Recently they released a new version of it, the Availability Monitor. The console and product have […]

VMware Fusion 10 Video: 3 Ways to see Windows running on your Mac

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:58:25 +0000

(image) VMware Fusion gives users the flexibility to run Windows on the Mac in 3 different ways: In a “Single Window”, in “Full Screen” or in “Unity Mode”. This quick video shows off the differences and how easy it is to switch between the different view modes. This video is from the fine folks at VMware […]

Citrix: Fueling Innovation at Citrix – Tech Fairs that Showcase Engineering Creativity

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:23:11 +0000

(image) Every tech company tries to highlight their innovation, and there is no disputing the fact that it is the lifeblood of our industry. Sometimes, large companies buy their innovation by acquiring a startup that has created disruptive technology. Yet many tech companies strive to foster organic innovation, which requires more than bold talk and hyperbole. […]

The Data Lake Awakening

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:10:10 +0000

(image) There is a great disturbance in the Force. I have felt it…Ok, this is a bit tongue and cheek, but during the Big Data Strata Conference in New York this past September, the energy around data lakes was electric. The news coming from the event was the strongest indicator that the future is NOW. Though […]

AWS Video: Day in the Life of an AWS Technical Trainer

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:00:06 +0000

(image) What is it like to work as an AWS Technical Trainer? Meet some of the APAC AWS Training and Certification team. The Amazon Web Services Training and Certification team educates customers, partners, and AWS Employees globally on AWS products, solutions, and best practices, helping to drive adoption of AWS. The AWS training portfolio consists of […]

Data Integrity Should Be Taken Very Seriously

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:52:56 +0000

(image) By now it is pretty clear that Datrium is one of the only Convergence and/or Storage vendors that has been entirely open about performance, not hiding numbers or gaming performance benchmarks. Check out this article by Ganesh and Dhazi on our real performance numbers… What Separates The Storage Industry’s Men From Boys? Random Writes! or […]

Microsoft Video: IoT in Action with Microsoft Boston Event Highlights

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:47:46 +0000

(image) Watch highlights of our IoT in Action with Microsoft Boston event and see it happen all again in San Francisco on February 13th, 2018: Watch to see how Microsoft and their leading Internet of Things (IoT) partners are bringing life to the intelligent IoT world. Learn from IoT experts from Microsoft, Techdata, Arrow Electronics, […]

Copy your Active Directory OU structure to ControlUp

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:30:59 +0000

(image) Missing some structure? ControlUp’s organization tree offers a nice way of organizing your monitored computers, much like in many IT management systems. One limitation of this tree is the fact that it needs to be created and maintained manually. Usually, admins base their ControlUp organizational structure on the existing OU structure in Active Directory, which […]

Citrix: A Great Time to Take XenServer for a Spin

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:20:02 +0000

(image) As we make our way through the last quarter of the year, I wanted to remind the Citrix community of the significant progress the XenServer team has achieved over the last 18 months to make XenServer the awesome hypervisor that it is today! Have you been hosting your application and desktop virtualization environments on an […]

Docker Enterprise Edition Certified as Kubernetes Conformant

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:19:16 +0000

(image) Yesterday, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®) announced that Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) passed the Certified Kubernetes™ conformance program. Based on the upcoming release of Docker EE that was demonstrated onstage at DockerCon Europe, this certification guarantees that all Kubernetes APIs function as specified to deliver a consistent and portable Kubernetes experience within Docker EE. In addition to […]

We Have Another Award in our (UD) Pocket!

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:11:33 +0000

(image) IGEL’s micro-thin client, the IGEL UD Pocket, continues to punch above its weight, capturing more industry recognition, this time from CRN®, which has honored IGEL with a 2017 Tech Innovator Award. In a 32-category competition, CRN gave top honors to IGEL for the UD Pocket in the “PC- Workstation/Desktops/AiOs” category. CRN awards honor technology standouts […]

Datrium Audited as the Highest I Omark Benchmark Result in History – Mind-Blowing 10X!

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:08:53 +0000

(image) “Datrium is the most scalable, fastest and lower latency storage solution (converged or not) on the market, beyond doubt.” We already knew that our solution is really competent, but there’s nothing like a 3rd party audited benchmark to convince even the most suspicious greybeards. The results are mind-blowing! In partnership with Dell and, we […]

AppEnsure Video: Monitor SaaS Service Levels

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:55:56 +0000

(image) AppEnsure enables you to monitor the service levels that you are getting from your SaaS provider 24×7. via the fine folks at

How to Prevent Cyber Attacks – A On-Demand Webinar on Enterprise Cyber Security

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:42:28 +0000

(image) Watch the following video detailing how to prevent cyber attacks.  This is a webinar on enterprise cyber security. This video is from the fine folks at ManageEngine

VMware Fusion 10 Video: Reliable Roll Back with Snapshots

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:35:24 +0000

(image) VMware Fusion has the powerful capability to save a ‘point in time’ state of your Virtual Machine so you can easily roll back. Manually take one or more snapshots before a big system change, or let AutoProtect take them automatically for maximum safety. This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

AWS KVM adoption and Nutanix AHV

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:02:01 +0000

(image) Nutanix, which strives to bring the best of public cloud to the on-prem data center, has long incorporated AWS innovations as part of its enterprise cloud strategy. Nutanix diverged from the public cloud leader, though, in hypervisor selection and launched its own customized KVM hypervisor, AHV, almost two and a half years ago. AWS recently […]

Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on VMware vSphere 6.5

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:55:58 +0000

(image) We wanted to share a blog article from VMware’s performance team about Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on vSphere 6.5. Please find here the article or scroll down for more information. Microsoft SQL Server has long been one of the most popular applications for running on vSphere virtual machines.  Last year there […]

Microsoft Video: Microsoft 365 Powered Devices Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:52:57 +0000

(image) The core things to know about when deploying and managing Microsoft 365 power devices. Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, takes you through the IT aspects of planning, building, deploying, and operating the technologies that comprise Microsoft 365 power devices. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Citrix: Putting the Experience First, Where it Belongs

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:47:57 +0000

(image) About two and a half years ago — yes, it’s been that long — we brought you a new StoreFront platform, which featured something we’ve branded as X1. In case you hadn’t realised it, that stands for Experience First. One of the objectives we had [with StoreFront 3] was to enable organisations to bring a […]

Citrix NetScaler MAS – Tips, Tricks and Lessons from the Technical Trenches

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:32:51 +0000

(image) Citrix Consulting is seeing more and more NetScaler deployed in field. While we typically get involved post sales, our scope tends to encompass complex assessments, design, deployment and maintenance strategies for a customer’s infrastructure. We have seen the evolution of management tools for NetScaler ranging from Citrix Command Center, Insight Center and now NetScaler Management […]

NVIDIA SuperComputing 2017 Special Address – Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:56 +0000

(image) Hear from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang as he delivers a special address at SC17. Key announcements include SATURNV with Volta, HPC Visualization and Application Containers on NVIDIA GPU Cloud, and Volta Everywhere. Learn more here: This video is via NVIDIA.

Microsoft on 5 reasons you’ll love Surface Book 2

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:12:33 +0000

(image) Surface Book 2, the most powerful Surface ever, goes on sale today! Here are the 5 things that set Surface Book 2 apart from the pack. Starting today, you can get your hands on the most powerful Surface ever, Surface Book 2. We built this Surface for people who need the performance and graphics processing […]

NVIDIA Volta Partner: One Stop Systems Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:04:04 +0000

(image) See how One Stop Systems, an NVIDIA partner, showcases their 960 TeraFLOPS expansion system. See how you can upgrade your deep-learning or AI server with 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2 GPUs. This video is via NVIDIA.

Microsoft Video: Microsoft 365 Security Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:00 +0000

(image) Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, shows you Microsoft’s approach to security with Microsoft 365. He’ll go over the spectrum of built-in security defenses that protect your users, information and devices, that give you a rich capability set that spans Windows 10, Office 365, enterprise mobility and security, while leveraging a number of services within Microsoft Azure. […]

Microsoft Video: Microsoft 365 Teamwork Video

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:55:59 +0000

(image) Microsoft 365 Director, Jeremy Chapman, covers the teamwork essentials to Microsoft 365. Starting with tools built for teamwork using apps designed for easy file sharing and co-authoring experiences. As well as tools to make your team’s work broadly discoverable by your intranet while engaging with other teams across the organization via Enterprise Social. All connected with […]

What’s new in Microsoft Hyper-V for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:45:41 +0000

(image) Windows 10 Fall Creators Update has arrived!  While we’ve been blogging about new features as they appear in Windows Insider builds, many of you have asked for a consolidated list of Hyper-V updates and improvements since Creators Update in April. Summary: Quick Create includes a gallery (and you can add your own images) Hyper-V has […]

VMware Carpool Tech Talk Video – Joe Baguley and Rory Choudhuri: Episode 2

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:30:04 +0000

(image) Joe and Rory take a drive from VMware’s EMEA offices in the UK and discuss electric cars and give their verdict This video is from the fine folks at VMware.

Helping Inmates Stay Connected to Family – ScaleArc

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:18:38 +0000

(image) Today, ScaleArc shared the news that Telmate, which provides video and phone communications for inmates, relies on ScaleArc to improve uptime and performance for its teleconferencing services. Research shows how vital it is for prisoners to stay in touch with friends and family while they’re in prison. Dr. James Woodall, who is co-director of the UK’s […]

AWS Announces New S3 Cloud Storage Security Encryption Features

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:12:09 +0000

(image) AWS Announces New S3 Cloud Storage Security Encryption Features Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced new Simple Storage Service (S3) encryption and security enhancements including Default Encryption, Permission Checks, Cross-Region Replication ACL Overwrite, Cross-Region Replication with KMS and Detailed Inventory Report. Another recent announcement by AWS is for PrivateLinks endpoints within a Virtual Private Cloud […]

Microsoft: Modernize Windows Server backups with Azure Backup

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:43 +0000

(image) Are you still using traditional Windows Server Backup (WSB) to back up your servers to locally attached media or network shares? It’s time to take a hard look at the cloud for your backup needs. Advances in  security and performance make Azure Backup a great option. With the general availability of System State backup to […]

Nutanix Back to Basics: Options for the Cloud

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:54:13 +0000

(image) For some time, Nutanix has been talking about using an Enterprise Cloud to run a wide range of applications and workloads in IT environments, large and small. Our CEO and co-founder, Dheeraj Pandey, spoke about this topic earlier this year, explaining what made up an Enterprise Cloud and how IT organizations (including Nutanix ourselves as […]

Cisco: 5 Things to Look for in a Small-Business Phone System

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:46:37 +0000

(image) When is the last time you made a major personal purchase, like a car? How much time did you spend researching options before you finally made your decision? Turns out, most people spend 15 hours actively researching before buying a car. And once you buy it, you spend more money on gas, oil changes, tire […]

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Bash in Cloud Shell

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:43:55 +0000

(image) Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Bash in Azure Cloud Shell. Bash in Cloud Shell provides an interactive web-based, Linux command-line experience from virtually anywhere. With a single click through Azure portal, Azure documentation, or the Azure mobile app, users gain access to a secure and authenticated Azure workstation to manage […]

Why Faster Application Response Times Are No Longer Optional

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:41:35 +0000

(image) Like you, I’m used to instant gratification, whether it’s from an ATM or my search engine or internet connectivity. For example, if a web page takes longer than 2 seconds to load, often the visitor will leave the site. The same level of responsiveness applies when application data is being processed–it needs to happen as […]

Volta-Powered Supercomputers to Supercharge AI, Scientific Discovery

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:31:48 +0000

(image) The just-released TOP500 supercomputer list shows a record 34 new NVIDIA-accelerated systems, bringing our total to 87. But we’re only just getting started. By the time the next list surfaces in June, some of the first supercomputers with our new Volta GPU architecture will be online. Summit, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), will be among the […]

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:30:25 +0000

(image) Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. Azure RIs give you price predictability and help improve your budgeting and forecasting. Azure RIs also provide unprecedented […]

Nutanix: Providing Choice, Reducing Costs and Solving State & Local Governments’ Most Pressing IT Challenges

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:21:04 +0000

(image) State and local government organizations in the U.S. face daunting IT challenges as they look to improve service delivery while controlling costs. Key obstacles they face are a reliance on older IT systems, lack of skilled employees and inadequate budgets. IT modernization and cloud computing offer answers to these challenges and state and local agencies […]

Cisco: Cyberattacks on small businesses continue to rise: Are you protected?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:11:02 +0000

(image) More than ever before, cybercrooks are now targeting medium and small businesses. It’s not just the blue chip companies or governments that are under fire. It’s now startups and small businesses of all stripes – retail shops, leisure activity businesses, hotels, health clinics, and even colleges are getting hammered by cybercriminals. And it’s pushing many […]

It Isn’t Easy Being Green – But Hyperconvergence Can Help

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:02:55 +0000

(image) Everyone seems to be looking for ways to be more “green” these days ­– hybrid cars, reusable grocery bags, etc. And those in IT are no exception. Traditional IT environments consume an incredible amount of energy resources, such as power and cooling. The key for organizations focused on moving towards a greener data center is […]

Why do Predictive Systems Fail to solve Application Performance?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:46:29 +0000

(image) At some point in your life, you’ve bumped into the phrase “past performance is not always indicative of future results”.  It’s in the prospectus for every single financial analysis paper or stock advice.  Not since the Mayans, or Nostradamus has there been such a drive in our industry to seek out predictive systems.  Predictive systems […]

Fedora 27 Now Generally Available

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:22:26 +0000

(image) Free and fully open operating simplifies container storage, delivers containerized services by default and adds latest version of GNOME desktop The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-driven open source collaboration, today announced the general availability of Fedora 27, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system. Fedora 27 delivers […]

New Veeam Availability Console Now Available

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:10:30 +0000

(image) Management console for service providers and distributed enterprises brings all-in-one management and visibility for virtual, physical and cloud workloads Makes it easy for over 16,700 Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners to offer managed services, includingBackup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS), to their customers to add even more value […]

NeuVector Launches New Version of Container Firewall Security Solution

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:02:55 +0000

(image) Release enhances Layer 7 container firewall protections, adds new host and container threat mitigation, and speeds enterprise integration NeuVector, which delivers continuous network security for containers, today announced the immediate availability of NeuVector 1.3, the most significant release of the container firewall security solution since its initial launch. Adapting to evolving container security needs, NeuVector […]

Gartner Says Intelligent Automation Will Transform Workplace Outsourcing

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:48:43 +0000

(image) Intelligent automation will transform workplace outsourcing according to Gartner, Inc. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must prepare to restructure these services and renegotiate contracts to leverage intelligent automation. Gartner defines intelligent automation services as the umbrella term for a variety of strategies, skills, tools and techniques that service providers are using to remove the need […]

Red Hat Helps Power Big Data’s Future with SAP Vora on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:30:33 +0000

(image) Combination of enterprise-grade Kubernetes and in-memory data analysis engine helps to build integrated big data landscapes Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the SAP® Vora™ solution on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, an integrated solution that pairs enterprise-grade Kubernetes with actionable big data […]

Flexera’s New Software Monetization Release Focuses on Customer Growth, Driving Speed and Agility for Suppliers Moving to SaaS and Subscription Press Release

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:14:42 +0000

(image) Software Adoption, Renewals and Consumption Insight Enables Software, SaaS and IoT Growth Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today unveiled a new Software Monetization module empowering software suppliers to strategically grow their software business.  FlexNet Customer Growthhelps software suppliers truly assess if their customers are getting value from their products […]