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How to Avoid System Outages & Most Common Severity Level 1 Issues: Part 2

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:37:02 +0000

(image) In Part 1, we explored how a Severity 1 issue can cause more than down time, it can also drag your organization’s reputation down. But Severity 2 is no joke either. DataCore takes outages very seriously and our teams work hard to continually update our documentation and products to help you avoid outages at every […]



SMBs Beware: 3 Reasons Why Size Doesn’t Matter for Cyber Criminals

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:34:12 +0000

(image) For many things in life, bigger is better. But when it comes to targeting victims, the mantra for cyber criminals is “size doesn’t matter.” Everyone is fair game, from large enterprises to small firms. The problem, however, is that while big companies are adding tools to improve their network defense system, some SMBs aren’t making […]



Datadog is in the AWS Serverless Application Repository

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:00:03 +0000

(image) The AWS Serverless Application Repository is a brand-new service that allows companies, individuals, and partners to publish their own serverless applications to a central repository for public use. This new platform makes it easier than ever for developers to quickly deploy serverless applications on AWS. Each application is packaged using the Serverless Application Model (SAM) […]



Remote Desktop Manager: Exclude Entry from Offline – Video

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:24:50 +0000

(image) Learn how to exclude access to a specific entry when working in Offline mode. For more information on Remote Desktop Manager please visit https://devolutions.net. This video is from the fine folks at Devolutions.



IGEL DISRUPT 2018 Recap Roundtable with EUC Rock Star Cast – Podcast Episode 300

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:35:23 +0000

(image) Celebrating 300 Episodes! In episode 300, Douglas Brown is happy to be joined by Christian T. Drieling, Senior Systems Engineer at IGEL Technology, José Arvelo, Practice Manager of the Workplace & Managed Services at Accelera Solutions, Pete Downing, Director – Northeast Region at XenTegra, and Steve Greenberg, CTP Fellow, CEO and Founder of Thin Client […]



Introducing the visual change workflow builder in the cloud version of ServiceDesk Plus

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:27:52 +0000

(image) Take a look at the big picture of your change management processes with the enhanced change management module in the cloud version of ServiceDesk Plus. Design your change management processes on a drag-and-drop canvas, and tie your workflows to custom change templates to control the entire life cycle of your change processes. To know more […]



VMware says Blame the Technology, Not the Technician – Video

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:02:47 +0000

(image) For installation, maintenance, repair, and other field calls, the frustration that comes with janky technology is all too familiar. Between ordering new parts and getting into your accounts, you can spend more time fiddling with technology than you get for your lunch break. But VMware’s digital workspace solutions make it simple to work on the […]



NVIDIA Video: Windows 10 VDI with NVIDIA GRID vPC

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:58:50 +0000

(image) See the difference of a CPU-only Windows 10 VDI vs a GPU-powered Windows 10 VDI with NVIDIA GRID vPC. http://www.nvidia.com/object/grid-for-office-workers.html This video is via NVIDIA.



vSAN Customer Panel – VMware VMworld 2017 Session Video

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:30:39 +0000

(image) Lee Caswell, VP of Products, Storage and Availability at VMware, hosted a panel discussion of VMware vSAN customers who have successfully deployed hyper-converged infrastructure in their environment for a variety of workloads. This video is from the fine folks at VMware VMworld.



Citrix: New XenMobile Migration Service – It’s Here & It’s Included with a New Subscription!

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:50:14 +0000

(image) The XenMobile Migration Service — for existing on-prem customers— is now available and we’re asking you to team up with us! You don’t need to go it alone. Let us provide you with the technical and financial resources necessary to make your cloud transition a complete success. While most of our on-prem customers have a cloud […]



Building a Nutanix HCI Lab – E2EVC 2017 Video

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:30:27 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Prague. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



NVIDIA: Discover Octane: Create at the Speed of Your Imagination GPU Rendering

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:01:29 +0000

(image) Hear Jules Urbach, CEO and founder of OTOY, share his vision of using GPUs to enable interactive photorealistic graphics for flexible 3D content creation. Octane coupled with NVIDIA GPUs allow artists and designers faster exploration of any creative idea. http://www.nvidia.com/gpurendering This video is via NVIDIA.



VMware: Understanding the impact of Spectre and Meltdown patches for end users and consumers

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:08:45 +0000

(image) In a recent post we’ve discussed how to leverage vRealize Operations to assess the performance & capacity impact of the Spectre and Meltdown patches. Though the situation around these patches continues to evolve let’s build upon gauging the infrastructure impact and move deeper into the stack. In addition to vRealize Operations we can leverage Log […]



Citrix: The Impact of Browsing Data on Businesses

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:50:04 +0000

(image) Over the last few years, there have been several articles, blog posts, and updates related to issues related to Internet Explorer 11 (IE), cookies, and roaming with Citrix User Profile Management (UPM). The initial problem was related to the unsuccessful capture and restore of users’ IE data from within their user profile. Citrix resolved the […]



Lakeside Software: Reach Peak Productivity with Proactive Monitoring

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:35:10 +0000

(image) 5 Best Practices for Proactive Monitoring  Becoming proactive within the enterprise can be a challenging mountain to climb. As a past level 1 help desk employee, I can safely say that I wish proactive monitoring was something we took more seriously.Independent of the obvious benefits of a proactive approach to digital experience monitoring, if done properly, it can bring about numerous benefits to the support […]



Cisco: Security as a business priority

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:38:48 +0000

(image) In 2017, ransomware attack WannaCry infected computers across 150 countries. According to the Moneywatch news website, the losses from this attack alone could have reached $4 billion. These losses go far beyond the costs of repairing technical infrastructures and fixing outages. Companies affected by cyberattacks take a big hit on their reputation and their ability […]



Cisco: Your Guide To The Multicloud World, Part 2

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:39:59 +0000

(image) The multicloud era is here. There is no denying that businesses large and small are accelerating the pace of moving applications and data to not only private and public clouds, but multiple clouds. It’s a strategy that holds a lot of promise but is not an easy one to pull off, in either the move […]



Nutanix Video: GA Telesis Reaches New Heights with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:12:18 +0000

(image) Leading commercial aviation company GA Telesis need to ensure their mission critical applications run 24×7 across 5 continents. By running all of their production machines, Oracle databases and ERP system on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, they now have the flexibility to scale. This video is from the fine folks at Nutanix.



The enhanced change management module in ServiceDesk Plus (Cloud version) Video

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:51 +0000

(image) We’ve enhanced the change management module in the cloud version of ServiceDesk Plus to provide IT teams with more control over and clarity on change management processes. IT teams now have access to a visual change workflow builder, change templates, and change roles. In this video you will learn about, 1. Generating multi-stage change workflows, […]



VMware: Showcasing NFV Without Limits

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:55:41 +0000

(image) Communications Service Providers (CSPs) today realize the need to transform their business models and build essential digital capabilities that accelerate their path to 5G networks.  The challenge, however, lies in abandoning incremental initiatives in favor of transformational innovation – innovation that requires them to focus more on agility and continuous learning rather than on traditional […]



A Chromebook opens a backdoor to Google’s services, authentication out the window

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:14:23 +0000

(image) As everyone should do, I enabled two-factor authentication for my Gmail account. I think the extra step while logging in is worth the hassle. I think, living in an era where social media platforms are turning against us (with the help of foreign powers and machine learning development), adding an extra layer of authentication isn’t […]



Citrix: Modern Management with XenMobile

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:08:43 +0000

(image) Implement Modern Management, a new way to manage Windows 10 and Office 365 in the cloud with Citrix XenMobile. My daughter is a junior in high school and is preparing to make the leap to college soon. I’ve been stressing about how I will help “manage” her life to ensure she’s safe, well-fed, and hangs […]



IGEL Community Releases Free “How-To Install and Configure the IGEL Software Platform” Made Easy Book

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:08:41 +0000

(image) “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” -Confucius I’m thrilled and proud to introduce you to the first version of the ‘IGEL Software Platform: Step-by-Step Getting Started Guide.‘  A free book, written by the IGEL Community, on how to install and configure the IGEL software stack, all screen-shot by screen-shot. Simply […]



4 Types of Security Tools that Everyone Should be Using

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:10:47 +0000

(image) We all know that data breaches are on the rise. Which means that most people are increasing their cyber security IQ, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case! According to a survey by Pew Research Center, the majority of people are still unclear about some critically important cyber security topics, terms and concepts. To help bridge […]



VMware: Win “Dell EMC VxRail VMware VSAN Over Nutanix HCI”

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:55:35 +0000

(image) Gartner has just released its first HyperConverged Infrastructure magic quadrant as of January 2018 and unsurprisingly Nutanix is leading the way. Dell EMC is lurking right at the corner just barely behind Nutanix while VMware is 3rd on the leaders board followed by HP which I wouldn’t think would have made it as leaders without […]



Citrix: Intelligent Security for the Secure Digital Workspace with Citrix Analytics

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:04:40 +0000

(image) Brand new problems, same old tools Security and privacy are at the forefront of every enterprise security team with a high-profile breach hitting the news every week. Digital Transformation is compelling enterprises to introduce new technologies and trends into the workforce aimed to improve the employee experience and productivity at a breakneck pace. This is […]



Google Cloud: Google announces intent to acquire Xively

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:47:41 +0000

(image) Today, Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn, Inc. By 2020, it’s estimated that about 20 billion connected things will come online, and analytics and data storage in the cloud are now the cornerstone of any successful IoT solution. This acquisition, subject to closing conditions, will […]



VMware: Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018: VMware Ranks #39

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:30:38 +0000

(image) Strong company culture is integral to the growth and success of any company, and VMware is no exception. Today, VMware is honored to announce that it has been named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018 list. The competition was fierce, and VMware is proud to hold the no. 39 spot. This is […]



Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager Now Supports Amazon WorkSpaces Running Windows 10

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:45 +0000

(image) Starting today, you can use Amazon WorkSpaces Application Manager (WAM) to deploy your applications to Amazon WorkSpaces running Windows 10. Amazon WAM gives your users on-demand access to centrally managed desktop applications, and applications available through the Amazon Marketplace for Desktop Apps. Amazon WAM uses application virtualization technology to simplify application provisioning and provide fine grain controls […]



VMware: Why We’re Celebrating 20 Years of Open Source

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:34:39 +0000

(image) Didn’t we just celebrate 26 years of Linux? How can open source be only 20? The 20th anniversary marks the moment when the term “open source” entered our lexicon. In February of 1998, a group of developers came together to describe their ideals for software development, or more precisely, to create a name for the […]



Citrix: Cryptojacking – How to Avoid This Digital Parasite

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:19:28 +0000

(image) How cryptojacking came to be, what to watch out for, and how Citrix can help you avoid it like the plague! Cryptojacking targets both endpoints and servers – both on-premises and in the cloud. The goal is the same: enslave a massive botnet of devices and harness CPU cycles to mine cryptocurrency with minimal cost […]



Moving Applications to the Public Cloud + More HA Trends

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:52:22 +0000

(image) 2017 was a remarkable year at SIOS with the ground shifting all over our industry and that was reflected both in what we saw in own business and what customers and partners told us. SQL and SAP Moving to the Public Cloud It’s all been about cloud – surprise? Not really. But the speed in […]



DataCore 2018 Predictions in a Nutshell

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:30:16 +0000

(image) Earlier this year, we published a series of blog posts that examined the top IT trends we predicted for the 2018. Here, we present a summary of those predictions as we continue to move forward on capitalizing on them in the months ahead 2018: The Year of Hybrid-Converged In this blog post, we posit that […]



VMware to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:14:43 +0000

(image) VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, plans to announce fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2018 financial results after market close on Thursday, March 1, 2018. 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 […]



Gartner Provides Seven Steps Security Leaders Can Take to Deal With Spectre and Meltdown

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:01:56 +0000

(image) Security and Risk Management Leaders Need to Take a Balanced Approach to Tackling a New Class of Vulnerabilities Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. “Spectre” and “Meltdown” are the code names given to different […]



Dell: An Inside Look at Epsilon: How PowerEdge Powers a Marketing Giant

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:10:35 +0000

(image) On a cold January morning, our Media Agents video crew and I arrived at a modern Dallas office building housing Epsilon’s headquarters. You may be asking, “who is Epsilon?” They’re the quiet marketing powerhouse behind many Fortune 500 loyalty programs. According to Epsilon’s Chief Information Officer Robert Walden, Epsilon is happy to stay in the […]



Cisco: Moving beyond manual mobility management

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:45:49 +0000

(image) As more and more of your employees need business mobile devices and services, the costs and complexities add up quickly. How can you simplify mobility management and dramatically lower your total cost of ownership (TCO)?The key is Automated Mobility Management (AMM). Automation gives you the power to transform from cumbersome manual and reactive processes to […]



Cisco: Completely Changing the Way Your Network Runs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:45:31 +0000

(image) Before you get into the meat of this blog, I encourage you to take a peek at Cisco’s newest video for Cisco DNA Center Assurance. Yes, it’s an ad, but trust me this one is definitely worth your time: When Cisco makes a new product announcement, it’s usually a big splash in the industry – […]



Cisco Nexus 9000 Achieves a Clean Sweep of IT Brand Pulse Award 2018 ‘Medals’

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:40:20 +0000

(image) Though Cisco is a proud technology provider of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang, South Korea, sadly we are not a medal qualifier in any of the 102 events across 15 different sports. We did participate in our Olympics of sorts held last month though, in the form of the IT Brand Pulse Awards […]



Align to SANS Maturity Model, reduce attack surface with virtualization

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:25:12 +0000

(image) Anti-malware solutions often fail to prevent cyber attacks on end-user applications at an enterprise level. Most endpoint detection platforms are reactive and time-sensitive, so enterprises do more damage control than preventing risk. Isolation and micro-virtualization of endpoints proactively minimizes the attack surface to dramatically reduce breaches and false alerts. You’ve heard the saying, “the best […]



Citrix XenMobile Integration with Microsoft Intune/EMS Video

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:04:42 +0000

(image) XenMobile integration with Microsoft Intune/EMS is a feature of XenMobile Service that adds value to Microsoft EMS + Intune by providing secure access to on-premises resources for Intune and EMS-enabled apps, such as Office365 and other line-of-business apps. It also provides security and productivity benefits to Intune and XenMobile customers. This video is from the […]



IoT Advisory Group Founder Stephen DiFranco Explains IoT and what it means to us! – Disrupt EUC Austin Keynote

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:56:42 +0000

(image) Stephen DiFranco, Principal, IoT Advisory Group does an amazing job explaining the IoT space and what that really means. Simply an amazing session! About Stephen DiFranco Stephen DiFranco is the founder of The IoT Advisory Group, a Silicon Valley firm that guides companies as they create, build, acquire and transact IoT business units. Stephen is an executive-in-residence at […]



Overview: Remote Desktop Solution vs. Remote Desktop Management Solution

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:00:45 +0000

(image) I was recently browsing through Spiceworks’ Remote Support Forum and noticed that some people think a remote desktop solution and a remote desktop management solution are the same thing. However, this is not the case, and understanding the differences is vital in choosing the right option for you. Here’s an overview: What Is a Remote […]



How to Avoid System Outages & Most Common Severity Level 1 Issues: Part 1

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:16:31 +0000

(image) You are already aware that if you and your users cannot access the system or its data, it can translate into more than a loss of revenue—it can damage your organization’s reputation. At DataCore we are committed to delivering the highest availability possible. In this series, our goal is to define severity levels and clarify […]



Cool things you didn’t know you can do with FSLogix

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:50:03 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Real-Time Digital Experience Monitoring with SysTrack Video

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:30:36 +0000

(image) At Lakeside, we have found that a robust approach to monitoring end user experience is one that uses both real-time and historical endpoint data. Watch this short demo to learn how you can use SysTrack for real-time digital experience monitoring. This video is from the fine folks at Lakeside Software.



deviceTRUST – Use Case (Secure Screen Saver) Video

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:01:05 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the screen saver settings on the endpoint are used to dynamically define a secure screen saver within the remote session based on the endpoint screen saver settings on logon, reconnect and during session runtime. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.



DISRUPT EUC – Austin Keynote Video: Luxottica – How they Manage 30,000 Devices with 1 Admin!

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:30:02 +0000

(image) As an example of how scalable and straightforward it is to manage your end-points with IGEL, we like to talk about a customer named Luxottica. They are the owners of Sunglass Hut and Lens Crafters, to name a couple. Luxottica has over 30,000 devices in over 5,000 global locations. All managed by 1 person, and […]



VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture Update Now Available

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:19:00 +0000

(image) The updated VMware Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition Reference Architecture is now available to download! VMware Horizon 7, the leading platform for Windows desktop and application virtualization, includes many integrated components to address a wide range of business requirements and use cases. This updated reference architecture provides guidance and best practices for IT organizations that want to design […]



Is Unified Monitoring ITSM’s Silver Bullet?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:55 +0000

(image) The continual cycle of monitoring and control has been – and will remain – a basis for setting strategy, design, delivery and improvement to digital business services. From a technology monitoring standpoint, as IT infrastructures evolve in scale and complexity, the number of different technology monitoring tools can quickly get out of control. A unified […]



Do you really NEED to persist Office 365/Outlook Indexing?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:50:46 +0000

(image) One of the many feature benefits in ProfileUnity is its ability to persist Office 365 Outlook Search Indexing from non-persistent desktop, DaaS, RDS, and Citrix XenApp sessions. This is very helpful to end users because in a non-persistent environment you would not want to keep indexing or OST files in the users roamed or streamed […]



SharePoint and GDPR Compliance – Classify, Prepare and Protect

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:38:51 +0000

(image) During the last couple of months, you have probably heard a lot about the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation which will apply from 25th May 2018. The GDPR is all about data classification, so you need to prepare SharePoint properly. The clock is ticking for all companies with operations in the European Union or […]



VeeamON 2018: The Attendee Kit

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:00:50 +0000

(image) After a great 2017, during which the Veeam Team hit it out of the park for a new sales record, VeeamON 2018 is on the horizon. There are three months left until we’ll all be heading to Chicago and, if you have not decided yet whether to make the trip, just remember this is THE […]



Become an IGEL IT Baller! Watch the Video!

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:45:09 +0000

(image) Become an IT BALLER! IGEL is giving away a total of $120,000! ENTER NOW: https://www.igel.com/itballer/ This video is from the fine folks at IGEL Technology. Learn more: Download IGEL OS and  End-Point Management (UMS) Software. View more IGEL Resources, videos, white papers, case studies, data sheets.



What Will AIOps and Machine Learning Mean for IT?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:32:00 +0000

(image) If data is the new oil, AIOps is IT’s refinery. Short for artificial intelligence for IT operations, AIOps refers to software that combines big data and AI, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), and/or associated technologies to help IT manage data and find insights faster. But what does comparing data to oil mean in practical […]



Citrix: Unified Management Framework Delivers a New Citrix Workspace IoT User Experience

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:22:00 +0000

(image) Citrix Ready workspace hub includes a full stack of Citrix technology and is manageable by Citrix XenMobile UEM IoT means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For Citrix, delivering IoT solutions is about providing our customers with security, experience, and choice as they determining the best ways to deliver workspace […]



Cisco: Your Guide to The Multicloud World, Part 1

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:12:19 +0000

(image) The world is going multicloud. Organizations seeking the efficiency, speed, scalability and reduced costs the cloud promises, are rapidly moving applications and data out of their on-premises environments and into the private and public clouds, and increasingly – for high availability and disaster recovery – to more than one cloud. According to an IDC survey […]



Gartner Confirms Dell EMC Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Leadership

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:56:22 +0000

(image) Dell EMC is pleased to be named a leader in the first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Hyper-converged Infrastructure. Dell EMC and VMware represented Dell Technologies in the leaders quadrant, which also included industry pioneer and Dell EMC partner Nutanix. This is the 15th Magic Quadrant leaders position for Dell Technologies overall, and we believe […]



Gartner: Launching Gartner’s New Blockchain Key Initiative

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:36:07 +0000

(image) Blockchain technology promises a new paradigm in computing that can impact markets, businesses and even society and the hype remains high. Blockchain was the most searched term by our clients on the Gartner research portal in 2017. But, successful implementations are rare and most organizations are just starting to explore how they can make use […]



2018 Server Trends & Observations

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:20:00 +0000

(image) Trends & Observations can serve two purposes. One, a view into a possible state and two, a reflection of things around us that can lead to disruptions.  Sometimes you have to look closely to see the trees and other times far away to see the forest. #1 Customer is King The customer it turns out, […]



A message fr Sumit Dhawan, VMware Sr VP and GM to IGEL Disrupt

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:10:08 +0000

(image) This video is from the fine folks at IGEL Technology. Learn more: Download IGEL OS and  End-Point Management (UMS) Software. View more IGEL Resources, videos, white papers, case studies, data sheets.



Cisco: Security at the Speed of Business

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:47:00 +0000

(image) In Part One of this blog series DevSecOps – Win Win for All, we established a foundation for DevSecOps practices with our Cloud Security Manifesto. In Part 2 of this series, we will describe another key aspect of DevSecOps – developing security guardrails with a hands-on approach via Agile hackathons. DevSecOps is about bridging DevOps […]



Cisco: A Strategy for Multicloud Success

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:45:05 +0000

(image) Organizations universally agree that cloud solutions provide compelling benefits in speed, flexibility, cost model and architecture. Trade publications regularly document the latest cloud news. Vendors rush to incorporate cloud into their solutions. Industry analysts capture the latest cloud trends and predict the direction of the cloud market. However, while organizations increasingly invest in cloud to […]



Citrix XenMobile integration with Microsoft EMS/Intune – Technical Overview Video

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:20:20 +0000

(image) Get a technical overview of how Citrix XenMobile and EMS can enhance the security and productivity of your O365 deployment. For more information visit: This video is from the fine folks at Citrix



eG Innovations: Citrix XenAppp / XenDesktop 6.5 EOL, To Upgrade or Not and How – Podcast Episode 299

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:07:55 +0000

(image) In episode 299, Douglas Brown interviews Bala Murugan Vaidhinathan, Chief Technology Officer at eG Innovations. Plus, we are happy to have Shashidhar Reddy from Citrix Ready with us to discuss the Citrix Ready point of view! Together we have a lively discussion on the upcoming end-of-life on Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 6.5. The panel discusses […]



VMware vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 End of General Support Reminder

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:58:00 +0000

(image) We would like to remind you that the End of General Support (EOGS) for vSphere 5.5 and vSAN 5.5 is September 19, 2018. To maintain your full level of Support and Subscription Services, VMware recommends upgrading to vSphere 6.5. Note that by upgrading to vSphere 6.5 you not only get all the latest capabilities of […]



VMware Announces Network Ports in VMware Horizon Cloud Service

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:35:00 +0000

(image) The inaugural version of the Network Ports in VMware Horizon Cloud Service white paper has just been released. You can refer to this white paper as you plan the network traffic flows and ports that are so critical to any infrastructure. This white paper provides the port requirements for connectivity between the components and servers […]



Password Best Practices Using Remote Desktop Manager

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 +0000

(image) How can Remote Desktop Manager help make your system more secure? How can RDM help you ensure that your whole organization implements its password policy best practices? Even if your user guidelines for password security are clear as water, if you look hard enough, I can guarantee you’ll find at least one person in your […]



Dell EMC VxBlock 1000 Re-Defines IT Agility for the Enterprise

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:30:26 +0000

(image) When it comes to IT, flexibility and agility are not just states of mind. If IT leaders are going to succeed in the digital era those attributes need to be built into modern IT platforms from the ground up. With that simple but powerful idea in mind we at Dell EMC are proud to unveil […]



Top 3 reasons to attend DockerCon 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:26:00 +0000

(image) In case you missed it, DockerCon 2018 will take place at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on June 13-15, 2018. DockerCon is where the Docker community comes to learn, belong, and collaborate. Attendees are a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced users who are all looking to level up their skills and go home inspired. With […]



Cisco Container Platform – Kubernetes for the Enterprise

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 06:30:57 +0000

(image) Developed by Google to shepherd their in-house container clusters, Kubernetes has been vying for the attention and adoption of cloud architects. For the past several years, Docker Swarm, Mesos and Kubernetes have engaged in the duel to bring orchestration nirvana to containerized applications. While there are other participants in the fray and while Mesos has […]



New VMware KB articles published for week ending 11th February 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:30:32 +0000

(image) VMware vRealize Operations for Published Applications V4PA Broker agent utility controller credentials entries get removed Date Published:2018/2/5 VMware ESXi Windows Server version 1709 crashes or restarts automatically when hot adding vCPU Date Published:2018/2/5 16.04 VM (from .ova file) hangs at “non blocking pool is initialized” during booting Date Published:2018/2/6 VMware Tools ‘VMware Tools user service’ […]



Red Hat: My journey from BASIC to Linux

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:09:21 +0000

(image) I think of computing today as being the convergence of at least three major threads that were once largely apart from each other. There were the proprietary hardware and software stacks: mainframes and their minicomputer counterparts. There was the proto-Internet and Unix, proprietary in their own way but leading to Linux and open source. And […]



Three root cause analysis methods to help solve VDI issues

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:40:50 +0000

(image) an issue happened in the first place by analyzing the root cause. The right root cause analysis methods can not only help IT pros pinpoint why VDI issues are happening, but can also prevent those problems from reoccurring and save time, which also saves money. Root cause analysis also helps ensure the long-term success and […]



My thoughts on Citrix buying Cedexis and what it is?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:20:56 +0000

(image) Earlier today Citrix announced publicly that they have bought the company Cedexis. (If you didn’t catch the news you can read the official blogpost here –>  https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2018/02/12/citrix-acquires-cedexis/) Being the tech-curious mind that I am, and started to read through the official blogpost didn’t give me any clarity in what kind of value it would actually […]



Citrix Machine Creation Services Demystified Part I

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:08:30 +0000

(image) Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) is already available for a pretty long time. Developed as an alternative for Citrix Provisioning Services (and a reaction to VMware Linked Clones). A topic for discussion between the MCS proponents and the PVS proponents. Loved by the easiness to use it, however also not much documentation available about it […]



Docker for Windows Desktop 18.02 with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:30:03 +0000

(image) The headline feature in Docker for Windows Desktop 18.02 is the option for an automated Kubernetes cluster, enabling native support of your favorite Kubernetes tools with Linux containers on your Windows desktop. That’s a big deal. You can try it out by using the whale icon in the system tray to set Docker for Windows Desktop […]



Hyperconvergence plays a pivotal role at Red Bull Racing

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:12:37 +0000

(image) You don’t have to be a Formula One fanatic to understand that successful racing is all about performance, precision, agility, and … (wait for it) … data. Neil Bailey, head of IT infrastructure at Red Bull Racing, knows that as well as anyone. Based in Buckinghamshire, England, Red Bull Racing designs, manufactures, and races high-performance […]



Nutanix: Service Providers and the Meaning of “One OS. One Click. Any Cloud.”: Part 1

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:34 +0000

(image) At Nutanix, we describe our Enterprise Cloud as One OS. One Click. Any Cloud. Because Nutanix software provides a single operating system across multiple cloud environments, it can provide your organization a true ‘public cloud–like’ experience across your entire IT fabric. That’s a compelling vision for today’s enterprises. However, if your organization is a service […]



Malware copies file to evade anti-virus, detection-based cybersecurity tools

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:19:34 +0000

(image) New malware technique evades detection by simply copying a file We break it down step-by-step to show you how it works Innovative hackers continue to deliver sophisticated malware that evades detection The Bromium Lab is back to break down a recent outbreak of sneaky malware, shared with us by some of our customers who caught […]



HPE: Optimize memory-centric workloads with enhanced server architecture

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:02:36 +0000

(image) The HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server can remove the bottlenecks of memory and I/O with the help of the AMD EPYC processor. Read on to learn how your enterprise can benefit even more. To digitally transform, your organization must be able to tackle an increasingly diverse—and incredibly large—amount of data. In other words, your enterprise […]



IGEL Marks Record Software Sales Growth for the Year Ended 2017

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:45:51 +0000

(image) U.S. Revenue Grows 74% Driven by a 589% Increase in U.S. Software License Revenue IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced record results for the year ended 2017 with 74% revenue growth in the U.S., year-over-year. Growth was significantly driven by record software sales, which were up 589% […]



Demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Accelerates as Enterprises Move to the Cloud

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:25:56 +0000

(image) More than 25,000 organizations, representing 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, have downloaded Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 to protect their data Veeam reports 327 percent quarter–over–quarter revenue growth of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Huge adoption on the heels of the most successful fiscal year for Veeam’s Cloud business, reporting 50 percent […]



VMware Named a Leader in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:08:36 +0000

(image) VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that VMware has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. (1) “In our view, Gartner has recognized the important role software plays in powering next-generation hyperconverged infrastructure in this report,” said Lee Caswell, vice president of product, Storage and Availability Business Unit, VMware. “We believe this Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged […]



Worldline Selects VMware Network Virtualization and Cloud Management Platforms to Accelerate Innovation and Time to Market

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:18 +0000

(image) Shorter application development lifecycles reduce time to market for new services Cloud and network automation capabilities can free up IT resources, raise customer satisfaction levels and support Worldline’s ability to expand services to more countries VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that Worldline, a European leader in the payments […]



Microsoft Announces Windows Defender ATP support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:22:56 +0000

(image) With Windows 10 we built the most secure Windows ever, by hardening the platform itself and by developing Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) – a unified endpoint security platform that helps stop breaches. This means that for the first time we’ve built threat and exploit protection, and Endpoint Detection & Response right into the […]



Cisco: Acceleration of the Multicloud Era

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:00:31 +0000

(image) Cloud represents incredible opportunity for our customers, and it’s fueling massive growth in multiple dimensions. The recent update of the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI) study predicts global cloud traffic to skyrocket to 19.5 ZB (1.6 ZB per month) by the end of 2021, growing 3.3-fold over the next five years. Cloud is also creating […]



World Backup Day 2018 data protection readiness reminder

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:39:45 +0000

(image) World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder It’s that time of year again, World Backup Day 2018 Data Protection Readiness Reminder. In case you have forgotten, or were not aware, this coming Saturday March 31 is World Backup (and recovery day). The annual day is a to remember to make sure you are protecting […]



Microsoft: Application consistent backup for Linux VMs using Azure Backup is generally available

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:30:19 +0000

(image) We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of application consistent backup for Linux VMs running in Azure using Azure Backup. We did a preview of this feature last year and customers are already using this framework for various applications like Oracle, MySQL, Mongo DB, SAP HANA, and PostGreSQL. What is application consistent backup? […]



Modular System CPU and Memory Configurations can affect Performance.

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:20:40 +0000

(image) This Blog will try to help you understand how CPU and memory choices affect performance in Dell Modular servers, as it relates to new Skylake processors. The new Skylake Processors have 6 Memory channels per CPU. These memory channels must be populated in certain ways and combined with the right processor choice to achieve the […]



Cloud and Certification

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:20:26 +0000

(image) The move to the cloud and cloud adoption will effect many working in IT, as an moderator on the TechNet forum for Education and Certification I see many questions on what certification to acquire to be ready for the demand on Cloud specialists.How should you invest your time and money to be ready for the […]



Remote Desktop Manager 13 New Feature: Google Drive Integration

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:00:46 +0000

(image) As you probably know, RDM integrates with several public object storage repositories, such as AmazonS3, Azure Blog, Dropbox, OneDrive and Azure Table Storage Explorer. But there was always one guest missing from the party — until now! Behold a new integration that lets you launch Google Drive directly from RDM. Google Drive allows you to access […]



Top 10 Password Policies and Best Practices for System Administrators

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:05:07 +0000

(image) We all know that a strong password policy is the front line of defense to protect our financial transactions, personal communications and private information stored online. For end-users, using a strong password at work is as important as it is at home, it is your own personal bodyguard defending you with everything he has against […]



Cloud Wars – IBM vs Microsoft vs Google vs Amazon IaaS

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:43:44 +0000

(image) In my previous blog post I did a short overview of the different cloud vendors, a bit about their focus areas and also a bit about strengths and weaknesses. The blogpost can be found here –>http://bit.ly/2CrBgZA .In this post I want to focus more on IaaS and the offerings surrounding it, first I want describe […]



Citrix App Layering: A Masterpiece of the New Digital Workspace

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:17:43 +0000

(image) When you think about optimizing your Digital Workspace, you’re probably thinking about several things. One of the most time-consuming parts of managing and maintaining a Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environment, whether it’s a Provisioning Services or Machine Creation Services, on-premises, hybrid and/or full cloud deployment – is the application maintenance of the golden image. At Citrix Synergy last year, Ron Oglesby showed a nice example how all the processes […]



Hyper-V Backup Guide for VMware Administrators

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:10:06 +0000

(image) With Microsoft Hyper-V gaining more market share and coming of age, VMware administrators are finding themselves having to administer Hyper-V alongside vSphere in their environments. There are certainly similarities in administering the various hypervisors, including VMware and Hyper-V, but there are also subtle (if not more major) differences as well. Often, out of habit, we […]



FSLogix leads the race in Office 365 Non-Persistent Comparison Matrix

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:40:35 +0000

(image) EUC architect and distinguished engineer, David Wilkinson, recently published his analysis on challenges experienced when adding Office 365 to a virtual desktop environment. Key challenge areas include Outlook cache, Outlook search indexing, and OneDrive for Business. Outlook CEM is also required for many business critical application plugins to function. This is a summary of his […]



A refreshing way to manage vGPU in VDI

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:28:57 +0000

(image) Good news – vGPU adoption is skyrocketing. Bad news – vGPU environments aren’t being managed as well as they should. Until now… The benefits of virtual GPU (vGPU) in a VDI environment are becoming clearer every day (here’s an example). It’s difficult to find a use case that’s not graphics-intensive. Medical image processing? Yes. Video-embedded […]



Liquidware user experience monitoring fills gap in DaaS migration

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:14:50 +0000

(image) When IT leaders at a global events and publishing company chose to move their physical and virtual desktops to the cloud, they quickly discovered they couldn’t do it alone. By early 2016, Informa had more than 1,000 employees using Citrix virtual desktops. As that number had grown, the desktops and their support infrastructure became increasingly […]



Gabe Knuth: Why I joined FSLogix

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:00:32 +0000

(image) Sometimes life gives you an opportunity that you can’t pass up, and I’ve been fortunate to have a few of those occasions in my career. The first was a random encounter with Brian Madden when we both worked at reseller in Cleveland, OH, who said he was off to do a proof of concept for […]