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AWS re:invent 2017 Video: IAM Policy Ninja

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:40:04 +0000

(image) Are you interested in learning how to control access to your AWS resources? Have you wondered how to best scope permissions to achieve least-privilege permissions access control? If your answer is “yes”, this session is for you. We look at the Identity & Access Management policy language, starting with the basics of the policy language […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: GPS – IAM Best Practices and Becoming an IAM Ninja

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:20:38 +0000

(image) Identity & Access Management is the foundation that all AWS services require to function and perform any action. Mastering IAM is the skill set you need in your arsenal so that you can provide best-in-breed services through your application or services to your customers. This session shows you best practices for IAM, the latest service […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Optimizing Serverless Application Data Tiers with Amazon DynamoDB

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:00:45 +0000

(image) As a fully managed database service, Amazon DynamoDB is a natural fit for serverless architectures. In this session, we dive deep into why and how to use DynamoDB in serverless applications, followed by a real-world use case from CapitalOne. First, we dive into the relevant DynamoDB features, and how you can use it effectively with […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory Deep Dive

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:10:54 +0000

(image) When you move Windows workloads to AWS, it is important to have an Active Directory in the cloud to support group policy management, authentication, and authorization. This session is a deep dive on AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD). We cover how the service operates […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Analyzing Streaming Data in Real Time with Amazon Kinesis

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 16:00:15 +0000

(image) Amazon Kinesis makes it easy to collect, process, and analyze real-time, streaming data so you can get timely insights and react quickly to new information. In this session, we present an end-to-end streaming data solution using Kinesis Streams for data ingestion, Kinesis Analytics for real-time processing, and Kinesis Firehose for persistence. We review in detail […]


Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:30:51 +0000

(image) NVIDIA TITAN V is the most powerful graphics card ever created for the PC, driven by the world’s most advanced architecture—NVIDIA Volta. NVIDIA’s supercomputing GPU architecture is now here for your PC, and fueling breakthroughs in every industry. This video is via NVIDIA.

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Amazon Connect Delivers Personalized Customer Experiences for You

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:50:32 +0000

(image) Join us for an overview and demonstration of Amazon Connect, a self-service, cloud-based contact center based on the same technology used by Amazon customer service associates worldwide to power millions of conversations. The self-service graphical interface in Amazon Connect makes it easy to design contact flows for self and assisted call-handling experiences, manage agents, and […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Building a Secure and Healthcare-Compliant Platform for Adopting

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:48:18 +0000

(image) This session provides an overview of how Change Healthcare invested in people, process, and an automation platform to adopt a cloud-first strategy. Starting from building a Cloud Center of Excellence team, they identified the compliance, security, and cost optimization requirements and process required to build a framework. They also embedded healthcare compliance, security, architecture best […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Navigating HIPAA and HITRUST: A Quick-Start Guide to Account Gov

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:40:33 +0000

(image) Join AWS in examining governance and compliance designs aimed at helping organizations meet HIPAA and HITRUST standards. Learn how to better validate and document your compliance, expedite access to AWS compliance accelerators, and discover new ways to use AWS native features to monitor and control your accounts. This session is for a technical audience seeking […]

DataCore MaxParallel for Microsoft SQL Server – Speed up SQL with Parallel Processing – Podcast Episode 293

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:12:37 +0000

(image) In episode 293, Douglas Brown interviews Augie Gonzalez, Director of Product Marketing at DataCore Software. Augie and Douglas discuss DataCore’s new MaxParallel for Microsoft SQL Server solution to speed up database transactions using parallel processing.  Augie gives us a deep dive into the why, how, use cases and even a bit about the future of […]

Citrix: Reliability is a “Must Have” for Delivering Apps from the Cloud

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:42:33 +0000

(image) In the first blog post in our series on hybrid cloud world challenges for application delivery, we learned that there are three areas to address: reliable access & delivery, trusted security, and visibility through intelligent analytics. We will focus this post on diving into reliable access. Many organizations are starting to use hybrid- and multi-cloud […]

Diving Deep on Devolutions’ “Live Demo”

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:00:16 +0000

(image) As an IT pro, your intelligence, self-discipline, and laser-like focus give you valuable insights that dig far below first impressions. You don’t settle for surface appearances. You dive deep in pursuit of knowledge and understanding. At Devolutions, we not only “get that” about you, we ARE you — because we’re IT pros, too. In fact, […]

AWS reInvent Highlights – NeuVector

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:47:47 +0000

(image) This was my first time attending AWS re:Invent. NeuVector was also a sponsor and our team was here to meet with customers and discuss their use cases. Although Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are rising rapidly, the vast user base of AWS and countless new features and improvements introduced every week make AWS the dominant […]

FSLogix – Context based Application Masking Access method Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:02:18 +0000

(image) In this use case video we show how the type of access (internal or external access) is used to dynamically apply the corresponding FSLogix App Masking policy within the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Conditional Access based on Security State) Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:15 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the security state of the security components on the endpoint (firewall, anti-spyware, anti-virus, Windows updates, etc.) control access to the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance Now Available with Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:50:14 +0000

(image) Today, in partnership with Nutanix, Citrix announced the availability of Nutanix InstantOn for Citrix Cloud as the industry’s first Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance. This makes it faster and easier to deliver secure digital workspaces in today’s hybrid cloud world. The Citrix Ready Workspace Appliance program was designed with one thing in mind: you – our […]

Extract More Value out of Microsoft SCOM with This SCOM Management Pack

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:42:51 +0000

(image) Microsoft SCOM is an essential infrastructure monitoring tool for IT operations. Adding in the ability to monitor applications, usage, and end-user experience with the SysTrack SCOM Workplace Analytics management pack extends the utility of SCOM to include user-centric monitoring within one unified console. Building the Best IT Toolbox Enterprise monitoring has become an essential tool […]

Microsoft Azure brings new Serverless and DevOps capabilities to the Kubernetes community

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:30:29 +0000

(image) Starting today, the Kubernetes community comes together at KubeCon in Austin, Texas, with the goal of making it easier than ever to use containers to modernize existing applications and manage new applications to drive digital transformation. Today and tomorrow we will be announcing more Kubernetes community projects and partnerships that extend what customers can do […]

Citrix NetScaler Master Class December 2017 – On Demand Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:16:19 +0000

(image) Welcome to the Citrix NetScaler Master Class. Get details on latest features of NetScaler, tips and tricks for easy configuration, and interact with our NetScaler product experts. Agenda “101” – SD-WAN; What’s all the fuss about “In the Spotlight” – NetScaler SD-WAN: new things that make your WAN Links better, cheaper Special Section – How […]

IGEL Extends Skype for Business Support to VMware Horizon Virtual Desktops

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:00:16 +0000

(image) The popular business communication platform’s high-definition audio and video conferencing capabilities are now available on IGEL OSTM-powered IGEL Universal DesktopTM thin clients configured for VMware Horizon® Client 4.6 IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has optimized the IGEL OS, adding support for Skype® for Business […]

Citrix: Three Reasons why SD-WAN is the Future of Branch Network Infrastructure

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:47:56 +0000

(image) SD-WAN, or software-defined WAN, is exploding at the rate of knots, and is the hottest topic within the networking space right now. Estimated to be worth just $225m back in 2015, IDC predicts that sales of SD-WAN technology will reach $1.19bn by the end of this year, and mushroom to $8.05bn by 2021.1 The reason for […]

Nutanix on 7 Reasons to Upgrade to AOS 5.5

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:30:04 +0000

(image) After much anticipation, AOS 5.5 is here! While many are focused on the star of this release, Calm automation and orchestration, I thought it would be good to share some thoughts on the top reasons to upgrade to 5.5 beyond Calm. Though Calm is a very cool new offering, our engineers have not forgotten the […]

How Can Cloud Infrastructure Help You Stay Competitive?

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:14:17 +0000

(image) We’ve become so accustomed to locking in certain functionality when we buy hardware devices that it’s now something we expect to upgrade in the future. Think about your smartphone, your desktops, your cars and all of your datacenter equipment. Even if what you have is still working, but it’s not as great anymore, we either […]

Simplifying the Management of Kubernetes with Docker Enterprise Edition

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:00:53 +0000

(image) Back in October at DockerCon Europe, we announced that Docker will be delivering a  seamless and simplified integration of Kubernetes into the Docker platform. By integrating Kubernetes with Docker EE, we provide the choice to use Kubernetes and/or Docker Swarm for orchestration while maintaining the consistent developer to operator workflow users have come to expect from […]

Why traditional storage doesn’t cut it it in the new world of containers

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:39:51 +0000

(image) Persistent storage for containers is a hot topic these days. While containers do a great job of storing application logic, they do not offer a built-in solution for storing application data across the lifecycle of containers. Ephemeral (or local) storage is not enough–Stateful applications require that the container data be available beyond the life of […]

Cisco UCS is #1 in x86 Blade Servers

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:20:48 +0000

(image) We are excited to be recognized as the leader in the worldwide x86 blade server market by IDC. This is a great milestone for Cisco UCS, especially as customers begin a technology refresh cycle based on Intel’s new Xeon Scalable Processor family to our new UCS M5 portfolio for increased performance and lower TCO. A Systems […]

Launch Applications the Amazon Way – AWS Online Tech Talk Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:10:04 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: –  Learn about DevOps best practices – Learn about setting up a CI/CD pipeline – Learn how to accelerate your workflow This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

IGEL – Wi-Fi Security driven Microsoft AppLocker Policy Video

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:16 +0000

(image) In this use case video we show how the Wi-Fi security settings of the used Wi-Fi network on the IGEL device control the Microsoft AppLocker configuration for controlling application access within the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Independent Research Firm Names VMware a Leader in Enterprise Mobility Management

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:45:35 +0000

(image) VMware Workspace ONE, powered by AirWatch, Ranks Highest in Current Offering and Market Presence Categories VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced it has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobility Management, Q4 2017, evaluating enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors. The report profiled 13 […]

Microsoft’s Always Connected PCs Enable a New Culture of Work

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:35:00 +0000

(image) New devices from HP and ASUS are instantly on, always connected with incredible battery life Throughout the history of personal computing, a steady wave of progress has changed how we interact with technology in both our work and personal lives. Microsoft and our partners have led many of these shifts in technology like enabling the […]

Gartner: Serverless, Servers and Cloud Management at AWS re:Invent 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:11:52 +0000

(image) In the last few days, the press has been dominated by countless interpretations of the myriad of AWS re:Invent announcements. Every article I read was trying (hard) to extract some kind of trend or direction from the overall conference. However, it was simply succeeding in providing a single and narrow perspective. AWS have simply tried […]

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Security Spending Will Reach $96 Billion in 2018, Up 8 Percent from 2017

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:05:00 +0000

(image) Security Risks Drive Growth in Overall Security Spending Gartner, Inc. forecasts worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 percent from 2017. Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buyer mindset, awareness of emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy. “Overall, […]

VMware Video: Digital Transformation and cloud adoption with UN:Think Google Hangout

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:45:53 +0000

(image) In our first ever UN:Think community hangout, Alex Matthews, EMEA Technical Solution Architect Manager, Strategic Alliances at VMware hosted an insightful discussion on digital transformation and cloud adoption. Joining him was Ashish Saxena, Leader and Head of Digital Transformation/Analytics at Cognizant Technology Solutions; Guy Ratcliffe, Head of Offerings Fujitsu EMEIA and Paul McSharry, Independent VMware […]

Patching Missteps Are Not an Excuse to Blame Victims of Ransomware Attacks

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:30:10 +0000

(image) “It’s their own fault. They wouldn’t have been hit if they’d kept up with their patches and updates.” How many times did we hear this line in the wake of WannaCry, Petya and virtually every other cyber attack that has exploited known vulnerabilities in recent years? To hear the Monday-morning quarterbacks talk, you’d think data […]

Cisco: IBM Simplifies, Automates, Smartens Multinetwork offering with SD-WAN

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:14:31 +0000

(image) Simultaneously, IT operations are becoming more centralized while business operations and company employees are becoming more decentralized, changing the role of WAN to take on an even greater importance.  That importance is hampered by the rising costs of traditional (MPLS) connectivity, the breadth of WAN providers required, management complexity, and an overall lack of agility. […]

VMware: How the CIO Is Changing the Game

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:59:00 +0000

(image) The future runs through the office of the CIO. For years considered a minor player in the C-suite, CIOs now find themselves thrust onto the center stage of one of the most profound business transformations in history. Indeed, it could be argued that, in many respects, with technology so important to an organization’s continuing viability […]

Microsoft: Don’t build your cloud home on shaky foundations

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:48:57 +0000

(image) You probably wouldn’t furnish a house you’re building with a state of the art entertainment system without first installing doors and an alarm system. Similarly, it isn’t advisable to put valuable applications and data used to run your business in the cloud without ensuring the proper foundational security and governance controls are in place. Great […]

RES ONE Workspace 2016 SR1 Supports Windows 10 ‘Anniversary’ Edition: Branches Gone Wild!

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 07:50:47 +0000

(image) Today, we’re very proud to announce the availability of RES ONE Workspace 2016 SR1. With this release, we will officially support the latest edition of Windows 10, version 1607 or otherwise known as the ‘Anniversary’ edition. But wait… what about the various branches of Windows 10?! Not familiar with the branches? Here are all the versions of Windows […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Rethink Your Graphics Workstation Strategy with Amazon AppStream

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:31:16 +0000

(image) In this session, we explore how enterprises are rethinking their graphics workstation strategy, and moving their 3D apps to the cloud using Amazon AppStream 2.0. We discuss common use cases for delivering 3D apps to users and how to implement them. You’ll learn about the benefits of integration with other AWS resources for driving simulations […]

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Conditional Access based on Wi-Fi Security) Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 20:00:13 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the Wi-Fi security settings of the Wi-Fi network used on the endpoint control access to the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Microsoft Video: The New Always Connected PCs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:14:53 +0000

(image) Amazing. Always on. Always connected. Discover new PCs with Windows 10 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform with secure LTE and battery power for your busiest weeks. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Citrix Optimizer Explained

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:48:37 +0000

(image) I’ve always found the way operating systems evolve and adapt to be fascinating. They have more functionality with every release, their inner workings are more intelligent, they can automatically adapt to different situations, and are generally a lot more complex than we realize — up to the point where what we think we know about […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 3rd December 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 18:15:32 +0000

(image) VMware NSX for vSphere Upgrading from NSX-v 6.2.0, 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 to NSX-v 6.3.5 fails Date Published: 2017/11/27 Performance issues when third party file filter drivers co-exist with Guest Introspection drivers Date Published: 2017/11/30 VMware ESXi Permission for Domain Group removed when Active Directory is not reachable Date Published: 2017/11/29 Virtual machines might be migrated […]

Containers and a More Agile DevOps Approach

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:52:23 +0000

(image) Let’s talk about containers and data centers for a moment. If you need a more agile DevOps team, it’s time to take a closer look at them. Containers provide virtualization at the operating system level. They are a lightweight approach to virtualization that provides the bare minimum for an application to run and function as […]

IGEL – Wi-Fi Security driven Conditional Access Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:30:14 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the Wi-Fi security settings of the Wi-Fi network used on the IGEL endpoint control access to the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

deviceTRUST – Use Case (DPI Scaling) Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:02:12 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the DPI settings of the endpoint dynamically define the DPI settings of the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Building a pet recognition door Using Windows 10 IoT Core – Microsoft Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:47:53 +0000

(image) With Windows 10 IoT Core, you can build devices to power your purrrrfect world. Build a Pet Recognition Door by connecting a webcam, infrared motion sensor, servo motors, and OpenCV facial recognition on a Minnowboard Max running Windows IoT Core. This Pet Recognition Door will let your pet come and go, while keeping unwelcome critters […]

How to use FSLogix Office 365 Containers with Ivanti/RES ONE Workspace

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:34:45 +0000

(image) In today’s modern workspace we’re seeing a shift towards running non-persistent environments. Devices run from a single Golden Image and user data is saved in roaming, streamed, or hybrid profiles. This has a lot of benefits, but it comes with a big drawback in managing the Microsoft Office 365 cache. In Chris Twiest’s latest blog, Why […]

Office 365: Past, Present and Future – On-Demand Webinar

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:07:11 +0000

(image) In this short webinar, Oli Restorick, ComputerWorld’s Microsoft Specialist discusses all things Office 365. Oli touches upon different stages and applications that have been introduced over the 10 year’s since Microsoft launched their cloud applications. This video is from the fine folks at ComputerWorld Group.

Gain Application-Level GPU Visibility with Liquidware Stratusphere UX

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:00:51 +0000

(image) Just over a year ago, we added GPU visibility within Stratusphere UX. Through our partnership and the NVIDIA GRID software development kit made available to us, we incorporated machine-level GPU metrics into the Stratusphere UX Advanced Inspectors. Very soon Liquidware will release Stratusphere UX 6.0, which will further peel back the layers of video performance visibility and offer […]

AWS Video: Deploying Business Analytics at Enterprise Scale

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:49:23 +0000

(image) One of the biggest trade-offs customers usually make when it comes to deploying BI solutions at scale is agility vs. governance. Large scale BI implementations with the right governance structure can take months to design and deploy. In this session, you will learn how you can avoid making this trade-off using Amazon QuickSight. Attend this […]

ScaleArc + Microsoft Transforming Your Business with Data and AI

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:28:45 +0000

(image) In our webinar series with Microsoft, this 25-minute session focuses on leveraging Data and AI to transform your business. This video is from the fine folks at ScaleArc.

Citrix: Why is Everyone Talking about Citrix and Kubernetes?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:14:53 +0000

(image) Faster application development and deployment are the new mantras for IT, Digital, and DevOps teams. Microservices are the emerging application architecture. As customers make this migration, they will do so in steps —beginning with a static architecture in which containers are deployed manually — then ultimately moving to a robust, automated architecture with service discovery, […]

Microsoft: Conquering the Upfront Cost Barrier to IoT

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:03:58 +0000

(image) According to a recent report from the International Data Center (IDC), How government organizations look at IoT, the top three roadblocks to IoT deployment are upfront costs, security, and privacy.[1] Over 30 billion devices are estimated to be connected to the internet by 2020.[2] The Internet of Things (IoT) can offer government agencies new and […]

Citrix: Application Analytics in Citrix Director

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:21:48 +0000

(image) Citrix Director displays information related to the published applications in the XenApp and XenDesktop environment in several contexts. Administrators can view Application Instances in Filters view, Application Usage, and Application Failures in Capacity Management under Trends view. Application Analytics released with Citrix Director 7.16 adds to this list of features related to application monitoring. Application […]

Citrix XenMobile – Working through REST API Part 3: Enrollment

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:42 +0000

(image) It has been a while since my two first blog posts in this series, as I have been kept very busy lately. The plan for my third post, is to show how you can customize enrollment into XenMobile to fit your special needs! First things first: Here is my first blog post, showing the technique. […]

How do you integrate and implement DevOps into a mature environment?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:49:23 +0000

(image) Historically, IT has existed in a very siloed environment, with each function working on its own piece of the puzzle and nothing else. Silos are a natural outgrowth of specialized skills, and this mindset continued to be entrenched as IT grew into a more vital component of business. However, this method was not perfect. For […]

IGEL’s Enit Nichani Wins First Ever Pipeline Marketing Award

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:30:29 +0000

(image) IGEL is all about firsts.  We’re first to bring more powerful endpoint software to the thin client market to better serve remote and mobile workers.  We’re first to bring a USB device, the UD Pocket, to disrupt the way enterprises have been thinking of serving up desktop screens to their remote workers.  We’re first because […]

Gartner: By 2022, One in Five Workers Engaged in Mostly Nonroutine Tasks Will Rely on AI to Do Their Jobs

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:20:50 +0000

(image) Artificial intelligence (AI) is hitting its stride.  Articles and conference presentations expound on how AI can transform smart cities, your shopping experience, and medical diagnosis.  Not to mention self-driving vehicles, drone targeting, and, when you finally decide to relax at home, beating you at whatever games you decide to play.  But overlooked in all these use cases […]

VMware Introduces Major Update for Integrated Hybrid Cloud Platform

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:02:32 +0000

(image) VMware Cloud Foundation 2.3 Speeds Time to Deploy Hybrid Cloud by Adding Full Set of Cloud Management Capabilities Platform Now Automates Deployment and Configuration of VMware vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations and vRealize Log Insight for Consistent Operations Across Clouds New Heterogeneous Server Support to Offer Customers Increased Hardware Flexibility VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today unveiled VMware Cloud Foundation™ 2.3, which will […]

Amazon ECS Support for Windows Server Containers is Generally Available

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:39:50 +0000

(image) Previously, Windows containers were supported by Amazon ECS as a public beta. Now, Amazon ECS provides an ECS-Optimized Windows Server Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which is based on the EC2 Windows Server 2016 AMI and includes Docker 17.06 Enterprise Edition and the ECS Agent 1.16. This AMI provides improved instance and container launch time performance. […]

Cisco: Industry Transformation 10 Years in the Making

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:31:55 +0000

(image) We’ve come a long way as an industry in last 10 years.  As I travel to #KubeCon in Austin, I’m reflecting back on what has changed. 10 years ago, I ran an independent research group called the IT Process Institute, and was lead researcher on a study designed to identify change, config, release best practices. […]

Google Cloud: Get ready for AI to help make your business more productive

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:15:40 +0000

(image) Employees are drowning in a sea of data and sprawling digital tools, using an average of 6.1 mobile apps for work purposes today, according to a recent CCS Insight survey of IT decision-makers. Part of the reason we’ve seen a lag in macro productivity since the 2008 financial crisis is that we waste a lot […]

Your UNIX alternative with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Azure

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:54:48 +0000

(image) For many organizations, IT modernization begins with the operating system. In the last few years, migrating workloads to Linux from RISC systems has accelerated as organizations seek to take advantage of the potential price/performance advantage of x86 blade hardware solutions. However, as open source becomes more pervasive, many enterprises are realizing additional benefits. Not only […]

Cisco: You already own the most powerful security tool. Are you really using it? Really?

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:22:39 +0000

(image) See and stop threats using your existing network. If you live in the United States, there’s a 44% chance your most valuable personal data were recently compromised[1]. The silver lining, if there is one, is that this breach compelled many to start actively monitoring their credit report for signs of suspicious activity. It often takes […]

Deep Learning for Industrial IoT – AWS re:invent 2017 Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:06:18 +0000

(image) Deep learning and IoT are emerging as an innovative pairing due to the explosion of data produced by a growing number of devices. The data this is generating needs to be quickly analyzed to produce meaningful insights and take action. In this session, we discuss how deep learning can be applied to real-world IoT use […]

Good DaaS, Bad DaaS, Not DaaS! A Primer for Modern CIOs.

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:51:33 +0000

(image) I recently attended the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, and amid the head-spinning barrage of presentations and announcements that were made, one slide stood out for me: Why is it my favorite? Because it underscores the common theme we hear from every CIO we visit. On-premises legacy solutions have lost any remaining luster and […]

Cisco: Introducing a New Addition to Cisco’s Security Impact Rating

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:50:47 +0000

(image) The Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is committed to protecting customers by sharing security-related information in a timely manner and in different formats. Although some of the information that we receive may not relate to a specific vulnerability or issue in a Cisco product, the information may be valuable to our customers. For […]

Is your business moving to the cloud and modern app development? – Citrix On-Demand Webinar

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:50:33 +0000

(image) View this webinar and learn: why customers are not convinced that F5 is the right choice for them, common enterprise application delivery use cases, and why Citrix NetScaler is gaining popularity amongst former F5 customers. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Announcing the General Availability of containerd 1.0, the industry-standard runtime used by millions of users

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:04:27 +0000

(image) Today, we’re pleased to announce that containerd (pronounced Con-Tay-Ner-D), an industry-standard runtime for building container solutions, has reached its 1.0 milestone. containerd has already been deployed in millions of systems in production today, making it the most widely adopted runtime and an essential upstream component of the Docker platform. Built to address the needs of […]

Storage Field Day 14 #SFD14 – Define Tomorrow

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:50:48 +0000

(image) Unusually DellEMC sponsored three of the sessions meaning there wasn’t as much traveling around as some of the SFD events. For me working regularly with Dell EMC technoligies it allowed me to get a deeper understand of the Dell EMC product range but also speak to some great tech start ups. I plan on writing […]

Accessing Azure Advisor using REST API

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:35:51 +0000

(image) One of the cool still faily new services in Azure is the Azure Advisor feature. Azure Advisor is a service which provides insight into your subscription based upon high-availability, cost, performance or security (which is using Azure Security Center) Using the UI (Portal) You can also download recommendations either using Excel or using PDF as […]

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Dynamic Microsoft GPO Settings) Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 07:14:11 +0000

(image) In this use case video we show how the type of access (internal or external access) is used to dynamically control the screen saver settings of the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Benefits of HCI Powered by vSAN – VMware Video

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 03:21:06 +0000

(image) In this light-board video, Systems Engineer Simon Todd discusses the benefits of HCI powered by vSAN and why it matters in the data center. Learn how HCI can lower infrastructure costs, improve efficiency & performance and scale to accommodate your future needs. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.

AWS re:invent 2017: End-User Computing on AWS with Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppS

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:00:12 +0000

(image) IT organizations today need to support a modern, flexible, global workforce and ensure their users can be productive from anywhere. Moving desktops and applications to AWS offers improved security, scale, and performance, with cloud economics. In this session, we provide an overview of Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0, and talk through best practices for […]

Getting Started With the VMware Workspace ONE SDK Plugin for Apache Cordova – Video

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 23:00:16 +0000

(image) VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. Follow the VMware EUC Blog to learn more: See how to get started with the new SDK Plugin for Apache Cordova and VMware Workspace ONE. Read more: This video is from […]

Alexa for Business: Empower Your Organization to Use Alexa – Video

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:59:47 +0000

(image) Today, people spend too much of their day on tedious tasks at work, like managing their calendars, dialing in to meetings, or searching for information. But Alexa can help solve this problem by acting as an intelligent assistant at work. Alexa for Business makes it easy for you to use Alexa in your organization. Alexa […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: GPS: Image management Best Practices for Amazon WorkSpaces

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 22:18:12 +0000

(image) Desktop and Application Streaming solutions provide the “last mile” between users and their applications and data. In this session, we will review the elements and benefits of the layered desktop image, application dependencies, and lifecycle management of desktops. Liquidware Labs, a APN partner, will showcase their toolset that helps customers deploy on AWS with ease. […]

The last write wins – NO, it does not, we do!

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:20:47 +0000

(image) Last week I published a blog post around ProfileUnity named: The future looks bright for User Environment and Workspace Management, which, looking at the numbers was very well received – if you’ve missed it you can find it here. Today I’d like to focus on a more specific, and well-known issue that has been with us […]

Citrix: ICYMI – Recapping a Quarter of Citrix Cloud Enhancements

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 21:00:47 +0000

(image) Although we typically write blog posts about major enhancements to our products and solutions, it’s easy to forget about the smaller changes we make on an ongoing basis to improve our products and to make them more user-friendly. This post will look at some of the enhancements we rolled out over the last quarter or […]

Microsoft Announces the Lv2-Series VMs Powered by the AMD EPYC Processor

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:30:35 +0000

(image) Providing a diverse set of Virtual Machine sizes and the latest hardware is crucial to making sure that our customers get industry-leading performance for every one of their workloads. Today, I am excited to announced we are introducing the next generation of storage-optimized L-series VMs powered by AMD EPYCTM processors. We’re thrilled to have AMD […]

Citrix: A New Option to Protect Your Workspace: In-session Watermark

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:10:50 +0000

(image) We enforce security from the enterprise boundaries to every individual end point device. We design layered secure zones to prevent information leakage. We are armed to the teeth, protecting every bit of our information. But is that enough? Even a small leak could sink a great ship; every detail needs to be considered to foresee […]

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Microsoft AppLocker for device based Licensing) Video

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:44:09 +0000

(image) In this use case video we show how to make a device-based licensed application (e. g. Microsoft Visio) available in accordance with the license agreement within remote sessions. The unique serial number of the endoint is used to control the Microsoft AppLocker configuration, which in turn allows or prohibits the application licensed to the endpoint. […]

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Wi-Fi roaming based default printer) Video

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:40:08 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the default remote user session printer is automatically selected depending on the Wi-Fi access point connected to the endpoint. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

The Journey to 150,000 Containers at PayPal

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:25:50 +0000

(image) PayPal is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Their open digital payments platform gives 218 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. To achieve this, PayPal has built a global presence that must be highly […]

Lakeside and IGEL Partner to Help Simplify Virtualized Endpoint Management

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:00:49 +0000

(image) Ease of endpoint management vs. end-user satisfaction is a classic IT tradeoff. Modern users demand flexible workspaces but meeting those expectations can be a real challenge given the complexity of managing an environment rich with a variety of devices and software. How can you pivot your management strategy to create a win-win situation for users […]

Citrix XenApp Essentials – Part 2

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:43:50 +0000

(image) “XenApp Essentials, The Revenge: Return of the Kireeti.” It’s not all that uncommon that a sequel turns out better than the original. For example, “The God Father II”, “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back”… or my second marriage (RIMSHOT!) So, it is — with the fanfare, pomp and circumstance of these great […]

The Power of ScaleIO – Forrester Total Economy Impact Study

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:30:49 +0000

(image) Save $88.2M in costs – Check. 140,000 hours of developer productivity saved – Check. 20 million+ IOPS – Check. 5X improvement in deployment time – Check. Data migration – Every 25 Years…Check! Dell EMC commissioned Forrester to interview a large, global financial institution – a long standing Dell EMC ScaleIO customer – to create a […]

Citrix Director 7.16 Can Now Shadow Linux App & Desktop

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:05:24 +0000

(image) Citrix Director is the go-to console for all XenDesktop & XenApp administrators to troubleshoot issues in real time. One of the primary troubleshooting requirements is to help users who are facing issues while using a HDX session (both applications and desktops sessions) in real time. How can administrators look at user sessions live and help […]

Bromium Emotet Banking Trojan polymorphic malware analysis

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:40:30 +0000

(image) We analyzed samples containing the Emotet banking trojan and broke down the findings in a side-by-side comparison. Malware authors are repacking their malicious software into a unique executable for each potential victim, avoiding any-and-all signature-based detection. Repacked dropped executables on this scale are unprecedented, and this is why application isolation and control is so important. […]

deviceTRUST – Use Case (Location aware resources) Video

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:31:10 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the location of the endpoint is used within the remote session to connect site-dependent corporate resources such as network drives and printers within the remote session. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Where AI Is Headed: 13 Artificial Intelligence Predictions for 2018

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:19:47 +0000

(image) 13 predictions by researchers and experts from around the world. Publications like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Fortune have all called 2017 “The Year of AI.” And with good reason. AI outperformed professional gamers and poker players in new realms. Access to deep learning education expanded through various online programs. The speech recognition accuracy record was broken multiple […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote Video: Werner Vogels – featuring Alexa for Business, AWS Cloud9, AWS Lambda, and Serverless App Repository

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:18:00 +0000

(image) Watch Werner Vogels deliver his AWS re:Invent 2017 keynote, featuring the launch of Alexa for Business, AWS Cloud9, new AWS Lambda features, and Serverless App Repository. Learn more about AWS at This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Citrix Director Supports Domain local groups in XenApp & XenDesktop 7.16!

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:00:22 +0000

(image) Finally, the much awaited support of Citrix Director for multi-forest infrastructures with a one way trust that uses domain local groups to hold users and user-groups is out. This facilitates CSP administrators to troubleshoot users belonging to a tenant forest while still using domain local groups to hold the tenant user or user-group records. Infrastructure: […]

3 Keys to Unlock the Value of Windows 10 Monitoring

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:55:50 +0000

(image) Over the course of our 20-year history, one conversation has remained constant: enterprise IT’s boundaries continue to expand, particularly now with the rise of third-party managed resources. Today, one of the most important rollouts that personifies this expansion is Windows 10. Microsoft has broken new ground with one of the first operating systems to be delivered as a service. Not only does this model translate to more frequent, continuous updates, but it also facilitates cloud adoption, further encouraging the buzzworthy hybrid environments. According […]

Best Way to Backup Hyper-V Virtual Machines Checklist

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:48:01 +0000

(image) Microsoft has made tremendous strides getting Hyper-V adopted by enterprise datacenters. Since its early days, Hyper-V has greatly matured into a fully-featured and robust hypervisor that is gaining much trust in the industry. They certainly had some ground to make up, given popularity of major competitors such as VMware, who have remained a dominant force […]

How to mix FSLogix Office 365 Containers and Online Mode in non-persistent Citrix Environments

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:30:37 +0000

(image) Sometimes it makes sense to use online mode in non-persistent Citrix environments. In James Kindon’s latest article, FSLogix or Office Online – Selective use in Non Peristent Environments, he breaks down the considerations of catering for environments where some need profile containers and Cached Exchange Mode, while online mode should suffice for the rest. He […]

Citrix: The Anatomy of Citrix Receiver for Windows 4.10

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:14:01 +0000

(image) The new Receiver for Windows v4.10 houses a lot of new features. Improved DPI support, support for .H265 video encoder mode, improved protocol driver error messages, improvements to advanced preferences, enhanced adaptive transport, improved self-service plugin performance, support for workspace configurations and most importantly a whole new Receiver for Windows at the Microsoft Store. WHOA! That’s […]

December Poll: Who’s the Personality of the Year? (Not Just IT)

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:04:29 +0000

(image) The holidays are getting closer and it’s time to reflect on the year. 2017 was certainly a unique year, with many interesting and exciting developments. There was the amazing eclipse, the announcement of a new Tesla Roadster, and the birth of the incredible Shooting Star meme. And on a more serious note, people like Patty […]

Announcing Alexa for Business: Using Amazon Alexa’s Voice Enabled Devices for Workplaces

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:55:53 +0000

(image) There are only a few things more integrated into my day-to-day life than Alexa. I use my Echo device and the enabled Alexa Skills for turning on lights in my home, checking video from my Echo Show to see who is ringing my doorbell, keeping track of my extensive to-do list on a weekly basis, […]