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AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Monitoring and Troubleshooting in a Serverless World

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:30:04 +0000

(image) How do you monitor and troubleshoot an application made up of many ephemeral, stateless functions? How do you debug a distributed application in production? In this talk, we walk you through best practices, tools, and conventions using common troubleshooting scenarios. We’ll discuss how you can use AWS services to address these scenarios, such as using […]

Microsoft: General availability of Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware and Hyper-V

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:25:48 +0000

(image) I am excited to announce the general availability (GA) of the Azure Site Recovery Deployment Planner for VMware and Hyper-V. This tool helps VMware and Hyper-V enterprise customers to understand their on-premises networking requirements, Microsoft Azure compute and storage requirements for successful Azure Site Recovery replication, and test failover or failover of their applications. Apart […]

Citrix: What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer in December 2017

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

(image) Last month, we kicked off our monthly “What’s New in XenApp, XenDesktop and XenServer” series to highlight all the new monthly enhancements in our virtualization solutions. Building on the momentum from November, we continue to enhance user satisfaction with our industry-first Windows Continuum virtual desktop experience. Also this month, we release XenServer 7.3, which expands […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – Announcing AWS IoT Device Defender

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:40:58 +0000

(image) Watch Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, announce AWS IoT Device Defender. AWS IoT Device Defender is a fully managed service that helps you secure your fleet of IoT devices. AWS IoT Device Defender continuously audits the security policies associated with your devices to make sure that they aren’t deviating from security best practices […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Getting Started with Serverless Computing Using AWS Lambda

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:10:04 +0000

(image) With serverless computing, you can build and run applications without the need for provisioning or managing servers. Serverless computing means that you can build web, mobile, and IoT backends, run stream processing or big data workloads, run chatbots, and more. In this session, learn how to get started with serverless computing with AWS Lambda, which […]

Microsoft: New Azure management and cost savings capabilities

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:49 +0000

(image) Enterprise customers choose Azure because of the unique value it provides as a productive, hybrid, intelligent and trusted cloud. Today I’m excited to announce four new management and cost savings capabilities. Azure Policy, now in public preview, provides control and governance at scale for your Azure resources. Azure Cost Management is rolling out the support […]

Cisco: Shaping a Diverse and Stronger Cybersecurity Industry

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:44:10 +0000

(image) Aside from scuba diving and working with Cisco customers to improve cyber resiliency, cooking is one of my greatest passions.  My favorite dishes are a fusion of the best ingredients, each complementing the other and accentuating the right flavors to achieve culinary heaven.  You see, if you stick with one ingredient, you are stuck with […]

Tips for Getting Started in Tech Sales

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:26:11 +0000

(image) In my role as a Sales Development leader, I spend my days working with SDRs who are in various stages of their careers. Some are fresh out of college working their first professional jobs, and others are preparing to make the jump into a closing role. Below are the tech sales tips that I share […]

Microsoft: Bring clarity to complex data with graph databases on SQL Server 2017

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:20:18 +0000

(image) SQL Server 2017, in addition to processing relational data, now fully integrates with graph database models, all on the same familiar system. This will bring clarity to the increasing amounts of data businesses generate every day. What’s the difference between graph and relational databases? Relational databases, like SQL Server, use foreign keys to manage relationships […]

Cisco: 7 Things to Know About AI and Customer Care

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:00:03 +0000

(image) Artificial intelligence for customer care is a hot subject. One industry analyst recently shared that, starting a few months ago, more than 75% of the firm’s customer inquiries were to discuss just one topic: Using AI to improve customer care. What are some key insights regarding customer care and AI? 1. AI is a means […]

Gartner Says By 2020, Artificial Intelligence Will Create More Jobs Than It Eliminates

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:44:51 +0000

(image) AI Will Create 2.3 Million Jobs in 2020, While Eliminating 1.8 Million 2020 will be a pivotal year in AI-related employment dynamics, according to Gartner, Inc., as artificial intelligence (AI) will become a positive job motivator. The number of jobs affected by AI will vary by industry; through 2019, healthcare, the public sector and education will see […]

Citrix Named a Leader in Forrester’s Latest Cloud EFSS Evaluation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:25:17 +0000

(image) We’re excited to share that analyst firm Forrester recently released its report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms – Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 in which Citrix ShareFile is positioned as a leader. Enterprise File Sync and Sharing (EFSS) is no longer just about sharing large files, it’s about enhancing the workplace experience, […]

VMware Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments

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

(image) An Industry-Leading UEM Solution, High-Profile Customer Deployments and IoT-focused Solutions and Partnerships Solidify VMware’s Position as a Leader VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced it has been positioned as a leader in the “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Management Software for Ruggedized/IoT Device Deployments 2017 Vendor Assessment.” […]

Swisscom Enterprise Service Cloud Leverages VMware Cloud Infrastructure and Management to Accelerate Time To Market

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:03:49 +0000

(image) Collaboration on new hybrid cloud service enables Swisscom to focus on service innovation VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that Swisscom AG, a leading IT & telecom provider, has built its Enterprise Service Cloud on VMware cloud infrastructure and management solutions. By working with VMware, Swisscom said it has significantly accelerated the time-to-market […]

Red Hat: ASX Upgrades its Technical Architecture to Improve Requirements for Business Productivity with JBoss Middleware

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:58:47 +0000

(image) Australia’s primary securities exchange uses Red Hat to deliver greater stability and performance across mission-critical applications Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges and the first major financial market open every day, has […]

Red Hat Adds Common Criteria Security Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:52:43 +0000

(image) Certification enables the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform to support additional critical and sensitive workloads Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, has achieved an additional Common Criteria Certification. Enhancing the existing Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ […]

“I Am AI” docuseries spotlights innovators’ groundbreaking achievements

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:25:13 +0000

(image) “I Am AI” docuseries spotlights innovators’ groundbreaking achievements. Medical devices that monitor and respond to changes in our health. Robotic assistants that know what we want before we do. Kitchens that help us with our shopping and plan our meals. Every day, we hear about how artificial intelligence is going to change the world. Amid […]

Automated Data Protection for Virtualized, Mission-Critical Apps

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:50:20 +0000

(image) As a channel partner, you need ways to help your customers protect their data and also set yourself apart from the competition. That’s what you get with the updated and greatly enhanced Dell EMC Data Protection Suite for Applications. With this solution your customers gain three key, game-changing advantages: performance, automation and self-service. Here are […]

Scaling Redis Workloads with Amazon ElastiCache – AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:59:18 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: – Learn how to horizontally scale Redis clusters within ElastiCache – Learn about features to secure data in ElastiCache for Redis – Learn about ElastiCache for Redis use cases to speed up real-time applications in web, gaming, ad-tech, media This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Performance comparison of Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.7 with Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.8 – Video

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:51:03 +0000

(image) In Citrix Receiver for Mac 12.8, we have achieved a leap in the graphics performance. Especially while working with a Citrix HDX 3D Pro-Environment. Now Citrix Receiver for Mac is on par with Windows Receiver and nearly 5X faster than Receiver for Mac 12.7. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Microsoft: Cloud storage now more affordable: Announcing general availability of Azure Archive Storage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:02:41 +0000

(image) Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of Archive Blob Storage starting at an industry leading price of $0.002 per gigabyte per month! Last year, we launched Cool Blob Storage to help customers reduce storage costs by tiering their infrequently accessed data to the Cool tier. Organizations can now reduce their storage costs even […]

Build a Last Line of Defense Against Cyber Attacks

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:55:08 +0000

(image) Channel partners looking for new revenue sources should consider qualifying to sell the Dell EMC Isolated Recovery solution. It’s the last line of data protection defense for your customers against cyber attacks that could deal their businesses a devastating blow if an attack corrupted or compromised their mission-critical or system-of-record data. Since cyber attacks are […]

How to configure and run BIS-F in an SCCM task sequence

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:38:53 +0000

(image) Learn how to configure and run BIS-F in an SCCM task sequence. This allows you to build, optimize and seal your images 100% automated.

Citrix: Password Wars – Randomizing Local Admin Passwords in Non-persistent Environments

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:30:06 +0000

(image) Achieving complete control over a company is a feat that requires a black belt and serious Jedi hacking skills. You must create a chain of multiple zero-day exploits to get into a network (we all know they are really “cheap”), use a hacking mask to bypass face recognition authentication and, finally, extract data using an FM radio […]

Citrix: AceIQ and Malux: Reaping the Benefits of an End-to-End Cloud Solution

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

(image) In more than a decade of traveling for the Citrix Innovation Award project, I’d never been to Sweden, so I was really looking forward to working with AceIQ and their customer Malux AB on their Citrix Innovation Award for Partners video. We actually flew into Copenhagen airport in Denmark, then took a scenic drive across […]

NVIDIA: Faster AI Deployment with NVIDIA TensorRT

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:30:14 +0000

(image) Learn more about NVIDIA TensorRT, a programmable inference accelerator delivering the performance, efficiency, and responsiveness critical to powering the next generation of AI products and services—in the cloud, in the data center, at the network’s edge, and in vehicles. Learn more about TensorRT here: This video is via NVIDIA.

What is vSAN? – VMware Video

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 02:45:24 +0000

(image) This video explains what is vSAN, what is Storage Policy-Based Policy (SPBM), and how vSAN’s in-kernel architecture and distributed nature is revolutionizing how storage is used in vSphere. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.

Migrating Microsoft SQL to AWS – AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:59:00 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: – Understand Amazon RDS for SQL Server capabilities – Review various migration methods for SQL server into AWS – Learn how to configure AWS DMS and SCT in migrating databases to AWS This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS re:invent 2017: Advanced VPC Design and New Capabilities for Amazon VPC

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:59:26 +0000

(image) Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to have complete control over your AWS virtual networking environment. Given this control, have you ever wondered how new Amazon VPC features will affect the way you design your AWS networking infrastructure, or even change existing architectures that you use today? In this session, we explore the […]

Amazon WorkSpaces – Administration Guide

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:58:16 +0000

(image) This is official Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for Amazon WorkSpaces. A WorkSpace is a virtual Microsoft Windows desktop in the AWS cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces enables you to provision WorkSpaces for your users. Amazon WorkSpaces uses a directory to authenticate users. Users access their WorkSpaces using a client application from a supported device or web […]

NVIDIA Video: Windows 10 VDI with NVIDIA GRID vPC

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:42:14 +0000

(image) See the difference of a CPU-only Windows 10 VDI vs a GPU-powered Windows 10 VDI with NVIDIA GRID vPC. This video is via NVIDIA.

Citrix: Not Just Fresh Paint! The All-new Citrix Receiver for Android 3.13

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:20:16 +0000

(image) I’m a huge fan of classic cars. I love their old iron cast engines, their sweet roar. I had never been a fan of new-age, high-tech cars until recently when I drove a new Audi A8. Wow! The tech underneath its skin and its performance — PHEW! Though the purr of a classic engine is […]

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 can secure any federal IT environment

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:57:12 +0000

(image) Insights from FedTech report: Deploying technology innovations increases the likelihood and the cost of cybercrime, but you can offset the risk by implementing a high-security profile supported by HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 servers. The government sector is taking notice of HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers. A recent review by FedTech shows how HPE ProLiant DL380 servers […]

New VMware KB articles published for week ending 10th December 2017

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:30:47 +0000

(image) VMware NSX for vSphere DLR ARP traffic is not suppressed as expected Date Published: 2017/12/04 Rising VM System Security for VMware NSX 6.3.0, 6.2.4 Date Published: 2017/12/05 Stateless Host reboot results with the error: UserVars.RmqClientToken’ is invalid or exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted Date Published: 2017/12/06 VMware SDK Support Only one virtual SCSI […]

Performance comparison of Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows – Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:14:09 +0000

(image) In Citrix Receiver 12.8 for Mac, we have achieved a leap in the graphics performance; especially on a Citrix HDX 3D Pro-Environment. Now Citrix Receiver for Mac is on par with Citrix Receiver 4.9 for Windows and nearly 5X faster than Receiver for Mac 12.7. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at […]

Citrix: 3 Steps & 5 Minutes Can Stop a Top Security Risk in Your Organisation

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:02:51 +0000

(image) The fact that human error is the biggest security risk to any organisation should not be news to anyone. However, the notion that a harmless, daily routine for most users is one of the top security risks organisations face today might come as a surprise. Internet browsing — the most common break activity of the […]

Citrix delivers the most native Windows 10 experience in virtual desktops with Windows Continuum – Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:59:08 +0000

(image) Citrix XenDesktop, with XenServer, is the only desktop virtualization platform to deliver the Windows Continuum experience to Windows 10 virtual desktops. Continuing to innovate for the mobile workforce, our latest XenDesktop release enables the operating system of the virtual machine to automatically toggle between Desktop and Tablet mode in real-time, as the state of the […]

Amazon ECS Supports Memory and CPU Limits at the Task Level

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:45:10 +0000

(image) A task consists of a group of containers running together on a single host. You can now set a limit on the resources available to a task running on Amazon ECS. Previously, you had to set resource limits for each container running within a task separately. Now, you can set a limit on the amount […]

NVIDIA Volta GPU Architecture – Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:10:10 +0000

(image) With Tesla V100, NVIDIA is expanding the realm of the possible, bringing us closer to solving some of the world’s next greatest challenges. This video is via NVIDIA.

Opvizor Releases Performance Analyzer Version 4.6!

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:55:03 +0000

(image) We’re thrilled to announce the new release 4.6 of our extremely popular Performance Analyzer product  to run, plan and monitor your virtual environment and much more. As always we spent time on simplifying look & feel, fixed some bugs and added lots of new metrics to extend our dashboards. Enabling HTTPS on your appliance is […]

Microsoft Video: Steps to securing and managing your VMs in production with Azure

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:19:42 +0000

(image) Coming up on the show we look at the steps you can take in Azure to secure and manage your VMs in production. From how you can enable threat prevention, receive security alerts, and take advantage of the new just-in-time admin capability. To how you can use Azure backup with multi-factor authentication to protect against […]

VMware: Why End User Computing is Undergoing Rapid Change

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:01:40 +0000

(image) The VMware IT End User Services mission is straightforward: to enable our colleagues to do their best work by delivering a delightful technology experience. This translates to delivering a rich experience regardless of location or device. The challenge to accomplishing this is orchestrating adoption of the technologies that improve individual productivity, collaboration, and efficiency but […]

Microsoft: Accelerate Windows 10 Migration with Windows Analytics

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:53:30 +0000

(image) Windows Analytics accelerates enterprise Windows 10 migration. Traditionally, migrating to a new operating system while ensuring legacy applications and drivers are compatible has been a time-consuming and costly project for organizations. Windows Analytics transforms this process. With Update Compliance and Device Health services now generally available, Windows Analytics provides an end-to-end upgrade solution with actionable […]

Cloud Computing Is the next Business Platform: What This Means for Your Organization

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:26:26 +0000

(image) For IT organizations, cloud computing can dramatically impact not only technical infrastructure but also skill sets, processes and operations—often in unanticipated ways. In fact, cloud computing is fundamentally changing how both IT and businesses “get things done”.  More than just a technology, cloud is now THE core business platform for all digital enterprises. Most successful […]

VMware: Virtual Machine with more than 64GB memory fails to Storage vMotion to vSAN cluster

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:12:23 +0000

(image) An issue has been identified when trying to Storage vMotion a VM with a swap file larger than 64GB to the vSAN datastore.This occurs as the swap file cannot be created on the vSAN datastore, as the size of the file exceeds the default limit for storage vMotion operations. In the UI it can be […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – Announcing AWS DeepLens

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:30 +0000

(image) AWS announces AWS DeepLens – the world’s first deep-learning enabled video camera for developers. Learn more at – This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Security Change through Feedback

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:40:11 +0000

(image) Like many security teams, Riot has been challenged by new paradigms that came with the move to the cloud. We discuss how our security team has developed a security culture based on feedback and self-service to best thrive in the cloud. We detail how the team assessed the security gaps and challenges in our move […]

Highlighting Commvault’s Data Partnership of South Pole Energy Challenge Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:30:14 +0000

(image) Polar Explorer Robert Swan provides details of the South Pole Energy Challenge, Commvault’s Data Partnership and how Commvault CMO Chris Powell will join his team on the final 60 miles of the trip This video is from the fine folks at Commvault.

Devolutions Newsletter: 5 Reasons to Subscribe

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:14:20 +0000

(image) While each IT pro is a unique, all IT pros have one thing in common: they dislike (actually, they hate!) being told what to do without clear, logical and rational reasons. This isn’t because IT pros are needlessly cynical. Rather, it’s because they’re wisely skeptical! At Devolutions, we respect this about IT pros — because […]

Hybrid Cloud Transformation and Integration for VMware vSphere VMware Cloud Foundation with Cohesity

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:14 +0000

(image) This demonstration showcases Cohesity’s ability to facilitate the transformation of traditional vSphere and VCF infrastructures into Hybrid infrastructures consuming public cloud resources from AWS, and Azure while leveraging data protection, data retention, and data mobility capabilities while maintaining the management and consumption of the infrastructure on the VMware control plane (vCenter and vRealize Automation) Then […]

Accelerated SAM Brings You Faster Time to Value from Flexera

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:47:43 +0000

(image) Flexera is changing the Software Asset Management Game: of all sizes and software asset management maturity levels can get there faster and get more bang for their buck using our proven methods. Whether it’s finding an accurate license position, getting help with an audit, improving your security posture or saving time and freeing up […]

Delivering Superior User Experience with the Fluendo Multi-Media Codec Pack on the IGEL OS – Podcast Episode 294

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:35:30 +0000

(image) In episode 294, Douglas Brown interviews Matthias Haas, Chief Technology Officer at IGEL Technology and Alex Fernández, Sales Director at Fluendo.  Matthias and Alex discuss the benefits of the Fluendo multimedia codec pack, why it is important for delivering a great user experience, how it delivers, how to implement, along with a bit about the […]

VMware Cloud on AWS: Networking and Storage Best Practices – AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:30:57 +0000

(image) Learning Objectives: – Learn how VMware Cloud on AWS can move bi-directional VMware workloads to AWS – Learn how Hybrid Operations deliver Enterprise-Grade Security and performance – Deliver rich vSphere-based, consistent hybrid operating environments on AWS This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Microsoft: How cloud speed helps SQL Server DBAs

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:20:29 +0000

(image) A few years ago, the Microsoft SQL Server product team introduced a new cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Azure SQL Database, which shares the SQL Server code base. Running a cloud-first service required significant changes to the legacy SQL Server engineering model which took years of investment in order to fully enable. With these engineering model changes came […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – Announcing AWS IoT 1-Click

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:03:55 +0000

(image) Watch Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, announce AWS IoT 1-Click. AWS IoT 1-Click is a service that makes it easy for simple devices to trigger AWS Lambda functions that execute specific actions like calling technical support or reordering good and services. Learn more about AWS IoT 1-Click at – This video is from […]

Why public clouds don’t make sense for critical applications

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:52:19 +0000

(image) For critical applications, businesses hesitate to use the public cloud due to concerns over performance and security. HPE Data Center Infrastructure Solutions solve the challenge by creating a Hybrid IT environment. Public cloud solutions provide on-demand, expandable IT at a manageable cost and make sense for certain use-cases, such as application development and testing. But […]

Citrix Synergy Partner Story: Frank Merino, Forthright

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:40:11 +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.

Citrix: How to Speed Up AppDNA Install Capture by Using a Pre-captured Before Snapshot

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:23:08 +0000

(image) When using AppDNA’s Install Capture feature for importing your legacy setup.exe applications, it is possible to configure the guest VM and Install Capture Execution Profile to skip the initial ‘Before Snapshot’ step, saving you up to 1/3 of the overall processing time for each app! This is useful if you have a large base image […]

The Rise of the Sport Coat Set at AWS:Reinvent and What it Means for Infrastructure

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:14:51 +0000

(image) After I got off the plane from AWS:Reinvent 2017, I told a few people here my No. 1 observation from the conference: the hoodie-to-sport coat ratio has shifted. Most laughed, but it’s a serious metric. Just a couple of years ago, the folks who showed up for AWS:Reinvent were mainly developers, and maybe there were […]

Cisco: Top 5 Predictions for Reshaping Value in 2018 and Beyond

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:03:38 +0000

(image) Welcome to 2018. My predictions consider what’s happening in technology — and how technology is changing society and business. 1. The Internet of Trust Takes Center Stage By 2020, up to 50 billion devices will connect to the Internet of Things (IoT), generating data and analytics in support of automated and policy-based decisions. These business […]

Sleep Well with PC Disaster Recovery in Azure

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:55:32 +0000

(image) What’s Next Mother Nature? I don’t mean to be fatalistic, but it seems like we’ve had way more than our share of disasters lately, one right after another. 2017 has been a tough year for so many people and businesses – the terrible hurricanes, the fires in California, the earthquake in Mexico, monsoons and flooding […]

NVIDIA: Faster AI Deployment with NVIDIA TensorRT

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:37:54 +0000

(image) Learn more about NVIDIA TensorRT, a programmable inference accelerator delivering the performance, efficiency, and responsiveness critical to powering the next generation of AI products and services—in the cloud, in the data center, at the network’s edge, and in vehicles. Learn more about TensorRT here: This video is via NVIDIA.

VMware: New Global Research Reveals Keys to Unlocking Successful Multi-Cloud Adoption

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:00:09 +0000

(image) Study Conducted by MIT Technology Review Custom and commissioned by VMware Highlights that Multi-Cloud Challenges Center on Impact to People, Processes and Inconsistent Environments IT Decision Makers Believe Success in Cloud Gets Better with Time VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, in association with MIT Technology Review Custom, today […]

Microsoft Video: Kent Stroker on IoT Digital Transformation & the Future

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:47:43 +0000

(image) See IoT in Action with Microsoft in San Francisco on 2/13/18 Kent Stroker, IoT EcoSystem Sr. Consultant and Evangelist at Microsoft explores ways that partners can tap into Microsoft IoT resources and understand what’s up-and-coming for them. Embedded partners are challenged to stop thinking of selling a product and selling a service with the […]

Citrix: Enabling Engagement for Today’s Flexible Workforce

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:55:10 +0000

(image) When asked about what’s transformed modern business, my answer is always the same: mobility. The ability of users to move from place to place—from the office, to the plane, or even to the beach—with seamless access to resources has completely changed the way business works. Much of the discussion around mobility focuses on individual productivity, […]

Citrix Innovation Award for Partners: Around the World

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:41:43 +0000

(image) 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners finalists include Coretek from Metro Detroit Michigan, AceIQ from Southern Sweden, and MOQdigital from Australia. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix Innovation Award for Partners Finalist: Behind the Scenes with Coretek

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:35:43 +0000

(image) Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2018 Citrix Innovation Award for Partners finalist Coretek. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – Announcing AWS Greengrass ML Inference

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:57 +0000

(image) Watch Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, announce AWS Greengrass Machine Learning Inference. Using AWS Greengrass Machine Learning Inference, you can easily perform machine learning inference locally on connected devices using models that are built and trained in the cloud. Learn more about AWS Greengrass Machine Inference at – This video is from the […]

Citrix: How to Be an (IT) Healthcare Hero

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:44:07 +0000

(image) In recent years, Citrix has been transforming the lives of busy clinicians across the NHS. Swapping aging, PC-based estates for properly resourced, virtual desktop services, these fast new desktops are saving hard-pressed healthcare workers hours each day, even in the intense environment of the emergency room. In the process, NHS Trusts’ IT teams are becoming […]

Does a disk type matter for VDI infrastructures?

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:10:17 +0000

(image) Probably most people would say this is no brainer and actually it is. Of course the type of disks used for your VDI infrastructure matter for the user experience and performance of VDIs. In this article I will do a walk-through of a PoC where we have been required to investigate the impact of the […]

Deep Dive Video – Apple DEP Registration With VMware AirWatch & iOS 11

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:52:14 +0000

(image) In this video, learn how to integrate Apple Configurator 2 with your Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP) account, join a device to DEP and validate the device joined DEP. Read more here: VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. Follow the […]

Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android Video

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 01:03:08 +0000

(image) With Microsoft Edge you can go directly from a mobile device to a Windows 10 PC without skipping a beat. Audio description: This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – User Self-Service and Admin Portals for Amazon WorkSpaces

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:56:29 +0000

(image) You’ve successfully moved your desktops to AWS using Amazon WorkSpaces. Now, you’d like to start automating your operations. In this session, we show you how to use the Amazon WorkSpaces APIs to automate common tasks, such as provisioning and deprovisioning WorkSpaces, building self-service portals to allow your users to perform basic support tasks themselves, and […]

Lakeside Software: Enterprise User Experience and the Future of Work

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:00:43 +0000

(image) How is digitalization allowing us to change the way we work? Someone who grapples with that question for a living is Ryan Purvis, a digital workplace strategist at a global bank, who sat down with us to discuss the current state of enterprise user experience on the latest episode of the Lifeguard IT podcast. Throughout […]

Data Analytics Gives You Visibility into Key Enterprise Data from Flexera

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:50:43 +0000

(image) Gain insight into what you have, own, owe and need through hardware and software data analytics. IT Operations, Finance, Procurement and IT Security can collaborate better to improve software governance. Benefits of Flexera Data Analytics: • Find areas of license compliance risk by understanding which software products are over consumed • Identify cost saving opportunities […]

Docker: A tour of Containerd 1.0

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:46:43 +0000

(image) We have done a few talks in the past on different features of containerd, how it was designed, and some of the problems that we have fixed along the way. Containerd is used by Docker, Kubernetes CRI, and a few other projects but this is a post for people who may not know what containerd […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Optimizing Costs as You Scale on AWS

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:39:58 +0000

(image) The cloud offers a first-in-a-career-opportunity to constantly optimize your costs as you grow and stay on the bleeding edge of innovation. By developing a cost-conscious culture and assigning the responsibility for efficiency to the appropriate business owners, you can deliver innovation efficiently and cost effectively. This session will review a wide range of cost planning, […]

How hyperconvergence helps you do more than just keep the lights on in your datacenter

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:29:43 +0000

(image) No matter the location or the language, running a business means running up costs ­– capital expenditures, such as buying new hardware, as well as operational costs, such as hiring additional staff. Many of these costs are necessary but many are not, especially in a company that is growing quickly. Complex datacenters demand upgrades, maintenance, […]

Alexa for Business: How to Invite Your Users to Join – Video

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:15:12 +0000

(image) With Alexa for Business, you can invite users in your organization to enroll their personal Alexa account with your Alexa for Business account. By doing this, users can use the Alexa features and skills they’ve already enabled, and any private skills you make available through Alexa for Business, on any of their devices. In this […]

Alexa for Business: How to Configure Conferencing and Calendaring – Video

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:10:07 +0000

(image) “Alexa, start my meeting.” Alexa for Business allows you to configure your conference rooms so you can use Alexa to start your meetings and control your conference room equipment. In this video, we’ll show you how to link your Alexa for Business account to your corporate calendar, and set up the conferencing capabilities available in […]

AWS Video: Mark Okerstrom Shares How Expedia Has Become More Agile By Going All In On AWS

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:39:24 +0000

(image) Expedia President and CEO Mark Okerstrom describes how Expedia is reinventing itself in the cloud. By going all in on AWS, Expedia has become more resilient and agile, and has been able to innovate faster so that customers get the most personalized experience when they’re making their travel plans. Learn more about enterprise cloud computing […]

Unify Asset Management and Security Operations with Flexera

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:14:25 +0000

(image) Build a common foundation for Software Asset Management, Security and the broader IT ecosystem with normalized software inventory. Drive your SAM and Software Vulnerability Management processes to focus on the apps that matter to you. Benefits of a Unified SAM and Security Solution: Use a single software asset list shared across functional areas Improve decision-making […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – AWS IoT Device Management

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:04:36 +0000

(image) You can now use AWS IoT Device Management to securely onboard, organize, monitor, and remotely manage your IoT devices at scale throughout their lifecycle. This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Building a Solid Business Case for Cloud Migration

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:02:07 +0000

(image) Favorable economics are the starting point for a compelling business case to move to the cloud, but it is only part of the total picture. The cloud can provide benefits in additional areas such as technology optimization, cost of change, and business value. In this session, you will learn a framework and the tools available […]

Citrix: How Kansas Development Finance Authority prevented WannaCry with Citrix & Hypervisor Introspection

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:42:27 +0000

(image) Citrix has really taken on the initiative of providing the most secure virtual computing platform in the market. — Jeff Kater, Director of IT at Kansas Development Finance Authority With ever-evolving threats, Citrix realized that the hypervisor had an untapped security potential. In partnership with Bitdefender, we developed the revolutionary Hypervisor Introspection (HVI) security solution for Citrix […]

AWS re:Invent 2017 Video – Migrate Your Desktops to Amazon WorkSpaces

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:35 +0000

(image) Are you tired of maintaining and upgrading the PC infrastructure for your organization? Do you want to provide your users with a fast, fluid desktop that is accessible from anywhere, on any device? With Amazon WorkSpaces, you can do both simultaneously by running your desktops on AWS. In this session, we demonstrate the flexibility of […]

Amazon EC2 Backup with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:11:14 +0000

(image) This is the second blog post of the series on Amazon EBS snapshots vs. Amazon EC2 instance backup with NAKIVO Backup & Replication (in the first blog post, we explained what AWS snapshot is and described its major limitations). In this post, we will describe NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s features and methods related to the […]

Review – Goliath Application Availability Monitor

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:01:30 +0000

(image) One of the issues with a RDS/Citrix/Horizon enviroment is actually capturing how the experience feels like for an end-user and being able to detect and see how the end-user sees the logon process. Most monitoring tools today focus on the performance on the terminal servers looking at CPU/Memory and storage available or looking at services […]

Microsoft: What’s new in SSMS 17.4: SQL Vulnerability Assessment

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:50:17 +0000

(image) We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.4! Download SSMS 17.4 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.4 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available. In addition to enhancements and bug […]

AWS re:invent 2017 Video: Real-World AI and Deep Learning for the Enterprise

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:40:02 +0000

(image) Artificial Intelligence is here this time, to stay. For the Enterprise, AI materializes into solutions that improve customers’ experiences by optimizing, automating, and personalizing high-volume tasks while lowering cost and time to market, therefore accelerating innovation. In this session, we cover AWS’ AI products and services that enable innovation in the enterprise while maintaining compliance […]

Common Home Health Caregiver HIPAA Violations & Risks

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:39:07 +0000

(image) Home healthcare and homecare are very complex areas of the healthcare industry. Mobile caregivers and nurses are working remotely, providing patients with medical care, companionship, and assistance in their homes. Providers need to be well informed on the daily changes of their patient’s health status and must exchange PHI with other members of the patient […]

Industrial digitization and IoT discoveries at HPE Discover

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:18:44 +0000

(image) HPE Discover in Madrid (Nov 28-30) showed the maturing of HPE’s IoT capabilities building on the Aruba “mobile first” and Edge compute foundations in Edgeline. Throughout the Discover zone there were multiple demos from HPE and partners. IoT was everywhere, just as it should be because IoT is one of the key enablers for digitization in businesses. IoT […]

OneDrive for Business in multi-user environments with simulated single sign-on

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:12:43 +0000

(image) Implement OneDrive in multi-user environments has been a thorn in the side of many, mainly due to the fact that Microsoft refuses to release and develop a client supporting multi-user environment. Citrix and Microsoft give the following recommendations: Use OneDrive for Business through the browser. Use ShareFile instead of OneDrive for Business. Continue using OneDrive […]

Browser Isolation with Microsoft Windows Defender Application Guard

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:00:07 +0000

(image) Microsoft brings hardware isolation to the web browser Bromium and Microsoft have similar approaches to browser isolation using virtualization Microsoft protects only their own OS and proprietary Microsoft applications Bromium works with all Microsoft VBS technologies, and together we secure far more of the Windows attack surface than Microsoft does on its own Creating momentum […]

Citrix XenMobile API Use-Cases and Examples

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:45:06 +0000

(image) XenMobile has a powerful REST API that exposes a lot of rich information about your XenMobile site, and also allows you to manipulate it. But what are some practical things that you can do with it? First, if you haven’t already seen Ole Kristian Lona’s 3-part series on how to use the REST API it’s worth […]

Citrix: The Power of Disconnecting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:30:53 +0000

(image) During my recent trip to Africa, I saw many unforgettable and fascinating sights – from gorillas in the mountains of Rwanda to elephants and impalas on the Serengeti. But perhaps the most remarkable sight was the image in my mirror each morning: me, on vacation. It’s been a long time since I’ve unplugged from work […]

VMware: A CIO Perspective on the State of IT

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:14:29 +0000

(image) I have been making annual IT predictions for a couple of years. Last year I gave myself a solid C, an average grade, for what came of my 2016 predictions. As I look at my 2017 predictions, I feel a lot better because the majority of the trends I anticipated have been or are on […]

Lakeside: How Can End User Computing Benefit from the Quantified Self Movement?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:01:53 +0000

(image) Smart watches, Fitbits, and sleep trackers—oh my! These are just some of the many ways people are joining the quantified self movement, where ordinary aspects of everyday life are analyzed and quantified to be improved. But as IT professionals specializing in end user computing, how are we supporting users in this quantified age? What can […]

Hyper-V Replication Setup: Walkthrough

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:44:48 +0000

(image) When trying to round out your disaster recovery plan, you will no doubt want to have a replicated copy of virtual machines located in a separate environment. Ideally, the environment would be geographically removed from the production site, ensuring its viability even if the latter is completely affected. With modern VM backup and replication solutions, […]

Cisco dCloud includes Veeam Availability Platform

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:30:04 +0000

(image) In the last couple years, On-Demand Labs have become an important part in our IT industry to train employees, run customer demos and get hands-on experience. One of the most innovative and capable On-Demand Labs is Cisco’s dCloud. Cisco dCloud is a huge catalog of demos, training and sandboxes for every Cisco architecture which are […]