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Last Build Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:30:14 +0000


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 […](image)

AWS Video: Alexa for Business: How to Set Up Echo Devices

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:18:25 +0000

(image) Alexa for Business makes it easy for you to use Alexa in your organization by providing the tools you need to manage Alexa devices, enroll your users, and assign skills at scale. Learn more about Alexa for Business at Alexa for Business comes with a device setup tool that allows you to connect multiple […](image)

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 […](image)

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 […](image)

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 […](image)

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 […](image)

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, […](image)

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.(image)

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 […](image)

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 […](image)

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, […](image)

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. […](image)

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 […](image)

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 […](image)

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.(image)

Gartner Says Top Five Smartphone Vendors Achieved Growth in the Third Quarter of 2017

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:23:18 +0000

(image) Xiaomi Exhibited Best Performance of the Quarter Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 383 million units in the third quarter of 2017, a 3 percent increase over the same period in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. All of the top five smartphone vendors achieved double-digit growth apart from Apple, which achieved a 5.7 […](image)

VMware Reports Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Results

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:10:39 +0000

(image) Year-over-year revenue growth of 11% to $1.98 billion; Continued broad-based strength across product portfolio and geographies VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced financial results for fiscal 2018 third quarter: Revenue for the third quarter was $1.98 billion, an increase of 11% from the third quarter of 2016. License […](image)

Citrix: In a Hybrid Cloud World: Think Beyond Traditional Application Delivery Networking

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:20:12 +0000

(image) Networking is not immune to industry shifting changes around cloud and SaaS computing. Traditional networking perimeters encompassed corporate assets either in an on premises datacenter or third-party co-location centers to the border of corporate networks. The risk factors were minimized; requiring a simple set of tools to manage and limit security vectors. However, networking professionals […](image)

Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) 6.1.0 –  What’s New

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 17:01:12 +0000

(image) The Base Image Script Framework (BIS-F) is the perfect way to seal your Base Image. Whatever your environment has run Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop with PVS or MCS, Citrix AppLayering, VMware Horizon View, you must prepare your Base Image before you can distribute this Image to multiple devices. If you install your Base Image from scratch or update them […](image)

VMware: Best Practices in Networking

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:10:11 +0000

(image) The networking industry is in the midst of a profound shift. This transformation is being driven by the move from hardware to software, the rise of programmable networks, the rise of open source software as a platform, and a potentially game-changing technology called intent-based networking. Rethinking the Network At the recently concluded future:net 2017, hosted […](image)

Migrating from Citrix Command Center to NetScaler Management & Analytics System (MAS) – Video

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:54:12 +0000

(image) Its time to upgrade from NetScaler Command Center to NetScaler MAS. Manage, monitor, and troubleshoot your entire NetScaler infrastructure from a single, unified console. NetScaler MAS is a centralized network management, analytics, and orchestration solution. From a single platform, administrators can view, automate, and manage network services for scale-out application architectures. Learn more at This […](image)

Leverage IoT Data Analytics for Your Business

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:47:55 +0000

(image) The Internet of Things (IoT) is enabling businesses to collect large amounts of data through the use of sensors from a variety of sources and touchpoints. IoT data offers a broad perspective into many business activities and its use is limitless – from reducing maintenance costs, to avoiding equipment failure, improving operational efficiency to understanding […](image)

VMware and AWS Expand Capabilities and Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:25:11 +0000

(image) VMware Cloud(TM) on AWS now available in U.S. East region Expanded VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities, including VMware Site Recovery and VMware vMotion, help customers move, run, and protect production workloads at scale At AWS re:Invent 2017, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced VMware Cloud™ on AWS is expanding availability from the U.S. […](image)

Cisco: Verizon Partner Solutions Announces SD-WAN Managed Service Availability for its Wholesale Customers

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:02:24 +0000

(image) By 2020 it is expected we will see a 4X cloud traffic increase, half of connected devices will be machine-to-machine, and 9X more video traffic flowing across service provider networks. The blending of these dynamics leads to a sizable economic opportunity for service providers over the next decade through new services and operational savings. Automation, […](image)

RDS Printing Best Practices – Tricerat e-Book

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:47:45 +0000

(image) RDS: The Complete Guide Tricerat is so proud to announce that our friends and industry experts Claudio Rodriguez and Freek Berson are working on a complete guide for all thing RDS. In this comprehensive read, the entirety of RDS is explored. Gain insight from two Microsoft MVPs, learn industry best practices, and more! In the […](image)

Goliath Technologies Announces New Application Availability Monitoring Software!

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 12:00:32 +0000

(image) Goliath Technologies is proud to announce the release of their Application Availability Monitor; this progressive technology will generate application/desktop availability and failure alerts, identify the root cause of issues encountered, and troubleshoot and resolve these issues prior to end users being impacted. What’s unique is that it actually attempts to logon exactly as an end user […](image)

Why Saving Passwords in Browsers is a BAD Idea

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:20:23 +0000

(image) As you know, security is a top priority these days — especially as data breaches become more common, complex and costly. And if you’re a sysadmin or you work anywhere in or around SecOps or InfoSec, you also know that end users are usually the weakest link in the network security chain. Unfortunately, browser-based password […](image)

AWS Video: F5: Autoscale WAF

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:41:49 +0000

(image) Robert from F5 talks about their WAF solution and how they have made the transition from an on-premises device to an auto-scaled virtual appliance on AWS. Learn how F5 leverages AWS services to allow existing and new customers to launch a full featured WAF layer in their existing VPC. Learn more at – This […](image)

Gartner Digital Workplace Summit: Powering your digital transformation with gamification and workspace analytics

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:55:33 +0000

(image) This week, a group of IT leaders gathered at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in London, a conference kicked off with an invigorating keynote on the prevalence and evolvement of the digital society in which we live and work. “If you are not connected, you might as well not exist,” Frank Buytendijk, Gartner Fellow and VP, expressed during the keynote. […](image)

AWS Shield Adds Advanced DDoS Protection for EC2 and Network Load Balancer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:24:39 +0000

(image) AWS Shield Advanced previously protected HTTP/TCP applications running on Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53. For non-TCP based applications (for instance, UDP or SIP) that had to run on EC2 or NLB, AWS Shield Standard provided the protection against most common infrastructure layer DDoS attacks. Now, with AWS Shield Advanced on Elastic […](image)

The AWS Cloud Goes Underground at re:Invent

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:50:13 +0000

(image) As you wander through the AWS re:Invent campus, take a minute to think about your expectations for all of the elements that need to come together… Starting with the location, my colleagues have chosen the best venues, designed the sessions, picked the speakers, laid out the menu, selected the color schemes, programmed or printed all […](image)

VDI is a Complex Tool, DaaS is an Insanely Simple Turkey, uh… Turnkey Service

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:00:19 +0000

(image) We don’t do turkey, but our turnkey Desktop as a Service is hot! Happy Thanksgiving! The entire Workspot team is grateful for all our wonderful customers and partners. We are blessed to be truly adding value for our customers every day. So what’s behind this notion of “tool” versus “service” when it comes to VDI? […](image)

Build an application-aware, cloud-centric network with Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:30:18 +0000

(image) How NetScaler SD-WAN supports your transition to the cloud. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to the industrial edge

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:00:03 +0000

(image) When I was a student some thirty years ago, I spent my vacations working for a company that developed industrial control systems. They could actually be regarded as rudimentary industrial IoT systems — we would take readings from sensors located inside the machines, parse them through  simple processing scripts, and then send the outputs over […](image)

7 Essential Real-World Security Questions to Ask Today – Part 2 of 2

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:59:03 +0000

(image) For questions one through four, check out 7 Essential Real-World Security Questions to Ask Today (Pt. 1 of 2) Question 5: Do we have a consistent process for adding new applications (including cloud/SaaS) to our whitelist as demanded by the business — and applying the appropriate policies to them? Your business isn’t static. In fact, […](image)

VMware Securing Native Cloud Workloads with VMware NSX Cloud Blog Series – Part 1: Getting Started

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:10:04 +0000

(image) As businesses evaluate their applications in the constantly evolving world of IT, new strategies are emerging for delivery. These strategies include keeping applications on-premises or moving them to one or more public cloud providers.These public clouds come with their own networking and security constructs and policy management. This results in a new set of technology siloes […](image)

VMware: Terminology Tuesday Presents: Microservices – Network Virtualization

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:45:51 +0000

(image) Microservices is the philosophy of designing software programs by breaking what used to be a singular function or command into multiple components, known as services.  The ultimate goal is to reduce complexity and increase speed (basically the goal of anything nowadays).Think of Thanksgiving.  A traditional approach would have the same person cook the entire meal.  […](image)

Secure your Citrix NetScaler GSLB configuration

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:23:05 +0000

(image) Recently I was working on a couple of NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) configurations. One of these customers put NetScaler on the edge of the network. Although I always recommend to put NetScaler behind a firewall, this customer had a good reason to not follow my advise, simply because the workload is to heavy […](image)

VMware Releases NSX-v 6.3.5 and New Features and Fixes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:50:00 +0000

(image) Released: NSX-v 6.3.5 and New Features and Fixes Last week VMware released NSX-v 6.3.5 (Build 7119875) that contains a few new features and addresses a number of bug fixes from previous releases. Going through the release notes there are a lot of known issues that should be known and there are more than a few […](image)

Cisco: Verizon Partner Solutions Announces SD-WAN Managed Service Powered by Cisco Meraki

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:26:13 +0000

(image) By 2020, we can expect to see a 4X cloud traffic increase, with half of connected devices being machine-to-machine and 9X more video traffic flowing across service provider networks. The blending of these dynamics leads to a sizable economic opportunity for service providers over the next decade through new services and operational savings. Automation, effective […](image)

Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport and EDT: ICA’s New Default Transport Protocol – Part II

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:04:50 +0000

(image) In Part 1, we talked about why EDT was needed, as well as its main features. In Part II, which I am co-authoring with our HDX Product Manager Fernando Klurfan, we would like to switch gears and explain the configuration aspects of the protocol. Even though we are turning HDX Adaptive Transport to Preferred by […](image)

Microsoft: Measuring Latency and Throughput Between Azure Regions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:05:33 +0000

(image) If you want to implement disaster recovery, latency and throughput between your primary and secondary location are key factors. These determine how quickly and how much data you can transport to the secondary location, and hence how much data will be lost in case of failure of the primary location. More formally, the latency and […](image)

E2EVC Barcelona 2017 Review

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:05:33 +0000

(image) On Friday the 17th of November E2EVC Barcelona 2017 started. The unique event by and for the community. I really enjoyed attending this conference for many times in the past and again it was a wonderful experience this time. Traditionally I have blogged my experiences in this blog of all three days. As I was […](image)

Amazon EC2 Update – X1e Instances in Five More Sizes and a Stronger SLA

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:05:40 +0000

(image) Earlier this year we launched the x1e.32xlarge instances in four AWS Regions with 4 TB of memory. Today, two months after that launch, customers are using these instances to run high-performance relational and NoSQL databases, in-memory databases, and other enterprise applications that are able to take advantage of large amounts of memory. Five More Sizes […](image)

Swarm Orchestration in Docker Enterprise Edition

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:38:27 +0000

(image) At DockerCon Europe, we announced that the next release of Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) would include Kubernetes integration. We’re really excited about bringing Kubernetes to our customer base and continuing to increase our involvement within the community. But it’s equally important for us to note that Swarm orchestration is not going away. Swarm forms […](image)

VMware: Remote User Authentication and RBAC with NSX-T

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:30:29 +0000

(image) Remote user authentication and role based access control (RBAC) is an important requirement when deploying new systems in an organization, particularly in the networking world. For that matter, systems typically leverage RADIUS or Active Directory (AD) servers, to name a few. NSX-T integrates with VMware Identity Manager (vIDM) to get the following benefits related to […](image)

Citrix Video: Simplify networking in a hybrid- and multi-cloud world

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:00:14 +0000

(image) Learn how to simplify networking in the hybrid- and multi-cloud world. For more information, visit This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

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

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

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

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

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

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

We Have Another Award in our (UD) Pocket!

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

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

AWS KVM adoption and Nutanix AHV

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

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

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

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

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

Microsoft on 5 reasons you’ll love Surface Book 2

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

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

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

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

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

NeuVector Launches New Version of Container Firewall Security Solution

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

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

The Time is Now for Moving to 25GbE

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:06:57 +0000

(image) There’s never been a better time to adopt 25GbE, both from a technology and an economic perspective. It’s no secret that broader technology shifts require substantially more network bandwidth. Just to name a few, these include: Virtualization in all its forms – server, storage, network, desktop Increasing use of and demand for video/streaming IoT requiring […](image)

Microsoft: New NVIDIA GPUs coming to Azure accelerate HPC and AI workloads

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:44:59 +0000

(image) Machine Learning, AI, and HPC are changing the way every industry thinks, including retail, manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and financial services. These large computations are changing product design, end-customer experiences, enabling predictive support and leading to discoveries and innovations not previously possible. It really is an exciting time to be working in the cloud! […](image)

Disaster Recovery Seeding is a Pain!

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:09:03 +0000

(image) Learning new technology is exciting, and I recently came across a Datrium feature that I believe no one else in primary storage delivers today. It is solving a cumbersome problem for organizations with large amounts of data that need to be seeded for disaster recovery purposes. Seeding DR datacenters can be an arduous and lengthy […](image)

Plainedge Union Free School District IT team meets all objectives with high availability and high throughput

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:47:33 +0000

(image) In our recent customer success story covering the education vertical, Colby Sawyer College Delivers Continuous Data Availability with DataCore Software, we touched on how system downtime from storage-related bottlenecks shouldn’t put a damper on students’ education. However, some educational institutions are struggling to not let their IT problems interfere with shaping the minds of our […](image)

Tech Marketing Mobile Minutes – Citrix XenMobile Connector for EMS – User Experience Overview Video

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 18:12:39 +0000

(image) A client side demonstration of the XenMobile Connector for EMS made possible by the Citrix and Microsoft integration agreement. 1) From an iPhone see an Intune browser access a SharePoint site hosted on a private intranet from integration with Citrix XenMobile MicroVPN & NetScaler. 2) From an iPhone see data copied from an Intune browser […](image)

Dutch Citrix User’s Group (DuCUG) 2017 Review!

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:02:58 +0000

(image) On the 3rd of November the DuCUG 2017-2 event took place with around 160 attendees and sponsors. In this blogpost you will find my experiences and my notes from the presentations. Logically Niek Boevink started the day with an official opening. Logically Niek thanked the sponsors again for their support. With their support we can […](image)

Citrix: FINALLY! A Cloud Service That Gives You Visibility Into Your Virtual Apps, Desktops & Users

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:26:20 +0000

(image) Now you can get deep visibility into your XenApp and XenDesktop deployment from a single web-based console as part of Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics Service. The same features that have been tried and tested in the on-premises version of NetScaler MAS now are available in a Citrix Cloud service. And best of all, you […](image)

Using VMware NSX Service Insertion to auto-provision & configure Citrix NetScaler VPX

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:11:28 +0000

(image) Learn how to use the native NSX Manager interface to auto-provision, license, and configure Citrix NetScaler VPX with MAS in VMware vSphere environments. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Security Solutions for AWS: Understanding Network Security and Performance Monitoring for Amazon Web Services – Book Volume 1

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:15:25 +0000

(image) Your guide to understanding network security and performance monitoring for Amazon Web Services AWS has radically changed IT and the changes are mostly beneficial. But there are some hidden areas that do require special care, and you will find those addressed in this book. Begin by learning about the five pitfalls of AWS. From performance […](image)

VMware: ACI Specialty Benefits Supports its Growth With VMware Technologies

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:54:28 +0000

(image) ACI Specialty Benefits (ACI) offers best-in-class benefit solutions to engage the new workforce and drive business performance. By offering services like employee assistance, corporate concierge, work-life balance, wellness, and student assistance programs to customers worldwide, ACI helps customers achieve Healthiest Workplace awards and Best Place to Work rankings, and improves company morale, productivity, and bottom […](image)

To underpin the organization and its future development, Lewisham Homes invests in cloud, server virtualization, VDI and IGEL thin client technology

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:02:48 +0000

(image) IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that Lewisham Homes has completed a project to install multimedia UD3 terminals and its UDC software throughout its head office as part of a significant ‘ground up’ investment in class-leading enterprise IT to support the organization and its work in the […](image)

Cisco: Network Automation – Now!

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:08:44 +0000

(image) Why software automation support is needed in today’s networks Anyone working in network admin today knows that the network has long since blown passed the days of being managed as a collection of devices.  The days of network admins using the CLI to configure devices, or “automating” some tasks with TCL scripts may have worked […](image)

Expanding Your Raspberry Pi: Storage, printing, peripherals, and network connections for your Raspberry Pi

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:17:05 +0000

(image) Gain a deeper understanding of how Raspberry Pi works to get the results you want right in the palm of your hand. This book helps you understand the right connections and software to drive your Raspberry Pi into opening the worlds of programming, electronic experiments, system control, digital imaging, and the Internet of Things to […](image)

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet Page by Bas van Kaam!

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:11:48 +0000

(image) Throughout the last couple of years, I have published multiple, so-called ultimate cheat sheets around the FMA, Citrix printing, and application layering. But also around IoT networking and IOPS in general, for example. Looking through my website statistics I can see that these articles or small e-books are by far the most popular, even the […](image)

Cisco Industrial IoT in Action at Cisco Live Cancun

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:21:47 +0000

(image) Customers, partners and industry leaders are soaking in Yucatan heat and learning about the latest developments in the Industrial IoT market this week at Cisco Live Cancun. Conference attendees have spent the last several days taking in educational sessions, gaining hands-on experience with the latest development practices and developing deeper understanding of Intent-based networking. The […](image)

AWS Now Available – Compute-Intensive C5 Instances for Amazon EC2

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:19:34 +0000

(image) I’m thrilled to announce that the new compute-intensive C5 instances are available today in six sizes for launch in three AWS regions! These instances are designed for compute-heavy applications like batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding. The new instances offer a 25% price/performance improvement over […](image)

The Cloud’s Achilles Heel – The Network

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:02:45 +0000

(image) SoftNAS began its life in the cloud and rapidly rose to become the #1 best-selling NAS in the AWS cloud in 2014, a leadership position we have maintained and continue to build upon today. We and our customers have been operating cloud native since 2013, when we originally launched on AWS. Over that time, we […](image)

Orange and Red Hat Join Forces to Spearhead Network Virtualization Innovation

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:47:50 +0000

(image) Orange and Red Hat collaborate to fuel technology innovation within community projects; Orange uses Red Hat OpenStack Platform to drive network transformation Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it is collaborating with Orange, a major multinational telecom operator, to build a modern infrastructure for an agile, […](image)

Scale360: Core Banking in the Cloud – #AWS Video

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:32:58 +0000

(image) By using AWS, the University of Wollongong continues to develop its Internet of Things (IoT) water-level sensors, leveraging solar power and power management to make the sensors suitable for long-term, wide-scale deployment in Jakarta, Indonesia and other cities., formerly PetaJakarta, serves more cities, has a wider social media reach, pulls from additional data sources, […](image)

Using Citrix NetScaler MA Service in Citrix Cloud to monitor and manage all your NetScalers easily

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:33:38 +0000

(image) If people don’t like to do something, they simply won’t do it and find another way. Technology has given us the choice to help find these other ways easily. The culture of the world is again changing, much like the industrial revolution brought change to how people lived 250 years ago. Doesn’t mean we’re becoming […](image)

Welcome NetApp to HCI(ish)

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:08:16 +0000

(image) Do you remember NetApp’s first foray into HCI, the NetApp Integrated VMware EVO:Rail Solution? It was a long name for a short-lived product. NetApp is once again seeking to make a hyperconverged splash. It just started shipping its own offering, NetApp HCI. And this isn’t just any HCI, it’s …“the next generation of hyper converged […](image)

NeuVector Raises $7 Million in Series A Funding

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:32:02 +0000

(image) Hummer Winblad Venture Partners leads round to scale NeuVector’s enterprise-ready container firewall security solution NeuVector, which delivers continuous network security for containers, today announced it has raised $7 million in Series A. The funding round, led by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, comes amid accelerated enterprise adoption of NeuVector’s solution. The round will be used to significantly […](image)

Citrix Announces Beta for Citrix NetScaler Support of TLS 1.3 IETF-Draft

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:00:41 +0000

(image) What is TLS? TLS 1.3 is the latest version of Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol used for secure communication between clients and servers. It is considered more secure and faster than its predecessors (TLS 1.2, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.0). What are we announcing? Citrix NetScaler is the first Application Delivery Controller (ADC) vendor to […](image)

7 Habits of Highly Effective DaaS

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:00:55 +0000

(image) There really is an end user computing revolution happening. We continue to be impressed by the rate at which Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is gaining ground. Every day we talk to organizations large and small who are ready to simplify datacenter infrastructure, if not eliminate it entirely, and manage their apps and desktops from the cloud.  They […](image)

VMware: Leveraging NFV with operational intelligence to improve customer experience

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:53:44 +0000

(image) Gabriele Di Piazza, VP NFV Products and Solutions talk at SDN NFV World Congress at the Hague. Webcast/recorded at SDN NFV World Congress 2017, The Hague; video courtesy of Layer123. From the fine folks at VMware TV.(image)

Using Microsoft SCOM to Monitor Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop: What Are Your Choices?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:30:24 +0000

(image) Not surprisingly, many organizations that use Citrix technologies for remote desktop and application access are Microsoft Windows shops. Many of these organizations already have a deployment of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) for infrastructure monitoring. While SCOM is a great tool for monitoring Microsoft applications, there is no native support for monitoring Citrix XenApp […](image)

VMware: Building your Cloud Foundation: Paving the Way for Private, Public and Mobile Edge Cloud Success

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 14:14:45 +0000

(image) Shekar Ayyar, EVP Corporate Development and Strategy and General Manager Telco Group’s talk at SDN NFV World Congress at the Hague. Webcast/recorded at SDN NFV World Congress 2017, The Hague; video courtesy of Layer123. From the fine folks at VMware TV.(image)

Red Hat Helps Radiance Technologies Bring Massively-Scalable and Fully-Open Cloud Infrastructure to the U.S. Department of Defense

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:37:13 +0000

(image) Red Hat Cloud Suite brings scalability, automation and enterprise-grade Kubernetes to bear for U.S. Air Force technology migration Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, is today announcing that Radiance Technologies, Inc., an employee owned small business offering a variety of services and products for government and commercial customers, […](image)

APAC Enterprises Deploy Red Hat OpenStack Platform to More Swiftly Scale IT Cloud Infrastructure

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:01:54 +0000

(image) Highly scalable open source cloud platform helps to improve reliability, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, today shared that enterprises in APAC countries such as Australia, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore have adopted Red Hat OpenStack Platform, a highly-scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, […](image)

AWS System Administration: Best Practices for Sysadmins in the Amazon Cloud

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:40:02 +0000

(image) Building and deploying infrastructure with Amazon Web Services is simply not the same as dealing with static servers. With tools that let you automatically replace instances and scale up and down in response to demand, it’s actually more like programming than traditional system administration—and ideal for a DevOps environment. This comprehensive guide shows developers and […](image)

VMware: How Pure Storage Enables The Hyperconvergence of IT

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:43:39 +0000

(image) Hyperconverged infrastructure is being adopted at a rapid pace in the enterprise and the technology shift is bringing along with it a transformation in how IT teams function. In the years past, IT roles were clearly defined; you had the server pro, the storage guy, the networking gal and the security expert all taking care […](image)

VMware: Realizing the Vision: Accelerating the Multi-Cloud Future

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:49:32 +0000

(image) “For every company considering and planning for a multi-cloud future, there is a common endgame,” said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer, Products and Cloud Services. The goal is to be able to develop and deploy any app, old or new, on any cloud and any device. A VMworld 2017 keynote presented by Raghuram, Guido Appenzeller, […](image)

VMware Charts Networking’s Software-Defined Future For Enterprises and Service Providers with Intent to Acquire VeloCloud Networks

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:00:37 +0000

(image) VMware will address End-to-End Automation, Application Continuity, and Security from Data Center to Edge with Industry-Leading Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) Solution VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., provider of industry-leading cloud-delivered software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology for […](image)

Red Hat Improves IT Flexibility and Reduces Complexity with Linux Containers in Latest Version of Production-Ready OpenStack Platform

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:55:40 +0000

(image) Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 introduces containerized services and improves overall platform security Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open-source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12, the latest version of Red Hat’s massively scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Based on the OpenStack “Pike” release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform […](image)

Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 Broadens Reach for Enterprise Workloads

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:38:01 +0000

(image) Latest release of industry-leading object storage platform strengthens support for OpenStack and heterogeneous environments, improves usability and performance Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Ceph Storage 3, a major upgrade to its massively scalable, software-defined object storage platform, with the introduction of support for […](image)

Just announced! HPE OneView 4.0: Your software-defined infrastructure automation engine

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:10:39 +0000

(image) As the life of the consumer becomes simpler and more streamlined, the day-to-day running of businesses that support 21st century lifestyles becomes more complicated. Why? Because IT is getting more complex. Businesses are asking their IT organizations what they can do, how fast they can do it, and what is the least amount of resources […](image)

Citrix Video: Use VMware vRO to configure NetScaler Content Switching policies

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:45:46 +0000

(image) Learn how to use VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) with the NetScaler plugin to configure complex load balancing policies. Options. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Microsoft Video: Surface Pro with LTE Advanced – An engineer’s tour

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:22:38 +0000

(image) The new Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, comes with a purpose-built state of the art LTE architecture for a new class of always on connectivity from almost anywhere on the planet. As Tim Golik, Director of Surface Program Management, shares on this episode of Microsoft Mechanics, delivering on this while remaining true to the design […](image)

VMware: Leading our Industry into a Software-Defined Future with Strategic M&A

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 16:20:37 +0000

(image) At VMware, we’ve been a pioneer and leading innovator in “software defined” for nearly two decades. To get there, we have championed our own internal innovation, and augmented those efforts with acquired technologies. Previously, I outlined our three key tenets of our M&A strategy – platform acquisitions, industry acceleration acquisitions, and technology tuck-ins. This strategy […](image)

Citrix NetScaler Master Class Video – November 2017

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:34:54 +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. Learn more at Agenda: “101” – Best practices for securing access to your NetScalers “In the Spotlight” – SSL is dead; Long live TLS: • Why is encryption […](image)

Citrix Visibility and Analytics: The Missing Piece to Great Application Delivery

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:20:40 +0000

(image) Watch this video to find out how Citrix NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) enables: – Visibility into your on-premises and hybrid/multi-cloud application infrastructure – Real-time analytics for application performance and troubleshooting – End-to-end application management and automation This video is from the fine folks at Citrix(image)

Citrix XenDesktop Essentials Makes Migrating to Windows 10 Easy and Inexpensive

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:15:09 +0000

(image) Now you can deliver a Windows 10 Enterprise desktop powered by Citrix HDX technology for as little as $32.72 per user per month, and that includes the costs for both Citrix software and Azure resources! Last month I wrote a blog post on our recently published whitepaper, “XenApp Essentials Total Cost of Ownership Analysis.” The […](image)

View DDoS Attack Trends Across AWS

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:57:00 +0000

(image) AWS Shield Advanced, a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service, now provides the global threat environment dashboard that shows DDoS trends and metrics across Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53. The global threat environment dashboard shows an easy-to-understand sampling of data about DDoS attacks. The dashboard displays a summary of the global threat […](image)

NAKIVO Talked VM Data Protection at TECH Meets in Poznan

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:33:56 +0000

(image) Recently, several NAKIVO team members headed to the city of Poznan, Poland, to attend TECH meets – a data protection event held by FEN. FEN distributes and provides pre-sale and after-sale support for modern ICT products, including storage, virtualization, security, and other solutions. The educational element is an important part of FEN’s business. The company […](image)

Citrix: Measure HDX Session Quality with NetScaler SD-WAN

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:00:15 +0000

(image) What ultimately determines the success of a digital workspace initiative? Unquestionably, user acceptance. Virtualizing apps and desktops offers compelling benefits in security, management and compliance, but success ultimately depends on users embracing the technology because it makes work easier. Being able to work anytime, from anywhere, and on any device is hugely attractive, provided the […](image)