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VMware Delete an orphaned PKS cluster

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:01:40 +0000

(image) You may run into a situation where your PKS cluster is orphaned or you’re unable to delete it with the pks delete-cluster command. I’m going to show how to manually clean up the PKS cluster in the database. In the background I’ve reproduced this issue by deleting the BOSH deployment that backs the PKS cluster. […]

Introducing AWS Blockchain Templates for Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:09:53 +0000

(image) With AWS Blockchain Templates, you can deploy Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric frameworks using managed and certified AWS CloudFormation templates. AWS Blockchain Templates allow you to focus on building your blockchain applications instead of spending time and energy on manual setup of your blockchain network. AWS Blockchain Templates deploy the blockchain framework you choose as containers […]

Windows Update Management using Workspace ONE

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:08:03 +0000

(image) Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) provides a modern cloud-first approach to managing Windows patches leveraging the Windows as a service model. Traditional, operating system upgrades occurred every few years and required admins to perform an in-place upgrade or wipe and reload methods which were very time consuming and doesn’t work in today’s rapidly changing […]

IGEL OS 10.4.100 Release Webinar – IGEL Community

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:01:31 +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.

Flexera First SAM Provider to Optimize Spend Across All Cloud Assets

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:58:32 +0000

(image) Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, today announced it’s extending its leadership in Software Asset Management (SAM) and license optimization with the latest release of FlexNet Manager® Suite for Enterprises.  Flexera is the only SAM provider able to help organizations optimize all their cloud asset spend – from […]

Google and Citrix: Securing Enterprise Workspaces From Chromebooks to Cloud

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:27:19 +0000

(image) This inspiring from Google Cloud Senior VP Urs Hölzle encapsulates the security mindset and innovations that Google is delivering — from endpoints to clouds. While Google has been building impressive security capabilities for their own products and services, they have also been working with partners like Citrix to extend cybersecurity capabilities. Cybersecurity demands a strong […]

Choosing Between Concurrent and User/Device Citrix Licensing

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:15:46 +0000

(image) Does confusion around Citrix licensing keep you up at night? Choosing the correct license for your environment can be both stressful and puzzling! Good news, you’re not alone! In fact, we published a post about this very topic four years ago, and it continues to be one of our most popular. Due to high demand, […]

How to Put Existing SANs to Good Use when Transitioning to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:08:01 +0000

(image) Most vendors of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) advocate for discarding all traces of existing SANs, as if ridding the world of some dark evil. From where they stand, it’s easy to overlook the costly and time consuming efforts necessary to migrate data and processes from a 3-tier SAN to HCI clusters, especially in larger data centers.  […]

Google Cloud How and why to build small container images

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:49:11 +0000

(image) Today marks the first installment in a seven-part video and blog series from Google Developer Advocate Sandeep Dinesh on how to get the most out of your Kubernetes environment. Today he tackles the theory and practicalities of keeping your container images as small as possible. Docker makes building containers a breeze. Just put a standard […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.14

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 23:40:28 +0000

(image) #Version 2.14 11-Apr-2018 Added the following properties to Application Details Application Type CPU Priority Level Home Zone Name Home Zone Only Ignore User Home Zone Icon from Client Local Launch Disabled Secure Command Line Arguments Enabled Add shortcut to user’s desktop Add shortcut to user’s Start Menu Start Menu Folder Wait for Printer Creation Added […]

AWS Deep Learning AMIs Now Include Optimized TensorFlow 1.7 for Faster Training on Amazon EC2 C5 and P3

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:56:24 +0000

(image) For CPU-based training scenarios, the AMIs now include TensorFlow 1.7 built with Intel’s Advanced Vector Instructions (AVX), SSE, and FMA instruction sets, to accelerate vector and floating point computations. The AMIs are also fully configured with Intel MKL-DNN to accelerate math routines used in neural network training on Intel Xeon Platinum processors powering Amazon EC2 […]

Microsoft TLS Handshake errors and connection timeouts? Maybe it’s the CTL engine….

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:48:56 +0000

(image) Marius and Tolu from the Directory Services Escalation Team.  Today, we’re going to talk about a little twist on some scenarios you may have come across at some point, where TLS connections fail or timeout for a variety of reasons. You’re probably already familiar with some of the usual suspects like cipher suite mismatches, certificate […]

How to automatically scan Cloud Storage buckets for sensitive data: Taking charge of your security

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:51:29 +0000

(image) Security in the cloud is often a matter of identifying—and sticking to—some simple best practices. A few months ago, we discussed some steps you can take to harden the security of your Cloud Storage buckets. We covered how to set up proper access permissions and provided tips on using tools like the Data Loss Prevention […]

Introducing Virtual Data Optimizer to Reduce Cloud and On-premise Storage Costs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:40:04 +0000

(image) New to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) is a device mapper module which adds data reduction capabilities to the Linux block storage stack. VDO uses inline compression and data deduplication techniques to transparently shrink data as it is being written to storage media. VDO combines three techniques — zero-block elimination, data […]

Remote Desktop Manager Database Upgrade Steps

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:13:45 +0000

(image) Ah yes, once again it’s time to get back to basics! A little while ago, I discussed how Remote Desktop Manager sometimes needs a database upgrade to ensure new features are properly added Today, I want to dig a little bit deeper —  while still keeping things nice and simple — by looking at the steps […]

AWS Glue now supports Timeout Values for ETL jobs

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:51:44 +0000

(image) Runaway ETL jobs may occur due to coding errors or data anomalies, and they can continue to consume resources without making progress. AWS Glue gives you the ability to set a timeout value on any new ETL job that you create, and edit existing jobs to specify a timeout value or use the default value. […]

VMware vSphere 6.7 General Availability – Virtual Insanity

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:51:20 +0000

(image) As many of you know, yesterday, vSphere 6.7 was released. There are some awesome updates, and while this isn’t an all-encompassing list of features, I wanted to round up the ones I felt were the most important (especially to my customers). First and foremost, it should be noted that you cannot upgrade from vSphere 5.5 […]

Remote access for home labs and offices with Veeam PN

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:48:42 +0000

(image) On January 2018, Veeam publicly announced the release of Veeam PN (powered network) version 1, a lightweight SDN appliance that was released completely FREE to use. And while Veeam PN was released as part of a greater solution focused on extending network Availability for Microsoft Azure, Veeam PN can also be deployed as a standalone tool via […]

Microsoft Azure Service Fabric – announcing Reliable Services on Linux and RHEL support

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:25:07 +0000

(image) Many customers are using Azure Service Fabric to build and operate always-on, highly scalable, microservice applications. Recently, we open sourced Service Fabric with the MIT license to increase opportunities for customers to participate in the development and direction of the product. Today, we are excited to announce the release of Service Fabric runtime v6.2 and […]

Microsoft Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:13:31 +0000

(image) Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (RS5) to Windows Insiders who opted in to Skip Ahead. Windows Defender Security Center gets a Fluent Design refresh We’ve heard your feedback and when you install this build you’ll find we’ve updated Windows Defender Security Center (WDSC) to include the Fluent […]

Microsoft Video: Discover Microsoft’s IoT Vision

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:10:40 +0000

(image) The Internet of Things (IoT) presents tremendous opportunities for businesses, and at Microsoft we believe it doesn’t have to be difficult. IoT starts with your things, connecting the most vital parts of your business – people, assets, processes, and systems. Learn more about how IoT can help transform your business. For more information, visit: […]

AWS AppSync now Generally Available (GA) with new GraphQL Features

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:57:27 +0000

(image) This release introduces several new features that accelerate development. A test and debug flow has been added for running unit tests with “mock” data on a GraphQL resolver. Amazon CloudWatch has been integrated, enabling streaming of GraphQL operation logs for a live debugging experience. And, Amazon CloudFormation is now supported, enabling creation of a complete […]

Red Hatters To Present at More Than 50 OpenStack Summit Vancouver Sessions

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:54:32 +0000

(image) OpenStack Summit returns to Vancouver, Canada May 21-24, 2018, and Red Hat will be returning as well with as big of a presence as ever. Red Hat will be a headline sponsor of the event, and you’ll have plenty of ways to interact with us during the show. First, you can hear from our head […]

It’s a CRN Double Header! IGEL Wins for Major League Partner Program and IoT Device Innovation

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:48:55 +0000

(image) What’s better than one award, but two from the industry’s go-to channel media, CRN®!  For the second year, IGEL has scored a 5-star rating in CRN’s Partner Program Guide for its investments in best-in-class channel partner support. We also scored a hit, making the CRN Internet of Things 50 list for our innovations in securing […]

Gartner names Flexera a 2018 SAM Magic Quadrant Leader!

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:55:57 +0000

(image) All of us at Flexera are incredibly proud to announce that Flexera has been named, Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Tools! In this first ever SAM Magic Quadrant, Gartner positioned Flexera as a market “Leader” (upper right quadrant) because of our superior ability to execute and completeness of vision. […]

Microsoft Respond to GDPR Data Subject Requests with confidence in Office 365

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:50:31 +0000

(image) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates that individuals have the right of request to understand the personal data held on them, as well as the ability to edit or remove and even transport their data records to a different location. In this demonstration, we’ll show you how new options in Office 365 enable you […]

Microsoft Failover Cluster File Share Witness and DFS

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:23:37 +0000

(image) This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019. Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019. We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be. To do so, go to this link and sign up. […]

VMware Using “Shrink Cluster” feature of vRealize Operations 6.7

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:18:50 +0000

(image) vRealize Operations 6.7 comes with a new functionality which allows you to reduce the number of nodes in your vRealize Operations cluster. This feature of vRealize Operations is to meet the following use cases: 1. Scale up your vRealize Operations nodes to extra-large nodes – If you wish to scale down the number of nodes […]

Top 10 Java Performance Problems

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:58:49 +0000

(image) Java is one of the most popular technologies for application development. Tens of thousands of enterprise applications are powered by Java and millions of people use them daily. Java has been evolving over many decades and there are so many web frameworks, middleware, data access technologies and protocols built on Java. Compared to C, C++, […]

Citrix Expand the Value of Office 365 with ShareFile

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:51:56 +0000

(image) When is your organization embracing Office 365? That’s probably a better question to ask than if your organization will embrace it. At the end of 2017, the number of monthly active users of Office 365 passed the 120 million mark — impressive numbers that demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to the platform. I’ve participated in dozens of customers calls over the past […]

Desktop Central Free Training – Software Deployment

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:29:40 +0000

(image) Learn how to centralize your enterprise’s Software Deployment needs and efficiently manage your help desk tickets with Self Service Portal, where you can create a catalog of approved business software and let the users deploy software themselves avoiding dependencies. This video is from the fine folks at ManageEngine

VMware’s vForum Online April 18th – Register

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:15:47 +0000

(image) Join us from the comfort of your desks at VMware’s vForum Online Spring 2018! You’ll hear Pat Gelsinger’s keynote, 20 break-out sessions, 13 hands-on-labs, and more. Don’t miss Brad Tompkins’ session, “What’s New with vSphere” at 9:30 am PDT. Sign up to tune in live on April 18: From the fine folks at VMware […]

steadyPRINT once again awarded the INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:06:43 +0000

(image) This year, steadyPRINT is once again awarded the certificate BEST OF 2018 of the IT Innovation Prize (INNOVATIONSPREIS-IT). Supported by the Hu­ber Ver­lag für Neue Me­di­en GmbH as well as further reputable media partners, the expert team around the Initiative Mittelstand has again honored particularly innovative IT solutions with high benefits for the medium-sized sector. […]

NVIDIA Inception Member REELY Generates Real-Time Video Highlights

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:55:32 +0000

(image) Using NVIDIA TensorRT on DGX-1, California-based startup REELY automatically creates highlight clips from sporting events in real time. Learn more about how we’re expanding deep learning Inference capabilities: This video is via NVIDIA.

How Extreme can Hyperconverged go?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:44:19 +0000

(image) Hyperconvergence has today emerged as a rightful contender to rein in former data center expansion madness.  It’s growth has been so dramatic and influential of late that Gartner has opened the doors to its growing market dominance, re-aligning infrastructure segmentation with a new category, the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged. Easy to plot market growth […]

VMware, the State of Louisiana Transforms and Secures IT Infrastructure with VMware

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:39:25 +0000

(image) State of Louisiana transforms and secures IT infrastructure to better serve its citizens. . To achieve this the State utilizes VMware’s complementary Solutions, vRealize Network Insight, Horizon, Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch Technology, VMC on AWS, and the major key NSX. From the fine folks at VMware TV.

Memorial Health Reduced Printer Failures by 90%

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:34:11 +0000

(image) Memorial Health System Reduced Printer Failures from 100 Per Day to Under 10 in their Citrix-MEDITECH Environment with Goliath XenApp Monitoring “Before we had Goliath’s XenApp Monitoring & Troubleshooting MEDITECH module Citrix XenApp 6.5 was very challenging. With Goliath, we can identify the ‘who, what and where’ of performance issues. We even use the data […]

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 7.8+ Documentation Script Update Version 2.15

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:11:44 +0000

(image) I am in the process of creating some XenApp/XenDesktop application scripts the community has asked me to create. One is fairly simple, or so I thought. The request was simple, for each application, list the Delivery Group that provides that application. For each Delivery Group, list each Machine Catalog that provides machines for the Delivery […]

Enables a Data-Driven Decision when Choosing Between AWS and Azure

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:02:15 +0000

(image) It Should Be a Straightforward Question: “What is the most cost-effective choice for my applications – AWS or Azure?” When you have to choose between AWS and Azure, you need more than a preference. You need a detailed justification for the CIO, the CFO, and the Board. Your justification needs to account for the individual profiles […]

Data Vs. Information, Defining Data Quality and Value

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:54:38 +0000

(image) Questions about how to assess data quality and transform end-user data into insights are among the first steps when considering rolling out a digital transformation initiative. Do we already collect the data we need? You may wonder. There are three basic questions you can follow up with to determine your organization’s data preparedness: Are you collecting […]

4 Reasons You Should Care About Strong Cybersecurity

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:56:49 +0000

(image) Cybersecurity requires time, energy and money. Yes, it’s a lot, but what you get from the investment is well worth it. Here are the 4 reasons you and everyone else in your organization should care about strong cybersecurity: Strong Cybersecurity Protects Customers Your customers trust you to securely handle and store their personal and confidential […]

Microsoft Azure Announcements

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 05:06:57 +0000

(image) One of the biggest news items out of last week was the arrival of Virtual Machine Serial Console access in public preview in all global regions. This is something customers have wanted for some time and the team was ecstatic to finally deliver it. Down below, you’ll find a blog post and episodes of Tuesdays […]

How To Set Up A New Virtual Data Optimizer Device Using Cockpit Web Admin Console

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:51:17 +0000

(image) In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, we’ve introduced virtual data optimizer (VDO). VDO allows you to save disk space and reduce replication bandwidth with the help of data compression and data deduplication. In this blog post I want to walk you through how you can use the cockpit Web admin console that comes with Red […]

Cisco ACI loves KVM and Red Hat Virtualization

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:49:20 +0000

(image) Cisco ACI has provided integration with KVM in OpenStack environments quite for some time now. OpenStack is a great technology to implement Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) with uses cases for Private, Public and Telco clouds. But indeed Openstack provides a cloud platform, tailored to “cattle-type” of workloads, as opposed to “pet-type” workloads.Many organizations will continue to run […]

Landmark Information Group relies on Veeam to Guarantee Uptime of Its Most Valuable Asset: Data

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:53:52 +0000

(image) LONDON, England – April 12, 2018: Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, today announced that Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading provider of environmental reports, has deployed Veeam Backup & Replication to support data centre migration and, going forward, to protect all mission-critical applications and data more efficiently and effectively. Landmark serves […]

Microsoft Our reimagined management experience

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:49:04 +0000

(image) This blog post was co-authored by Samuel Li, Principal Program Manager Lead, Windows Server and Vinicius Apolinario, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Server.At Ignite 2017, we unveiled the technical preview of Project “Honolulu” to the world for the first time. It sparked a flame of excitement in IT admins’ hearts. From multiple tools to a […]

Delivering Availability with Backup Appliances

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:12:37 +0000

(image) When used together with our Alliances backup appliances solutions, Veeam® provides the industry’s leading combination of secondary storage and Availability software, offering benefits such as faster backup performance, improved RTOs and RPOs, cost savings, ease of use and stronger security. Learn more in this short video. This video is from the fine folks at Veeam

Cisco Chat April 25th — Kubernetes & Containers

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:59:44 +0000

(image) Questions about containers? Curious about Kubernetes? We’re not surprised. Though you’ve no doubt heard of them both, you’re probably wondering if they’re actually worth exploring or if they’re hiding behind the hype. Sure, the simplicity and speed offered by containers may have caught the eye of leaders like Google, but for IT organizations, it could be […]

The Intelligent Data Center is Beyond Human Scale

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:51:32 +0000

(image) As the IT industry has evolved over recent years, it has seen the clear and rapid movement towards software-defined infrastructure at every layer of the stack. Software-defined, API-accessible infrastructure also opened the door for the next phase of evolution with what Gartner has categorized as “AI Ops”, a further evolution beyond traditional silo-focused, human dependent, […]

Microsoft Plan the future of your data in 5 minutes

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:23:46 +0000

(image) Visit the Data Modernization Planner tool to start your data modernization journey: Discover how quick and simple it is to assess your current data environment and generate a custom modernization plan. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

AWS Batch Adds Support for Automatic Termination with Job Execution Timeout

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:21:46 +0000

(image) AWS Batch now supports the ability to automatically terminate your jobs at execution level. With job execution timeout, you can set a timeout duration per retry attempt in your job definition or provide it as an override when you submit the job, and AWS Batch will terminate your job once the job has been running […]

Microsoft Application Security Groups now generally available in all Azure regions

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 22:57:12 +0000

(image) We are pleased to announce the general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. Network security micro segmentation ASGs enable you to define fine-grained network security policies based on workloads, centralized on applications, instead of explicit IP addresses. Provides the capability […]

Microsoft Active Directory Documentation Script Update Version 2.19

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:56:49 +0000

(image) I do a lot of Active Directory (AD) Health Checks for my employer, Choice Solutions. Every time I do an AD Health Check, I find something else I need to add to the various documentation scripts. For this current AD Health Check, I found out the customer was using a very large Security Event Log. Most […]

Citrix Customers Showing the World the Way the Future Works

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:55:03 +0000

(image) Citrix believes in powering a world in which people can work anytime, anywhere, and from any device. We believe in creating solutions that don’t just make people’s jobs easier, but that make their lives better. And for us, nothing validates that belief better than our customers. That’s why customers will be center stage at Citrix […]

AWS Schema Conversion Tool User Guide

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:51:58 +0000

(image) This is Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT). Use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to help convert a database schema to a schema you can use with AWS resources. For example, you can use the AWS SCT to convert a database schema to migrate a data […]

VMware Women Who Code’s Jennifer Tacheff on Women in Tech

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:48:19 +0000

(image) Women of Silicon Valley brought together industry trailblazers last month to share their stories on the importance of female role models within the tech sphere. A significant discussion at the conference centered around creating strategies for addressing the gender gap, measuring the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion policies, and the need to push this topic […]

Google Cloud Introducing VPC Flow Logs—network transparency in near real-time

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:45:36 +0000

(image) By Ines Envid, Product Manager, GCP Logging and monitoring are the cornerstones of network and security operations. Whether it’s performance analysis or network forensics, logging and monitoring let you identify traffic and access patterns that may present security or operational risks to the organization. Today, we’re upping the ante for network operations on Google Cloud […]

Cisco Reimagining the Network

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 18:43:41 +0000

(image) MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress is almost here, and what a great forum it is for those interested in learning about and understanding the software-defined wave. The conference, taking place in Paris, gathers a broad group of industry experts from Hyperscale providers, Telcos, Enterprises, Universities and networking vendors, with an agenda that covers the latest in transformative […]

How VMware IT does mergers and acquisitions integration

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:48:40 +0000

(image) Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) can be disruptive and—if not done properly—might not yield desired synergies for the companies involved, especially when it comes to IT integration. In last two years alone, VMware IT has successfully executed more than ten deals, and that has allowed us to turn IT M&A execution into “a well-oiled-machine”. Each deal […]

If You’re Not Taking Advantage of Cisco DevNet You’re Out of Your Mind

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 00:10:54 +0000

(image) I mean it. And although I have neither the psychology degree nor the clinical experience to back up that diagnosis, I do have this: A newfound understanding of just what it is that Cisco offers through DevNet, where they offer it, and how you can get your hands on it.First off, let’s deal with the […]

Registration open for our product launch webinar on May 2!

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:47:48 +0000

(image) In that product launch, we’ll unveil new technology that we’ve codenamed CCD. CCD represents a new way of looking at your users’ data–one that’s fully optimized, highly available, and fault tolerant regardless of where it resides. CCD is the culmination of thousands of hours of engineering as well as input from over 400 customers, as […]

Desktop Central Free Training Patch management

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:36:22 +0000

(image) This training video will help to deploy configurations more effectively in your network. With over 25 pre-defined configurations for users and computers and 65+ templates for commonly used configurations across enterprises, administrators will be able to standardize the system and application configurations to give users a uniform experience across the organization. This video is from […]

Fast and easy development with Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:34:36 +0000

(image) This blog post was co-authored by James Ashley, MR and AI Architect, Microsoft MVP. Developers sometimes get anxious when it comes to hooking up a database for their apps. However, with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL, quickly propping up and accessing a relational database is a piece of cake. These lightweight, open […]

OS Imaging and Deployment with ManageEngine Desktop Central – Creation of bootable ISO media

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 04:54:13 +0000

(image) This video will demonstrate the steps to create bootable ISO media. Learn more page: This video is from the fine folks at ManageEngine

AWS Micro Focus leverages AWS Training and Certification

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 02:08:25 +0000

(image) Hear Amir Arama, Head of Cloud Services at Micro Focus, discuss how a fully tailored AWS Training & Certification program has allowed them to deliver greater value to their customers and partners and become more successful on AWS. Link: Learn more about AWS Training and Certification: This video is from the fine folks at […]

Microsoft Video Managing your VMs and resources in Azure

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 22:17:29 +0000

(image) Tour of options for managing virtual machines and resources in Azure. We’ll take a look at the built-in capabilities for managing your VMs and resources once they’re running in Azure. Azure gives you the freedom to manage the needs of your environment, with setting your own maintenance windows, ensuring a holistic, hybrid view across your […]

Prevent Insiders from Breaching Your Data

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:28:41 +0000

(image) Companies like Yahoo, eBay and Equifax all learned the hard way that protecting your data from hackers is of the utmost importance. I mean, a data leak can ruin your company’s reputation forever. But did you know that you might have a bigger problem than outsider threats? And what if that threat was actually coming […]

Join Microsoft at the GPU Technology Conference

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 05:42:29 +0000

(image) High-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and visualization GPUs have a wide variety of uses. That’s why Microsoft has partnered with NVIDIA to bring a wide variety of NVIDIA GPUs to Azure. Join us in San Jose next week at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference to learn how Azure customers combine the flexibility and elasticity of the cloud […]

AWS Edmunds Event-Driven, Serverless, and Cost-Effective Enterprise Message Bus

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 05:39:39 +0000

(image) On the next This Is My Architecture, learn how Edmunds built an event-driven, serverless message bus that costs 18-20X less than their previous solution, and runs much faster. You’ll learn how they used SNS, SQS, Lambda, CloudWatch, and multiple features of S3 to build a resilient, efficient, and decoupled architecture. Learn more at – […]

Microsoft DHCP Documentation Script Update Version 1.40

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 02:37:42 +0000

(image) In more ways than a simple bump from 1.35 to 1.40, this update feels like a new version. In doing Active Directory Health Checks for my employer, Choice Solutions, I “eat my own dog food” and use a lot of my scripts to gather data needed. I have wanted, for a long time, to add […]

Secure and Scalable Data Warehouse on Redshift

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:32:32 +0000

(image) Jun from NTT DOCOMO explains how they built secure and scalable data warehouse to handle over four petabytes of data. You will learn about how to satisfy both of security and scalability by using Redshift, S3, VPC, and more. Learn more at – Host: Akira Yamauchi, Solutions Architect Speakers: Jun Sasaki, Assistant Manager This […]

5 reasons your boss should send you to VeeamON 2018

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:58:59 +0000

(image) VeeamON 2018 is only one month away, but there is still enough time to grab your ticket! Are you excited about attending the premier conference for Intelligent Data Management, but you aren’t sure how to convince your boss to fund your trip? Well, the ROI of attending VeeamON lies in staying relevant in a technological […]

Non-Profit Legal and Protection Advocacy Agency Attains the Full Benefits of Going Software-Defined

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:57:20 +0000

(image) When going Software-Defined there are few things most companies need checked off their list before purchasing that are just non-negotiable; cost savings, agility, productivity… why choose right? Based out of Austin, Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is the federally designated legal and protection advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities. DRTx was designed to help people with […]

IGEL Community & deviceTRUST – Contextualizing IT

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:44:46 +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.

VMware Announces New Worldwide Channel Chief

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:11:16 +0000

(image) IT Industry Veteran Jenni Flinders to Lead Worldwide Channels for VMware PALO ALTO, Calif., April 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today announced the appointment of Jenni Flinders as vice president, Worldwide Channels. In this role, Flinders will serve as VMware’s worldwide channel chief and be responsible […]

Workspace Analytics: Quantifying the Impact of IT Projects Isn’t Rocket Science

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:56:42 +0000

(image) You may have heard the peculiar news recently covering world-renown astronaut, Scott Kelly’s, genes. Why all the chatter? It was believed that Kelly’s DNA was forever altered as a result of his time in space. And while that may not have been surprising to some, the story has a plot twist: Kelly has a twin brother who now has […]

Simplify User Logon Names in AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:53:28 +0000

(image) You can now simplify Active Directory (AD) logon names for your users by adding an alternate user principal name (UPN) suffix in your AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD. UPN logon names consist of a username, an “@” symbol, and a UPN suffix. The default UPN suffix in AWS Managed […]

Microsoft Accelerate Your GDPR compliance with Microsoft Cloud

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:49:34 +0000

(image) This post is provided by App Dev Managers Latha Natarajan and Sujith Nair who explore the critical aspect of protecting personal information and the impact of data security failures. This post also discusses the rich set Azure services that Microsoft customers and organizations can use to protect personal data in compliance with GDPR and other […]

Tech Zone Expert Series Top Questions on Horizon Cloud on Azure

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:43:10 +0000

(image) Welcome to the Digital Workspace Tech Zone Expert Series, where you’ll hear from technical experts about the top technical questions in the end user computing space. This Expert Series video will focus on Horizon Cloud on Azure. VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management […]

Build a flexible, scalable, hybrid architecture with VMware Cloud on AWS

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 05:32:25 +0000

(image) VMware Cloud on AWS helps you quickly deploy and scale SDDCs, locally and globally, to match the needs of your business; simplify and optimize your disaster recovery strategy; and improve performance and reliability by leveraging AWS’ global edge services. Learn more at – This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services […]

Gartner Blockchain and Central Banks – What Will They Do?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:50:54 +0000

(image) It is not often I can talk about technology and economics at the same time – so when I get the chance I just have to go for it.  I was catching up on my reading this morning when I came across this Economist article, A primer on blockchain-based versions of central-bank money.  Of course this […]

An Introduction to Fast Forward Upgrades in Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:09:32 +0000

(image) OpenStack momentum continues to grow as an important component of hybrid cloud, particularly among enterprise and telco. At Red Hat, we continue to seek ways to make it easier to consume. We offer extensive, industry-leading training, an easy to use installation and lifecycle management tool, and the advantage of being able to support the deployment […]

Veeam Backup MySQL and MariaDB on Linux VM Guide

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:14:02 +0000

(image) What does it take to back up MySQL on a Linux VM? This is a riddle we sometimes hear at Veeam: When running on a Linux VM, how does one quiesce MySQL databases? Unfortunately, there are not many new ways to answer this riddle, and the answers we currently have are already tried and tested! […]

Microsoft Announcing Terraform availability in the Azure Marketplace

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 05:08:48 +0000

(image) In addition to Terraform already being integrated to the Azure Cloud Shell, I’m pleased to announce the availability of the new Terraform solution in the Azure Marketplace. This solution will enable teams to use shared identity, using Managed Service Identity (MSI), and shared state using Azure Storage. These features will allow you to use a […]

Joining Turbonomic for The Transformative Mission

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:43:56 +0000

(image) Experiencing IT Pains Firsthand My name is Rick Ochs, and I want to tell the story of how and why I joined Turbonomic. I’ve spent the last 13 years of my career at Microsoft building, maintaining, and PM’ing IT infrastructure and Applications. Over four years ago, we started one of the largest cloud migrations an […]

Login PI bulk administration through RESTfull API and Powershell

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 20:36:55 +0000

(image) For a large Login PI deployment a method was needed to change the workload on all profiles. The Login PI RESTfull API (API) easily enables this. To get started create a Powershell script. For this blogpost the Windows Powershell ISE was used. Create the variables that will be reused. In this case the PI base […]

Microsoft Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17120 now available

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 16:40:51 +0000

(image) Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 17120 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 17120 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider. For feedback and […]

Restore backups from a cloud with Veeam Agent for Windows

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 18:06:10 +0000

(image) In my previous blog, we walked through Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows configurations and ways it provides for backing up data on travelers’ laptops to a cloud provider. Now should you need to recover your data, let’s see how to do it and which options you have with Veeam Agent. Restoring files and volumes from […]

A Virtualized Storage Infrastructure for Healthcare

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:59:04 +0000

(image) Healthcare as an industry is facing growing complexity around regulations for data storage as well as dealing with legacy infrastructures that are not up to today’s digital demands. In previous blog posts, we explored how we helped Hanover Hospital and Community Health Network to better manage, store and recover increasing volumes of data. Let’s take […]

AWS Config Now Supports Retrieval of Current Configuration for Multiple Resources

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:15:12 +0000

(image) AWS Config now supports a new API to fetch the current configuration information for one or more resources that are being recorded in your AWS account. Previously you could retrieve the current resource configuration along with the historical configuration information for one resource at a time. Now you can obtain your current resource configurations for […]

Introducing Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:13:26 +0000

(image) Develop with open source databases? We’ll show you the new community-based PostgreSQL and MySQL databases for Azure, including its dynamic scalability to meet the performance needs of your apps in seconds, high availability that eradicates the need to set up replicas, Azure Service Integration to add intelligence to your apps. We finish up with how […]

Why Your Business Needs a Secure Digital Vault

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:11:22 +0000

(image) THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN BY THE TECH TARGET TEAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DEVOLUTIONS. Password management solutions evolve to accommodate needs of individuals and businesses in one highly secure setting. Both individual users as well as entire businesses cannot be blamed for upping their efforts to protect sensitive data with secure, comprehensive password management solutions. After all, as […]

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:05:41 +0000

(image) This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management, Windows Server. Today is a big day for Windows Server! On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, I am delighted to announce Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access […]

MaxParallel for Windows Server® Dashboard at a Glance

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:45:29 +0000

(image) This video is from the fine folks at DataCore Software

Transaction log backup with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:39:12 +0000

(image) Believe it or not, I used to work a lot with Microsoft SQL Server. While I did not call myself a database administrator (DBA), I did know my way around a database or two. Since I’ve been at Veeam, I have always enjoyed telling the Veeam story around using SQL Server as a critical application […]

Building VMware Cloud on AWS

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 17:28:26 +0000

(image) On the next This Is My Architecture, learn about the architecture powering VMware Cloud on AWS. We will show how VMware uses multiple AWS services, including S3, CloudFormation, IAM, Lambda, and the new EC2 i3.metal instance type, to deliver a solution that combines the consistency and compatibility of VMware software with the global scale of […]

Free Training on Imaging and OS Provisioning

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 20:28:45 +0000

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

Veeam Availability Orchestrator is the new solution for your disaster recovery challenges

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 10:44:59 +0000

(image) The new Veeam Availability Orchestrator provides organizations with a disaster recovery (DR) orchestration engine for Veeam Backup & Replication. Automatically create, document and test DR plans, fully-prepared for C-level executive and stakeholder signoff, proving compliance with industry regulations and audits. This video is from the fine folks at Veeam

Microsoft New isolated VM sizes now available

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:25:22 +0000

(image) Today we are pleased to announce two new Virtual Machine (VM) sizes, E64i_v3 and E64is_v3, which are isolated to hardware and dedicated to a single customer. These VMs are best suited for workloads that require a high degree of isolation from other customers for compliance and regulatory requirements. You can also choose to further subdivide […]

Enhanced Layer 7 Routing for Swarm in Docker Enterprise Edition Beta

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 10:17:53 +0000

(image) The beta release of Docker Enterprise Edition has seen incredible activity. The highlight of the upcoming Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) release is the integration of Kubernetes and bringing all of the advanced security, RBAC and management capabilities of Docker EE to Kubernetes. At the same time, we have been working to improve Swarm, delivering the only container […]