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Citrix: Relax! XenServer Backups Made Easy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:20:13 +0000

(image) Imagine you are casually sitting at your desk, working on some vital report, when your cat decides to bump into your coffee and spill it all over your laptop (probably on purpose). ZAP! Your report is lost forever and hours of your time have been wasted. Now imagine that instead of using your plain old […]

Citrix VPrefer Session Sharing Between a Published Desktop and a Published Application Made Easy

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:03:36 +0000

(image) VPrefer is a great new feature introduced in Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.17. It allows you to enable session sharing between a published desktop and application in a double hop scenario with almost no administrative effort. For your end users, this means that a published app available locally in their published desktop will be started […]

Easy Upgrades with Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure!

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:00:01 +0000

(image) VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure enables customers to connect their own instance of Microsoft Azure Horizon Cloud control plane, to deliver virtualized Windows applications and session desktops to end users. This video demonstrates how Horizon Cloud Nodes are easily upgraded from one version to the next. To learn more about how upgrades are with […]

Nutanix Technical Account Managers: Enterprise Cloud Value Drivers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:00:40 +0000

(image) Businesses deploying Enterprise Cloud can benefit from a strategy for maximizing the ROI on their investment: every dollar spent needs to drive genuine operational efficiencies. Our customers have taken advantage of our Technical Account Manager (TAM) customer success offering as a value-focused service designed to: Proactively manage the functionality of the Nutanix cloud ecosystem, including […]

Citrix TIPs Series / Citrix on Azure FAQs

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:46:53 +0000

(image) Last month, I joined Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell to present the lessons learned deploying Citrix technologies on Microsoft Azure. In case you missed it, the webinar recording is available on our Technology in Practice homepage. The event included a live Q&A portion at the conclusion of the webinar, but Jeff and I ended […]

Industrial IoT insights from an Operations Technology Expert

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:23 +0000

(image) Operations technology blogger and industry influencer Gary Mintchell (@GaryMintchell)is not one to miss an opportunity to catch the latest in Internet of Things innovation, so December found him in Madrid for HPE Discover Madrid 2017, HPE’s premier technology event of the year. He shared his thoughts with readers of his publication The Manufacturing Connection – […]

The technical value of WSSD validated HCI solutions, part 2

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:28:04 +0000

(image) This post is authored by Carmen Crincoli, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server, and is the second of a 2-part series aimed at explaining the value provided by the Windows Server-Software Defined (WSSD) program. In the previous blog post I discussed the high-level ideas behind our solution validation program, and the technical merits it accrues for […]

Cisco Extending Intent-Based Networking to the WAN

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:33:52 +0000

(image) How often does IT receive the complaint “the network is slow?” End users complaining about application problems can be frustrating, especially when it is not always the network that is the cause. When those complaints come from remote sites, eliminating the WAN as the cause of the problem is incredibly difficult, if not impossible. Troubleshooting […]

Unrivaled User Experience, Simple Migration with Liquidware & Citrix XenDesktop

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:39:19 +0000

(image) This blog post was written by Jason E. Smith – VP Products, Liquidware, a Citrix Ready Partner Hospital Leverages Liquidware to Transition 100 XenApp Servers and 8,000 Citrix XenDesktop users from Windows Server 2008r2 to Latest Citrix XenDesktop on Server 2016 Liquidware is happy to have been invited to present with Citrix in the Citrix Ready […]

Cisco: GDPR – It’s Getting Personal

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:45:00 +0000

(image) With the deadline to the enforcement of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) fast approaching (May 25), I have been spending more time with Cisco’s Marketing Privacy team making sure we are ready. As a company, our customers’ privacy is of the utmost important to us and we want to ensure we’re protecting that. […]

VMware Video: Apple macOS 10.13.2 User-Approved MDM Enrollment Deep Dive

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:34:08 +0000

(image) Review the new features in macOS 10.13.2 around User Approved MDM enrollment and how to manage it all with the integrated VMware Workspace ONE platform, powered by VMware AirWatch technology. VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. Follow the VMware […]

Three Considerations on the Road to DRaaS

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:18:07 +0000

(image) Disasters come in many forms. There are the things you think about when you hear words like earthquakes, floods, and other natural events. There are man-made disasters, like power outages and electrical fires. For IT professionals, there are malware and ransomware disasters happening every day. Obviously, no company wants to deal with any of these […]

3 Ways to personalize your Windows 10 PC – Video

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:02:06 +0000

(image) Windows 10 is all about expressing yourself. Make your desktop truly yours by selecting a theme, downloading a new one, or making your own. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 5

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:48:00 +0000

(image) Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 5: Share your Workspace URL. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 4

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:42:00 +0000

(image) Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 4: Create a Delivery Group. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 3

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:40:59 +0000

(image) Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 3. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 2

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:36:58 +0000

(image) Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 2: Register your resources. Learn more This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Setting up XenApp and XenDesktop Service on Citrix Cloud – Step 1

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:33:56 +0000

(image) Follow this guide to set up your first resource location. All your virtual apps and desktops are hosted in a resource location. To communicate with the XenApp and XenDesktop Service, you need to install the Citrix Cloud Connectors within your resource location to channel the communication between the service and the workloads. View product documentation: […]

Just announced! HPE SimpliVity XL configuration & support for mixed heterogeneous clusters

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:45:02 +0000

(image) Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced upgrades to the HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged solution. The new features and functionality for HPE SimpliVity 380 include an XL configuration for the 4000 series portfolio and support for mixed heterogeneous clusters. HPE SimpliVity XL For customers who need a powerful, affordable, hyperconverged infrastructure, the HPE SimpliVity 380 powered by […]

Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:32:48 +0000

(image) Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]

SysKit Insights – SharePoint Performance and Troubleshooting Tool

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:20:11 +0000

(image) SharePoint environments can vary from single server farms to dozens of farms made up of hundreds of servers, but they all have things in common – It’s really important to continuously monitor your servers, ensure maximum uptime, and most importantly provide users with best possible experience. SysKit Insights is a tool that was developed with […]

Citrix Machine Creation Services Demystified Part II

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:15:59 +0000

(image) In the first part article we discussed the first steps for creating and maintaining Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS). We talked quickly about creating the master image, followed by the available MCS deployment type with their characteristics. In this article we will discuss what happens under the hood when creating a MCS machine catalog per deployment […]

Veeam Management Pack v8 Update 5 is Now Available!

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:02:10 +0000

(image) Veeam Management Pack (MP) for System Center has always been a great way for enterprises to clearly connect mission-critical applications to the vital systems they run on down to the virtualization and hardware levels. This app-to-metal visibility is truly a requirement in enterprises today, and for organizations who have implemented Microsoft System Center, you have […]

VMware vCenter Appliance (VCSA) root Partition Full

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000

(image) What a mess! VCSA cannot be updated anymore or is stuck because of a full root Partition. Luckily there are straightforward procedures to investigate what files are filling the root partition and how to get rid of them. Typical symptoms? ISO staging of the update fails vCSA update fails at step #/# some vCSA services […]

Gartner: Will 5G Boost the Adoption of Smart Living?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:39:19 +0000

(image) In a few days time, the big players of the mobile communications sector will gather at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Smart living is at the top of the agenda, with several vendors onsite to present new creations fueled by the emergence of virtual assistants and artificial intelligence. In the run up to the event […]

IGEL Community Tech Webinar – Contextual Security, deviceTRUST and IGEL!

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:03:35 +0000

(image) I’m happy to announce the first deep-dive IGEL Community Webinar!  Our goal for this webinar and all IGEL Community webinars is to share with you what’s new, updated, and trending in the IGEL world, in a very relaxed and interactive fashion. Come ready to learn and participate in the conversation. For our first webinar, I’m […]

High Availability for SAP HANA in Public Clouds

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:30:51 +0000

(image) For organizations running production applications, it is essential to provide 99.999% uptime for their mission critical applications and deploy their applications in a highly available configuration so that services are accessible at all times. This translates to accounting for all services within the application stack including storage, networking, and each service required to keep the […]

Douglas Brown Introduces the How-To IGEL Book and IGEL Community on Video!

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 21:06:42 +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.

Translating the Citrix StoreFront console to PowerShell

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:37:23 +0000

(image) All Citrix products can be automated. However, in Citrix StoreFront, finding the PowerShell command that corresponds with an item in the console can be a daunting task. Not in the least because StoreFront 3.14 ships with a total of 206 cmdlets! The purpose of this article is translating the Citrix StoreFront console to PowerShell on […]

Citrix: Unrivaled User Experience, Simple Migration with Liquidware & Citrix XenDesktop

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:30:09 +0000

(image) Hospital Leverages Liquidware to Transition 100 XenApp Servers and 8,000 Citrix XenDesktop users from Windows Server 2008r2 to Latest Citrix XenDesktop on Server 2016 Liquidware is happy to have been invited to present with Citrix in the Citrix Ready Partner Pavilion (booth #12332) at HIMMS in Las Vegas. Countless healthcare organizations rely on Citrix XenDesktop […]

VMware vSphere  – Why checking NUMA Configuration is so important!

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:00:44 +0000

(image) Non-uniform memory access (NUMA) is a computer memory design used in multiprocessing, where the memory access time depends on the memory location relative to the processor. Under NUMA, a processor can access its own local memory faster than non-local memory (memory local to another processor or memory shared between processors). The benefits of NUMA are limited […]

How to Leverage Hyperconvergence for Databases and Tier 1 Enterprise Applications

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:47:51 +0000

(image) We live in a data-driven world. As data continues to grow exponentially so does the importance of databases, which help organizations deal with the chaos. At the same time, organizations are looking for ways to reduce cost and simplify the infrastructure that power these databases. And that’s where hyperconverged infrastructure comes in. Hyperconverged infrastructure  has […]

VMware Cloud Briefing Video

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:30:54 +0000

(image) VMware and AWS leaders share essential updates, demos, and partners program news. Learn more: From the fine folks at VMware TV.

Independent Review: New Goliath Performance Monitor for VMware Horizon

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:59:14 +0000

(image) Johan van Amersfoort has been part of the IT World for roughly two decades. Since 2005, Johan has been focusing specifically on VMware products and has obtained the vExpert certification, distinguished in VCIX/VCAP’s (5/6) on Data Center and Desktop & Mobility, received the VMware EUC Champion award for two consecutive years, and ultimately reached his […]

Introduction to Microsoft Workloads on AWS – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:51:07 +0000

(image) “Companies are moving their existing on-premises applications to the cloud as fast as they can to become more agile and dramatically lower their costs. Many of these applications are built on top of Windows Server and include corporate apps for messaging, collaboration, and databases as well as a wide range of custom-developed and ISV apps. […]

Data Protection Trends at Commvault ConnectionsLive Paris Video

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:51:07 +0000

(image) On Feb 14, Commvault customers and partners gathered to discuss modern Data Protection, including Backup & Recovery, GDPR, Hybrid Cloud plus a demo of Commvault’s HyperScale Technology. This short video captures their collective thoughts on market trends and their investment priorities. Find out more about Commvault This video is from the fine folks at […]

Remote Desktop Manager Video – Testimonials

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 17:30:45 +0000

(image) During the Devolutions Central 2017 VIP event, we took the opportunity to ask our users a few questions regarding Remote Desktop Manager, here are their testimonials. Want to learn more about Devolutions? Please visit our website at This video is from the fine folks at Devolutions.

Microsoft Video: How to Setup Your OneDrive Folder in Windows 10

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:23:45 +0000

(image) OneDrive makes storing, sharing, and saving files across devices easy and quick. Watch this tutorial to see how to get started with OneDrive. Audio Description available here: This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

How to use Liquidware Profile Portability as ProfileBridge to switch between different Windows 10 VDIs builds without the need to create new user profiles

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:32 +0000

(image) Windows 10 was first released almost three years ago and since that time Microsoft has said that it will be the last Windows OS in name with future updates/releases coming in anongoing manner. Which we’ve now seen in the updates, presented as “new” version of Windows 10, sometimes with minor changes, other timeswith major changes […]

Veeam Availability Orchestrator Ensures Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Compliance and Peace-of-Mind

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:55:45 +0000

(image) Available today, new orchestration solution enables enterprises to mitigate the risk caused by outdated and untested disaster recovery plans and instead easily create, document, test and execute DR plans, ensuring total compliance Veeam® Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ innovator, today announced the general availability of NEW Veeam® Availability Orchestrator – the newest addition to the Veeam […]

Citrix: Another Two Firsts in GPU Virtualization: Announcing XenServer 7.4

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:19:09 +0000

(image) Today we’re announcing the release of XenServer 7.4, a new milestone in XenServer’s leadership of GPU virtualization support. XenServer 7.4 is the only hypervisor to support live migration of vGPU-enabled virtual machines, and also the only hypervisor to fully support GPU virtualization from all three major GPU vendors. Best for GPU Flexibility & Choice The […]

The Future? It’s Weaponized Malware

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:58:45 +0000

(image) Without question, hackers today can have a major impact on critical infrastructure worldwide—hospitals, banking systems, the power grid—especially when they’re partnered with aging, vulnerable technology like legacy software. And they appear to be more and more intent on making that happen.   That’s a nightmarish scenario. But cyber attacks are growing in sophistication, and evolving in intent—in no […]

VMware: The Journey to the Digital Workspace

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:46:45 +0000

(image) Moving to a Digital Workspace is an interesting, but challenging task. To help you on your journey, we’ve created a digital workspace journey map to help you future proof your organisation, unshackle users from processes and enhance the employee experience. To hear more, why not download our report on the Digital Workspace and why organisations […]

Devolutions Server: The Password Management Solution for Non-Technical Users

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:30:07 +0000

(image) Over the years, we’ve always tried to achieve a critical balance with Remote Desktop Manager (RDM). On the one hand, we focus on making RDM intuitive, streamlined and easy-to-use. We know that you need to work fast, and we know how valuable your time is. On the other hand, we never lose sight of the […]

Microsoft doubles down on Windows 10 IoT with added support

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 14:09:45 +0000

(image) Companies making IoT devices have demanding expectations of their hardware and software. Microsoft is dedicated to delivering high quality, reliable IoT solutions for the devices which operate in harsh environments and are expected to last for many years. For decades, Microsoft has been serving customers in the embedded and IoT markets and we continue to […]

NEW Veeam Availability Orchestrator is generally available!

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:37:45 +0000

(image) It seems like it’s almost every day that the news reports another major company outage and as a result, the massive operational, financial and reputational consequences experienced, both short- and long-term. Widespread systemic outages first come to mind when considering disasters and threats to business and IT service continuity. But oftentimes, it’s the overlooked, “smaller” […]

Printing For Healthcare

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:23:45 +0000

(image) Printing is necessary for all business, but when it comes to healthcare, it is critical. Not only does it need to work, but it also needs to be quick, secure, efficient, and flexible. Healthcare teams are always on the move, and they must ensure they are printing securely each time. With employee productivity and patient […]

VMware Enables Communications Service Providers to Chart Their Course to 5G

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:02:09 +0000

(image) VMware Helps Customers Modernize, Transform, and Grow their Businesses Expanding Portfolio Opens New Revenue Streams and Industry Opportunities, Lowers Costs, and Improves Customer Satisfaction At Mobile World Congress 2018, VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) showcased how the company’s portfolio of offerings are helping communications service providers (CSPs) prepare for the imminent 5G world, where the ability to quickly build and launch […]

The All-New WhatMatrix Comparison Platform is here!

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:50:45 +0000

(image) Our community is excited to announce the release of your next-generation IT comparison platform. We’ve listened to your feedback and launch today a fully customizable, expanded and easy-to-consume comparison framework to help you make informed product decisions even more relevant and faster. We’d love you to try out the new platform, whether you want to […]

GDPR – What It Is and What It Means For You

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:36:52 +0000

(image) When the EU passed its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the May 25, 2018 compliance deadline felt far away. Not so much anymore. Many of you might be thinking, “I’m not based in the EU, so what does this have to do with me?” If your company handles the personal data of any European Union […]

How to Achieve Data Privacy in Blockchain Ledgers

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:35:42 +0000

(image) In 2017, the blockchain concept took center stage. It was suddenly everywhere in the news, and people were talking about it as if it were the Holy Grail. Just consider the constant stream of news on the Bitcoin cryptocurrency and payment system, one of the early blockchain implementations. And now people are thinking more broadly, […]

DXC and VMware: Enable Secure, Agile and Enterprise Grade Solutions with VMware Cloud on AWS

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:25:08 +0000

(image) Discover how DXC Technology and VMware have partnered to deliver enterprise-grade solutions faster with a deeper engagement model to help enterprise clients deploy cloud across a multitude of models, spanning private cloud, virtual private cloud, and public cloud in the AWS model. From the fine folks at VMware TV.

Microsoft Video: How to Save Battery Life in Windows 10

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:14:27 +0000

(image) The power slider lets you prioritize battery life if you’re low on power, or performance when you need speed. Click the battery icon or ask Cortana to get started. Audio Description available here: This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

A Secure Supply Chain for Kubernetes

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:11:07 +0000

(image) The beta release of the Docker Enterprise Edition (Docker EE) container platform last month integrates Kubernetes orchestration, running alongside Swarm, to provide a single container platform that supports both legacy and new applications running on-premises or in the cloud. For organizations that are exploring Kubernetes or deploying it in production, Docker EE offers integrated security for […]

Is this the year of Unified Application Delivery?

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 12:07:07 +0000

(image) Always amusing when I see on social media “Is this year going to be the year of VDI?” Which has been going back a lot of years already? The issue with VDI projects back in the day (Starting to write like an old guy…) was that the architecture and storage didn’t quite scale to that extent […]

VMware Workspace ONE BitLocker Management End-User Experience

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:35:42 +0000

(image) VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management, simplifies BitLocker management and allows for a seamless end-user experience. Learn more here: This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

VMware Workspace ONE BitLocker Management Admin Experience

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 01:35:40 +0000

(image) VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch unified endpoint management, provides secure management in administration of BitLocker through admin role-based access & separation of duties. Learn more here: This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

VMware Cloud Infrastructure Enables Digital Transformation

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 20:35:42 +0000

(image) Every year, approximately 27,000 children are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Granting the wish of every eligible child with life-threatening medical conditions – to enrich the human experience with […]

How to Deploy Citrix NetScaler HA with multiple interfaces in Azure

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:32:29 +0000

(image) Learn how to use the Azure Solution Template for NetScaler 12.0 HA. Deploy a pair of VPX and automatically set up high availability with network management. Azure Solution Templates for NetScaler can use either your existing virtual network (vnet) or create a new one. This solution configures and uses Azure ALB together with NetScaler to […]

Introduction to VMware AirWatch Custom Branding: Part 2

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:10:40 +0000

(image) Learn how to apply custom branding to your VMware AirWatch Agent and AirWatch apps in this quick video. Take a deeper dive at This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

Introduction to VMware AirWatch Custom Branding: Part 1

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:07:40 +0000

(image) Learn how to apply custom branding to your VMware AirWatch console, self-service portal and app catalog in this quick video. Take a deeper dive at This video is from the fine folks at VMware EUC.

Calvin Hsu & PJ Hough talk all things Cloud, Security & Experience at #MWC 2018!

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:57:40 +0000

(image) Calvin Hsu, Citrix VP of Product Marketing, and PJ Hough, Citrix SVP & Chief Product Officer on-site at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona. From phones to AI to drones and everything in between, hear what they had to say about the mobility industry’s biggest conference, and how Citrix innovation in Cloud, Security, and Experience […]

You Asked for It: New User Activity Report in Remote Desktop Manager

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:46:40 +0000

(image) Recently, we posted a blog that looked at the different types of reports you can generate in Remote Desktop Manager to make your life easier and your enterprise more secure. But what if you want to create a detailed report that captures all of the activity for a specific user? That’s a question one of our brilliant […]

Microsoft: Introducing Azure Advanced Threat Protection

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:35:42 +0000

(image) The nature and requirements of security have changed as the frequency and severity of cyber attacks have grown dramatically. With the increase in sophistication and velocity of these attacks, current IT security tools provide limited protection when user credentials, either on-premises or in the cloud, are compromised. And when there is an incident, responding to […]

How To Avoid Downtime While Using 100% Commodity Hardware

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:24:44 +0000

(image) Today’s era has allowed businesses to tap into a global market, which has created a tremendous opportunity for growth and expansion. With growth comes storage scaling challenges. Data continues to grow exponentially, and storage prices keep rising. In addition, business continuity is must-have as data needs to be available around the clock, every second. Imagine […]

Microsoft releases automation for HIPAA/HITRUST compliance

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:11:42 +0000

(image) I am excited to share our new Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint for HIPAA/HITRUST – Health Data & AI. Microsoft’s Azure Blueprints are resources to help build and launch cloud-powered applications that comply with stringent regulations and standards. Included in the blueprints are reference architectures, compliance guidance and deployment scripts. “The best part of the […]

Liquidware Bets On Cloud-Based Virtual Desktops

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 16:00:28 +0000

(image) Liquidware is betting that cloud-based virtual desktops will sprawl out in a similar manner to virtual servers, and is partnering up with the major cloud vendors in anticipation. The early promise of VDI hasn’t really played out in practice, and pretty much all of the analysts ended up revising their now obviously optimistic predictions of […]

VMware Site Recovery – Installation and Setup

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:51:47 +0000

(image) Demo showing activating the VMware Site Recovery add-on, configuring the VMC firewall, installing SRM and VR and configuring VR This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.

Cisco: Workload protection is a full cycle. Tetration uniquely delivers on it all.

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:49:30 +0000

(image) There’s always an inherent challenge between providing a secure infrastructure for your applications and delivering agility. How do you manage a complex web – where apps are dynamic and distributed across your own data center and the cloud – and keep security at the front of your priorities?Increasingly, organizations are saying goodbye to perimeter-based security […]

Cisco: A Recipe to Keep Your Hybrid Cloud Workloads Safe

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:47:40 +0000

(image) Segmentation of assets in the data center is not a new concept and has been a common practice as the first step to securing the applications. However, modern applications are not only within a company’s physical data center but also deployed across a multi-cloud environment, creating operational challenges.The applications are also getting complex, hyper-distributed and […]

IGEL and Lakeside Software Take Workspace Analytics to the Next Level at HIMSS 2018

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:39:02 +0000

Mutual channel partners like Coretek Services benefit from the ability to monitor digital performance within their clients’ EUC environments, optimize endpoints and drive end-user productivity   IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it will be demonstrating the capabilities of the IGEL Thin Client assessment tool, powered […]

Right Place, Right Time, Right Team – Why I am so excited to expand my role at FSLogix

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:35:29 +0000

(image) I have been around the block, maybe twice, but who’s counting?  I have worked for and With Multi-National, Multi-Billion Dollar companies.  I have worked for months, without a paycheck, to get start-ups, well, started up.  I have been a Support Technician, Engineer, Architect, Sales Person, Product Manager, and Executive; in the case of the aforementioned […]

Microsoft: Defending against password spray attacks

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:25:29 +0000

(image) As long as we’ve had passwords, people have tried to guess them. In this blog, we’re going to talk about a common attack which has become MUCH more frequent recently and some best practices for defending against it. This attack is commonly called password spray. In a password spray attack, the bad guys try the […]

Cisco: Don’t Let Malware Slip Through Your Fingers

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:12:28 +0000

(image) Malware sometimes checks for user interaction as a form of evasion to avoid being detected by antiviruses and other security software, especially sandbox analysis environments. Threat Grid, Cisco’s advanced sandbox analysis environment, has recently added a new feature called User Emulation Playbooks to help ensure malware is properly detected. We will be covering both common […]

Virtual Machine vCPU and vNUMA Rightsizing – Rules of Thumb

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:00:40 +0000

(image) Using virtualization, we have all enjoyed the flexibility to quickly create virtual machines with various virtual CPU (vCPU) configurations for a diverse set of workloads.  But as we virtualize larger and more demanding workloads, like databases, on top of the latest generations of processors with up to 24 cores, special care must be taken in […]

Microsoft Video: Azure Information Protection End User Training

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:43:28 +0000

(image) For more information, visit: Learn how to classify, label, and protect your data using Azure Information Protection. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

The GitHub DDoS Attack is a Reminder to Secure The Network – Inside and Out

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:39:55 +0000

(image) This week, over 1.35 Terabits per second of traffic hit GitHub services all of a sudden. It was the most powerful distributed denial of service attack recorded to date. After only 10 minutes, GitHub had to call for help. Luckily Akamai Prolexic was able to take care of them and blocked the malicious traffic. So […]

VMware Capacity Reporting Part IV: VVol Capacity Reporting

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:32:29 +0000

(image) Storage capacity reporting seems like a pretty straight forward topic. How much storage am I using? But when you introduce the concept of multiple levels of thin provisioning AND data reduction into it, all usage is not equal (does it compress well? does it dedupe well? is it zeroes?). This multi-part series will break it […]

Ivanti Gives Voice to IT Incident Management Software

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:20:28 +0000

(image) A protracted, exasperating customer service experience popped into my mind while reading this sentence in the Ivanti Voice data sheet: “One of the most frequent customer complaints about call centers is having to repeat information.” Ain’t that the truth. Here’s a brief personal experience. Awhile back, some thieves targeted my neighborhood late one night. Two cars parked on our street had windows smashed and items […]

Liquidware In Citrix Ready Pavilion At HIMSS 18′ To Showcase Products

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:07:40 +0000

(image) Liquidware will Demo their Award Winning Desktop Virtualization Solutions Liquidware, a leading third-party provider of platform agnostic end-user computing solutions, announced today that it will demonstrate its independent workspace environment management suite that works across virtual and physical desktops. Liquidware can be found in the Citrix Ready Pavilion – Booth # 12332 – at HIMSS […]

NVIDIA and Citrix Deliver a Better Experience for VDI Users

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:05:03 +0000

(image) With NVIDIA virtual GPU solutions and Citrix, you can now deliver a visually rich, high-end user experience accessible to everyone from designers to mobile professionals to knowledge workers, even in the most challenging network conditions. Learn more: This video is via NVIDIA.

v7.4 Sneak Peak – Find out What’s in Store for NAKIVO Customers

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:49:07 +0000

(image) The upcoming NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.4 provides new features to streamline data recovery, enhance reliability, and simplify data protection management. Sign up for the v7.4 Beta Program and try out all the new features yourself. Beta Program participants who complete the program requirements are eligible to receive an Amazon gift card! The new version […]

Users Love our Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Software

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:30:35 +0000

(image) You’ve heard from us that our Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) software is awesome, but we recently took a look at some new reviews to see what our users and industry experts think. It turns out the feeling is mutual: we love our users and they love us. For example, comments from multiple five star reviews on […]

Microsoft: Configuration Manager performance guidance for environments of all sizes

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:02:12 +0000

(image) We already document the maximum supported scalability limits as well as the hardware guidelines needed to run Configuration Manager (current branch) sites in the very largest environment sizes. Now we are sharing a draft, unofficial whitepaper with supplemental performance guidance for Configuration Manager environments of all sizes. This document includes specific details and test results […]

Citrix: Aria Finds “A Better Way to do Business” with Citrix & AWS Cloud

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 07:46:08 +0000

(image) Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce once famously said, “If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.” More and more businesses are adopting cloud computing technologies to take advantage of benefits, […]

ControlUp NVIDIA GPU Real-Time Metrics – Video

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 21:00:51 +0000

(image) This video is from the fine folks at ControlUp.

Is new competition the cure for healthcare IT inefficiency?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 20:49:38 +0000

(image) I was speaking with the head of procurement for a large healthcare facility last month who lamented the $1M+ they spend annually on just pager service and fax machine lines. Never mind the 500 physical servers and all the SANs IT still supports. But bureaucracy and politics consistently undermine his efforts to eliminate anachronistic waste. […]

Real-Time Digital Experience Monitoring Video

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 20:08:55 +0000

(image) At Lakeside, we have found that a robust approach to monitoring end-user experience is one that uses both real-time and historical endpoint data. Watch this short demo to learn how you can use SysTrack for real-time digital experience monitoring and read our white paper on the topic here: This video is from the fine […]

Citrix WEM – Application Access based on Access Type Video

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:45:56 +0000

(image) In this use case video, we show how the type of access (internal or external access) of the endpoint is used by Citrix Workspace Environment Management (WEM) to control access to a Business Application. This video is from the fine folks at deviceTRUST.

Internet Explorer is Dead, Long Live Internet Explorer?

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:18:25 +0000

(image) Most enterprises still need Internet Explorer for access to legacy web applications While Chrome and Edge are significantly more secure than IE, they are still susceptible to malicious downloads Bromium allows you to safely run Internet Explorer, while it also protects modern browsers such as Chrome and Edge Internet Explorer (IE) was the most widely […]

2018 Will Be The Year of Citrix Migration! eG Innovations and DABCC Survey Reveals Industry Trends for XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x Migration

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 19:00:30 +0000

(image) eG Innovations, a global Citrix technology partner, and DABCC joined hands to conduct an industry survey across 795 Citrix professionals worldwide. The survey was conducted between November 2017 and February 2018 across all verticals and industry segments covering organizations of all sizes (a few hundred users to 10,000 users and more). The goal of the […]

Cisco: Debunking the myths of DNS security

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:50:37 +0000

(image) For years, we’ve been pioneering the use of DNS to enforce security. We recognized that DNS was often a blind spot for organizations and that using DNS to enforce security was both practical and effective. Why? Because DNS isn’t optional. It’s foundational to how the internet works and and is used by every single device […]

Citrix Joins Forces with Microsoft SA, To Accelerate Business to the Cloud

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:30:50 +0000

(image) Last year, Microsoft unveiled its plans to launch Azure data centres in South Africa, allowing SA businesses to manage applications and services through a local network of Microsoft-managed data centres. This will encourage greater adoption of cloud-based workspaces as the obstacles of latency and governance are removed. Citrix is a key global Microsoft partner, assisting […]

Monitoring and the Cloud: Black Boxes and Black Holes

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:16:23 +0000

(image) For years, monitoring has used the terms ‘black box’ and ‘white box.’ Black box monitoring is outside-in; it tests externally visible behavior. Real user monitoring and service-level monitoring are examples. White box monitoring is inside-out; it provides details about the internal state of a system and is critical for root-cause analysis. On the other hand, […]

What haven’t we seen in 2018

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:02:13 +0000

(image) With a New Year, comes new and exciting opportunities for you, and your organisation. The rapid rise of Crypto Currencies, Machine Learning, and Cloudification, is changing the landscape of the Channel Services Industry. Join Insentra experts Simon Altit (Director EMEA + Data Migration), Lee Forster (Cybersecurity and Data Management), Gary Cohen (Application Delivery + Mobility) […]

deviceTRUST CEO Sascha Goekel at DISRUPT EUC EMEA

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:59:42 +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.

Microsoft Video: How Cloud Skills are Accelerating IT Pro Careers

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:49:01 +0000

(image) This complimentary white paper by International Data Center (IDC) shares research on the most significant trends that impact cloud professionals: Learn what cloud skills are accelerating the careers of IT professionals and what certifications matter most. This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Citrix and Microsoft Partnership Delivers Better Mobile Security Options for Healthcare

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:30:52 +0000

(image) It has been proven time and again. Implementing security measures without taking user experience into account leaves you much less secure than you may have thought. In order to get the job done, users — especially demanding ones like clinicians and staff — sometimes take actions that put patient data at risk of exposure. In fact, […]

DaaS Panel with Host Steven Burke – DISRUPT #EUC Video

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:15:21 +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.

IT-As-A-Service Monitoring: 2018’s Gold Rush

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:51:46 +0000

(image) The migration to cloud computing is like the gold rush days, a mad stampede of companies betting the farm on new business models powered by shiny nuggets of emerging technology-driven capabilities. But I think it’s worth a reminder that ‘the cloud’ is not a technology or platform. It’s an ‘as-a-Service’ operating model: “…cloud computing is […]