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NVIDIA Grid Performance testing with project Cirrus – E2EVC Session Video

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:05:04 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Secure Administration of your Datacenter – E2EVC Session Video

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:43:03 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Citrix XenDesktop 7.15+ – whats new – E2EVC Session Video

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:45:02 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



ControlUp all things new – E2EVC Session Video

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:36:00 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Alexa for Business – AWS re:Invent Video

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:22:31 +0000

(image) Alexa for Business is an AWS service that makes it easy for you to empower your organization with Alexa by giving your employees their own intelligent assistant for work. Alexa for Business gives you the tools to manage Alexa for your organization – at scale. Learn more at – http://amzn.to/2iTtHTu. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference […]



Introduction to some great custom XenMobile tools – E2EVC Session Video

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:32:59 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Graphics acceleration for office workers – E2EVC Session Video

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:20:57 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



The building blocks of SAML authentication – E2EVC Session Video

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:20:57 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Microsoft RDS, current state and future vision – E2EVC Session Video

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:04:55 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



How websites steal your machine resources?! – E2EVC Session Video

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:30:54 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Citrix XenServer for VMware vSphere admins – E2EVC Session Video

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:20:52 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



NVIDIA Grid, State of the Union – E2EVC Session Video

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:04:53 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



The Cloud – a brave new world – E2EVC Session Video

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:04:52 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Modern workspace strategy from Win95 to Microsoft Office 365 – E2EVC Session Video

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 02:08:09 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



VMware Video – User Environment Manager Outlook OST on App Volumes User Writable Volume Feature Walkthrough

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:28:38 +0000

(image) User Environment Manager 9.3 includes a new integration with App Volumes, further improving the user experience for non-persistent VDI. This feature enables easy configuration to manage and persist an Outlook OST file on a VMware App Volumes Writable Volume. This video introduces, explains and demonstrates the configuration and user experience for this powerful feature. This […]



How to Protect Your Data at Home

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:02:56 +0000

(image) We all know that protecting data at work is a critical priority, since a breach can lead to customer loss, reputation damage, investigation and remediation costs, and possibly even lawsuits, fines and sanctions. As scary as this sounds, there are ways to reduce the risks of getting hacked, such as using a strong and reliable […]



How to Fix 3 Common Remote Desktop Printing Challenges

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:01:49 +0000

(image) Three Remote Desktop Scenarios that are perfect for ScrewDrivers If you are a network administrator responsible for a remote desktop environment, you probably have struggled with getting peripherals to reliably work.  Peripherals like printers can have issues with stability, and giving all users consistent, reliable access in their remote sessions is difficult.  If any of […]



Microsoft Video: SQL Server 2017 on Linux | In-memory technologies

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:52:19 +0000

(image) Signup for the webcast: https://info.microsoft.com/sql-server-2017-on-linux-webinar-series.html?wt.mc_id=AID627568_QSG_SCL_216719 Learn how in-memory technologies in SQL Server help to optimize the performance of your transaction processing, analytics, as well as hybrid (HTAP) workloads. With memory-optimized tables and natively compiled stored procedures you can see up to 30X performance improvement for your transaction processing, data ingestion, data load, and transient data […]



Microsoft Video: SQL Server 2017 on Linux | #1 in price and performance—with massive scale

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:47:12 +0000

(image) Signup for the webcast now: https://info.microsoft.com/sql-server-2017-on-linux-webinar-series.html?wt.mc_id=AID627568_QSG_SCL_216719 Learn how you can get record breaking performance with SQL Server on Linux. SQL Server consistently leads in the TPC-E OLTP workload, the TPC-H data warehousing workload, and real-world application performance benchmarks. Presented by Bob Ward, Microsoft; Nicholas Gerasimatos, Red Hat; Wendy Harms, HPE This video is from the […]



Microsoft Video: SQL Server 2017 on Linux | Providing Industry leading security

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:40:15 +0000

(image) Signup for the webcast: https://info.microsoft.com/sql-server-2017-on-linux-webinar-series.html?wt.mc_id=AID627568_QSG_SCL_216718 Learn how Security innovations in SQL Server 2017 help secure data for mission-critical workloads with a layers of protection, adding Always Encrypted technology along with row-level security, dynamic data masking, transparent data encryption (TDE), and robust auditing. Presented by Joachim Hammer, Microsoft; Ken LeTourneau, Intel; Nicholas Gerasimatos, Red Hat This […]



Microsoft PowerShell Core 6.0: Generally Available (GA) and Supported!

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:29:18 +0000

(image) PowerShell Core 6.0 is a new edition of PowerShell that is cross-platform (Windows, macOS, and Linux), open-source, and built for heterogeneous environments and the hybrid cloud. First and foremost, thank you to all of our amazing community, especially our open-source contributors (the most recent of which you can find on our community dashboard at https://aka.ms/PSGitHubBI) […]



Meltdown and Spectre Patches May Increase CPU Load [Initial Findings]

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:21:20 +0000

(image) With the OS and hypervisor patches for Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754) having been released and the OS, hypervisor, and firmware patches for Spectre (CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753) in some partial state of release depending on vendor, there have been many questions about the performance implications of updating. Because there’s low-level interaction at play for Meltdown and Spectre patches, the net result will depend significantly on factors like workload (e.g. what is it that users are […]



Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Service Demo

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:00:12 +0000

(image) As a key component of a secure digital Workspace, the Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop service enables you to securely deliver Apps and Desktops to your users. Regardless of location, the users will enjoy a great consistent user experience across any device and work securely with their applications and data. Watch the demo and visit This […]



How to configure Workspace 365 to use Office 365 and Citrix XenApp as application bridge through one unified portal

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:47:54 +0000

(image) The IT world is changing and companies are currently performing or looking how to approach the digital transformation. The discovery phase to move on-premise workloads to a reliable Cloud platform – such as Microsoft Azure – is one of the most important fundamental parts of this process. Migrating as much as possible corporate applications into […]



DaaS DeCoded & How Partners are going to benefit

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:38:08 +0000

(image) Of all the interesting notions a new year brings with it – fresh starts, the chance to predict the future, etc. – one of the things I have come to appreciate is the ability to look back and learn. In technology change is the only constant, with the velocity of change being one of the […]



The Easy Way to Manage Google Cloud Print

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:21:27 +0000

(image) The average worker saves 81 minutes per week in productivity by using a personal device at work and 75% of companies now allow employees to use personal devices for work. It’s no surprise that the morale and productivity benefits out weigh the typical security and network overload challenges that companies face by adopting BYOD policies. Let’s talk […]



Docker for Mac with Kubernetes

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:14:24 +0000

(image) You heard about it at DockerCon Europe and now it is here: we are proud to announce that Docker for Mac with beta Kubernetes support is now publicly available as part of the Edge release channel. We hope you are as excited as we are! With this release you can now run a single node Kubernetes cluster […]



Get to know root cause analysis tools for VDI

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:04:21 +0000

(image) IT dig deeper. There are a number of root cause analysis tools available for VDI shops to help them get to the bottom of any problems. It is helpful for IT to know a few of the more popular root cause analysis tools available today. Whether the vendor does not provide diagnostic tools, or if […]



Devolutions Road Map 2018

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:58:38 +0000

(image) As Joey pointed out in our annual Year in Review (part 1 and part 2) , while we’re always focused on improvements, innovations and the future, we’re also very big on tradition (you should see what happens when someone breaks one of the foosball rules). And that’s why it’s my pleasure once again to share […]



Citrix: A Practical Example of Using Cloud Storage with XenServer in the Citrix Demo Center

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:49:35 +0000

(image) 10-years ago, we were asking how to connect SAN/NAS devices to XenServer, and how to deal with high-availability with such devices. We talked about logical volumes, and how to make them look like local physical disks to the XenServer, and what the best filesystem is to contain a XenServer Storage Repository. It goes without saying […]



VMware Horizon 7.4 – Blast gets necessary update to support Chroma Subsampling 4:4:4 with H.264 –

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:30:24 +0000

(image) VMware released Horizon 7.4 and besides some interesting features like collaboration, I noticed one other announcement. In a previous article, VMware Horizon 7.2: New kid, Blast (Extreme) is the rising star, I wrote about differences in protocols and showed them. One of the blog readers, P.Cruiser, also noticed that there was a rather important announcement in […]



5 tips to learn Docker in 2018

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:14:47 +0000

(image) As the holiday season ends, many of us are making New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Now is a great time to think about the new skills or technologies you’d like to learn. So much can change each year as technology progresses and companies are looking to innovate or modernize their legacy applications or infrastructure. At the […]



Isolate Downloads and Executables So Threats Can’t Escape

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 15:07:37 +0000

(image) Safely download any file from the web or a shared link, even if it is malicious Eliminate restrictive IT security policies that limit user access to downloaded files and inhibit workflows Automatically verify the integrity of downloaded files without involving the Helpdesk Most knowledge-workers are on the internet all day long, mixing business and personal […]



What You Need to Know About Spectre, Meltdown, and Data Storage

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:39:26 +0000

(image) By now, you’ve probably heard about Spectre and Meltdown, two vulnerabilities that were recently discovered by Jann Horn and a team from Google’s Project Zero. These are not software viruses, but hardware bugs that exploit critical design flaws in Intel, AMD, ARM and POWER chips that will impact every single computer made in the past 20 years, […]



SharePoint Environment Stats and SPDocKit Feature Usage 2017 – the Survey Results

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:39:23 +0000

(image) Each year, we conduct our annual survey to get a better insight into SharePoint environments, explore the infrastructure plans for the upcoming year, and better understand how organizations use SPDocKit. View our infographic and explore results! Besides of building a picture of how people use our tool and how to make it better for them, […]



Choosing the Right Hyper-V Backup Strategy

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:30:51 +0000

(image) Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor has gained tremendous traction in enterprise datacenters lately, with many organizations now running their business-critical infrastructure on Hyper-V. With that being said, choosing the right Hyper-V backup strategy is key for making sure your Hyper-V data protection operations are effective. Additionally, it is essential to choose the right data protection product to […]



Nutanix on Capitalising on the Next-Generation Cloud

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:19:16 +0000

(image) How To Unlock New Revenue Streams Through Hyperconvergence For success in the channel, flexibility and a willingness to evolve with technological advancements in critical. If we look back just over a year, savvy channel partners were exploiting new paths to revenue by building service practices above the hypervisor. Seizing the opportunity, they set about offering […]



Citrix: Selling to a Security Executive

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:04:06 +0000

(image) There is no doubt that for any customer you speak with today, security is top of mind. I know; I live it every day as the newly named CSIO (lots of fancy letters that stand for Chief Security Information Officer). Citrix made the decision to combine the CIO and CSO roles because, today, security threats demand that […]



Gartner: Office 365 Survey Results are In!

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:47:21 +0000

(image) Every 18 months or so we like to survey our Research Circle (a Gartner-managed panel comprising IT or IT-business professionals) about the state of Office 365.  It’s not a broad market survey, but lets us take the pulse of users and ask some open-ended questions about what’s working and what isn’t. For those of us […]



Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:47:19 +0000

(image) Just before Christmas (2017) Veeam released Update 3 for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 in addition to  updates for Veeam Agent for Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux. The links to the KB release notes are at the bottom of the post but below is a quick summary of some of the features announced. Built-In Agent […]



Preparing for the Uncertainty and Risk of Meltdown and Spectre

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:30:29 +0000

(image) At the moment, nearly every sysadmin and security admin of the world is looking for answers to the real impact of Meltdown/Spectre – and finding even more questions about how their systems will be affected and the potential undetected issues that have already been exploited. One thing is certain: the impact on application performance is […]



Transform End-User Computing with SysTrack and IGEL OS

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:20:46 +0000

(image) AI, IoT, big data, and cybersecurity threats are already dominating technology headlines and predictions for 2018. At the enterprise level, addressing these challenges will have implications for end-user computing (EUC) as the landscape of where and how we work continues to evolve. The key will be solutions that can deliver secure, flexible workspaces that provide great […]



Bromium Honored for Excellence in Government Cybersecurity

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:20:34 +0000

(image) We have a successful track record protecting federal government customers from known and unknown attacks Leading government security awards program recognizes Bromium’s continued commitment to the public sector Bromium provides defense-grade protection, allowing government employees to work as usual On January 8th, we received exciting news that we won two Government Security News Homeland Security […]



Veeam Achieves Record $827 Million in Total Bookings for 2017, Growing 36 Percent Year-Over-Year; Annual Growth in Deals Over $1 Million up 500 Percent and a Record Q4 2017 of $299 Million (48 Percent YoY Growth) Sets Veeam on Path to be a Billion-Dollar

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:02:26 +0000

(image) Reports 62 percent growth in enterprise deals and a massive 500 percent annual growth for deals over $1 million   Installed base grows to 282,000 customers, winning new brands that include The Ameritas Life Insurance Company, BankservAfrica, Follett, LLC, SkullCandy, Bupa Dental and Industrial Scientific More than $100M, or 19 percent, of total bookings revenue […]



Citrix: The Net Neutrality Decision and Implications for Citrix Customers

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:50:59 +0000

(image) The Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to overturn Net Neutrality will significantly impact telecommunications providers and their customers. Citrix products and services can help both function efficiently in a post-Net Neutrality world. On Dec. 14, 2017,  the Federal Communications Commission overturned a 2015 decision to treat broadband internet communications as a Title II communication service with providers […]



Gartner: The future of Server Virtualization

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:44:44 +0000

(image) x86-based server virtualisation has changed. It has rapidly evolved and is now a mature market. So, analysis of the market needs to change too. The future can be scary (image source: xkcd.com) In broad terms, virtualisation can be considered a method of abstracting an underlying technology layer. This provides productivity benefits via an agreed interface […]



Cisco: Incident Response: Are you ready?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:20:24 +0000

(image) I am a big proponent of “what if” planning. Are you? I spin through what-if scenarios every day. Sometimes I ponder unlikely events, like: what would I do if I came across a bear while hiking in the forest? Or, a more positive but equally unlikely example: what if I won a million dollars? Either […]



VMware Horizon Cloud on Azure: Better Together – E2EVC Session Video

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:08:01 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Meltdown and Spectre CPU Exploits Explained

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:20:22 +0000

(image) For those who haven’t seen anything about this yet, details of two new exploits that could enable malicious code on websites to trick your computer or mobile devices CPU into giving away private information such as website passwords have been made public. Overview Essentially the semiconductors industry has made a huge blunder and left a […]



Microsoft: Shielded VM local mode and HGS mode

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:40:05 +0000

(image) With the new capability in Windows 10, version 1709, Windows Client can host shielded VMs while using remote Host Guardian Service (HGS) attestation. This caused some confusion as people stated they have already been running shielded VMs on client. This blog post is intended to clarify things and explain how to run them side by […]



Datrium Architecture – Differentiator Series

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:22:18 +0000

(image) Storage Operations in a Split Architecture:One example of these benefits in a split architecture is realized when disks die or disk (bitrot or Latent sector) errors occur on a primary or secondary storage system. A rebuild (system) operation is the process that is needed for any data system to be in an healthy fault tolerant […]



Using esxtop to identify storage performance issues for ESX / ESXi

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:15:55 +0000

(image) VMware published a very helpful article about esxtop and latency statistics that can be found here. We would like to share the information, for comments and feedback please go to the original article. You can also find a YouTube video there. This article provides information about esxtop and latency statistics that can be used when troubleshooting performance issues […]



Citrix: So Much Buzz Around HDX 3D Pro!

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:00:45 +0000

(image) A decade since Citrix and NVIDIA pioneered the virtualization of 3D graphics apps for CAD and AEC, there is so much happening in this space that it is hard to keep up with all of the news. It is extremely satisfying to see widespread customer recognition that virtualization is the best way to deliver applications […]



Citrix: Making Sense of High-resolution Displays and DPI with Citrix Graphics Remoting

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:59:48 +0000

(image) Software runs behind next-generation displays As usual in the technology world, hardware continues to advance at an incredible pace and software engineers play catch up to write code that can tap its full potential. The evolution of high resolution displays is a perfect example of this fact. Remember when HD TVs came out, but there […]



Meltdown and Spectre: What you need to know!

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:14:02 +0000

(image) Here we are at the start of 2018 with a significant security issue that has a known resolution ready to go. Sound familiar? Well it probably should because we started 2017 pretty much the same way. As you might recall, the Shadow Brokers had disclosed the SMB exploits that later led to many global cyber […]



NVIDIA Volta GPU Architecture Video

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:28:49 +0000

(image) With Tesla V100, NVIDIA is expanding the realm of the possible, bringing us closer to solving some of the world’s next greatest challenges. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/volta-gpu-architecture/ This video is via NVIDIA.



Ian Pratt, Bromium Co-Founder, Speaks on Spectre and Meltdown – Video, Part 1

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:58:00 +0000

(image) The Intel chip vulnerability triggered Spectre and Meltdown – information leakage vulnerabilities. Both let attackers that have execution in some unprivileged user space to read data belonging to other processes, even more privileged ones including the kernel itself. Meltdown only effects Intel CPUs, whereas the Spectre vulnerability is present on pretty much all modern CPUs […]



Security for admins and consultants 20 – E2EVC Session Video with Remko and Geert

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:19:10 +0000

(image) Session from @E2EVC 2017 Barcelona. For event information please visit www.e2evc.com/home. For slides, additional info etc please contact the presenter directly on Twitter. For best video and sound quality do visit the event! This video is from the fine folks at E2EVC Conference



Channel Partners Accelerate Move to Cloud-Based Desktops with Liquidware Solutions Stack

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:16:29 +0000

(image) Liquidware, a leading provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced that partners are utilizing Liquidware solutions to move their customers to Amazon, Citrix, and VMware cloud-based desktops as a service (DaaS). The announcement took place at this week’s Citrix Summit (Liquidware booth #406). Liquidware Workspace Environment Management (WEM) solutions are the market’s only third-party […]



What’s New in Serverless – AWS re:Invent Video

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:19:44 +0000

(image) Join us to learn what’s new in serverless computing and AWS Lambda. Dr. Tim Wagner, General Manager of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway, will share the latest developments in serverless computing and how companies are benefiting from serverless applications. You’ll learn about the latest feature releases from AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and more. […]



Automate and Control Your Keys for the Hybrid Cloud World – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:14:00 +0000

(image) Enterprises face the ever-present challenge of protecting exponentially growing volumes of data. Adding a hybrid cloud environment to the equation complicates operations further but cannot be avoided. Access, workloads, data sovereignty, and performance are additional critical factors that need to be addressed to ensure governance, risk, and compliance for optimal shareholder return and satisfaction. In […]



How to Extend your Office 365 Investment to AWS – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:00:13 +0000

(image) Many enterprises choosing to adopt Office 365 for business productivity continue to use Amazon EC2 instances to run Microsoft workloads that require highly advanced functionality and customization. In addition, many enterprise deployments of Office 365 have requirements to manage and synchronize user profiles to Office 365, such as restricting user access and providing secure mobile […]



The IoT Offering Explained in Plain English – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 09:23:07 +0000

(image) This session can help you better understand how to leverage different AWS services to build an IoT application. Learn the value of each AWS service in the Internet of Things (IoT) category, as we go through different use cases that demonstrate how the services are better together. NASA/JPL illustrate those concepts by discussing the inner […]



Cohesity DataPlatform CE Deployment on AWS – Video

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:57:27 +0000

(image) This demo showcases how to perform deployments of Cohesity DataPlatform on AWS directly from the Marketplace This video is via Rawlinson Rivera at Punching Clouds.



IoT State of the Union – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:47:05 +0000

(image) This session covers the most recent AWS IoT announcements at re:Invent. Learn about trends and use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT). Hear about how AWS customers are using AWS IoT to connect their devices to the cloud and solve business challenges with IoT. This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web […]



NAKIVO Helps a Hosting Provider Save €25,000 in Backup Cost

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:10:06 +0000

(image) Phi Medien Systeme GmbH, a hosting and cloud services provider, headquartered in Jülich, Germany, is using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to back up and near-instantly recover VMware VMs with Flash VM Boot, while also saving €25,000 in backup costs. NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that […]



Happy New Year to our Turbonomic Customers! What’s Your Resolution?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 15:05:17 +0000

(image) Happy New Year from your team at Turbonomic.  You helped make 2017 an epic year for us and we want to make sure you understand how much we appreciate it! Thank You! Thank you for your business and direction over the year. The rate and pace of IT Transformation showed no signs of slowing in […]



SPEC Student questions – Success & Inspirational Turning Points Video

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:00:15 +0000

(image) To raise awareness of the effect of climate change to our World, in November, 2017, Robert Swan and his son Barney began a 600-mile, eight-week trek on foot to the South Pole powered solely by clean energy. Commvault CMO Chris Powell will join the Swans and the SPEC expedition for the final 10 days and […]



Cross Cloud Data Access and Visibility for Granular BCDR with Microsoft Azure – Video

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 20:45:25 +0000

(image) This demo showcases Cohesity’s Cross-Cloud Data Access and Visibility with Microsoft Azure. The primary use case is based retaining data visibility and accessibility while utilizing Cohesity’s CloudRetrieve native cloud feature to search, inventory, and download selective data to satisfy any use case ranging from test/dev to BCDR This video is via Rawlinson Rivera at Punching […]



Alexa Skills – AWS re:Invent Video

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 20:00:33 +0000

(image) New Ways to Earn Money with Your Alexa Skills. Learn more at – http://amzn.to/2ygrCWS. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. AWS live streamed throughout the week on www.twitch.tv/aws with coverage of launch announcements, technical discussions and demos, and interviews with AWS experts and community […]



AWS Security State of the Union – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 15:00:07 +0000

(image) Steve Schmidt, chief information security officer of AWS, addresses the current state of security in the cloud, with a particular focus on feature updates, the AWS internal “secret sauce,” and what’s on horizon in terms of security, identity, and compliance tooling. This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services (AWS).



VMware Identity Manager Integration with ADFS – Demo Video

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 10:00:44 +0000

(image) In this video, learn how to integrate VMware Identity Manager with Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in order to establish AD FS as a VMware Workspace ONE identity provider. VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions empower the digital workspace by simplifying app & access management, unifying endpoint management & transforming Windows delivery. Follow the VMware […]



Moving to Containers: Building with Docker and Amazon ECS

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 19:55:10 +0000

(image) If you’ve ever considered moving part of your application stack to containers, don’t miss this session. Amazon ECS Software Engineer Uttara Sridhar will cover best practices for containerizing your code, implementing automated service scaling and monitoring, and setting up automated CI/CD pipelines with fail-safe deployments. Manjeeva Silva and Thilina Gunasinghe will show how McDonalds implemented […]



Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Amazon WorkSpaces – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 02:29:59 +0000

(image) Amazon WorkSpaces, a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) AWS service, is becoming popular in small and large companies. During this session, LG Electronics and RedNight Consulting share our top five tips for a successful implementation of an Amazon WorkSpaces environment, and tricks to accelerate adoption and migration. We cover common items missed in planning, the […]



Cloud Wars IBM vs Microsoft vs Amazon vs Google – Part 1 Overview

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:58:31 +0000

(image) Looking back and 2017 there has not been as much activity as I’ve planned on my blog and one of the main reasons for this is because I have been quite caught up in work. Again one of the main reasons is because my work takes me back and forth between multiple products, platforms and […]



Citrix: HTML5 Multimedia Redirection: State of the Union Part II

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:47:12 +0000

(image) In the first installment in this series, we laid out the context for the latest set of technologies in HDX MediaStream Multimedia Redirection, and explained what’s in 7.16. In this post, we will explain the differences between HTML5 Video Redirection and Browser Content Redirection and do a deep dive into the technologies. Browser Content Redirection […]



Intel Design Bug – What about VMware ESXi and VMs?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 20:02:12 +0000

(image) By now probably everyone with an internet access who read news in the last couple of days noticed the bad Intel design bug that is affecting millions or even billions of devices, server and client computer. While potential hacker might not be extremely interested spending time to bother personal computer and mobiles, the situation changes […]



Xen Project Spectre/Meltdown FAQ

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:47:13 +0000

(image) Google’s Project Zero announced several information leak vulnerabilities affecting all modern superscalar processors. Details can be found on their blog, and in the Xen Project Advisory 254. To help our users understand the impact and our next steps forward, we put together the following FAQ. Note that we will update the FAQ as new information […]



Docker on AWS – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:30:09 +0000

(image) In this session, Docker Technical Staff Member Patrick Chanezon will discuss how Finnish Rail, the national train system for Finland, is using Docker on Amazon Web Services to modernize their customer facing applications, from ticket sales to reservations. Patrick will also share the state of Docker development and adoption on AWS, including explaining the opportunities […]



Microsoft: Maximize your VM’s Performance with Accelerated Networking – now generally available for both Windows and Linux

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:12:35 +0000

(image) We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) is generally available (GA) and widely available for Windows and the latest distributions of Linux providing up to 30Gbps in networking throughput, free of charge! AN provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure’s in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure’s […]



How Turbonomic is Driving the Future of Hybrid Cloud Management

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 19:00:12 +0000

(image) There is little doubt that the IT industry is expanding rapidly and fighting to find its footing as hybrid infrastructure becomes the de facto standard at many or most organizations.  2017 proved this out in many ways.  I witnessed it throughout events from every aspect of IT.  This year saw Turbonomic representing our platform and […]



The case of 100% Delivery via App-V

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:47:11 +0000

(image) While I will admit that I thought about this possibility, I never would have written about it unless I found a customer actually doing this. I met them in a recent training class, and here is their story. For most companies, delivering applications as App-V virtual apps is one of many ways that they deliver […]



Devolutions 2017 Year in Review: Part 1

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:30:12 +0000

(image) Here at Devolutions, everything that we do stems from three core values: Always aim to deliver the “Wow Factor” for our community of users. Support a positive life experience for our employees and users. Be transparent in our all of our actions and across the organization. While we’re always focused on the future, we’re also proud of our traditions. For example, […]



Citrix: Check Out How Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliances Accelerate the Journey to Citrix Cloud!

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:14:19 +0000

(image) At Citrix Summit 2017, we announced a new initiative for our HCI platform partners called the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance Program. It provided a roadmap for these partners to develop automated integrations with Citrix Cloud XenApp and XenDesktop Service that would help our reseller partners give customers what they truly wanted—a solution that could […]



New in Remote Desktop Manager 13: Check Out Report

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:00:12 +0000

(image) As an IT pro, at any moment you or a member of your team — including your boss — may need to know what sessions and entries were accessed, along with when, for how long, and by whom. That’s where RDM’s built-in reporting comes to the rescue and saves the day. In a moment, we’ll look at […]



The Hybrid Cloud Series: Cross-Cloud Data Management and Compliance with Cohesity in Azure and AWS

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:50:40 +0000

(image) Enterprise organizations continue to face challenges when dealing with the effective management of information today. We reached a point where the exponential growth of data generated in the enterprise makes it extremely challenging for organizations to manage efficiently. Data management is a vast functional lifecycle domain that involves numerous characteristics beyond just protection, recovery, retention, […]



Getting Started with Docker on AWS – AWS re:Invent 2017 Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:29:58 +0000

(image) AWS is an elastic, secure, flexible, and developer-centric ecosystem that serves as an ideal platform for Docker deployments. AWS offers the scalable infrastructure, APIs, and SDKs that integrate tightly into a development lifecycle and accentuate the benefits of the lightweight and portable containers that Docker offers. In this session, you learn the benefits of containers, […]



Microsoft: Securing Azure customers from CPU vulnerability

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:02:11 +0000

(image) An industry-wide, hardware-based security vulnerability was disclosed today. Keeping customers secure is always our top priority and we are taking active steps to ensure that no Azure customer is exposed to these vulnerabilities. At the time of this blog post, Microsoft has not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities have been used to […]



Citrix: Kicking off the New Year with a Tech Preview: XenMotion of NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated VMs!

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:50:13 +0000

(image) Live Migration of Virtual Machines is old news. But what about GPU-accelerated VMs? Do you still have to power them down during migration? No. Today, that’s changing — but only if you use Citrix XenServer! NVIDIA first announced GPU virtualization with Citrix XenServer support at Citrix Synergy in 2013, demonstrating how NVIDIA’s virtual GPU products […]



Red Hat Virtualization 4.2 Beta is Live!

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:36:13 +0000

(image) We are pleased to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.2, the latest version of our Red Hat Virtualization platform. Sixteen months into its lifecycle, Red Hat Virtualization continues to provide enterprises with a rich and stable foundation for both existing applications and a new generation of workloads and solutions. The beta release […]



VMware: SQL Server Guidance to Protect Against Meltdown and Spectre Attacks

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:20:09 +0000

(image) You may have heard about the latest security issues with CPUs that affect Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. The attacks, named Meltdown and Spectre, were prompting DBAs around the globe to ask “how will this patch affect SQL Server performance”. The answer is simple: We don’t know for certain. Today Microsoft released a KB article […]



Cisco: New CVD Cisco HyperFlex with Veeam Availability Suite for Multisite Deployments

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:02:12 +0000

(image) Over the past year Cisco and Veeam customers have seen tremendous value from the Cisco and Veeam partnership. The Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems solution together with Veeam Availability Suite gives customers a flexible, agile, and scalable infrastructure that is protected and easy to deploy. This validated solution allows IT teams to increase operational efficiency and adaptability […]



IT Central Station Names Turbonomic as 2017’s Top Cloud Management Solution

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:47:12 +0000

(image) Turbonomic has been recognized by IT Central Station, the leading product review site for enterprise technology, as 2017’s Top Cloud Management Solution. The ranking is based on peer reviews from enterprise tech users in the IT Central Station community who access and share product information to make the best possible buying decisions. Enterprise software vendors […]



VMware Skyline Operational Summary Report Overview Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:35:24 +0000

(image) In this video, we provide an overview of the VMware Skyline Operational Summary Report created and shared with VMware Premier Services customers. From the fine folks at VMware TV.



VMware Skyline Download, Installation & Configuration Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:29:23 +0000

(image) In this video, we provide details for how to download, install and configure the VMware Skyline Collector within your VMware vSphere environment. From the fine folks at VMware TV.



Datrium DVX makes EC2 and HCI seem like Complex Old Systems

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:19:12 +0000

(image) While setting up couple AWS EC2 instances a few days ago, I noticed that despite the higher level abstraction and orchestration provided by cloud services I still needed to understand quite a lot about application behavior to properly stand-up a solution that would cater for my business. Luckily I was just playing around with some […]



How Veeam Helps Businesses Grow, Meet Objectives, and Recover Data – Customer Testimonials Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 15:00:38 +0000

(image) Data is integral to any business, and making sure it’s available and recoverable is a significant part of continued growth. See how these customers are leveraging Veeam to meet business objectives and goals. This video is from the fine folks at Veeam,



Commvault Feature Update Discussion with Microsoft CVP, Gavriella Schuster Video

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:45:12 +0000

(image) Commvault Feature Update Discussion with Microsoft CVP, Gavriella Schuster This video is from the fine folks at Commvault.



Defining hyperconverged infrastructure Part 3: The importance of data locality

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:30:12 +0000

(image) The introduction of hyperconverged infrastructure caused a major shift in the way IT operates. Reducing technology silos, capital expenditures, and time dedicated to the IT equipment refresh cycle are all common outcomes seen by HPE SimpliVity 380 customers. These customers also see improved data protection and operational efficiency in the IT environment. While the simplification […]



Veeam: Integration with IBM Spectrum Storage

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:20:11 +0000

(image) With the introduction of Veeam Availability Suite 9.3 Update 3, Veeam brings storage integrated backup and recovery to a wide selection of IBM Storage offerings, helping business of all sizes meet ever increasing recovery service level agreements for IT services and their applications and data. Let’s face it, for today’s Always-On Enterprise, the amount of […]