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Predictions of Amazon Crushing VMware are Way Overplayed

ClearSky Data
When Bloomberg published an article earlier this month sounding the warning bell about the VMware-Amazon partnership, its writers shared some compelling arguments. In “How VMware’s Partnership With Amazon Could End Up Backfiring,” writers Dina Bass and Brian Womack remind readers of Amazon’s pattern of crushing the competition – including competitors that start out as partners. […]

Kubernetes 1.8 release integrates with containerd 1.0 Beta

Docker
When containerd was first developed it had two goals. The first was to solve the upgrade problem with running containers and provide a codebase where OCI runtimes, like runc, could be integrated into Docker.  However, as needs change in the container space and after speaking  with various members of the community at the beginning of this […]

Citrix: 5 Reasons to Prepare for the Next 5 Years

Citrix Systems
Have you noticed? Citrix changed the way new versions of XenApp and XenDesktop get released — the time between new versions is only around three months in the current release track (CR)! And since every new version also offers new features, administrators and engineers need to have up-to-date knowledge to ensure their Citrix deployment operates […]

App-V Decision Matrix v7

FSLogix
I re-thought the matrix to get it outside of the scope of just App-V but it’s still called the App-V Decision Matrix for a few reasons. I still love App-V and now App-V is now in box in Windows 10 Enterprise and Server 2016. More organizations have access to App-V than ever before. The App-V […]

Jeff Kalberg, IGEL’s Behind-the-Scenes Champion, is now Center Stage, thanks to CRN!

IGEL Technology
At IGEL we like to say that our Technology Evangelist Jeff Kalberg bleeds IGEL yellow. Jeff is a brilliant mastermind in helping IGEL’s channel partners move customers past hurdles that can slow VDI adoption. He is passionate about VDI and IGEL, and he brings this commitment, 100%, every day! Until now, Jeff has been a […]

Put your Windows 10 deployments on AutoPilot

FSLogix
AARON PARKER TALKS CLOUD MANAGEMENT, MDM, AND PROVISIONING FOR WINDOWS 10 Windows desktop deployments are hard—enterprise deployments have typically required creating custom SOEs, application packaging, infrastructure to support Windows deploy, plus testing and piloting. Then of course, managing those PCs once deployed. Microsoft is seeking to simplify PC management with Windows 10, using Azure AD […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2017: Fast, faster, and the fastest database everywhere you need it

Microsoft
“I feel the need, the need for speed”. That is a quote from the character Maverick, played by Tom Cruise, in one of my favorite movies, Top Gun. It makes me think of one of the top reasons why someone chooses a database engine. It must be fast and perform to the needs of all […]

Performance Analyzer: Monitor VMware vSphere VCSA 6.5 Appliance

opvizor
Performance Analyzer: Monitor VMware vSphere VCSA 6.5 Appliance – opvizor Your VMware vCenter Server Appliance or VCSA (or appliances) is the key management component for your VMware environment. You always want be on top of the performance and the disk space utilization of this appliance, as you don’t want to lose the vCenter capabilities due […]

First look at updates coming to Remote Desktop Services – Video

Microsoft
Remote Desktop Services (RDS) allows you to access a remotely-hosted Windows desktop environment or application from almost any device. We’re extending the capabilities of RDS to offer more security, flexibility to run Windows apps on any device, and cloud-readiness with upcoming additions to the RDS platform. This week, I join Simon May to explain and […]

AWS EBS Snapshot Explained

NAKIVO
Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) is a service that provides persistent block-level storage for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. Simply speaking, the service allocates reliable hard drives (aka volumes) to cloud servers. One of the very useful features of Amazon EBS is creating snapshots of EBS volumes. According to Amazon Knowledge Base, […]

Building a better help desk: Part 2, secure permission management

ManageEngine
Welcome to the next installment of our Building a better help desk blog series. This time we will be discussing how to improve your permission management. Data security is of utmost importance in every organization. Since security breaches can have a crippling effect on the operation as well as credibility of organizations, enterprises need to pay great […]

Microsoft on What’s new with Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager @ Ignite 2017

Microsoft
Organizations are continuing to experience an increasing number of devices and cloud services that are being used by their employees. While this allows people to achieve more at work, it also requires IT to enable and support new and more complex scenarios with the same budget and resources. Organizations are looking for a solution that […]

Microsoft on What’s new in Azure Information Protection @ Ignite 2017

Microsoft
Whether you are attending Microsoft Ignite in person or following the event on social media, we wanted to give you a summary of the latest and greatest information protection news we shared at Ignite. We’ll have more detailed blogs on some of these new capabilities in the following weeks – so stay tuned! We’re excited […]

Microsoft on What’s new in Microsoft Cloud App Security @Ignite 2017

Microsoft
A changing culture of work is driving a rapid increase in cloud app usage by employees. According to our own telemetry, the average organization has more than 25 different cloud storage apps and more than 40 collaboration apps routinely used by its employees. With this fast transition to cloud app usage, helping you protect your […]

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