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Huawei and DataCore Announce Global Partnership for Software-Defined Storage and Hyper-Converged Solutions

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and DataCore Software, a leader in software-defined storage and converged Virtual SAN solutions, today announced the launch of a new line of jointly certified Hyper-Converged Solutions. The first result of the strategic partnership between the two companies combines Huawei’s advanced FusionServer series with DataCore’s SANsymphony™-V10 software. Optionally, […]

Hellmann Australia Consolidates Infrastructure with Nutanix

Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, today announced that Hellmann Australia is now using the Nutanix™ Virtual Computing Platform for its entire virtual server environment. The decision to replace its traditional data centre blade servers and storage area network (SAN) infrastructure was taken after an extensive analysis of the cyclical costs of upgrading the infrastructure […]

NAKIVO Saves 600% on VMware Backup and Replication Costs for One of Africa’s Largest ISPs

NAKIVO Inc., the fastest growing virtualization and cloud backup software company for VMware environments, today announced that Afrihost – one of the largest ISPs in Africa – has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect their VMware environment. Founded in 2000, Afrihost (Pty) Ltd. provides Internet solutions, hosting, and domain services in South Africa. Over […]

VMware Horizon 6, VSAN and Atlantis ILIO: The Convergence of Desktop Virtualization and Software-Defined Storage

Atlantis Computing
With the release of VMware Horizon View 6, VMware is delivering a unified platform for desktop and application virtualization that leverages the power and flexibility of the software-defined data center. By using VSAN and Atlantis ILIO software-defined storage solutions, Horizon 6 drives down the cost per desktop, while delivering an amazing user experience. A joint […]

VMware VSAN – The Unspoken Future

This rather tongue-in-cheek title, is a play on Maish recent VSAN – The Unspoken Truth post where he highlights what he thinks is one of the hidden “problems” with the current version of VSAN is it’s inherent non-blade compatibility and current lack of “rack based VSAN ready nodes”. Of course, this is a reality; If you base […]

NEW: Cisco Validated Design for Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 (CVD+XD7+NETAPP+ESX)

I truly love my job. I work closely with Citrix partners (usually over a period of many months) to build out virtual desktop and application reference architectures, conduct performance tests, and evaluate how each solution scales. When we reach the end of a validation, it’s incredibly rewarding to understand the nuances of a configuration and […]

Gartner Says 2013 Worldwide Server Market Grew 2.1 Percent in Shipments, While Revenue Decreased 4.5 Percent for the Year

In the fourth quarter of 2013, worldwide server shipments grew 3.2 percent year over year, while revenue declined 6.6 percent from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. In all of 2013, worldwide server shipments grew 2.1 percent, and server revenue declined 4.5 percent. "2013 presented some pronounced differences in various server market […]

VMTurbo Releases VMTurbo Operations Manager 4.5 for Virtualized Environments

VMTurbo, provider of the only Software-Driven Control for virtualized environments, today announced a new version of its flagship product, VMTurbo Operations Manager, enhanced with control modules for storage and fabric to drive virtualized environments to their desired state and maintain control in that state across the data center and IT stack.  These new solutions enable 30% […]

Amulet Hotkey launches the DXM-A PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (APEX2800) at VMworld 2013 booth #G215

Amulet Hotkey is delighted to announce the launch of the DXM-A PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (APEX 2800) – a mezzanine card for use with Dell M series blade servers. The card, developed by Amulet Hotkey, is based on Teradici’s ground-breaking PCoIP technology and integrates seamlessly with VMware® Horizon View. The DXM-A enhances the performance of VMware […]

Atlantis Computing Customer Blueprint: Kelway 1,000 User Citrix XenApp Architecture

Atlantis Computing
Atlantis ILIO, Citrix XenApp 6.5 and VMware vSphere 5.1 The purpose of this document is to provide the implementation details of a 1,000 user Citrix XenApp deployment by Kelway, an international service provider, with Atlantis ILIO for XenApp™, Citrix XenApp 6.5 and VMware vSphere 5.1. Kelway has a no PC/laptop policy for their internal employees. They deploy applications and published desktops […]

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Reference Architectures Test Results with VMware View

Atlantis Computing
Cisco and Atlantis Computing have partnered to develop a reference design as part of the Cisco® Desktop Virtualization Solution using Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI™ and VMware View, which meets the business objective of reduced storage costs for a VDI deployment while providing high I/O performance that delivers an outstanding user experience by using server RAM. […]

The Advantages of Server Virtualisation

Making a business case for increased virtualisation across your server deployment has never been more important. The one server, one application model is no longer sufficiently efficient, and virtualisation is not just for big businesses. With the arrival of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 and the continued development of other virtual server platforms such as those […]

Desktone Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform Interoperates with Cisco Integrated Services Router and Cisco UCS-E Series Server to Help Branch Offices and SMBs Support Mobile and Remote Workforces

Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), announced today the cloud-hosted Desktone virtual desktop platform is interoperable with the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2(ISR G2) and UCS-E series server, delivering simple, cost-effective Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to help SMBs, branch and remote offices meet demand for mobility […]

Will Cloud Computing Kill the Storage Area Network?

The acceptance of server and storage virtualization has enabled a paradigm shift in how data center infrastructure is purchased and deployed. End user companies are migrating from purchasing separate physical servers connected to storage area networks (SANs) to more modular “reference architectures” which include every component required to run their applications. Servers and storage were […]

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