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Microsoft: Using Microsoft R Server Operationalization on HDInsight

R Server on HDInsight cluster allows R scripts to use Spark and MapReduce to run distributed computations. You can develop a model and operationalize the model to make predictions by configuring Edge Node as One-Box. We have One-Click Deploy ARM Templates using which you can create R Server on HDInsight Cluster with EdgeNode configured as […]

Microsoft: Online training for Azure Data Lake

We are pleased to announce the availability of new, free online training for Azure Data Lake. We’ve designed this training to get developers ramped up fast. It covers all the topics a developer needs to know to start being productive with big data and how to address the challenges of authoring, debugging, and optimizing at […]

IT Insights from Ivanti SVP Kevin J. Smith, Recently Published Author

Check out this quick interview we conducted with Kevin J Smith, Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Ivanti and author of the new book The Practical Guide to World-Class IT Service Management, available on Amazon. As a product expert with Ivanti, your travels frequently take you to conferences and expos, meetings / presentations with […]

Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase the Value of IT at Your Business

If you are attending our Interchange user conference in Las Vegas, congratulations. You’re surrounded by some of the smartest users, the best partners, and coolest solutions in the IT industry. (Not that I’m biased or anything…) And if you are not at Interchange, not to worry. We’ve got a global tour of one-day events coming […]

Microsoft Announces Preview of Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1

Today, we are pleased to announce a preview of Azure HDInsight 3.6. We are enabling this preview to get feedback on Apache Spark 2.1. You can try out all the features available in the open source release of Apache Spark 2.1, along with the rich experience of using notebooks on Azure HDInsight. This post is […]

Envisioning ITSM the Uber way at HDI 2016 Conference & Expo

The HDI 2016 Conference and Expo happened last week in Orlando, Florida. For ManageEngine, it was a busy, engaging, and a very satisfying experience. IT admins, help desk managers, and others walked into our booth to check out the host of ManageEngine products, keeping us on our toes throughout the day. ManageEngine’s flagship product, ServiceDesk […]

Supporting Citrix HDX and HDX 3D Pro with AMD APUs for Moonshot

Citrix XenDesktop with HDX Standard and HDX 3D Pro Virtual Desktop Agents (VDA) Deliver an exceptional user experience including high quality multimedia and graphics While most user graphics and application needs will be well handled with HDX Standard, HDX 3D Pro is ideal for supporting higher end application needs such as those that utilize OpenGL, […]

Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (HDI) 101

Back in 2007, I embarked on a research project for AMD to better understand how hosted computing was going to impact the enterprise.  Hosted computing was everything from Microsoft Terminal Services to Citrix MetaFrame to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technologies that were emerging.  The conclusion we came to during this research was that the biggest barrier […]

HDI vs. VDI Panel at HP Discover with DABCC’s Douglas Brown, and Virtual Desktop Industry Experts

DABCC’s Douglas Brown hosted a panel discussion at HP Discover 2014 on Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (HDI). The panel includes three desktop virtualization guru’s DaneYoung (, Jaymes Davis (, and Thad Morrow from Entisys Solutions and The panel talks what is HDI, HDI vs. VDI, Citrix XenDesktop on HP Moonshot CS100, what is HP Moonshot, […]

HP Updates Moonshot HDI, 6x Graphics Compared to VDI, 35% Faster CPU

Powered by HP Moonshot ProLiant m700, HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops, clients can deliver the business graphics and multimedia performance of a traditional desktop PC with 6 times faster graphics frames per second, compared to other virtual desktop infrastructure solutions. System is available now, in configurations starting from US$140,000. Compared to traditional PC desktops, […]

Citrix XenDesktop Remote PC Access, HDX 3D Pro, and League of Legends!

In the last several years there has been such a focus on getting to that lofty end-state of hosted desktop virtualization from the data center, that many forget to stop and think about how they can obtain real business value today! Case and point is the long forgotten option in the Flexcast model called Remote […]

Citrix XenDesktop 7.1 HDX 3D Pro on HP’s Moonshot ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (HDI)

There’s been a lot of coverage of HP’s recently announced Moonshot based ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktop Infrastructure (HDI) solution.  Wow, I know, that’s a lot of acronyms.  If you haven’t heard much about this solution, I recommend you check out a couple links, listed below: Effective hosted desktops – HP ConvergedSystem 100 for Hosted Desktops […]

Less really can be more when it comes to desktop virtualization. 180 PC-on-a-Chip desktops—minus the hypervisor—with Citrix XenDesktop, HP Moonshot, and AMD. Part 1

Less really can be more when it comes to desktop virtualization. 180 PC-on-a-Chip desktops—minus the hypervisor—with Citrix XenDesktop, HP Moonshot, and AMD. Part 1 Last week at HP Discover in Barcelona, Spain, HP unveiled a revolutionary new member of the Moonshot platform called the Converged System 100 for Hosted Desktops designed exclusively with AMD for […]

GreenQube – Hosted Desktop Infrastructure Upgrades – Microsoft Windows 2012 and SSD

GreenQube has gone through a hardware refresh and upgrade process. With this upgrade GreenQube has incorporated Windows 2012 and Solid State Drives (SSD) into its Hosted Desktop infrastructure. GreenQube decided to upgrade its file servers to Windows 2012. With the advent of SMB 3.0, hosted desktop users have faster access to their data shared out […]

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