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VMware: See the PC Lifecycle Management Revolution at VMworld

VMware
Others talk the talk. AirWatch offers next-generation Windows 10 PC lifecycle management. By any measure, VMware AirWatch is the market leader in the enterprise mobility market. To wit, read the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), as well as the recent IDC EMM market share report for 2015. With the largest investments in R&D, […]

Microsoft: Improvements to OMS Network Performance Monitor

Microsoft
Summary: Learn about the latest improvements to Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) Network Performance Monitor (NPM). These include availability in the Azure portal, hop-by-hop latency breakdown, agent diagnostics, and availability in more regions. It’s been almost five months since OMS Network Performance Monitor became generally available. We continue to get a great response from all of […]

Microsoft: Plan Backup and Disaster Recovery for Azure IaaS Disks

Microsoft
We have recently posted an article explaining the Backup and DR for Azure Disks. We encourage Azure IaaS users to refer to this document for planning the right Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) methodology for their disks. Following are a few considerations. Durability of Azure Disks We are excited to report that Azure has consistently […]

NAKIVO Heads for VMworld 2017 US

NAKIVO
Every member of the virtualization community is eagerly waiting for this year’s VMworld 2017 US, which will be held in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. This top event is a perfect networking platform, a place to discover and compare a diversity of innovative virtualization and cloud products driving the IT industry forward, and a […]

Cisco: The Growing Complexity with IoT, Cloud, and the Edge

Cisco
The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), edge, and cloud has changed how enterprises balance core applications and processing capabilities between public clouds and the edge. Remote branch offices, manufacturing sites, and retail stores are no longer just connecting through a centralized WAN – a good majority of these connections are happening in the […]

Microsoft on Automating Windows as a Service

Microsoft
Bold lines are important. Blue lines are most important. WaaS is not something “Microsoft-special” and nowadays there is this cruel necessity to hold up the pace and adopt the newest technologies just in time. With WaaS this is accomplished for the Operating System, where by speaking of the coming “new wonderful Features”  we are mainly speaking about Security […]

Citrix Linux VDA Can Now Be Provisioned at Scale on Microsoft Azure

Citrix Systems
Today, I am pleased to announce the availability of Linux VDA Image Service, a new Citrix Cloud Labs service that allows administrators to jump-start their Linux VDA deployment on Microsoft Azure. This new service comes armed with the peace of starting from a “Citrix-prepared” CentOS image that can, subsequently, be used to quickly provision an entire machine catalog for the […]

Lenovo & DataCore Software Defined Storage Explained – Podcast Episode 286

DataCore
In episode 286, Douglas Brown interviews Carlos Carreras, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development at DataCore Software, Don Frame, Lenovo Data Center Group Brand Director, and Patrick Oliveri, Lenovo North America Storage Product Manager, Data Center Group. Together we discuss the DataCore / Lenovo partnership and their joint offering, the Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered […]

Citrix Profile Management – How to Use One Image to Point to Multiple Profile Management Stores

Carl Webster
Let me set a stage for configuration: There are multiple XenDesktop Sites for your environment.  Either Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) or Machine Creation Service (MCS) is being used for image deployment.  Whether your Sites are Active/Active or Active/Passive doesn’t matter.  The only difference between the images will be the Citrix Profile Management (CPM) store that […]

Microsoft Video: This Week on Windows: Microsoft Education, TGIF $.99 cent Rentals, Office

Microsoft
This Week On Windows we’re getting you ready for the school year with headlines from Microsoft Education, showing some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Office and giving you deals on top movie rentals! This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

Microsoft Announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

Microsoft
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads. We know that power users have unique needs to run efficiently and we take the feedback we hear seriously. […]

VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure – It Keeps Getting Better!

VMware
Don’t you love it when a good thing just gets even better? Like when your smartphone can double as your SLR camera or your thermostat can also water the plants. We at VMware definitely do and recently worked our magic on our VMware Horizon® Cloud Service™. Earlier this year, we announced the Horizon Cloud service. […]

Shining a Light on Shadow IT

Turbonomic
There is a parallel IT department lurking within your organization, right under your nose. An estimated 1/3 of all technology spending is occurring outside the IT department. You may think you’ve stopped it, or you may have learned to live with it, but the fact remains that it’s there. Welcome to the new world of […]

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