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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Overview Video: Get the Goods on the New Server

Watch this video to learn what Windows Server 2016 key features are providing breakthrough productivity, security and cloud readiness value for customers. Also get an overview on the differences between the editions and licensing options including how core licensing works. [2:02] What are some of the new security features in Windows Server 2016? [6:42] And […]

Even more Docker Labs!

Since we launched Docker Labs back in May, we’ve had a lot of interest. So we keep adding more and improving the labs that we have. We now have 22 hands on labs for you to choose from, ranging from beginner tutorials to much more advanced ones. Here’s a peek at what we have: To accompany […]

Veeam Sets Out to Dominate Microsoft Office 365 Backup and Availability Market

Veeam Accelerates its Availability for Hybrid Cloud Strategy: from dominating on-premises private cloud environments, Veeam is now expanding into enterprise SaaS and public cloud workloads with Veeam Agent for Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux proving the company truly delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise Last year, more than 205 billion emails were sent each […]

Citrix, Microsoft and XenServer Integration Technologies #1

It might surprise you to learn that XenServer recently marked its 10th year anniversary of commercially available releases (an event covered very well in a recent blog post from James Bulpin). The early releases of XenServer (called XenEnterprise back then) didn’t even support Microsoft Windows, as the necessary CPU technology to support the Operating System (OS) in hardware […]

Putting the Focus on End-users: Citrix XenServer and Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform

Nutanix CEO, Dheeraj Pandey recently blogged about companies with staying power. They start off as insurgents and bring positive disruption in the industry and as they are about to become incumbents, they re-invent themselves. This customer-centric viewpoint has been one of Nutanix’s guiding principles–from engineering to support to solution development. Nowhere is this more evident […]

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V large-scale VM performance for in-memory transaction processing

With Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has significantly bumped up the Hyper-V Virtual Machine (VM) scale limit to embrace new scenarios such as running e-commerce large in-memory databases for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Data Warehousing (DW) purposes. In this post, we highlight the performance of in-memory transaction processing at scale using SQL Server 2016 running […]

Image2Docker: A New Tool for Prototyping Windows VM Conversions

Docker is a great tool for building, shipping, and running your applications. Many companies are already moving their legacy applications to Docker containers and now with the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Docker Engine can now run containers  natively on Windows.To make it even easier, there’s a new prototyping tool for Windows VMs […]

Microsoft Video: Rakuten Group Secures Sensitive Data with Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services

See how Rakuten uses Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Not only does RDS provide an easy path to integrating heterogeneous systems, but it also provides an additional layer of security so new systems do not compromise Rakuten’s existing corporate infrastructure. For the full story, visit: From the fine folks at Microsoft.

Linux Bastion Hosts on the AWS Cloud: Quick Start Reference Deployment

Amazon Web Services
You can choose to create a new AWS architecture with bastion host instances, or deploy the bastion hosts into your existing AWS infrastructure. The bastion hosts provide secure access to Linux instances located in the private and public subnets. The Quick Start architecture deploys Linux bastion host instances into every public subnet to provide readily […]

Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x Server OS VDA Staggered Reboot Framework

This is the second version of the reboot framework for XenApp/XenDesktop Server OS VDAs. If you’d like a refresher on the first version, please revisit our previous blog post. First, I’d like to summarize the framework conditions: No single instance to control the reboots. Thus, not creating reboot schedules for VDAs on the Controllers. Flexibility to create […]

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 security sessions at Microsoft Ignite 2016

The Windows Server team is super excited to be launching Windows Server 2016 at the upcoming Ignite event on September 26-30. (The event is sold out, but sessions will be available online). As you may already know, security has been one of our main focus areas for this release. Windows Server 2016 includes layers of […]

Veeam’s Biggest Announcement FAQ

On Tuesday, Aug. 23, we made the biggest announcement in Veeam’s history — a strategic addition to its portfolio of products. To illustrate our expanded vision, we unveiled many new features and products, including the rock star announcement, Veeam Availability Platform for the Hybrid Cloud. For those of you who weren’t able to attend the […]

SIOS SANless Clusters Provide Zespri International with HA Protection Needed to Deploy SAP in Microsoft Azure

One of the world’s largest SAP deployments in Azure uses SIOS as their HA foundation SIOS Technology Corp. (, the industry’s leading provider of software products that help IT optimize and protect business critical applications, today announced that Zespri International, one of the largest SAP deployments in Microsoft Azure, relies on SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition […]

Microsoft Windows Server License Management

Flexera Software
Many organizations own and deploy multiple editions of Microsoft Windows Server operating systems in their environments.  However, many often struggle with efficient tracking and management of the different editions of Windows Server.  Ineffective use of existing licenses often results in additional spend on unnecessary licenses. Software asset management and license optimization tools, such as FlexNet […]