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The hidden costs of Public Cloud Providers: The risk of not getting Azure right in the Enterprise

Last year was the year of the Openstack. People talked about it, they deployed it, they tested it, and they had grandiose plans on rolling it into production. Few in my experience succeeded on schedule or without technical challenges and difficulties in skill-set gaps on their teams. While this is still being leveraged in many […]

VMware Releases VMware vSphere 6.5!

VMware vSphere 6.5 Delivers Simplified Customer Experience, Comprehensive Built-In Security and Support for Running Modern, Containerized Applications in Production Today; VMware Virtual SAN 6.5 Supports Containerized and Physical Workloads, 512e Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives, and Two-node Direct Connect for Remote Office/Branch Office Environments; VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 Introduces Container Management and New […]

VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 – What’s New

Enhanced Ease of Use with Out-of-the-Box Support for Azure and Containers To better address the needs of developers and IT teams, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 brings new out-of-the box support for Microsoft Azure as well as new container management capabilities. With this new release, the ability of IT and DevOps practitioners to use unified service […]

Move Petabytes to Microsoft Azure Without Re-Architecting Applications

SoftNAS® today announced the newest release of SoftNAS Cloud® that utilizes the wide spectrum of data stores available from the Microsoft Azure cloud platform ranging from high performance SSD-based to Azure Cool Blob storage. Azure customers using SoftNAS Cloud can now achieve both petabyte scale file storage and the best combination of cost, scale, data […]

What’s New in System Center 2016 – White Paper

Today, we’re excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft System Center 2016. System Center 2016 makes it easy for you to deploy, configure and manage your virtualized, software-defined datacenter and hybrid cloud infrastructure. The latest release of System Center offers an array of new capabilities that amplify your ability to meet the most demanding business […]

What’s for you … DR or DRaaS? Review the latest updates to the WhatMatrix DR comparison!

WhatMatrix Community
Today we’re proud to publish the latest update on the Disaster Recovery for Virtual Environments at! In this latest release you will find two Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions next to the updated on-premises DR solutions. As a first step we’ve added DRaaS solutions of both Microsoft and VMware, to be more specific: Azure […]

Internet of Things, a future hype or a huge opportunity for the channel?

HP Enterprise
Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining more and more popularity. The adoption of IoT is rising massively through every industry, with the majority of large companies having offerings or evaluating their IoT strategy. For our channel partners, this emergence is a big enough reason to dive deeper into the IoT topic and learn something about […]

Microsoft: Top 4 reasons for using Azure Security Center for partner security solutions

As customers expand the boundaries of their environments to hybrid cloud, they often prefer to bring their trusted partners with them. Azure Marketplace includes a variety of security solutions from leading vendors. Azure Security Center takes this a step further, by partnering with these vendors to provide an integrated experience in Azure, while relying on […]

Microsoft Azure Images: SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016

We’re excited to announce images for SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 in the Azure Marketplace! All SQL Server 2016 editions on Windows Server 2016 Data Center are available: SQL Developer – Free full edition of SQL Server for development/testing (no production) SQL Express – Entry level free database for lightweight workloads (1 GB […]

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Review: Top Trends You Need to Know

Microsoft Ignite, formerly known as TechEd, is the largest conference for Microsoft related news and information. The event was held September 26th -30th this year, and Microsoft announced a number of new products, discussed their roadmap and shared updates on their ecosystem. DataCore was also on hand at the event. In the video below from […]

Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN Enhanced to Support Branch Network Simplification and Expanded Security

NetScaler SD-WAN Helps Enterprises Says Yes to Network Revolution, Enhances Secure, Reliable Application Delivery and Lowers Networking Costs As organizations embrace digital transformation, IT departments are increasingly modernizing and streamlining their internal networks. Software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) is an important technology that IT is deploying to achieve this transformation ensuring local and remote office […]

Making sure XenApp and XenDesktop on Azure Deliver a Great Experience – Citrix Video

Bill Burley from Citrix explains the work underway to ensure XenApp and XenDesktop delivered on Azure deliver a superior user experience. From the Citrix-Microsoft live event on August 23, 2016 Speakers: Maribel Lopez, Principal & Founder, Lopez Research Bill Burley, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Workspace Services, Citrix Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise […]

Microsoft: Set expiration date for VMs in Azure DevTest Labs

In scenarios such as training, demos and trials, you may want to create virtual machines  and delete them automatically after a fixed duration so that you don’t incur unnecessary costs. We recently announced a feature which allows you to do just that; set an expiration date for a lab VM. This feature is currently only available […]

How much will Citrix on Azure cost? – Video

Bill Burley from Citrix explains what Citrix and Microsoft are doing to make sure customers get maximum value from Citrix products running on Azure, while keeping the price competitive and attractive. From the Citrix-Microsoft live event on August 23, 2016