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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 Releases Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers in Windows Server 2016

The general availability of Windows Server 2016 marks a major milestone in our journey to bring world class container technologies to Windows customers. From the first time, we showcased this technology at //build in 2015, through the first public preview with Technical Preview 3 onto today with general availability, our team has been hard at […]

App-V 5.x Sequencing Guide

Tim Mangan recently posted a great blog series to help you get started with App-V 5.x, one of these posts covers sequencing: He covers theory, tools and his own practices. Check that post out! I created this document a couple of months ago for the organization I’m working for, so I figured I’d also share […]

How to back up and restore an Oracle database – Veeam’s best practices

IT organizations and departments are under enormous pressure to make their applications available for business operation continuity. In case of an error, they need to get critical apps up and running again as soon as possible. The challenges here are very clear: Enabling 24/7 services and business operations No tolerance for downtime from end users […]

Microsoft: Waiting for VMs to restart in a complex configuration script with PowerShell Direct

Have you ever tried to automate the setup of a complex environment including the base OS, AD, SQL, Hyper-V and other components? For my demo at Ignite 2016 I did just that.  I would like to share a few things I learned while writing a single PowerShell script that builds the demo environment from scratch. The […]

Opvizor Performance Analyzer: Part 12 – Performance in real time for Microsoft Hyper-V

From the Microsoft Press ebook ‘Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Desktop to the Datacenter’ by Mitch Tulloch. Here are 23 Best Practices to improve Hyper-V and VM Performance by Nirmal Sharma Avoid overloading Hyper-V Server Avoid creation of multiple Virtual Network Switches Configure antivirus software to bypass Hyper-V processes and directories Avoid Mixing Virtual […]

Retrieve all Windows Server roles with SysKit

Today we had an interesting use case that demonstrates how you can use our new SysKit PowerShell reports to create a usable and comprehensive server inventory. Today I wanted to get a list of all the servers in our production domain that have the Hyper-V role installed. Well, that’s easy peasy with SysKit, and in this […]

CPU – The New Bottleneck?

An interesting phenomenon is occurring with the relationship between the application, the CPU, and the I/O (most notably where the data resides). Prior to  modern parallel I/O processing, the largest bottleneck which existed in the I/O stack was unquestionably the storage sub-system. Storage devices are at best many orders of magnitude slower than the CPU (where […]

Microsoft: Enabling Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V virtualization based security features on other platforms

Security is a top-of-mind topic for every organization. This is why Microsoft is investing deeply to provide advanced security across our technology portfolio. With the launch of Windows Server 2016 this week, we introduced new advanced multi-layer security capabilities to provide additional ways to safeguard infrastructure. Windows Server 2016 helps prevent attacks and detect suspicious […]

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 […]

Microsoft and Docker offer supported Docker Engine to Windows Server 2016 customers

Today, as part of the launch of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft and Docker are announcing an expansion of our partnership to enable customers to run Docker containers on Windows Server. As part of a new agreement, Microsoft and Docker will make the Commercially Supported Docker Engine (CS Docker Engine) available to Windows Server 2016 customers […]

Microsoft Ignite 2016: DataCore to Offer the Industry’s Fastest Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Software at No Cost to Microsoft MVPs

Will Provide “Not-for-Resale” License Keys for the Latest Release of Its Record-Setting Parallel I/O-Powered Hyper-converged Virtual SAN Software DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, announced today that to support the Microsoft Ignite 2016 event and Microsoft Server 2016 announcements, it will offer license keys for its Parallel […]

Citrix Desktop Master Class Video – What’s New in XenApp/XenDesktop 7.11, including Workspace Environment Manager (Norskale)

Join technology experts Lee Bushen and Patrick Irwin as they unpack the new features of XenApp & XenDesktop, 7.11 (pronounced “Seven-Eleven”), released in September 2016. Highlights: Windows Server 2016 Day 1 Support Microsoft Enhancements (Hyper-V, App-V, UWP, Azure) Management (New Helpdesk features, Self-Service PW, Telemetry) Usability (User Zone Preference, HDX Adaptive Display v2, GPUs, Linux […]

Microsoft Video: Understanding Software Defined Storage with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016

On the latest Microsoft Mechanics we take a look at software defined storage using new capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Elden Christensen from the Windows Server storage team joins Matt McSpirit to expose what’s behind the black box of a typical Storage Area Network (SAN) and how you can easily and inexpensively build out your […]