Riverbed Technology, the application performance outfit, has some new
solutions developed in collaboration with its buddy VMware that are supposed
to provide a reliable and consistent desktop virtualization end-user
experience in organizations that deploy VMware's Horizon View 5.2.
The experience is supposed to be seamless regardless of where the data is.
The partnership between Riverbed and VMware has resulted in the support of
several Riverbed performance solutions in Horizon View deployments, including
certifying Riverbed's Granite widgetry for acceleration, control and
management in virtualized desktop initiatives.
Organizations that deploy Horizon View with Riverbed performance jumpers are
supposed to be able to achieve a more automated, flexible, scalable and
high-performing VDI environment. And those that want a virtual desktop
infrastructure (VDI) can reduce... (more)
Faced with competitive pressures demanding increased IT agility,
Line-of-Business (LOB) managers have been increasingly relying on virtualized
infrastructures to accelerate deployment of critical application workloads.
Server virtualization has rapidly become the default platform for modern
datacenters with some 50% of all new workloads deployed in a virtual machine
Three key attributes of server virtualization have accelerated this trend.
First, excellent server-to-server and resource-to-resource isolation
facilitate dynamic sharing of core data center hardware, ensuring ... (more)
Big Data! Yes it's BIG!
The volume is BIG! The variety is BIG! The velocity is BIG!
And hopefully the business value is BIG!
New Opportunities Bring New Ways to Leverage Proven Technology
There is no shortage of media articles, analyst reports, tradeshows, blogs
and other source of Big Data technology insight and advice.
But it strikes me that in our search to be on the leading edge, we may be
overlooking some great existing technology.
In fact, some technology, for example data virtualization, is even more
useful in a Big Data world.
What Is Data Virtualization?
Data virtualiz... (more)
There's no doubt, personal mobile devices have permanently, and in many cases
positively, altered the workplace. They've given employees flexibility in
terms of where, when and how they work, offered new ways to collaborate and
even delivered cost savings for employers.
However, with the good comes the bad. There's no arguing, BYOD has made
corporate data more vulnerable than ever before. From unsecured laptops to
rogue employees who maliciously attack the network through their own devices,
the challenges facing IT are immense. In fact, a recent study shows that the
majority of ... (more)
In Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2), Terminal Services (TS) has been
expanded and renamed to Remote Desktop Services (RDS). RDS is the backbone of
Microsoft's VDI solutions. And in Windows Server 2012, RDS is further
enhanced and with a scenario-based configuration wizard. Still the concept
and architecture remain very much the same since WS2008R2. The new and
enhanced architecture takes advantage of virtualization and makes remote
access a much flexible solution with new deployment scenarios. To realize the
capabilities of RDS, it is essential to understand the functions of key... (more)
For a company like Lafarge, the dispatching of trucks and materials is
mission critical. So when the performance of IT applications supporting this
function suffers, it's bad for business.
Based in Paris, France, Lafarge is a provider of building materials, with
more than $15 billion in annual revenue and 68,000 employees in 64 nations.
It specializes in cement, aggregates and concrete. If fleet drivers run into
delays in getting these materials to construction sites, deadlines are missed
and the fallout can get costly. Yet, after launching a server virtualization
project, such ... (more)