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Will CloudVolumes Help VMWare Horizon Reach the Promised Land?

VMware has traditionally struggled in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) space because while customers may use vSphere to support their VDI environment, the actual brokering software is almost always Citrix instead of VMware View.

This may soon change. During the second day of VMWorld 2014, Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s EVP & GM, End-User Computing, announced some very exciting news about VMware Horizon that could have a big impact on the End-User Computing (EUC) landscape.


Historically, administrators faced a challenge. Either they had to have a small footprint with View Linked Clones AND needed to re-provision applications (sometimes manually) at the end of all recompose operations. Or, they had to give everyone thick persistent desktops, which ate up storage costs and thereby decreased the ROI of VDI significantly. Enter CloudVolumes.

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Mon, Sep 15, 2014
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Hands-On Testing at EMC World 2014

By Jake Roczniak and Eric Grueter, Senior Consultants

This year at EMC World 2014, EMC had a variety of different technologies available for us to get some hands-on time.  Here are some of our favorites and ones that we think the industry will be seeing more and more of in the future.

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Tue, Jul 01, 2014
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VMware's Roadmap for vCloud Director and vCloud Automation Center

As the dust settles from VMworld 2013, more clarity is being provided on VMware’s cloud product strategy regarding vCloud Director and vCloud Automation Center. Here are 2 articles that explain VMware’s roadmap lifecycle for both VMware vCloud Director (vCD) and VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC).

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Mon, Sep 09, 2013
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Impressions from VMworld 2013

By Sean Gilbride, Director of Professional Services and Matthew Trottier, Virtualization Practice Manager

 

After spending 3 fun-filled days out in sunny San Francisco at VMworld 2013, we wanted to take some time to share our impressions of this year’s event and the most note-worthy products and announcements.

 

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Wed, Sep 04, 2013
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Reasons to Consider NetBackup 7.5

By Ned Fairweather, Senior Consultant/Data Protection Practice Lead

Whether you’re already using Symantec NetBackup or you’re considering it as a backup solution, we think NetBackup 7.5 is worth a close look. Daymark has deployed NetBackup 7.5 in several customer environments. Our technical consultants have found the product to be stable with dramatically increased backup speeds, but that’s not all. Here are 7 feature enhancements we think are worth checking out:   

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Tue, Jan 15, 2013
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Symantec World Sales & Marketing Conference 2011: Fast. Forward

Author:   Jeff Choinski, Consultant

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Fri, Jul 15, 2011
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Data Protection on Virtualized Storage: Don’t Forget the Metadata.

Guest Blogger: Jason Diesel, Director, Systems Engineering, Varonis

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Tue, Jan 11, 2011
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Using VSS Framework to Integrate Mission Critical Apps

Exchange, MSSQL, File Services, SharePoint and AD...Microsoft applications play major roles in most IT environments these days. It's not accidental that the major storage vendors are making great effort to easily integrate with these applications. VSS Framework seems to be the prevailing wind.

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Wed, Oct 07, 2009
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