DABCC - IT Community News Weekly - 05/05/2017

IT Community News Weekly - 05/05/2017

IT Community News Weekly shares the the latest community created news, videos, software, infographics, tips and tricks posted to DABCC.com over the past week. Browse through the list and you might just find something that interests you. 

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Software Defined House Keeping For a Clean Virtual/Cloud Environment

By Turbonomic on May 05, 2017 10:46 am

During application deployment, a number of configuration changes are made to the supporting systems. These changes could be new firewall rules, storage provisioning or virtual machines to run required services. In an infrastructure items such as storage, firewall rulesets, networks etc. are often reffered to as ‘Objects’. Even with good handover and supporting documentation, over […]
 


Should You Use Remote Desktop Manager Jump or SSH Port Forwarding?

By Devolutions on May 05, 2017 10:39 am

There may be times you’re not sure whether to use RDM Jump or SSH port forwarding. I’ll admit that even I get confused sometimes! The easiest way to look at this is not as an “either/or” decision – because it’s not a matter of one being better than the other. It’s really a question of […]
 


Edge Data Centers: The Promise and the Peril

By Dell on May 05, 2017 10:14 am

Where we put computing assets changes with the times. In the 1950s and 1960s, computers were housed in centralized rooms. Desktops distributed computing power across organizations in the 1980s. Then, ten years ago, the cloud began to gain momentum and you saw companies shut down their own data centers and migrate applications to data centers […]
 


Dell EMC Announce Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution

By Greg Schulz on May 05, 2017 10:02 am

Dell EMC Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Solution Dell EMC have announced their Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform solutions. This announcement builds upon earlier statements of support and intention by Dell EMC to be part of the Microsoft Azure Stack community. For those of you who are not familiar, Azure Stack is an on premise […]
 


VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 Installation Walkthrough Video

By VMware on May 05, 2017 09:45 am

VMware PowerCLI 6.5.1 introduces a new installation method to users. This new method pulls directly from the PowerShell Gallery. This video will walk you through how to uninstall any previous versions of PowerCLI and then install PowerCLI 6.5.1. The video also separates out the process for systems with PowerShell 5.0 or PowerShell 3.0/4.0. More information […]
 


Who Says Charity Begins at Home?

By IGEL Technology on May 05, 2017 09:33 am

For charity and not-for-profit organisations raising funds is a well-documented challenge but many of these organisations also struggle to keep their IT costs and administration time under control. Often these organisations have multiple, widely dispersed local offices and centres. Every cent spent keeping the technology on these desktops working is money not spent on the […]
 


Gartner: What Role Integration in Digital Transformation?

By Gartner on May 05, 2017 09:12 am

I was on a briefing with a vendor that is a well-known integration vendor.  They offer a platform that is cloud-based which supports application integration (operational data), data integration (analytical data), along with various other hybrid methods, approaches and use-cases.  It’s a broad, well known and respected platform. I asked a question of the VP […]
 


Bourbon, Food, Infrastructure, DataCore & 200 of the Best People Around!

By DataCore on May 05, 2017 08:55 am

Each year Mirazon, a longtime valued DataCore partner, invites their clients, prospects, key vendors and friends to a fun-filled open house. This year I attended, and was so glad I did.  Technology presentations/demos, bourbon tasting, food, photo booths, giveaways and vendor interviews are just a few things that make this event an extra special way […]
 


Forrester: Cloudera IPO Highlights The Big Data And Hadoop Opportunity

By Forrester Research on May 05, 2017 08:32 am

Last week, Cloudera successfully completed an IPO, raising $259 million of equity capital, including the over-allotment option. Shares were priced at $15 per share and traded up to over $18 per share on the first day of trading, giving investors a 20%+ return. Cloudera describes itself as a company that “empowers organizations to become data‑driven […]
 


IGEL Grabs the Gold: IGEL UD Pocket Micro Thin Client Takes Top Stevie Awards Honors

By IGEL Technology on May 05, 2017 08:10 am

A big shout out to IGEL’s technical wizards for the IGEL UD Pocket, which has won a Gold Stevie Award in the 2017 American Business Awards competition. The IGEL UD Pocket, a revolutionary micro client device, won in the Best New Product or Service-Hardware category in a competition in which there were 3,600 nominees in […]
 


Ivanti Launches Data Center Discovery, Adds Discovery for On-Premises and Cloud Virtualization Environments

By Ivanti on May 05, 2017 08:03 am

New SAM Tool Automates Discovery of Data Center Assets, Delivers Visibility to Enhance Software License Position and Encourage Ongoing Compliance Today Ivanti unveiled its latest addition to the IT Asset Management offerings, Data Center Discovery, a software asset management (SAM) tool that provides enhanced visibility into the data center. This transparency penetrates layers of virtualization […]
 


Gartner: Key IT Security Trends – Gartner Events Guide

By Gartner on May 05, 2017 07:40 am

Gartner analysts Lawrence Orans and Mark Nicolett took a few minutes recently to recap key trends in security and answer questions ahead of our upcoming Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Here’s what they had to say. What are the key trends in IT security today? The main issue driving IT security is the pressing […]
 


Red Hat Summit 2018 Dates Announced

By Red Hat on May 05, 2017 07:15 am

The industry’s premier open source technology event heads back to San Francisco for 2018 Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that the 14th annual Red Hat Summit will take place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, May 8 – 10, 2018. Every year, Red Hat […]
 


Realize Your Vision for Hybrid Cloud Success

By Dell on May 05, 2017 06:50 am

Adopting a hybrid cloud strategy as a means to achieving digital transformation can be a very difficult endeavor, often IT and the organization they support have processes, procedures, personnel and tools that are not aligned for optimal cloud brokerage and consumption. The most common hurdles to overcome are complexity of disaggregate apps and tools, legacy […]
 


Top 7 Challenges Migrating to the Cloud White Paper

By ScaleArc on May 05, 2017 05:59 am

Moving mission-critical workloads to the cloud delivers a range of compelling business benefits, including increased agility, pay-as-you-go cost structures, and the ability to leverage the provider’s system administration experts to keep your systems up, running, and patched. But migrating to the cloud is not without its challenges. Focus on solving these known challenges to make […]
 


Microsoft: 1400 compatibility level in Azure Analysis Services

By Microsoft on May 05, 2017 05:40 am

We are excited to announce the public preview of the 1400 compatibility level for tabular models in Azure Analysis Services! This brings a host of new connectivity and modeling features for comprehensive, enterprise-scale analytic solutions delivering actionable insights. The 1400 compatibility level will also be available in SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services, ensuring a symmetric […]
 


VMware: HPE Synergy – the first composable infrastructure – now certified for vSAN

By VMware on May 05, 2017 05:19 am

vSAN continues its journey of growth with more than 7,000 customers have chosen to entrust their most important workloads to vSAN. To support this journey, we are committed to work with our partners and enable the next generation hardware platform for our mutual customers.Composable infrastructure is the next generation platform customers are adopting and today […]
 


Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

By Greg Schulz on May 05, 2017 05:03 am

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a general overview of Azure […]
 


VMware: The Cross-Cloud Approach: Modernising IT Infrastructure

By VMware on May 05, 2017 04:44 am

A Cross-Cloud approach can deliver cloud freedom, choice, and control, helping your business accelerate on its digital transformation journey. However, securely managing and bridging the gap between multiple clouds while managing risk, cost, and security can be challenging. Richard Munro, global cloud strategy director at VMware, plays an instrumental role in helping organisations accelerate their […]
 


How You Can Achieve VDI Simplicity with a Single Platform

By Workspot on May 05, 2017 04:20 am

The past few weeks, we wrote a series of blogs and made some pretty bold claims about Workspot’s leadership and innovative VDI solutions for the cloud era. Last week, we stated: Workspot offers the only solution on the market that enables you to deliver virtualized apps, server-hosted desktops, and virtual desktops–from the cloud, on-prem, or […]
 


This week in cyber threats: A suspicious Google Docs email and Intel’s VPro vulnerability

By Ivanti on May 05, 2017 04:01 am

Ivanti employees were recently alerted by Michael Lloyd, security engineer, that a scam email had surfaced and was spreading quickly. It resembles a very convincing Google Docs invitation, and may even come from someone you know. Here’s a screenshot: Google Docs scam If you click “Open in Docs,” you will be asked to allow more access to your […]
 


VMware: 3 Ways Industry 4.0 & Wearables Revolutionize Supply Chains Today

By VMware on May 05, 2017 03:41 am

At ProMat 2017, the largest material handling, logistics and supply chain show and conference in North and South America, “Industry 4.0” was THE hot topic. But what exactly is Industry 4.0 and how will it revolutionize supply chains?According to Markus Lorenz, partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial […]
 


Native VCSA bootstrap installer in VMware vSAN 6.6

By opvizor on May 05, 2017 03:21 am

Almost four years ago, I documented a really cool vSAN capability here and here, which demonstrates how to bootstrap a vSAN datastore onto a single ESXi host. This powerful capability, which was by design, enables customers to easily standup new infrastructure including the vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) in a pure greenfield environment where you only had bare-metal hardware to start with […]
 


Citrix NetScaler deployments in AWS as a L3 Gateway Video

By Citrix Systems on May 05, 2017 03:04 am

Here we configure a deployed NetScaler in our VPC to act as an L3 gateway or router between subnets within our VPC to route traffic out of the private subnets and into public subnets. This configuration can serve as an alternative to NAT gateways and Internet Gateways for private subnet routing. Also with this setup, […]
 


VMware: Secure Boot for ESXi 6.5

By VMware on May 05, 2017 02:43 am

I’ve talked about how vSphere has been moving towards a “secure by default” stance over the past few years. This can clearly be seen in the new vSphere 6.5 Security Configuration Guide where the number of  “hardening” steps are growing smaller with every release. In this blog post we will go over another “secure by […]
 


Citrix ShareFile Government Listed as In-Process System by FedRAMP

By Citrix Systems on May 05, 2017 02:21 am

Citrix is pleased to share that FedRAMP listed ShareFile Government as a FedRAMP In-Process SaaS Solution, meaning ShareFile is actively working with a U.S. Government Agency to achieve FedRAMP Authorization. ShareFile worked with sponsorship from its existing customer, the Department of State and a third party assessment organization (3PAO) to reach this step in the […]
 


Citrix Internal Transition to XenMobile Service in Citrix Cloud: Planning

By Citrix Systems on May 05, 2017 02:02 am

Transitioning your Citrix XenMobile on-prem environment to Citrix Cloud XenMobile Service is not only something we recommend, we did it internally over a year ago! Over the course of a three-part blog series, we will take a look the transition of the Citrix internal XenMobile environment to the cloud. First, we’ll look at the genesis of the […]
 


Microsoft Video: Collaboration updates across your Office apps

By Microsoft on May 05, 2017 01:28 am

On this show, we look at the latest desktop collaboration updates and experiences for Office on Windows. Daniel Escapa from Office engineering joins Jeremy to walk through all the latest connected services to help collaborate, find your files quickly and even revert to previous versions. They’ll demonstrate updates to real-time collaboration in Word and PowerPoint […]
 


What’s New Technically at IGEL: Tech Deep Dive Podcast with IGEL CTO Matthias Haas – Episode 278

By IGEL Technology on May 04, 2017 10:57 pm

Listen to “What’s New Technically at IGEL: Tech Deep Dive Podcast with IGEL CTO Matthias Haas – Episode 278” on Spreaker. In episode 278, Douglas Brown interviews Matthias Haas, Chief Technology Officer at IGEL Technology. Douglas and Matthias discuss IGEL’s end-point management solutions in technical detail. Matthias explains what’s, the why and how, and all […]
 


Remote Desktop Manager for iOS Overview Video

By Devolutions on May 04, 2017 02:02 pm

In the following video, you are given an overview walkthrough of the Remote Desktop Manager for iOS solution from Devolutions. To download Remote Desktop Manager for iOS free application, follow this link: http://dabcc.com This video is from the fine folks at Devolutions
 


Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook

By IT Books on May 04, 2017 12:49 pm

This book examines the Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics from a technical, application, and business point of view.  Internet of Things and Data Analytics Handbook describes essential technical knowledge, building blocks, processes, design principles, implementation, and marketing for IoT projects. It provides readers with knowledge in planning, designing, and implementing IoT projects. The book is written by experts […]
 


Citrix NetScaler Master Class Video – May 2017

By Citrix Systems on May 04, 2017 11:45 am

Welcome to the Citrix NetScaler Master Class. Get details on latest features of NetScaler, tips and tricks for easy configuration, and interact with our NetScaler product experts. Learn more at Agenda “101” – NetScaler Web application Firewall: Protect your applications from attack at the highest level “In the Spotlight” – NetScaler 12: New software, new […]
 


The Chief Data Officer – The Next Great IT Role or a Sign of Failure?

By ScaleArc on May 04, 2017 11:24 am

I’m just back from Gartner’s Data and Analytics conference this week, and Gartner analysts spent the week making a passionate case for the critical role of the Chief Data Officer or CDO. This opinion stands in stark contrast to observations from a CIO conference I attended, where speakers argued that a CDO was a sign […]
 


Advanced features for PowerShell users – SysKit Webinar

By Acceleratio on May 04, 2017 11:09 am

The goal of this webinar was to help our users get the maximum out of using PowerShell for system administration tasks. Combining PowerShell with SysKit is somewhat of a new feature, and knowing its potential, we practically dedicated the latest application version to the advanced capabilities that SysKit offers for PowerShell users. In webinar demo […]
 


May Poll: What Does Your Typical Day Look Like?

By Devolutions on May 04, 2017 10:51 am

This month, as part of our mission, to serve YOUR needs – and not ours – we’d like you to take a moment (or longer if you wish!) and give us a snapshot of your typical day. We know that you’re the essential veins of your company, but what does that involve and how does it […]
 


Cisco: The Benefits of Living on the HyperFlex Edge

By Cisco on May 04, 2017 10:29 am

The number and type of things connecting and communicating through the Internet increases every day. Business growth and success favors those who fully embrace IT innovation and create improved digital experiences for customers. Look at the retail industry, where they are driving consumers’ toward the Omni-channel shopping experience. Retail understands that people use social media, […]
 


Bitdefender Presentation for XenTegra

By XenTegra on May 04, 2017 10:07 am

A Bitdefender presentation by Steve Velazquez of Bitdefender. For more information please visit www.xentegra.com This video is via XenTegra
 


Citrix & the Future of SD-WAN

By Citrix Systems on May 04, 2017 09:51 am

What the Cisco acquisition of Viptela means for the direction of SD-WAN. For those that haven’t been following the rapidly growing SD-WAN market, Cisco’s acquisition of Viptela may seem to have come out of the blue. After all, $610M is a hefty premium for a very young company with an estimated $30M in annual revenue. But […]
 


Citrix: Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 S

By Citrix Systems on May 04, 2017 09:22 am

Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new edition of Windows, called Windows 10 S, which offers significant benefits in simplicity, security, and cost effectiveness. This will open up many possibilities for Windows use cases, particularly in education, retail, and other businesses where a streamlined operating system is ideal. More detail on this announcement can be found here: http://dabcc.com. […]
 


Liquidware FlexApp Basic Overview Video

By Liquidware Labs on May 04, 2017 09:03 am

Liquidware FlexApp layers applications into any well connected Windows desktop environment. It is especially ideal for Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp, VMware Horizon View, and Amazon WorkSpaces environments. The product features fast packaging and entitlement of applications – the fastest in the industry. The architecture is straightforward and leverages existing investments. This video is via Liquidware Labs
 


How to Bring Order to IoT’s Spaghetti Junction?

By Dell on May 04, 2017 08:52 am

When I think about the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), just like pretty much everyone else, I get excited about its huge potential to transform our world through new efficiencies, reduced risk and enabling entirely new business models. However, I must admit that the second thought that springs into my mind is a picture of […]
 


Docker Enterprise Edition Lights a New Spark of Innovation within MetLife

By Docker on May 04, 2017 08:34 am

MetLife, the global provider of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, will be celebrating it’s 150th birthday next year. Survival and success in their space depends on being agile and able to respond to changing market requirements. During the Day 2 General Session at DockerCon 2017, MetLife shared how they’re inspiring new innovation in their […]
 


HyTrust KeyControl (KMS) for vSphere and vSAN

By PunchingClouds by Rawlinson Rivera on May 04, 2017 08:10 am

While working on a new Cohesity project idea which required the test of encryption capabilities from a primary storage solution, I was faced with the challenge of needing to have access to a key management service (KMS) solution. KMS solutions aren’t always found just laying around the data center, and I needed something fast and […]
 


Realizing the Benefits of Digital Transformation

By Dell on May 04, 2017 07:21 am

In my role leading Dell EMC Services and IT, I talk with customers and IT leaders every day– there is no better way to learn how Dell and its partners are helping customers meet the needs of their businesses. More importantly, these conversations often shine a light on the new and evolving challenges these businesses […]
 


Nutanix: Making a Case for Enterprise Cloud: A Perspective from Neuralytix

By Nutanix on May 04, 2017 07:09 am

The Cloud is a wonderful thing Scalable, flexible, and cost effective from the outset—it’s seems to be everything enterprises today are prioritizing. But moving everything to the Cloud is not necessarily the right or desired move when you consider other critical factors like compliance, governance, and simply the tolerance for losing some control over the […]
 


SoftNAS, Talon Think Global, Act Local in Cloud Storage

By SoftNAS on May 04, 2017 06:35 am

SoftNAS, which makes a software-defined cloud network attached storage system for midrange-size companies, has solved a problem for many smaller IT shops: Those who are used to a data center NAS or a SAN (storage area network) and are coming to cloud environments and finding that those conventional functions are nowhere to be found. To […]
 


Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Takes Digital Innovation into the Fast Lane with Major European Automaker

By Red Hat on May 04, 2017 05:55 am

Enterprise container platform drives IT innovation at the BMW Group for faster application development and a smoother customer experience Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that BMW Group, the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, has deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to support […]
 


VMware: Why you need to look outside of IT to give a business what it needs from a digital transformation

By VMware on May 04, 2017 05:35 am

We began working with VMware as its first EMEA partner – offering server virtualization – in 2002. Our solutions have always been developed in line with VMware’s product roadmap, so it’s been a big journey – one that’s taken us from virtual servers to virtual desktops to software-defined data centers and on to supporting Cross-Cloud. […]
 


University of New Mexico Improves Security With VMware NSX

By VMware on May 04, 2017 05:14 am

Established in 1889, the University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public research university located in Albuquerque. It is the state’s leading research institution and one of its largest employers. Technology plays a key role at UNM in powering online learning and delivering services to both students and administration. Security, Agility, and Cost Savings UNM […]
 


Cisco: Scale Your Data Center with the Nexus 9000 and Cloud Scale Technology

By Cisco on May 04, 2017 04:48 am

There is no dispute that Cisco offers an unmatched portfolio of networking solutions that gives our customers the unique ability to simplify their IT infrastructure and optimize it for the many diverse on-prem and cloud-native applications they are deploying today. The Nexus 9000 is a foundational element of that portfolio that has been installed in […]
 


Cloud capacity planning and resource management example

By Veeam on May 04, 2017 04:23 am

As a flight instructor, I always advise my students to avoid the cumulonimbus cloud, which is associated with thunderstorms that create unpredictable conditions and make flying difficult and dangerous. Throughout a 100 years of aviation history, flying in or near this type of weather often makes headlines in the news; with some instances worse than […]
 


VMware on Decoding Windows 10 S & How to Make It a Success

By VMware on May 04, 2017 04:02 am

There’s little doubt that Windows 10 adoption is on a roll—400+ million devices and 54% of global organizations are running Microsoft’s latest operating system (OS). It’s only about a month since the third major upgrade (Creators Update/v1703) was launched, and Microsoft is continuing to ride the wave by introducing the newest variant of its operating […]
 


Red Hat Extends CloudForms Multi-Cloud Management with Ansible Automation

By Red Hat on May 04, 2017 03:47 am

Red Hat CloudForms 4.5 natively uses Ansible Playbooks to simplify service and policy definition as well as service lifecycle management. Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new, Ansible automation-centric approach to multi-cloud management with Red Hat CloudForms 4.5. As enterprise IT platforms are transformed into […]
 


Red Hat Delivers Analytics-Driven Automation in Latest Version of Insights with Ansible Integration

By Red Hat on May 04, 2017 03:25 am

With Ansible automation inside, Red Hat enables faster, automated resolution of critical security risks Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the latest version of Red Hat Insights, bringing the power of Ansible automation to its actionable intelligence platform. Aligned with Red Hat’s vision to dramatically simplify […]
 


Red Hat Delivers on Vision to Automate the Enterprise with Ansible

By Red Hat on May 04, 2017 03:06 am

Red Hat integrates Ansible automation into management solutions and shares plans for Ansible integration across product portfolio Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced its vision for the automated enterprise powered by Ansible, the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. By bringing native […]
 


Nexenta Delivers the Future of Storage with Advanced Scale-Out Software-Defined Storage (SDS) Platform Available on Any Hardware

By Nexenta on May 04, 2017 02:44 am

Multi-Service Scale-Out SDS Platform Enables Enterprise-Ready Container-Converged Infrastructures and Cloud-Native Applications; Provides iSCSI Block, NFS File, S3 and Swift Object Services NexentaEdge 2.0 Revolutionizes High-Performance and Reliable Multi-Protocol Services with Simple GUI-Based Management for Large Archives and Seamless Docker Datacenter Integration Nexenta (@Nexenta(link is external)), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), today introduced […]
 


R’Club Uses Veeam and iland for Disaster Recovery as a Service

By Veeam on May 04, 2017 02:25 am

The Child Care Provider Now Relies on Veeam Cloud Connect to Keep Data and Applications Available 24.7.365 During Hurricane Season Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced that R’Club, a leading not-for-profit child care provider in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, is using Veeam Cloud Connect with iland, […]
 


Nutanix Releases AOS 5.1

By Nutanix on May 04, 2017 02:09 am

We just released the 5.1 version of our AOS software last friday, packed with several goodies that you will love. Like past releases, 5.1 includes innovation across the entire stack, further expanding on the choice and simplicity that customers have come to love with their Nutanix deployments. Let’s go through each of these in detail. […]
 


UniPrint / Citrix Ready – VDI, Mobile, Cloud Printing for Citrix – Podcast Episode 277

By UniPrint on May 03, 2017 10:52 pm

Listen to “UniPrint / Citrix Ready – VDI, Mobile, Cloud Printing for Citrix – Podcast Episode 277” on Spreaker. In episode 277, Douglas Brown interviews Arron Fu, Founder and Vice President, Software Development at UniPrint. Plus, we are happy to have Sagnik Datta, Technical Marketing Specialist at Citrix Ready with us. Together we will discuss […]
 


Citrix XenServer on Nutanix HCI: Yes, You Can!

By Citrix Systems on May 03, 2017 08:08 pm

Nutanix has officially announced support for Citrix XenServer 7.1 to its list of supported hypervisors with the release of Nutanix Acropolis Operating System 5.1, taking the Citrix—Nutanix partnership to a new level. Citrix customers running Nutanix Enterprise Cloud can now take advantage of all of the unique benefits of XenServer – including key functionality, such […]
 


Microsoft Surface Book pivots sage on stage model and transforms learning experience

By Microsoft on May 03, 2017 03:39 pm

Digital technology in higher education is allowing the sage on stage to pivot; transforming the model used in lecture halls since mediaeval times. Today’s students demand a more flexible blended learning environment, with the option of mixing face-to-face and online lectures and tutorials. Dr David Kellermann, lecturer in mechanical engineering at UNSW, is an education […]
 


Download ScaleArc Database Performance and Load Balancing Sofware

By ScaleArc on May 03, 2017 02:12 pm

ScaleArc offer’s a free, easy, fully featured and supported 30-day trial of the ScaleArc software (formerly iDB). ScaleArc is incredibly easy to implement, with most customers able to get their first cluster up and running in less than 15 minutes from install. Available as an easy to use VM Image, an Amazon AMI, or an […]
 


Talon and SoftNAS: A Duo with Dynamism

By SoftNAS on May 03, 2017 01:20 pm

With an eagle eye for the emerging problems of moving current business application storage needs to the clouds come a newly announced partnership between Talon and SoftNAS. Now that the (terrible) puns are out of the way, let’s get into the announcement. The Cloud Storage of Tomorrow, TODAY! Cloud storage is pretty cool. It’s scales on-demand, has […]
 


Visa Inc. Gains Speed and Operational Efficiency with Docker Enterprise Edition

By Docker on May 03, 2017 12:26 pm

DockerCon 2017 was an opportunity to hear from customers across multiple industries and segments on how they are leveraging Docker technology to accelerate their business. In the keynote on Day 2 and also a breakout session that afternoon, Visa shared how Docker Enterprise Edition is empowering them on their mission is to make global economies […]
 


Citrix Cloud Presentation Video for XenTegra

By XenTegra on May 03, 2017 11:58 am

A Citrix Cloud overview provided by Derek Cassese of Citrix Systems. For more information please visit www.xentegra.com This video is via XenTegra
 


Liquidware Labs FlexApp vs. Unidesk/Citrix App Layering Publishing/Entitling an Application to Users

By Liquidware Labs on May 03, 2017 11:45 am

This is a direct comparison of the time it takes to publish/entitle an application to users once it has been packaged. FlexApp is fast and straight-forward while Unidesk/Citrix App Layering applications are encumbered by numerous steps by being tied to OS layers and the version of the OS. For more information please visit: http://dabcc.com This […]
 


New! Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop Administration 7.6 LTSR Exam

By Citrix Systems on May 03, 2017 11:40 am

Citrix Education is pleased to announce the availability of the next-generation Citrix Certified Associate – Virtualization (CCA – V) certification, based on XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 LTSR! Don’t delay and be among the first to take and pass the NEW! 1Y0-202 Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop Administration 7.6 LTSR exam. With the release of 1Y0-202 exam, […]
 


DealerSocket Goes into High Gear with ScaleArc

By ScaleArc on May 03, 2017 11:36 am

In this video, learn about how DealerSocket goes into high gear with ScaleArc. Learn more at: http://dabcc.com This video is via ScaleArc
 


VMware Video: Using vSphere Docker Volume Service for Highly-Available Databases

By VMware on May 03, 2017 11:20 am

See how to use the vSphere Docker Volume Service with vSphere storage (vSAN, VMFS or NFS) to create persistent, highly-available Docker Volumes. The demo creates a highly-available database with Postfres DB. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Storage.
 


April Poll Results: What PAM Solution Do You Use & Recommend?

By Devolutions on May 03, 2017 11:12 am

Hi everyone. You may recall that for the April poll, instead of pulling an April Fool’s prank we dialed up the seriousness level and asked you to tell us what Privileged Access Management (PAM) software you use and recommend. Now, we’re all about transparency here at Devolutions. When we have tons of response to a […]
 


Citrix Web Interface & StoreFront – XML-based user authentication

By Bas van Kaam on May 03, 2017 11:02 am

Initially, with the introduction of StoreFront it relied solely on its authentication service for user authentication purposes. This, as you might be aware is different from Web Interface, which will directly contact one of the configured Delivery Controllers where the Broker/XML service will take over. Since Web Interface is still widely deployed and used in […]
 


Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.x LTSR or CR, which one to choose?

By Wilco van Bragt on May 03, 2017 10:50 am

With the release of Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp (I will use XenDesktop for the further article) 7.6 FP3 Citrix introduced the Long Term Service Release (LTSR) and the Current Release (CR) lifecycles. Now we are sometime further it is good to take a look how this introduction involved and what should be considered for choosing one of […]
 


The Top 5 Ways to Maximize SQL Server Availability

By ScaleArc on May 03, 2017 10:46 am

Maximizing SQL Server availability is a double-edged sword. In a perfect world, every user in every organization would have every system available 100% of the time. But as companies face the costs and logistics to make that happen, the opportunity arises for important dialogue between IT professionals and executives to determine how best to increase […]
 


eG Enterprise at U.S. Electrical Services, Inc. – Case Study

By eG Innovations on May 03, 2017 10:31 am

End-to-End Line-of-Business Application Performance Management Empowers Smart Growth and IT Savings Virtualized Custom ERP Application Service Delivery to Support Wholesale Business Expansion Founded in 2006, US Electrical Services (USESI) is a world class wholesale distributor of electrical products and related services. USESI’s customers include tens of thousands of electricians, contractors, corporate clients, architects, engineers, and lighting designers — all of whom […]
 


VMware Video: Cinia builds a powerful and secure DRaaS on VMware technology

By VMware on May 03, 2017 10:10 am

Cinia built a powerful, secure and cost-effective Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution as an extension to their Lioncloud service. The new Lioncloud DRaaS is based on VMware vCloud Availability for vCloud Director. This video is from the fine folks at VMware.
 


Microsoft Introduces new technologies for education, including Windows 10 S, new Surface Laptop and Microsoft Teams for classrooms

By Microsoft on May 03, 2017 10:00 am

Microsoft introduced a set of educational products and services, inspired by teachers and students, including a new Windows experience called Windows 10 S; new experiences in Microsoft Teams for modern classroom collaboration; new features in Minecraft and mixed reality to spark creativity; a range of Windows 10 S PCs for K-12 classrooms; and the perfect […]
 


Great Expectations: Returning to the Virtualization Universe

By IGEL Technology on May 03, 2017 09:46 am

IGEL North America CEO Jed Ayres and I met a decade ago as we led sales and marketing teams to drive the emerging virtualization environment at separate companies.  We rode the wave of Server, Application and Desktop virtualization that opened the door to cost-effective, alternative endpoint solutions. That’s why joining IGEL as Vice President of […]
 


The Hidden Cost of “Dark” DR

By ScaleArc on May 03, 2017 09:32 am

For decades, Disaster Recovery (DR) has dominated the landscape as the best architecture for business continuity. The problem is, DR expects you to have a disaster, and then to recover from that disaster. Because that capacity sits idle until disaster strikes, many customers call that “Dark DR.” In today’s digital business world, of course, disasters […]
 


Talon and SoftNAS Partner to Provide Consolidated Global Cloud Storage for Enterprises and Distributed Branch Offices

By SoftNAS on May 03, 2017 09:14 am

Talon, the leading provider of enterprise class file sharing solutions for distributed locations, today announced its strategic partnership with SoftNAS®, the #1 best-selling software-defined cloud NAS, to enable true global storage consolidation into the enterprise cloud. Talon FAST™ and SoftNAS Cloud® NAS provide joint customers with a central cloud-based storage namespace that is secure, highly […]
 


Docker Introduces NEW CEO

By Docker on May 03, 2017 09:03 am

Docker has celebrated a number of important milestones lately. March 20th was the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Docker project at PyCon in 2013. April 10th was the fourth anniversary of the day that I joined Solomon and a team of 14 other believers to help build this remarkable company. And, on April 18th, we […]
 


Xen Updates on XSA-213, XSA-214 and XSA-215

By The Xen Project on May 03, 2017 08:56 am

Today we released three patches for the following vulnerabilities: XSA-213, XSA-214 and XSA-215. Xen Project follows industry-accepted best practices regarding software security. This includes observing an embargo period, during which time the Xen Project security team will assess, respond, and prepare patches fixing the vulnerability, and distribute them privately to software and cloud providers before […]
 


Red Hat and AWS Extend Strategic Alliance to Package Access to AWS Services Within Red Hat OpenShift

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 08:34 am

Red Hat and AWS Extend Strategic Alliance to Package Access to AWS Services Within Red Hat OpenShift Unique offering will allow customers to deploy AWS services from within Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform both on-premises and in the cloud Alliance will also bring closer product alignment to enable new AWS services to be available with […]
 


Turbonomic Hosting & Presenting at Tech Field Day 14

By Turbonomic on May 03, 2017 08:22 am

We are proud to announce that we are going to be hosting the Tech Field Day team at the Turbonomic offices for another great event in May for Tech Field Day 14.  The Tech Field Day experience is one that we have thoroughly enjoyed over the past few years, and we embrace these exciting opportunities […]
 


Red Hat Unveils End-to-End Cloud-Native Development Environment with Red Hat OpenShift.io

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 08:14 am

Red Hat OpenShift-based offering unifies the software development lifecycle, streamlining modern application projects for the digitally-transforming enterprise Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenShift.io, a free, online development environment optimized for creating cloud-native, container-based applications. Enterprises compete through software innovations, so rapidly building and […]
 


RES ONE Security Joins Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access Program

By RES Software on May 03, 2017 08:09 am

RES ONE extends security and management capabilities to Citrix environments RES, a leading software company, today announced that its RES ONE Security, a dynamic, people-centric approach to managing security, has successfully completed the verification as part of the Citrix Ready Secure Remote Access program. This program showcases partner products that integrate with Citrix products and […]
 


Turkcell’s Orhan Bıyıklıoğlu Named Red Hat’s 2017 Certified Professional of the Year

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 07:57 am

Bıyıklıoğlu honored for thought leadership and innovation using Red Hat technologies, including Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Orhan Bıyıklıoğlu, a system administrator at Turkcell in Istanbul, has been named the 2017 Red Hat Certified […]
 


Red Hat Sets New Standard for Trusted, Enterprise-Grade Containers with Industry’s First Container Health Index

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 07:50 am

Red Hat extends container inspection and tooling to ISV partner ecosystem; provides customers with enhanced security, reliability and support for deploying Linux containers at scale Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced the industry’s first Container Health Index, setting a new standard for enterprise-grade Linux containers. Based upon […]
 


Red Hat Breaks Down Barriers to Building Cloud-Native Microservices with Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 07:40 am

First-of-its-kind offering provides pre-built, multi-language runtimes for faster and easier creation of microservices across open hybrid cloud Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, a new offering that accelerates cloud-native application development with pre-built, containerized runtime foundations for polyglot microservices. Optimized for […]
 


Enterprise Managed Services Editorial with Kelly Chinen

By Entisys360 on May 03, 2017 07:38 am

Entisys360 is officially launching Enterprise Managed Services (EMS). Designed to help Entisys360 clients optimize and ensure the operational health of their virtualized and cloud-based infrastructures, the new EMS offering encompasses enterprise-ready and customized technology management services including reactive end user and IT infrastructure support available on a 24x7x365 basis; proactive infrastructure maintenance and monitoring services; […]
 


Red Hat Expands Container-Native Storage for OpenShift Across the Hybrid Cloud

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 07:05 am

Red Hat launches new solution for Red Hat Gluster Storage with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Amazon Web Services Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a new container-native storage solution aimed at extending the portability of containerized applications across the hybrid cloud. The new solution […]
 


Forrester: Are You On An Agile+DevOps Journey? Don’t Miss Out On Continuous Testing Services!

By Forrester Research on May 03, 2017 06:44 am

It happens often in conversations with clients that I realize they have disjointed initiatives going on to support their digital transformation. The most dangerous parallel initiatives are those where, on one side, they are changing their development teams to become more Agile, but a separate initiative in the same enterprise exists where their Operations folks […]
 


VMware Video: Pro Alpha saves time and costs with VxRail

By VMware on May 03, 2017 06:28 am

ProAlpha opts for VMware’s VxRail and Horizon View to virtualize and mobilize systems, allowing its academy to deliver systems to customers in a time and cost sensitive way This video is from the fine folks at VMware.
 


VMware: Tackling Today’s IT Issue by Understanding Humans

By VMware on May 03, 2017 05:30 am

Everyone hates filling in expense forms. But for years, businesses have been fooled into thinking that this system is making life easy for everyone. It’s not—it’s only making it easier for those who deal with the expenses.  This is a prime example of what’s wrong with the way IT enables business processes in many organisations. […]
 


VMware vSAN and Fault Domains, aka Rack Awareness

By VMware on May 03, 2017 05:03 am

Keeping your virtual workloads up and running at all times while also providing the back-end data resiliency is key to any VMware vSphere deployment. This is true if   your shared-storage mode consists of a “traditional” three tier architecture (host/fabric/storage) or if you leverage Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) to     consolidate   and provide compute/storage […]
 


VMware: Helpful Steps to Build a Hybrid Disaster Recovery Solution To Fit Your Use Case

By VMware on May 03, 2017 04:54 am

On average, companies lose $185,000 per hour while their IT systems are down. Having a disaster recovery plan is critical during an outage and may even save some of your admins’ jobs. We have highlighted the importance of having a DR plan before, but today, I will discuss how your business can pivot from a simple […]
 


The Next Leap In Concurrency

By DataCore on May 03, 2017 04:20 am

There have been many significant developments related to containers over the last six months. As you may know, containers are similar to virtual machines in that they are, well, containers. However, containers are more specific to “containing” the application rather than what a virtual machine does which is “contain” an operating system and the application. Containers rely […]
 


Struggling to containerize stateful applications in the cloud? Here’s how…

By Red Hat on May 03, 2017 04:10 am

The newest release of Red Hat’s Reference Architecture “OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 on Amazon Web Services” now incorporates container-native storage, a unique approach based on Red Hat Gluster Storage to avoid lock-in, enable stateful applications, and simplify those applications’ high availability. In the beginning, everything was so simple. Instead of going through the bureaucracy and […]
 


VMware Video: Simplifying App and Access Management with Workspace ONE

By VMware on May 03, 2017 03:28 am

VMware Workspace ONE combines identity and mobility management to provide frictionless and secure access to all the apps and data employees need to work, wherever, whenever and from whatever device they choose. This video is from the fine folks at VMware Airwatch.
 


Cisco: Miercom Validates Cisco’s Resilient Network Infrastructure

By Cisco on May 03, 2017 03:20 am

Proliferation of mobile devices, cloud moving enterprises and data hungry applications are creating the need for the next generation of enterprise campus infrastructure. Cisco is always ahead of the curve when it comes to providing all these capabilities way before the competition. Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) offers the scalability, resiliency and ease of operation […]
 


Cisco: Our Commitment to Innovation, Choice and Openness in Next Generation Virtual Switching

By Cisco on May 03, 2017 03:18 am

Cisco has always been focused on providing customers with the best innovation, under an umbrella of choice and openness, in our next-generation virtual switching portfolio. Last month, VMware notified customers of its intention to remove the 3rd Party virtual switch APIs in Update 2 of vSphere 6.5. These APIs allow customers to choose a virtual switch […]
 

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