DABCC - IT Community News Weekly - 05/12/2017

IT Community News Weekly - 05/12/2017

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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Drake University Fixes Windows & Mac EUE Issues

By Goliath Technologies on May 12, 2017 10:50 am

Learn How Drake University Ensures a Positive End User Experience for their Students by Proactively Fixing Windows & Mac OS Issues in their Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop 7.6 Environment “The initial reasons for selecting Goliath Performance Monitor were the rare combination of purpose built functionality for Citrix XenApp and the supporting virtual infrastructure. We have […]

A Deeper Dive Into the Turbonomic Workload Chart and Your Environment

By Turbonomic on May 12, 2017 09:47 am

In my previous blog, I explored the usefulness and benefit of the Workload Chart. However, I found myself hacking the blog post apart in order to keep it at a reasonable length- and thus decided to write a follow-up article that points out some of the more advanced features of the chart. Allow me to […]

Why is the ransomware threat so important?

By Veeam on May 12, 2017 09:32 am

Veeam and Conversational Geeks collaborated to publish Conversational Ransomware Defense and Survival, an e-book that illustrates the fundamentals for ransomware preparation, protection and recovery. As the title suggests, the book is written in a conversational tone, so it’s easy to read and it addresses both the unlucky ones who have already struggled with ransomware and […]

Independent Review of GLS for VMware Horizon by Rob Beekmans, vExpert EUC Champion

By Goliath Technologies on May 12, 2017 09:04 am

This independent review of the Goliath Logon Simulator for VMware Horizon is republished on our blog with permission from Rob Beekmans, CCE-V, VCP5.5, VCP5-DT, VCAP-DTD, MCSA2012, vExpert, vExpert EUC Champion Member. The original post appears on Rob’s blog, EUC, UEM, Mobility and Monitoring. Goliath Technologies has offered a logon simulator for Citrix both hosted and on-premises. […]

4 Must-follow Tips to save the day with Software-defined Storage – Part 1

By DataCore on May 12, 2017 08:49 am

It’s a fact! Data infrastructure continues to be in the midst of disruption. In recent decades, storage has evolved tremendously, and nowadays the need for more storage capacity due to the exponential growth in data, the complexity of having too many incompatible devices, and the pain of managing storage silos don’t leave businesses any other […]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Delivers Accessible, Powerful Supercomputing Environment with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

By Red Hat on May 12, 2017 08:27 am

Red Hat’s open cloud technologies help extend supercomputing access to broaden scientific and computational research with CADES Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed by the United States Department of Energy, is using Red […]

Red Hat Drives Cloud Infrastructure Upgrades with Latest Version of Production-Ready OpenStack Platform

By Red Hat on May 12, 2017 08:24 am

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 enhances support for composable, upgradeable roles; expands networking functionality and extends management capabilities Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11, the latest version of Red Hat’s massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Based on the OpenStack “Ocata” […]

IGEL Recognized as Citrix Ready Partner of the Month

By IGEL Technology on May 12, 2017 07:58 am

  Together, IGEL and Citrix are changing the dynamics of endpoint computing. Now, this deep alignment has earned IGEL top honors as Citrix Ready® Partner of the Month for May 2017. But, IGEL’s support for Citrix is far from new. Our collaboration with Citrix goes back more than 15 years with a consistent commitment to […]

NVIDIA: AI slashes Iray rendering times with interactive denoising

By NVIDIA on May 12, 2017 07:02 am

Good design is obvious: You know it when you see it. What’s less apparent is the amount of trial and error behind the process to achieve it. Designers, manufacturers and other creative types have to try multiple variations of an idea. Each time they render an image, then they examine, adjust, validate and try yet […]

Cisco: Changing the Game: Creating Intelligent, Conversational Interfaces

By Cisco on May 12, 2017 05:11 am

My dad got me my first computer for Christmas when I was 11 years old. It was a Texas Instruments 99-4a. He must have gotten it second hand because it had no box or any form of storage like a tape drive. But that didn’t stop me. I had been obsessed with the movie War […]

Cisco: Transforming Collaboration Through Artificial Intelligence with Cisco’s Acquisition of MindMeld

By Cisco on May 12, 2017 04:57 am

Artificial Intelligence represents a tremendous opportunity to expand the reach and enhance the capabilities of enterprise technology. At Cisco, we have already been introducing AI into our solutions across security, orchestration, application performance and collaboration. Today, I’m excited to share Cisco’s intent to acquire MindMeld Inc., a San Francisco-based company that has developed a conversational platform based […]

Microsoft: See what’s new for Azure App Service – Web App on Linux (Preview)

By Microsoft on May 12, 2017 04:44 am

Web App on Linux (Preview) enables developers to run their cloud apps natively on Docker Containers for Linux. It makes it easier to migrate existing apps hosted and optimized for the Linux platform into Azure App Service. Furthermore, with custom Docker Container support, developers can implement applications in many programming languages and stacks while taking […]

Microsoft: New tools for understanding user behavior with Application Insights

By Microsoft on May 12, 2017 04:20 am

Application Insights has new tools to empower your development team to better understand how customers use your web apps. These tools are available as a preview today in Application Insights in the Azure Portal. In addition to monitoring the performance, availability, and reliability of your apps, Application Insights can now help your team: Track business […]

Microsoft Announces Application Insights Profiler for Azure App Service now generally available

By Microsoft on May 12, 2017 03:46 am

We are excited to announce the general availabilty of Application Insights Profiler for Azure App Service. At the same time, we are pleased to introduce the Public Preview version of the Profiler for compute resources, e.g. Virtual Machines, scale sets, Cloud Services, and Service Fabric. The Profiler allows you to automatically collect and view code […]

VMware: Managing the world’s travel ecosystem with VMware NSX

By VMware on May 12, 2017 03:25 am

Amadeus is a technology company dedicated to the global travel industry, with many customers relying on Amadeus’ technology and services across the entire spectrum of the travel experience, covering bookings, pricing and managing reservations – all the way through to departure. How does Amadeus shape the future of global travel? Using VMware Integrated OpenStack and […]

“SDS & Hyper-Converged” Comparison updated with Nutanix AOS 5.1

By WhatMatrix Community on May 12, 2017 02:58 am

A quick post to confirm the update of the Nutanix comparison listing with the capabilities added with AOS 5.1. You can select the 5.1 related editions from the dropdown menu at http://dabcc.com check it out now! All credits to Category Consultant Herman Rutten and to all community members that submitted feedback and change requests – thanks […]

Modernizing Traditional Applications with Docker

By opvizor on May 12, 2017 02:44 am

We would like to quote an article from Josh Coen regarding the DockerCon in Austin.You can find Josh’s article here, or scroll down. A few weeks ago I attended my second DockerCon, this year it was in Austin, TX. Last year there was some focus on the enterprise, but this year they’ve stepped up their […]

Cisco: Connected Education and the Power of Video

By Cisco on May 12, 2017 02:24 am

Whether you’re in fourth grade or grad school, collaborating on group projects for a class can be a real hassle. You have to plan where and when to meet with your classmates, decide how to divide the work, and figure out how to track progress, deliverables, and deadlines. These days, both students and instructors are […]

The one-stop shop for Citrix Smart Check

By Bas van Kaam on May 12, 2017 02:10 am

In the past I have written numerous times about Citrix Insight Services, or TaaS before that, which stands for Tools as a Service (don’t be confused, Insight Services was just another name change from TaaS). Smart Check builds upon these services and offers (at least) the same type of pro-active checks (equal to Insight Services) […]

VMware: How to Drive Better SAP Performance with Virtualization Layer Visibility

By VMware on May 12, 2017 01:58 am

When using SAP native tools such as SAP Solution Manager, it lacks visibility into the underlying virtualization layers, which can result in a blind spot in understanding the complete performance story. The virtualization layer includes the virtual machine, ESXi server, CPU, memory and storage. The ability to quickly see contention of infrastructure resources and find […]

Blog-o-rama at Dell EMC World 2017

By Dell on May 11, 2017 05:24 pm

Dell EMC World 2017, Las Vegas style, is now midway through Day Three and I can finally stop, catch my breath, and read up on some of the coverage. This year we were delighted to be able to invite a nice-sized group of bloggers and podcasters to attend the general and breakout sessions, meet with […]

VMware: Your Top 12 AirWatch 9.1 Questions Answered!

By VMware on May 11, 2017 03:46 pm

Our recent VMware AirWatch 9.1 webinar explored new capabilities introduced in our most recent release. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the live event. If you were not able to join live, check out the replay here.Due to time constraints, we did not get to all of your questions during […]

Microsoft Introduces Azure App Service Support Center

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 03:10 pm

“Why was my Web App down?” “How do I fix it?” These are the common questions with no easy answers. Wouldn’t it be nice if solutions on what to do next are readily available? The Azure App Service Support Center is the answer. You can access it via “Diagnose and solve problems” in the web […]

Microsoft Video: Build your own bots with Azure Bot Service

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 02:56 pm

We take a deeper look at the practical use of bots using the Azure Bot Service to infuse artificial intelligence within your customer relationship management. We’ll show you how bots work and even build your own, including: Intelligent interactions with natural language and the ability to detect customer sentiment and intent, triaging and transacting the […]

Microsoft Build 2017: Microsoft AI – Amplify human ingenuity

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 02:41 pm

A few years ago, it was hard to think of a commonly used technology tool that used AI. In a few years, it will be hard to imagine any technology that doesn’t tap into the power of AI. Thanks to the convergence of three major forces — increased computing power in the cloud, powerful algorithms […]

Citrix Unified Gateway Configuration Deep Dive Video

By XenTegra on May 11, 2017 02:22 pm

In this video we worked with the Product Mangers to dive deep into how to configure the Citrix NetScaler Unified Gateway using the wizard and then dissected what the wizard did. For more information please visit www.xentegra.com This video is via XenTegra

Microsoft: Batch computing at a fraction of the price

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 02:09 pm

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we are delighted to announce the public preview of a new way to obtain and consume Azure compute at a much lower price using Azure Batch – low-priority VMs. Low-priority VMs are allocated from our surplus compute capacity and are available for up to an 80% discount, enabling certain types […]

NVIDIA Accelerates AI, Launches Volta, DGX Workstation, Robot Simulator, More 

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 01:55 pm

The AI revolution sweeping the globe just got faster. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Wednesday launched Volta, a new GPU architecture that delivers 5x the performance of its predecessor before a record crowd of more than 7,000 scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and global press at our GPU Technology Conference. Over the course of two hours, Huang introduced […]

VMware: Takeaways for Managing the Business in a Multi-Cloud World

By VMware on May 11, 2017 01:26 pm

Change can bring tension, especially in the world of business. There is often a picture of complexity that exists between the ‘new’ and the ‘old,’ a middle-ground where many organisations find themselves as they evolve. This has become particularly apparent in recent years, as businesses transform at an accelerated rate in the race to become […]

Citrix Innovation Award Finalist: Behind the Scenes with SCL Health

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 01:04 pm

Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2017 Citrix Innovation Award finalist SCL Health. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix Innovation Award Finalist: Behind the Scenes with Boskalis

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 12:59 pm

Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2017 Citrix Innovation Award finalist Boskalis. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix Innovation Award Finalist: Behind the Scenes with SCL Health

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 12:56 pm

Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2017 Citrix Innovation Award finalist SCL Health. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix Innovation Award Finalist: Behind the Scenes with Boskalis

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 12:53 pm

Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2017 Citrix Innovation Award finalist Boskalis. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Citrix Innovation Award Finalist: Behind the Scenes with Tiger Resort-Okada Manila

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 12:50 pm

Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2017 Citrix Innovation Award finalist Tiger Resort – Okada Manila. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Blue Valley School District delivers better customer service with ServiceDesk Plus On-Demand.

By ManageEngine on May 11, 2017 12:50 pm

Kent Corser, director of technical support at Blue Valley School District, explains how moving to a cloud-based help desk has helped his team focus on customer service rather than infrastructure support. By creating web forms and adding solutions in ServiceDesk Plus, his team is receiving more detailed tickets than ever before and empowering end users […]

Microsoft launches Azure IoT technical training, developers can start quickly with IoT

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Sometimes it can be challenging for enterprise developers to start an IoT project, especially with all the overwhelming amount of technical information online. This usually means that a developer who is interested in learning how to create IoT solutions needs to look for documentation in different locations and create his own learning path. To simplify […]

Citrix Innovation Award Finalist: Behind the Scenes with Tiger Resort-Okada Manila

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 12:28 pm

Take a look behind the scenes at the adventures of filming 2017 Citrix Innovation Award finalist Tiger Resort – Okada Manila. This video is from the fine folks at Citrix

Cisco: Can Cloud Customers Have It All?

By Cisco on May 11, 2017 11:50 am

A loaded question? Perhaps. But in today’s digital landscape it is one that many companies are trying to answer. Regardless of industry, brands that wish to remain competitive and offer optimized services and more engaging customer experiences are seeking digital flexibility. Many have turned to cloud computing to achieve these goals and more, including reduced […]

Lesson learned from recent cloud outages? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

By HP Enterprise on May 11, 2017 11:48 am

Idioms are expressions that are used in everyday conversation to paint a mental picture of something – often expressing common knowledge or wisdom. After several recent high profile public cloud outages, one tried-and-true idiom kept popping up everywhere with numerous analysts and authors agreeing with the concept: Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. […]

Microsoft Azure Security Center Dashboard Updated – Video

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 11:27 am

Good news on the Azure Security Center front!We’ve refreshed the dashboard to make it easier for you to: Identify new issues with your Azure Virtual Machines and PaaS services Find those issues easily using the New alerts & incidents tile Get to work fast with the ROI on investigations by using the Most attacked resources […]

NVIDIA: GTC 2017: NVIDIA News Summary Video

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 11:14 am

Hear a recap of the news out of NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote address at the GPU Technology Conference. NVIDIA’s Greg Estes, VP of Developer Programs, hits all the highlights on AI, self-driving cars, robotics and more. This video is via NVIDIA.

Best Practices for Securing Remote Desktop Connections

By Devolutions on May 11, 2017 11:00 am

Windows Remote Desktop Connection is one of the administrators most commonly used tools. It can provide remote desktop access to all the different Windows Server systems that are part of your local network or in the cloud. Properly securing your Remote Desktop Connections is vital because of the far-reaching access and capability that Remote Desktop […]

Nutanix: Sivantos Group Heads to .NEXT 2017

By Nutanix on May 11, 2017 10:46 am

An Interview with Allan Basso, Global IT Infrastructure Architect at Sivantos Sivantos Group is one of the world’s top manufacturers of hearing aids. The corporation was spun off from Siemens Audiology Solutions in 2015. Sivantos now employs over 5,000 people in more than 25 countries, and its international sales departments serve customers in another 95 […]

Highland Capital Partners Reduces On-Prem Storage Footprint, Goes Hybrid with ClearSky Data

By ClearSky Data on May 11, 2017 10:33 am

Venture capital is an exciting business – helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition is challenging and fulfilling. At Highland Capital Partners, we do this by leveraging deep industry domain expertise to provide just the right combination of strategic guidance and hands-on leadership to help turn ideas into industry-leading companies. As you can imagine, our […]

VMware: What Will The Public Cloud Cost You? Find Out With A Free Hybrid Cloud Assessment (HCA) From VMware

By VMware on May 11, 2017 10:14 am

Whether you work at a small business or a very large enterprise, I’d be willing to bet that you have considered moving your applications and data to the public cloud. After all, “the cloud” is everywhere. We are barraged by cloud advertisements on TV, the radio, and the Internet telling us that “we will be […]

Meet the Turbonomic team in EMEA

By Turbonomic on May 11, 2017 10:06 am

Meet our team leading the charge on delivering our Autonomic Platform to data centers across EMEA. If you’re a humble, transparent and thrive on challenges – come join our team in EMEA. The sky is the limit. This video is from the fine folks at Turbonomic! Download FREE Health Monitor Download FREE Datacenter Stencils for […]

NVIDIA: How AI Could Rejuvenate U.S. Healthcare

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 09:55 am

It’s no secret that the U.S. healthcare system needs help. What’s more surprising is the role AI can play in fixing it. In a talk at the GPU Technology Conference, Dr. Michael Dahlweid, chief medical officer of digital solutions for GE Healthcare, described the myriad problems in U.S. healthcare, and the scope for finding fixes with […]

Upside down and inside out: Welcome to the era of service-led IT

By HP Enterprise on May 11, 2017 09:43 am

  In my interactions with the market I run across customers, partners, and competitors all struggling to grasp what has happened over the last few years to our existing IT ecosystem. It all used to be straightforward: We built computers and related infrastructures, marketed our products based on the attributes of that infrastructure, and our […]

Microsoft Announces GA of Storage Service Encryption for Azure File Storage

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 09:22 am

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Azure Files Storage. Azure File Storage is a fully managed service providing distributed and cross platform storage. IT organizations can lift and shift on premises file shares to the cloud using Azure Files, by simply pointing the applications to Azure file […]

DockerCon Europe Registration and Call for Proposals are OPEN

By Docker on May 11, 2017 08:59 am

DockerCon 2017 in Austin was amazing! We are still on a high from the energy and excitement that is created when 5,500 members of the Docker Community are in one place. Containers are everywhere, and the learning, inspiration and networking that those four days brings is unrivaled. We welcomed amazing speakers, made tons of meaningful connections and are […]

Citrix ShareFile Helps Deliver the Workspace of the Future…Today

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 08:36 am

Citrix Synergy 2017 is just around the corner! In addition to a live keynote from Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov and Innovation Talks from Malcolm Gladwell and Colin Powell, Synergy offers insights, intensive training and professional networking you won’t find anywhere else. And ShareFile is bringing a value-packed agenda to show users how to increase user […]

Gartner’s Cool Vendors in AI for Banking and Investment Services

By Gartner on May 11, 2017 08:20 am

Artificial Intelligence has taken the world of banking and investment services by storm. The suite of tools available in AI is creating products that reduce the time and increase the efficiency of organizations by their varied applications. Machine learning, deep neural networks, natural language processing are amongst the few of the tools that are part […]

NVIDIA Ushers in New Era of Robotics, with Breakthroughs Making It Easier to Build and Train Intelligent Machines

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 08:05 am

Isaac Robot Simulator Enables Training in Simulated Conditions Before Real-World Deployment; Jetson-based Reference Platforms Enable Quicker Design Times NVIDIA today ushered in a new era for the robotics industry, introducing breakthroughs that radically simplify the work of building and training intelligent machines. In his keynote at the eighth annual GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA CEO and […]

NVIDIA and Toyota Collaborate to Accelerate Market Introduction of Autonomous Cars

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 08:02 am

NVIDIA AI Technology Will Process Massive Volumes of Sensor Data, Enabling Vehicles to Anticipate and Respond to Dynamic Driving Situations NVIDIA today announced that it is collaborating with Toyota to deliver artificial intelligence hardware and software technologies that will enhance the capabilities of autonomous driving systems planned for market introduction within the next few years. […]

NVIDIA Launches GPU Cloud Platform to Simplify AI Development

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 07:57 am

NVIDIA GPU Cloud Platform to Combine Deep Learning Software with World’s Fastest GPUs NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC), a cloud-based platform that will give developers convenient access — via their PC, NVIDIA DGX system or the cloud — to a comprehensive software suite for harnessing the transformative powers of AI. Speaking at […]

NVIDIA Advances AI Computing Revolution with New Volta-Based DGX Systems

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 07:52 am

Volta-Charged DGX-1 Delivers Up to 3x Speed Improvement for Demanding AI Workloads; DGX Station is World’s First AI Personal Supercomputer NVIDIA today announced a new lineup of NVIDIA® DGX AI supercomputers with unmatched computing performance to advance the world’s most challenging AI research. Featuring NVIDIA Tesla® V100 data center GPUs based on the NVIDIA Volta™ […]

NVIDIA Launches Revolutionary Volta GPU Platform, Fueling Next Era of AI and High Performance Computing

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 07:50 am

Volta-Based Tesla V100 Data Center GPU Shatters Barrier of 120 Teraflops of Deep Learning NVIDIA today launched Volta™ — the world’s most powerful GPU computing architecture, created to drive the next wave of advancement in artificial intelligence and high performance computing. The company also announced its first Volta-based processor, the NVIDIA® Tesla® V100 data center […]

Cisco: Enterprise NFV Design and Use Cases – Part 1

By Cisco on May 11, 2017 07:43 am

Today, very few business leaders need convincing evidence about the benefits of digitization. That’s because they no longer ask “why” digitalization should be a business imperative. They’re at the “what” needs to be done stage – what are the steps IT must take to build a strong network foundation, on which the fruits of digitization […]

VMware: Developer-Ready Infrastructure at Dell EMC World

By VMware on May 11, 2017 07:27 am

The greatest win in IT operations occurs when you can efficiently optimize processes around minimizing time to value – thus enabling developers to have greater productivity. But behind the scenes, we all know it’s never just that simple. This week at Dell EMC World, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Pivotal President and COO Bill Cook, […]

Microsoft Announces Try App Service: Web App on Linux (Containers)

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 07:11 am

Web App on Linux is now available for Try App Service. You can now create free trial Web App running on Linux App Service without credit card. All you need is an MSA account. App Service Web App on Linux (Preview) enables developers to run their cloud apps natively on Docker Containers for Linux. It […]

Building a Private Cloud with Managed Service Providers

By Red Hat on May 11, 2017 06:58 am

Since 2011, when OpenStack was first released to the community, the following and momentum behind it has been amazing. In fact, it quickly became one of the fastest growing open source projects in the history of open source. Now, with nearly 700 community sponsors, over 600 different modules, and over 50,000 lines of code contributed, […]

Dell: Enabling the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

By Dell on May 11, 2017 06:35 am

The often discussed work/life balance has never been something I really was able to grasp. For me, it’s always been more about work/life blend, and it seems I’m not alone these days. The generations coming behind me see even less boundary between their work and their personal lives. Technology makes that possible for us, and […]

Patch Tuesday Goes LIVE at Interchange 2017

By Ivanti on May 11, 2017 06:10 am

It doesn’t happen too often, but occasionally Patch Tuesday happens when Ivanti IT security expert Chris Goettl is on the road. Goettl runs Ivanti’s popular Patch Tuesday webinar, dedicating an hour-plus to informing the masses about Microsoft’s latest security updates. He’s backed by a team of Ivanti researchers that dissect each bulletin, execute tests, and […]

NVIDIA: How We Used AI in a Video That Tells the Story of AI

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 05:40 am

I am AI. With those words, AI revealed itself Wednesday at our GPU Technology Conference as a technology that can not only change the world, but create a soundtrack for its own technology revolution. For thousands of years, of course, storytellers have relied on music to turn moments into magic. So what happens when, in […]

Microsoft Azure CLI 2.0: new commands, features; available now in Azure Cloud Shell

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 05:23 am

As announced previously on this blog, we continue to make constant progress in adding new features to and stabilizing Azure CLI 2.0 over last several months. At Microsoft Build 2017, we announced new functionality available in Azure CLI 2.0 through these new or significantly enhanced command modules – appservices, cdn, cognitive services, cosmosdb, data lake […]

Cisco: Fishing for Value in a Digital World

By Cisco on May 11, 2017 05:06 am

Our engineers are on the leading edge of new capabilities – security, cloud, automation, you name it. With more than 50 million network installations, we have deeper insight into the network than anyone. That innovation and expertise is built in across our entire lifecycle of IT services to help customers capture value in a digital […]

Cisco: Catena selected as Best of Interop 2017 finalist

By Cisco on May 11, 2017 04:48 am

In the light of inserting various L4-L7 services, deploying infrastructure for multi-tenant applications can be very complex! Catena, the latest innovation from Cisco can help. But don’t just take our word for it. Previously chosen as the product of the week ,Catena has now been selected as Best of Interop 2017 finalist in the Data […]

Put Your Third Party Backups Out to Pasture

By HP Enterprise on May 11, 2017 04:38 am

Retirement represents a sort of next chapter in the corporate world. A journey has been completed and the reward is a life full of family, friends, and (one can only hope) relaxation. For IT infrastructure components, however, retirement isn’t quite so ceremonious – it’s more like being put out to the proverbial pasture. I could […]

VMware Introduces Pulse IoT Center

By VMware on May 11, 2017 04:05 am

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly transforming traditional business models and operational processes. IoT is giving organizations the ability to use sensors and smart devices to gather new types of data about the physical world that has never been available before. Whether the thing is a wind turbine, truck, building, car or manufacturing robot, […]

VMware: John Muir Health Extends Digital Clinical Workspaces to Its Provider Community

By VMware on May 11, 2017 03:46 am

How does a large and diverse healthcare organization see VMware Workspace ONE, VMware Horizon virtual desktops, mobile devices and the cloud as transformative solutions to cut costs, deliver a digital workspace, simplify application access and management and generally delight their users? VMware’s James Millington recently sat down with Bill Hudson, former chief healthcare strategist at […]

Cisco: Leveraging Digital Forensics during Incident Response

By Cisco on May 11, 2017 03:35 am

You have just been notified by a “TLA” (Three Letter Agency), a law enforcement agency, that your organization has suffered a data breach. Depending on your Threat Management Maturity level, you will either approach this methodically or ad-hoc. A TLA notification will generally involve leveraging the expertise of an Incident Response team, either your internal […]

VMware: 3 Ways Organizations Use NSX for Application Continuity

By VMware on May 11, 2017 03:30 am

Five example customers usingNSX to enable application continuity for their businessNo one looks forward to data center outages. Not the business leaders who fear revenue loss from applications being down, nor the heroic IT admin whose pager is going off at 3:00 AM. Therefore many critical data centers have a sister location and some form […]

Cisco: Daft Punk & Good Advice for Growing Businesses

By Cisco on May 11, 2017 03:23 am

Daft Punk’s lyrics are more than catchy; they have a ring of truth that resonates now more than ever. There’s a constant need to thrive and drive growth in today’s corporate world. Whether that’s to provide a better customer experience or to beat the competition, second place is not an option. So the question becomes, […]

The Surprising Reason Behind Azure’s Mega Momentum

By ClearSky Data on May 11, 2017 03:05 am

When a recent UBM Research survey found more enterprise IT shops pointing to Azure as their public cloud provider of choice over Amazon Web Services, we took note. These findings echo what we’ve been hearing from customers over the past year. No doubt, AWS still has commanding presence in the market, but Azure is gaining […]

Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware with AirWatch

By VMware on May 11, 2017 02:39 am

Greetings from #DellEMCWorld in Las Vegas, where all of the Dell Technologies brands have come together on one stage. These are not only exciting times for us, but also for our mutual customers embarking on their digital transformation journey. Customers are now seeing the collective strength of the Dell Technologies portfolio come to market—and see […]

VMware and Google Announce Expanded Chromebook Partnership

By VMware on May 11, 2017 02:14 am

Through its acquisition of AirWatch, VMware has enjoyed a long standing relationship with Google. VMware AirWatch manages millions of Android devices today, across dozens of manufacturers, multiple “flavors” of Android OS, and hundreds of distinct Android devices being supported. Plus, AirWatch offers the most comprehensive support for latest Android security and management capabilities for businesses, […]

Citrix: Integrity Is the Foundation that Partnerships Are Built On

By Citrix Systems on May 11, 2017 02:06 am

This blog post is the second in a series covering Citrix’ core values and their relevance for our partner ecosystem, both at a high level and on a day-to-day basis. It explores the Citrix value of Integrity, defined as “We act with honesty and hold each other accountable.” A strong partnership — like the relationship between […]

NVIDIA and SAP Partner to Create a New Wave of AI Business Applications

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 01:57 am

Businesses collect mountains of data daily. Now it’s time to make those mountains move. NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang announced today at our GPU Technology Conference that SAP and NVIDIA are working together to help businesses use AI in ways that will change the world’s view of business applications. Together, we’re combining the advantages […]

Microsoft Video: Application Insights Video – Live telemetry across app lifecycle

By Microsoft on May 11, 2017 01:28 am

Azure Application Insights provides a simple way for engineering teams to gather live telemetry from Web Apps and services for real-time monitoring and diagnostics. In this video, we’ll show you how you can proactively detect and diagnose issues, get actionable insights via machine learning and ad-hoc analytics and how to set up monitoring for your […]

NVIDIA GTC 2017 Video: “I Am AI” opening keynote video

By NVIDIA on May 11, 2017 12:29 am

The GPU Technology Conference 2017 keynote kicked off with this video showing the many ways AI is changing our lives, and featuring a soundtrack composed by AI. Read details of how we created the video at http://dabcc.com. This video is via NVIDIA.

VMware Highlights at Dell EMC World 2017

By VMware on May 10, 2017 11:32 pm

VMware Unveils IoT Management Solution http://dabcc.com http://dabcc.com Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions http://dabcc.com http://dabcc.com Delivering Developer-Ready Infrastructure for Modern Application Development http://dabcc.com http://dabcc.com VMware & Google Extend Partnership to Accelerate Adoption of Chromebooks http://dabcc.com Dell & VMware Extend PC Management to the Firmware and BIOS http://dabcc.com Multiple announcements/blogs from DellEMC: http://dabcc.com On-demand General Session Keynotes: http://dabcc.com Read […]

Cisco: ASR 900 Series Utility WAN Solution

By Cisco on May 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Over the last several years we have worked closely with utilities across all areas of the Cisco IoT portfolio to accelerate grid modernization initiatives. Leaders in the industry have generated high impact business outcomes ranging from improved grid reliability to new customer engagement services informed by smart grid data. Today utilities such as BC Hydro […]

Citrix says Get Ready to Rumble!

By Citrix Systems on May 10, 2017 10:53 pm

Citrix enjoys giving back to communities through our SimplyServe programs. At last year’s Citrix Synergy conference, I helped organize a SimplyServe IoT event for a Las Vegas grade school class. We taught 30 fifth-graders how to build a push-to-talk video walkie-talkie in 90 minutes using the Citrix Octoblu IoT platform. We are stepping things up at […]

Flexera Reimagines Software Supply Chain Safety – Embeds Open Source Security Scanning into Software Development Build Process

By Flexera Software on May 10, 2017 10:40 pm

Developers Go from Zero to Hero with FlexNet Code Aware, Now Integrated with InstallShield® and InstallAnywhere® Flexera, the company that’s reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced today it’s reimagining software supply chain safety. Flexera’s the first-in-industry to embed open source security into the heart of the software development build process […]

Docker Enterprise Edition Brings New Life Back to Legacy Apps at Northern Trust

By Docker on May 10, 2017 03:43 pm

Many organizations understand the value of building modern 12-factor applications with microservices. However, 90+% of applications running today are still traditional, monolithic apps. That is also the case for Northern Trust – a 128-year old financial services company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. At DockerCon 2017, Rob Tanner, Division Manager for Enterprise Middleware at Northern Trust, […]

HPE Releases Hyper Converged 380 with new operating environment 2.0

By HP Enterprise on May 10, 2017 03:20 pm

Announced at HPE Discover London, the HPE Hyper Converged 380 with Operating Environment 2.0 is now available. The operating environment 2.0 introduces new composable management capabilities to the HPE Hyper Converged 380 powered by Intel®. A cloud-like user experience simplifies IT infrastructure management while providing predictive analytics that dramatically improve utilization. The HPE Hyper Converged […]

Citrix: Layered Images: What Are They & Why Are They Important?

By Citrix Systems on May 10, 2017 03:05 pm

One of the cooler features of Citrix App Layering is Layered Images. My focus in this blog post is to describe Layered Images: what they are, how they are created, and WHY they are important to your environment. It’s important to understand that our layering is not just an “app-layering” product, but really is a Windows Operating System […]

VMware Introduces Dell EMC VDI Complete Solutions

By VMware on May 10, 2017 02:41 pm

Fast. Easy. New VDI Complete all-in-one desktop andvirtualization bundles, powered by VMware Horizon, includeeverything you need started for $8/user/month.We hear you. Certain VDI projects can be complicated and may stall or never even get off the ground. Selling a business case with upfront cost and promises of future operational efficiencies that require a leap of […]

“The Art of Monitoring” Book

By IT Books on May 10, 2017 02:19 pm

A hands-on and introductory guide to the art of modern application and infrastructure monitoring and metrics. We start small and then build on what you learn to scale out to multi-site, multi-tier applications. The book is written for both developers and sysadmins. We focus on building monitored and measurable applications. We also use tools that […]

Cisco: Explore New Cisco ACI and Splunk Innovations

By Cisco on May 10, 2017 02:02 pm

Introduction: Splunk was an inaugural ACI partner and inaugural participant in the Cisco ACI App Center. Both at Cisco Live Berlin and at a recent Insieme organized Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting, I’ve seen customers evince keen interest in leveraging Splunk software in their Cisco ACI environments. It is no surprise to me that Cisco […]

VMware Unveils IoT Management Solution

By VMware on May 10, 2017 01:59 pm

At Dell EMC World in Las Vegas, VMware today unveiled VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure, enterprise grade Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure management solution that will enable IT and operational technology (OT) teams to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things. The first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, […]

Citrix: NetScaler, GSLB & Microsoft Azure: What a Combination!

By Citrix Systems on May 10, 2017 01:44 pm

Many companies already have a presence in Microsoft Azure with a few simple servers or a complex virtual data centre (yes, “centre,” not “center,” as I am a Brit!) Something I am constantly being asked about is the ability to use Microsoft Azure for business continuity and the options around failing services from your hosted […]

VMware asks What’s In Your Lab?

By VMware on May 10, 2017 01:28 pm

From my first involvement with working with VMware technologies I have been running some sort of a “Home Lab” to assist me with either learning or testing some new functionality of one of their products. From the initial stages of running a VMware Server on an old hand me do tower server from work, to […]

NVIDIA: Collaborate Remotely with NVIDIA GRID – Video

By NVIDIA on May 10, 2017 01:12 pm

Give your remote and mobile teams the ability to collaborate on graphic intensive projects anytime, anywhere. http://dabcc.com This video is via NVIDIA.

Email security retrospection

By FSLogix on May 10, 2017 12:59 pm

Keeping anything safe and secure involves multiple considerations. Avoid putting yourself in danger, put up a protective ‘shield’, detect when that is compromised, take mitigating action. When it comes to communication and the modern hyperconnected world based on open protocols, it’s much harder to avoid danger. Hence shields and detection are the significant part of […]

Xen: Announcing the Windows PV Console Driver

By The Xen Project on May 10, 2017 12:30 pm

It has long been the case that all HVM guests under Xen are provided with a PV console. You can attach to this console in the same way that you attach to the console of a PV guest, by typing in the control domain: xl console name_of_guest Until recently there has been no Windows PV […]

VMware DENVMUG Video Interview with Eric Siebert, Talks 1st Time with VMware!

By VMware on May 10, 2017 12:08 pm

Eric Siebert, Solutions Marketing, HP Enterprise, talks about his 1st time with VMware at the Denver VMUG April 26, 2017. #v1stTime This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware DENVMUG Video Interview with Rawlinson Rivera, Talks 1st Time with VMware!

By VMware on May 10, 2017 12:03 pm

Rawlinson Rivera, CTO, Cohesity, talks about his 1st time with VMware at the Denver VMUG April 26, 2017. #v1stTime This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware DENVMUG Video Interview with Brad Tomkins, Talks 1st Time with VMware!

By VMware on May 10, 2017 12:00 pm

Brad Tomkins, CEO, VMUG, talks about his 1st time with VMware at the Denver VMUG April 26, 2017. #v1stTime This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

VMware DENVMUG Brad Christian Talks 1st Time with VMware!

By VMware on May 10, 2017 11:58 am

Brad Christian, VMware Senior SE, talks about his 1st time with VMware at the Denver VMUG April 26, 2017. #v1stTime This video is from the fine folks at VMware vSphere.

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