VMworld Hints At Post-Windows World

VMworld Hints At Post-Windows World

Windows’ position within the business marketplace is shifting. Witness this year’s VMworld conference in San Francisco. VMworld is the virtualization Mecca — and this year’s show could herald a new era for VMware competitor Microsoft: the post-Windows era.

VMware’s Database Play: “Disk Is the New Tape”

VMware’s Database Play: “Disk Is the New Tape”

Virtualization technology made it feasible for databases of gigabyte or even terabyte size to be managed entirely in memory. This accomplishment has breathed new life into a space that hadn’t seen a lot of action in the last decade. Venerable players like SAP (parent company of Sybase) are finding new ways not only to compete with Oracle but…

Top 10 Windows 8 Features #7: Client-side Hyper-V

Top 10 Windows 8 Features #7: Client-side Hyper-V

Server-side virtualization is a modern-day fact of life. Today’s data centers pool their processing, storage and even network resources to create macrocosmic virtual-machine entities that transcend the boundaries of hardware. We call that “the cloud.”
With Windows 8, Microsoft extends its server-class hypervisor platform to the desktop. And…

Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

The trend toward consumerizing IT seems unstoppable, whether the IT department likes it or not. Individuals and departments are doing an end run around corporate IT to use the devices and services they want, not necessarily the approved choices.
So how does IT respond? Ranging from acceptance to resistance and from control to enabling, there are…

Improve Your VDI Performance With New Add-in Hardware From Teradici

Improve Your VDI Performance With New Add-in Hardware From Teradici

Remember the days when you needed to add a graphics card in your PC to support higher resolution displays? That is the idea behind a new add-in card from Teradici that is used to boost the performance of VDI implementations. One of the issues with VDI is that having multiple virtual machines come online at the same time (such as around 9 am, when…

RSA 2012: VMware CTO Proposes Virtual Business Phones to Secure Real Ones

RSA 2012: VMware CTO Proposes Virtual Business Phones to Secure Real Ones

In a simultaneous announcement at the RSA security conference in San Francisco and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday afternoon, VMware Chief Technology Officer Dr. Stephen Herrod made two extraordinary revelations. One is that his company is working on a technology that would give businesses with “BYOD” policies for their employees a way…

Public Sector 4/5ths of the Way to Total Server Virtualization

Public Sector 4/5ths of the Way to Total Server Virtualization

Ever since human beings landed on the moon, the state of technology in government appeared to be on a downward slope. Never mind that it was really the U.S. Government that facilitated the original Internet; in public sector offices, the state of computing started lagging behind the private sector ever since IBM mass-produced the…