Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the
organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo
remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully
chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending
delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples
they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to
maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and
flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors.
The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference &
Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is
currently still open.
The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30,
Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example:
I arrived in New York City this morning to attend the Cloud Computing Expo
for the next three days. SYS-CON folks invited me on Sunday for the taping of
the Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel which was taped at the Reuters Studios
in Times Square. The live taping of the show was a blast. I met the panelists
at the studio as well while watching the SYS-CON.TV show in the green room.
The green room is actually gray and brown.
The Cloud Computing Power Panel will be broadcast at the Cloud Computing
Expo, March 31 - April 1, 2009, Roosevelt Hotel, in New York City.
Two Cloud Computing Expo Power Panels taped today at SYS-CON's Times Square
Studios featured rtghe following panelists: Werner Vogels - VP & CTO,
Amazon.com; John Engates - CTO, Rackspace; Rod Fontecilla - Principal, Booz
Allen Hamilton; Hal Stern - CTO of Sun's Global Sales Force; John Engates -
CTO, Rackspace;... (more)
Data Services Journal
If you’ve got simply scads of data – and why wouldn’t you? – it’s
doubling every 18 months – and are shuttling it to an application for
analysis, you’re doing it wrong.
That’s so…so, well, 1980.
According to Aster Data, applications need to go to “Big Data,” not the
other way around.
And to do that the company’s got a massively parallel data-application
server that can embed applications inside a massively scalable MPP data
warehouse and analyze petabytes of data – or terabytes, if that’s all
you’ve got – ultra-fast.
Apps are automatically parallelized for scale; users can take their existing
Java, C, C++, C#, .NET, Perl and Python applications, MapReduce-enable them
and push them down into the data.
The widgetry runs on a cluster of commodity boxes. Figure five servers to
start although parallelized applications can utilize terabytes of memo... (more)
In the beginning was the PC and, while it was always a difficult platform to
manage, let’s not forget what was good about it. PCs put computing in the
hands of users and gave them great flexibility in how they worked and what
they could do. It is certain that we would not have got to the interactive
immersive environments we now take for granted if we had stuck to mini and
mainframe computers. For a start the PC spurred the massive software industry
we know today by creating a market for every kind of application.
But there is no getting away from the fact that PC’s are a challenge to
manage in large numbers. At the root of the problem is the fact they were
originally intended to be bought by individuals and used as personal devices.
Consequently management has always been an afterthought and has lead to us
implementing a range of band-aid solutions to get control. W... (more)
AppSense Enhances IT Objectives with a User-Centric Approach
Daresbury, UK - May 23, 2013 - AppSense, the people-centric computing
company, in partnership with Ultima Business Solutions, the IT infrastructure
and end user computing specialist, today announced Scania (GB) Limited has
adopted the AppSense User Virtualization Platform (UVP) as part of an
infrastructure refresh to their UK dealer system, to increase performance
management, provide a consistent end user experience for its 1,200 UK based
users and extend the value of their existing Citrix XenApp infrastructure.
The AppSense UVP will be used by Scania (GB) Limited, and franchised Scania
dealers, to provide a consistent end-to-end user experience and increase
performance and control of the company's Citrix and Microsoft-based IT
infrastructure. It will integrate Scania's Citrix and Microsoft environments
New Advancements Drive Enterprise Adoption, Simpler Maintenance, and
Integration with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft
London, U.K. - February 6th, 2014 - AppSense, the leading provider of
enterprise workspace management solutions, today announced updates to
DesktopNow - its industry-leading software suite for virtual and physical
desktop management. The enhancements include support for heterogeneous
enterprise architectures, an even better user experience, and improved
scalability and performance. AppSense customers will benefit from leveraging
existing and anticipated infrastructure investments, enhanced user
productivity and acceptance, and streamlined workspace management upgrades.
"At AppSense, we understand the complex challenges our customers face
delivering a secure, productive workspace," said Ravi Khatod, SVP Marketing
of AppSense. "The upgraded DesktopNow Sui... (more)
CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/12 -- MCPc, Inc., a leading national
technology products and solutions provider, announces anyplace workspace,
an approach to business technology dedicated to helping organizations reap
the benefits of the modern, mobile IT ecosystem. Organizations with an
anyplace workspace empower their employees to work from anywhere and on any
device -- all in a well-managed, secure environment.
About Anyplace Workspace
The anyplace workspace is built upon five core pillars of the IT environment:
devices, desktop, network, data and support.
Devices: What endpoints -- personal systems and print, including tablets,
smartphones, laptops, thin clients and PCs -- are best for each user segment
within an organization? How can we enable secure, mobile printing from
non-traditional devices? Desktop: How should information be delivered
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new
market research report is available in its catalogue:
The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2012-2017
For enterprises, traditional desktop computing is nearly extinct. Most
workers now carry laptop computers to and from their desks, and the 21st
century trend towards a mobilised workforce means many workers no longer have
desks at all. Traditional desktop computing consumes excessive time and
Virtualised servers and desktops hold the key to more efficient IT
management. Although virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has historically
been deemed too expensive, the recent surge of ... (more)
AppSense, the leader in people-centric computing, today announced significant
enhancements to its market leading Management Suite, newly rebranded as
DesktopNow, including new enterprise features and capabilities. Building on
previous releases, DesktopNow demonstrates clear understanding of customer
challenges and reaffirms the importance of people-centric manageability with
a major focus on enterprise readiness, rapid adoption and product
simplification. Together with AppSense’s newest User Virtualization
solutions, MobileNow and DataNow, DesktopNow enables organizations to
implement solutions for a range of IT priorities including Windows 7
Migration, Desktop Optimization, BYOD, Mobile Data Access and User Rights
“We looked at user virtualization and desktop configuration management when
planning our Win 7 Migration,” said Aarron Ortiz, Manager for th... (more)
Zags (formerly Insurance Global Operations (IGO)), a solution provider of
core processing systems for the P&C and Life insurance markets, today
announced the expansion of its executive team with the addition of Yancy
Oshita as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Gary Traynor as Chief Financial
Officer (CFO). The appointments of the new U.S.-based executives follows
Zags’ recent headquarters move from Paris, France to New York to best serve
the company’s global growth strategy.
Since first announcing its North American market expansion in June, 2013, the
company has aggressively continued its product development, while engaging
and implementing the early adopters of its Zags solution -- the industry’s
only collaborative insurance administration platform. With its early market
success and validation of the Zags solution, combined with the move to the
U.S. and $30 milli... (more)
Successful virtual desktop rollouts can only be realized if user acceptance
is equivalent to that of a local PC. Standardized virtual desktops must be
‘personalized' on-demand by treating the user as another ‘layer' of the
desktop...this is user environment management.
In his session at Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West, Jon Wallace of
AppSense discussed how to manage the most important component of the desktop
- the user personality.
Click here to view Jon Wallace's presentation.
Jon Wallace is a Principal Technical Consultant for AppSense with over 10
years of experience. Having begun his technical career with an ASP before
moving to AppSense, he has a well-rounded understanding from the end user,
reseller and software company perspective. It is for this reason Jon runs a
technical evangelism program to technically develop the AppSense channel and