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:
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)
Citrix is supposed to trot out XenDesktop – its virtual Windows desktop
trick – any minute now and when it does the UK firm AppSense is
supposed to be there to make the Xen widgetry useful.
See, the way it works every time you restart XenDesktop you start with a
clean slate, according to AppSense VP of corporate and product strategy
Martin Ingram. You’ll lose your personalized settings and corporate
policies but for the intervention of AppSense Environment Manager, used
before with other Citrix products and extended to support the XenDesktop
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
It separates the so-called personality from the virtual desktop –
essentially abstracting the user’s policy and preference settings from
the operating system and applications – and applies them on-demand as
each fresh desktop is provisioned, AppSense says.
For a long time we have known that corporate use of PCs is inefficient and
overly expensive: analysts estimate that a typical PC costs around three
times as much as its purchase price to manage over the PC's lifetime. But,
until recently, there has been little that organizations could do to change
the situation while still delivering acceptable service. Virtualization has
changed this in a number of important ways: the physical PC need no longer be
the key delivery mechanism and, hence, images can be hosted pretty much
anywhere. Essentially, we can host copies of a client operating system and
deliver a display protocol to users over the network. However, as with many
things, the devil and the opportunity are in the details. Let's look in more
detail at how cloud-hosted clients can work today and how changes underway
will improve the situation in the future.
Today, ... (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
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading provider of user environment
management solutions, AppSense, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 5th
International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will take place on
March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The event is expected to attract
over 1,200 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and
software professionals of every stripe.
Virtualization is reorganizing the IT industry. It underpins cloud computing
by making it possible to separate the software from the hardware - Amazon Web
Services is the largest cloud-based virtualization effort...and AWS is
literally changing the world of IT as we knew it. Overall, the virtualization
market has grown from approximately $560 million in 2005 to a forecasted $2.7
billion in 2009, according to IDC. According to Gartner, virtualization will
be ... (more)
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)
LONDON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new
market research report:
The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2013-2023
Companies are often held back by an inflexible and complex IT infrastructure
that cannot keep up with the changing needs of business. These restraints
result in slow deployment of critical applications and services, limited
resources, poor operation management, and unpredictable system integration.
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 cloud computing offers a
cost-effective, managed platform for VDI that stands to revolutionise the
structure of enterprise IT. Operated in a cloud environment, it facilitates
the flow of information betwee... (more)
Citrix Systems today launched the new Citrix Ready Open Desktop
Virtualization program to further accelerate large-scale enterprise virtual
desktop deployments with Citrix® XenDesktop™. The Citrix Ready Open
Desktop Virtualization program includes more than 10,000 products from over
200 vendors that have been validated as ready to deploy in production
environments with the recently launched XenDesktop 4. The Open Desktop
Virtualization program helps make virtual desktops a safe choice for
enterprise-wide deployment by eliminating the guess work and ensuring
customers that XenDesktop 4 has been tested to work with the software,
hardware and services they already uses in their IT environments today.
Products that have been verified to work with XenDesktop 4 include thousands
of applications, servers, storage systems, backup solutions, client devices,
printers, deskt... (more)
AppSense announced that AppSense Environment Manager, the user environment
management solution, supports Citrix XenDesktop desktop delivery solution.
AppSense complements XenDesktop functionality by enabling desktop policy and
personalization management, accelerating and simplifying enterprise migration
and management of VDI environments. User environment management provides the
only scalable and cost-effective solution for delivering corporate policy and
personalized settings on-demand to large groups of users and computers.
“Citrix has been working closely with AppSense for many years, and we
are delighted to extend this relationship into the desktop virtualization
market,” said Sumit Dhawan, senior director of product marketing,
Citrix Systems. “Policy and personalization are critical to delivering
on our vision of a dynamically assembled desktop... (more)
AppSense announced 8.0 version of AppSense Environment Manager. An enterprise
solution that enables standardized virtual desktop environments to be fully
– and automatically – personalized, AppSense Environment Manager 8.0
accelerates virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) adoption by rapidly
configuring desktops and applications with a user’s personal and policy
settings without administrator intervention and independent of virtualization
By allowing companies to apply both personal and policy attributes without
complex profile management or labor intensive scripting, AppSense Environment
Manager enables IT staff to provide users with personalized desktop
environments. For instance, with Environment Manager 8.0, IT can seamlessly
move users from physical to virtual desktops or from one operating system to
another, while ensuring that each user’s personal... (more)