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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, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

I Was at the Taping Of Cloud Computing Expo Power Panel in Times Square

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)

Big Data Kills 30-Year-Old Market

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)

The VDI Chronicles – Desktop Virtualization

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 and Ultima Business Solutions Selected to Deliver Scania (Great Britain) Limited UK Dealer System Refresh Project

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 to... (more)

AppSense Enhances DesktopNow Suite to Deliver Unparalleled Scale and Flexibility in Enterprise Workspace Management

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)

MCPc Enables Mobile Business With Anyplace Workspace(TM)

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 consistentl... (more)

The Cloud-Based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Market 2012-2017

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 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01027065/The-Cloud-Based-Virtual-Desktop-Infrastructure-VDI-Market-2012-2017.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=IT_Hosting Report Details 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 resources.  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 Redefines Management of Policy, Personalization and Performance for Windows Desktops with DesktopNow

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 Management. “We looked at user virtualization and desktop configuration management when planning our Win 7 Migration,” said Aarron Ortiz, Manager for th... (more)

Zags Continues to Build Executive Team with New U.S.-Based CMO and CFO

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)

AppSense Webcast Reveals Desktop Virtualization Secrets

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 transf... (more)