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)
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
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)
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)
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)
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.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company,
today announced the 2010 CRN Channel Chiefs. The CRN Channel Chiefs are
influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective
channel partner programs and strategies.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100222/NY58513LOGO )
For the eighth consecutive year the top Channel Chiefs were chosen by
Everything Channel editorial based on criteria including policy and program
innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company
generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf
of the channel and the number of years they have dedicated to channel
"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT
industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's