Amazon releases AWS plugin for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, October 30th, 2014   |  

Amazon has released the AWS System Manager for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). AWS System Manager is an add-in for SCVMM which allows customers to monitor and manager EC2 instances from within SCVMM. This add-in adds functionality to SCVMM like launching new instances, and common maintenance tasks like restarting, stopping and removing instances. Also connecting to an instance using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is possible. CONTINUE READING ON CLOUDCOMPUTING.INFO…


Paper: Project VRC: Phase VII – Impact of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, Optimizations and Best Practices

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, October 29th, 2014   |  

Project VRC, an ititiative started by LogIn Consultants and PQR, has released a new Project Virtual Reality Check (VRC) whitepaper titled:”Phase VII – Impact of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0, Optimizations and Best Practices“. The paper written bij Ryan Bijkerk and Ment van der Plas contains 64 pages and describes the the impact on performance and capacity of using Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 5 on hosted desktop environments.

For measuring the different scenario’s the Login VSI benchmarking tool was used. CONTINUE READING…


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Release: Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, October 28th, 2014   |  

Microsoft has released Update Rollup (UR) 4 for its System Center Suite of products. The update rollup can be installed on top of System Center 2012 R2 products and is a cumulative update.

Update Rollup 4 consists of several downloads per product, the following products are affected: CONTINUE READING…


Microsoft announcements from TechEd Europe 2014

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, October 28th, 2014   |  

This week Microsoft is holding its annual TechEd Europe conference in Barcelona Spain. During the keynote which was held today Microsoft made several announcements. This posts gives an overview of those announcements including links to more information where applicable.

Windows Azure announcements: CONTINUE READING ON CLOUDCOMPUTING.INFO…


Zerto expands technology for use with Hyper-V

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, October 28th, 2014   |  

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Zerto, provider of Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) has announced that its product will also support the Hyper-V virtualization platform from Microsoft. Virtual Replication does per VM replication and recovery orchestration and is targeted at enterprises and service providers.

The addition of Microsoft Hyper-V to the list of hypervisors supported by Zerto Virtual Replication is the first step in the realization of a Cloud Fabric unveiled by Zerto earlier this year. Zerto Cloud Fabric enables enterprises to utilize any type of workload on any hypervisor or any cloud, regardless of underlying infrastructure CONTINUE READING…


Paper: Windows Server Technical Preview Step-by-Step Guide Storage Quality of Service

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, October 28th, 2014   |  

Microsoft has released a paper titled:”Windows Server Technical Preview Step-by-Step Guide: Storage Quality of Service“. The paper which contains 16 pages covers a new Windows Server technology which became available with the Technical Preview of the next version of Windows Server.

Storage Quality of Service (Storage QoS) in Windows Server Technical Preview provides a way to centrally monitor and manage storage performance for virtual machines using Hyper-V and the Scale-Out File Server roles. The feature automatically improves storage resource fairness between multiple virtual machines using the same file server cluster and allows specific Minimum and Maximum performance goals to be configured in units of normalized IOPs. CONTINUE READING…


Paper: VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 – Reference Architecture

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, October 27th, 2014   |  

VMware has released a paper titled: “VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.1 – Reference Architecture“.

The paper which contains 35 pages provide a reference architecture for setting up vCloud Automation Center 6.1, vCloud Application Services 6.1 and IT Business Management Standard Edition 1.1. The paper covers deployment topologies, hardware specifications, interoperability and scalability for the VMware components in scope. CONTINUE READING…


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Citrix results for Q3 2014

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Friday, October 24th, 2014   |  

On October 22, Citrix announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended September 30, 2014.

The revenues for the third quarter were $759 million for an increase of 6% compared to Q3 2013 and 1% of decrease in performance compared to Q2 2014.

Net income was $48 million and non-GAAP operating income was $125 million, respectively a decrease of 38% and of 5% that reflect the charge related to a previously disclosed patent lawsuit as well as several restructuring costs that the company faced to better align its strategy.

Cash flows were $164 million compared with $223 million for the third quarter 2013.


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VMware results for Q3 2014

Posted by Massimo Ferrari   |   Friday, October 24th, 2014   |  

On October 21, VMware released the financial results for the third quarter of 2014.

The revenues for the third quarter were $1.53 billion for an increase of 18% compared to Q3 2013 and 1% in performance compared to Q2 2014.

Operating income was $242 million and non-GAAP operating income was $460 million, respectively a decrease of 16% and an increase of 5% reflecting the impact of AirWatch acquisition.

Cash flows were $7.09 billion and unearned revenues were $4.37 billion as of September 30, 2014.
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Paper: Reference Architecture – Director and EdgeSight

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, October 23rd, 2014   |  

Citrix has released a paper titled: “Reference Architecture: Director and EdgeSight“. The paper which contains 32 pages contains a reference architecture for setting up Citrix Director and Citrix Edgesight.

Citrix Director is a visualization aggregation point for metering of the Citrix User Experience brought by a culmination of Citrix virtualization technologies. Citrix EdgeSight provides visibility into the network facet of the end-to-end communication between the Receiver and the XenDesktop environment(s). Together they provide a total solution capable of troubleshooting issues around desktops and applications running on top of Citrix Solutions. CONTINUE READING…


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