Release: VMware Mirage 5.2

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, December 11th, 2014   |  

VMware has released version 5.2 of its centralized image management solution for Windows desktops: Mirage. Version 5.2 is the follow-up of version 5.1 which was released in September this year.

VMware Mirage is also part of the Horizon FLEX offering, VMware’s end user computing suite that complements View, the company’s VDI product.

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Release: VMware vRealize Log Insight 2.5

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, December 10th, 2014   |  

After announcing vRealize Log Insight 2.5 in October this year, VMware today released the version to its customers. Log Insight is a log aggregation, management and analisys tool, and version 2.5 is the follow up of version 2.0 which was released in May this year.

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Release: VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.0

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, December 10th, 2014   |  

    VMware has released version 6.0 of its monitoring tool vRealize Operations Manager. vRealize Operations Manager provides performance, capacity and configuration management capabilities across physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Its provided in a Standard, Advanced and Enterprise edition.

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VMware makes App Volumes generally available

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, December 10th, 2014   |  

In August this year, VMware acquired CloudVolumes, a company providing an application containerization solution, similar to what Docker is currently providing. Actually buying the CloudVolumes solution was quite confusing, since VMware already had Mirage and ThinApp available.

In a nutshell, VMware explains that the three products can be used complementary to each other, to further understand how this work, the following blogpost by Tim Arenz, senior consultant for EUC at VMware gives a good overview of the possiblities: "CloudVolumes, Mirage and ThinApp: when to use what?"

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Release: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2014 R2

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Monday, December 8th, 2014   |  

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Microsoft has released its Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2014 R2, which is available for Microsoft Customers with Software Assurance. The MDOP 2014 R2 is the follow up of the MDOP 2013 R2 which was released in December last year.

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack contains the following technologies:

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Release: 5nine Manager 6.0 for Hyper-V

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Thursday, December 4th, 2014   |  

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5nine has released version 6.0 of its Microsoft hypervisor management solution 5nine Manager. 5nine Manager is capable of managing multiple versions of Microsoft Hyper-V hosts, and also provdes an agentless antivirus plugin for full and incremental VM and host scans. Besides that it provides features like Hyper-V logs, Application logs, an integrated Best Practices Analyzer, the ability to copy Hyper-V settings between hosts and a File Manager.

New functionality in version 6.0:

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Release: Veeam Management Pack v7 R2 for System Center

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014   |  

Veaam today released a new version of its Management Pack for Microsoft’s Operations Manager monitoring solution capable of monitoring VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Veeam Backup & Replication environments.

The R2 version provides the following new functionality:

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Release: Dell Wyse vWorkSpace 8.5

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014   |  

Dell has released version 8.5 of its VDI Connection Broker Software Wyse vWorkspace. vWorkSpace was part of the product portfolio of Quest when it was acquired by Dell in September 2012. Version 8.5 is the follow up of version 8.0 which was released in April last year, and now the Wyse product line brand is added to its name.

Starting in this version, vWorkSpace offers a connector which works on HTML 5 capable browsers.

Additional features are:

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Tech: Microsoft Cloud Platform Integration Framework

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014   |  

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Microsoft has published a series of articles on the subject: Cloud Platform Integration Framework. The Cloud Platform Integration Framework (CPIF) provides an enterprise or cloud service provider architect patterns that helps bridge the gaps between infrastructure and workloads by providing guidance to application and workload teams for integrating with the Microsoft cloud platform.

The framework presents a number of best-practices patterns that:

  • Focus on enabling hybrid cloud solutions
  • Provide a lightweight framework for cloud integration which is application across diverse workloads
  • Surface practical examples of Azure design patterns
  • Minimize the need for customer development

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Release: VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player 7 Pro

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014   |  

On October 1st VMware announced the upcoming features for Workstation version 11 and Player Pro version 7. Today VMware released both version making them generally available to VMware customers. Starting with these versions VMware will require users to run the products on 64 bit Operating Systems, abandoning the 32 bit platform.

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