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Virtualization Adoption and MDOP

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Although we typically work in the enterprise customer space, we have to acknowledge (and thank) the posting of www.virtualization.info team for their article “Is Microsoft MDOP slowing down virtualization adoption?” for bringing this issue to light. The article speaks to the fact that that the small / medium business market segment has little to no […]

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New Data on Vista Adoption

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With 150 million licenses shipped in FY’2008 (see Steve Balmer’s report,) we are always looking for news on Vista adoption. A list of recently posted articles on the Microsoft site follows: The white paper entitled “Windows Feature Comparison” compares the features and capabilities of Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1 based on five categories: […]

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Tweets of the week:2008-06-01

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Tweets of the week: 05/28/08 04:47:20 In NYC – can’t sleep 05/28/08 04:52:13 just setup  phone. 05/28/08 05:16:07 I am trying tweeter from my phone. 05/28/08 20:39:59 Just finished work at client. Beatifull day in NYC. Decided to take the long way via a double decker tour. 05/29/08 00:32:11 had a t hour bus tour […]

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A Good Week for MDOP

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Last week we had the pleasure of spending time with Shanen Boettcher, General Manager of Windows Product Management for the enterprise at the Redmond stop of his week-long press tour.. It was great to see first hand how much has MDOP plays a strategic role in the Microsoft’s desktop stack… He told the press that […]

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Application Virtualization: Catch the Wave

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In recent years the technology world has increasingly gone “virtual” in a number of areas. First we had virtual local area networks and server-based virtualization. This helped consolidate resources by allowing administrators to increase the density of servers per rack, and decrease the complexity of managing hundreds of servers. This is now a proven and […]

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Application Virtualization Value Proposition

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Application Virtualization can benefit  the entire enterprise as follows: Assists IT departments by reducing or eliminating the labor-intensive tasks involved with application lifecycle management. Enables the Business to operate more flexibly and efficiently. Reduces software, hardware, and support costs   Application Virtualization is an advanced technology that contains or “abstracts” applications from the underlying operating […]

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Virtualized Infrastructures

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During a client-call yesterday, once again, we heard the “very many challenges” that data centers have with all of the issues that come with the incredible and never-ending demand for application services within enterprises. A solution that’s well-tested and well-vetted for these ever-increasing demands for applications is the propping of virtual infrastrucutres. Nothing new here: […]

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Server-Side Application Virtualization

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Doing some research this week, I ran into a website called www.jumpbox.com which is a company that provides server-based software installations using Virtualization technology… Essentially they do all of the hard configuration and settings work, and provide a Virtual snapshot of the application ready for it to be used… They have several open-source server-based applications […]

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Hello, World – Welcome to InfraOps

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Greetings, everyone! We’re the Infrastructure Optimization team at Getronics, and we’ve decided to start a blog. After years of internal discovery, we thought it might be a good idea to give back to the community, by sharing some of our thoughts and findings around the topic of Infrastructure Optimization.

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Newsworthy…

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Amazon.com does it again ! A quick follow-up  to my December 29, 2007 posting , Sony/BMG has joined the bandwagon to offer their music catalog through the Amazon DRM-free  service.     This makes all of the major record label’s catalogs available there.  – Now that is cool (and something that iTunes can not claim)

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