VMWare buys Thinstall

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VMWare has recently purchased Thinstall. This puts some heavy muscle behind one of SoftGrid/AppVirt’s competitors. One can only speculate what the San Francisco to Palo Alto move will mean for the product, but personally, I hope they invest heavily in bringing Thinstall’s feature set into parity or dramatic competition with AppVirt.

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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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Washington, DC Visit

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I was in Washington, DC this week and had the chance to take sometime to visit the Smithsonian Museums…  It was trully a treat, and wanted to share just a couple of highlights…: ENIAC’s – **The** 1947 technology  (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer )  — Wow – It seemed a bit rusty – but that is where […]

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Virtual Applications – going mainstream!

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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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Two Weeks In Costa Rica 2006

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Couple of  years ago, we had a fantastic trip to Costa Rica.   Although I have been there many times, this time we were accompanied by family friends  (another family of 4) and felt a bit of the pressure to show them a memorable time.       So much to see!  Not enough to cover […]

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DRM-free Music – is now mainstream?

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Very Interesting to see the latest announcement from Amazon.com on Dec 27 in which they told the world that “Warner joins EMI, Universal Music Group nd a pack of independent labels that sell so-called digital rights management-free music in Amazon MP3, at the company’s music store.“ It will be interesting to see how DRM-based services […]

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Getting back to this…

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Wow – It has been quite a while since I posted to this site. It has been 6 months of changes (including a job change…) and lots of other things going on… – Not to serve as an excuse – just a reality of priorities.. Will try to post more often for sure. Cheers!

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A New Vision for Desktop Management – Part 2

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By Jorge Pereira and Rob West Originally published as a white paper for Kennedy Consulting on January 2007 Continuation of:  A New Vision from Desktop Management Part 1 It’s a fact that Desktop Management has become increasingly complex today as compared to a decade ago. Before the introduction of the Internet and the Local Area […]

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A New Vision for Desktop Management – Part 1

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By Jorge Pereira and Sean Kennedy, Kennedy Consulting Originally published as a white paper for Kennedy Consulting on December 2006 Desktop management has remained largely unchanged over the past few years. Application provisioning and management (delivery, installation, configuration, auditing, and updates) is at the core of the challenges associated with desktop management. In the past, […]

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