[Tools]: Sysinternals AutoRun updated

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Microsoft recently released an updated version of the SysInternals AutoRun tool, which is absolutely in my daily toolbox when troubleshooting desktops. What runs at startup on your machine? Like detail? It’s compatible with Vista now, and comes with a command-line version, for you automation folks. Get it.

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Got your decoder ring? One blogger’s predictions for Virtualization in 2008

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While I’ve not finished parsing it, Tarry Singh’s article caught my eye. I don’t normally read all of the links that come in through the ITToolbox newsletter, but anything with “virtualization” in the title tends to give me pause. Tarry’s article provides a (rather dense and obviously knowledgeable) collection of predictions for the future of […]

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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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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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