ThinApped VMware View Clients – a Zero-install solution

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Looking around the various VDI forums, there's usually some discussion of VDI clients that don't require any additional plug-ins, add-ons or installation of any kind on the end user device – a zero-install solution. While this discussion is usually focused on access via web browsers, I've recently been playing with ThinApp to deliver a zero-install Read more...

Oracle RAC on vSphere 5 Performance Study

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We recently worked with EMC's internal IT organization to study the performance of their largest Oracle RAC instance on vSphere 5.  The results revealed that Oracle RAC, when virtualized with vSphere 5, performed within 7% on average of a corresponding physical environment. The chart below highlights the results from these tests.   The blue bars Read more...

vCenter 5.0 Performance in Remote Offices and Branch Offices (ROBO)

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A white paper has been published that examines how VMware vCenter 5.0 performs in a remote offices, branch offices environment where VMware ESXi hosts are distributed over large geographical distances. These types or networks are wide area networks (WAN) and have low-bandwidth and high-latency links. This white paper shows that despite this challenge, vCenter tasks Read more...