The virtual appliance groundswell

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The virtual appliance groundswell continues. Let’s look at the evolution of the term over the past year or so: Google Trends (some serious data smoothing going on here) Technorati (the spike in March was the launch of the Virtual Appliance Marketplace on VMTN; the spike in August was the Ultimate Virtual Appilance Challenge, and the Read more...

Managing perceptions when deploying

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Martin talks about seven key areas to watch when deploying virtual infrastructure in order to keep end-user perceptions in line with reality and to not pre-emptively blame virtualization for other infrastructure issues. Blade Watch » Key issues with vmware. Proactively resolve issues which might cause delays or problems with the consolidation, life’s too short, and Read more...

Sun Ray, x4600, VMware ESX stories from the trenches

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I’ve posted about others running VDI with Sun Ray thin clients back to virtual desktops hosted on Sun servers, but here’s another story from the trenches. I would be happy to post about people using other hardware, since I know they are doing it, but the Sun fans seem to be the ones blogging about Read more...