Leveraging virtualization for application availability

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Link: Virtual Strategy Magazine – Key Considerations for Leveraging Virtualization and Keeping Your Applications Available. Disaster recovery represents an innovative application of virtualization technology. Traditionally, disaster recovery has been achieved through the use of redundant infrastructures and systems housed in remote locations, away from primary datacenters. While an effective strategy, many IT organizations find it Read more...

Two VDI topics: new webinar + VDI & RemoteApp

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Two interesting posts from Warren on the Virtual Desktop Blog: VDI – Cardinal Healthcare – Webinar. One of the most innovative things I feel they accomplished was in how they executed their client side strategy. After evaluating different alternatives from PC’s to thin clients. They decided to go with low-end PC’s. Because VDI was new Read more...

Virtual Videos keep coming

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The VMware video contest continues to roll along. You still have another 3 weeks to upload your masterpiece and win $15 grand, an Alienware laptop, or an iPhone. And be virtually famous, of course. The two top videos right now are Inconceivable Productivity, which features some wicked fast typing and Adventures of VM Man, which Read more...

You got your ESX in my Workstation!

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Long ago in January, richard6121 started a thread in the VMware Forums suggestion box entitled Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest. VMware’s own Petr confirmed that with just the right knob twiddling and the right chip, you could convince Workstation 6.0 to run ESX Server inside of it. The race was on and Read more...

Comparing Dual-Core vs Quad-Core using VMmark

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From Bruce Herndon in the VMware performance group: Comparing Intel Dual-Core and Quad-Core Using VMmark The systems achieved nearly identical benchmark scores for one and two tiles. This behavior was expected since neither system had exhausted its CPU resources. At three tiles, the dual core system was fully utilized, which limited the score, while the Read more...