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VMworld is upon us, and so is View 5!

VMworld is upon us, and this week marks the official announcement of VMware’s View 5.0.  VMware’s continuing to improve this successful platform, and View 5.0 introduces a number of enhancements that will improve control of user experience, including Client Side Caching, Lossless CODEC, and Build to Lossless GPO.  The net effect is a significant improvement in scalability on WAN links, and increased user density on those links.  You can learn mo…

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VMworld 2011 is Live!

VMware 2011 is going at full speed now with a full agenda of exhibits and special events. Paul Maritz’s keynote highlighted several important facts and announcements related to virtualization and Cloud Computing. Among them: 200,000 labs for attendees, all served from a public cloud The industry has reached a milestone where most applications are virtualized The infrastructure is built to run applications New versions of vCloud Director,…

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VMworld 2011 Watchlist: Tweets, Videos, Feeds, and News

…from the comfort of your home or office. Let’s start with some of the fun activities we’re seeing at VMWorld. Check mate! Just another day at the giant chess board as conference attendees play a rousing game. Check the VMworld You Tube channel to see what else is happening. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI5a_uo_gpI Make yourself at home…attendees sit in what looks like a video game set, complete with grass cubes for seating. Keep…

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A New virtual ASA: On Full Display at VMworld in Las Vegas

At VMworld this week in Las Vegas, Cisco will be providing a preview of a virtual implementation of our ASA security appliance. A “preview” implies that we aren’t ready to announce ultimate pricing or availability, but we are demonstrating a strategic direction for the ASA product line. Earlier, I alluded to important new advances in our virtual security story upcoming at VMworld in the comments section of a recent blog post I wrote responding t…

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Data Center Management

As a new member of the UCS Marketing team and a self-proclaimed data center efficiency evangelist, I keep an eye on developments in the operations and management of data centers.  I looked at the Data Center Decisions 2011 survey special report on searchdatacenter.com and saw some interesting results.  According to the survey, Data Center managers are most often turning to “off the shelf “ Systems Management tools for automation.  They rely on t…

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