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Big Compute, Big Data, Big VMworld 2011 session

This is a review post for the Big Compute and Big Data, NoSQL session. Hmm, when signing up for the session I was concerned about being a little lost on the topic, but the panel was very good. It consisted of members from SAS, Clodera, Data Tatics, VMwware and EMC. So, right of the bat, we are talking about Big Compute, Big Data. Not sure how these phrases get started but, someone coined the phrase and now it seems to be used a lot for large an…

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Securing Your Virtual Infrastructure

…sounding like an infomercial, I now feel compelled to say, “but wait, there’s more!” At this week’s VMworld conference, Cisco will conduct a technology preview of a new version of Virtual ASA – mainstream ASA security technology optimized to run with Nexus1000V. This new product provides multi-tenant edge security, default gateway functionality, and protection against network-based attacks. Cisco is delivering on the promise of…

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VMworld 2011 – Day 2 – Daily Blogger Techminute – Cloud Computing

Daily Blogger Techminute is back in Vegas Baby, Vegas!!  This time it’s for VMworld 2011. So far the show has been huge (20,000+ attendees) and past paced with announcements from Cisco, VMware and our partners. The Cisco booth is focused on Cloud/Virtualization, VDI/VXI and Automation, so we thought it would be great to kick off the week with experts in all of those areas. Our techblogger guests today were: Jay Cuthrell (@qthrul, Princ…

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Introducing VXLAN

…r. Bring those two together and you get some interesting results, like the new VXLAN technology we announced at VMworld today. Working with industry notables, Cisco contributed our networking smarts to help develop a technology that will make a big difference for our customers who want to build clouds.  VXLAN is the basis of a scalable cloud network where lots of logical networks (over 16M, courtesy of a 24 bit of logical network identifier) can…

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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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