Cloud + virtualisation

Virtual desktops set to come into their own in 2010

16 December, 2009 by Calvin Hsu*

Once-doubtful users can easily be swayed to virtual desktop infrastructure's (VDI) myriad benefits, if the technology is presented to them the right way. The aim is to make VDI as good for users as physical desktops or even better.

Juniper cloud networking platform

02 December, 2009

Juniper Networks has announced software, silicon and systems designed to enable the ‘new network’ for enterprise and service provider customers.

NetSuite OneWorld SRP cloud business management suite

02 December, 2009

NetSuite has announced NetSuite OneWorld SRP, claimed to be the first end-to-end cloud business management solution, suitable for global services businesses from corporate, to subsidiaries, down to individual project level.

RightNow Cloud CRM

02 December, 2009

RightNow has announced the RightNow CX cloud solution, a customer experience suite designed to assist organisations to deliver seamless customer web, social and contact centre experiences.

Secure the pearly gates, not the cloud

02 December, 2009

Cloud computing is fast becoming one of the most widely adopted IT trends of recent years. Lured by the offer of flexible, low-cost and easily scalable IT, many businesses are relying more and more heavily on cloud-based applications, storage and security. However, as highlighted by Gartner and many others, big questions remain over the security of cloud computing. Clearswift’s Peter Croft* explains how the big security questions should be answered.

Storage virtualisation myth busters

02 December, 2009

While the demand for storage virtualisation has opened up sales opportunities for vendors, it has also created numerous myths about it. Hitachi’s Simon Elisha sets out to quash these myths in order to distinguish the facts from the hype.

Security concerns leads to user hesitancy in adopting cloud computing

17 September, 2009

Uncertainty over adequate security and data privacy outweighs other barriers to cloud computing by a wide margin.

Virtual desktop infrastructure

15 September, 2009

HP has announced what it claims is the first virtual desktop infrastructure solution for under US$1000 per user seat. The Virtual desktop infrastructure is a server-based computing model that gives users a PC desktop experience, while securing all applications, management and processing in the data centre. The HP Virtual Desktop Reference Architecture for VMware View specifically addresses the performance bottlenecks and management complexities of other offerings.

3D technology for XenDesktop

15 September, 2009

Citrix has released the Citrix HDX which its claims will bolster its ability to deliver high-definition information via virtual desktops to professional graphics users in industries such as manufacturing, engineering and graphic design, and architecture.

Sustainable data centre through virtualisation

08 September, 2009

A Melbourne technology company has deployed a green IT solution and reduced its carbon footprint by 60 tonnes with bottom line savings of $83,000. Late last year, Pronto Software, an Australian developer of enterprise software solutions, needed to expand server capacity in its Melbourne-based data centre to support turnover growth and staff numbers. The company was looking at having to install more servers and upgrade power, air conditioning and rack space, as well as increase space in the data centre to accommodate the extra servers.

Agent-based backup not suitable for virtual environments

29 August, 2009 by Alex Barrett

According to Vmware fans, agent-based backup tools aren't able to sufficiently handle virtual environments. Some have reported success using snapshots, instead.

NEC hosted managed service

27 August, 2009

NEC Australia has extended its cloud computing and services strategy with the launch of a hosted managed service aimed at SMEs.

Backing up virtual environments with VMware

04 August, 2009 by Eric Seibert

In this article we explain how to install and use VMware Data Recovery.

Is Hyper-V secure enough for the enterprise?

03 August, 2009 by Todd R. Weiss

VMware is actively raising doubts about the security of Microsoft's Hyper-V. Is there any truth to the claims?

Virtualisation empowers end users

31 July, 2009 by Christina Torode

Virtualisation and cloud computing are allowing end users to get out from under the thumb of IT departments - something that could be worth worrying about.

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