Today VMware released the latest version of the Horizon App Manager Product. The goal of Horizon App Manager is to provide a seamless experience between domain end users and SAAS applications and now packaged enterprise applications. Horizon applications can be presented to the users in 2 ways: Continue reading “VMware Pushes ThinApps to the Web”
VMware announced today at VMworld Europe the vCenter Operations Management Suite. Those of us who are familiar with the product set will see lots of significant changes including the addition of vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 1.0 and a new user interface. vCenter Ops Suite delivers an integrated performance capacity and configuration management solution for your vSphere environment. You are able to continuously monitor for compliance and health. This release is the first integrated suite and allows seamless upgrades between Standard(Ops Manager Only), Advanced(includes Chargeback), and Enterprise(includes Configuration Management). The suite is scheduled to be available for deployment in Late 2011 or Early 2012. Continue reading “vCenter Operations Gets a Facelift”
I was working on View 5 and realized I had not seen a step by step of the new group policy objects that can control PCoIP or Persona Management so I took a few minutes and created 2 videos. Enjoy
VMware View PCoIP Settings
VMware View Persona Management GPO
We live in an app-centric world now. If you use a smart phone you probably have spent time searching the app store for the latest new app. Then you go to work and open up Word or Excel or Outlook to get your work done. Users are less and less interested in the operating system and more on how well their app will work on it. With that in mind, VMware announced the tech preview of AppBlast. Continue reading “VMware brings app delivery to the web”
VMware announced that effective today, the VMware Certified Associate – Desktop certification will no longer be a prerequisite for the VMware Certified Professional – Desktop. The exam will continue to be available for the VCA-DT. The VCP-DT will be required along with a VCP to take the VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Desktop exam. It is not known at this time if the VCA-DT will be retired since it is no longer part of a certification track. The new track is shown below.
VMware has made steps to make the public cloud a much more dynamic system. VMware Global Connect is a partnering agreement between vCloud DataCenter certified vendors that will allow a customer to use all of their services with a single contract. Adding vCloud Connector into the mix will allow a customer to migrate systems from a private cloud to a local vCloud Datacenter provider. VMware now has 7 global providers approved as vCloud Datacenter providers. The vCloud DataCenter certification means that a vendor has built a full datacenter using a specific architecture that has been approved by VMware. The Global Connect agreements provide shared SLA and reporting that is managed by the local provider but guaranteed regardless of the physical datacenter that the systems reside in. Continue reading “VMware takes Cloud Contracts globally”
I have hated traveling to the west coast, not because of it being the west coast. The weather is beautiful normally and people seem nice enough, but my calendars on my phone seem to be messed up all the time with the time zone changes.
I keep multiple calendars on my iPhone, my corporate exchange calendar and my GMail one being the most used. It seemed as though everytime I would travel my time zones were off but only on some appointments. I have found a few reasons for you to check. You might need to try some or all of these and depending if you have “fixed” some appointments, you may need to put them back to the original. Continue reading “UGGHH My calendar is messed up..How to fix it.”
If you are anything like me, when you travel around for meetings and conferences you end up collecting a stack of business cards and they never end up in my contacts. You could go out and buy a CardScan scanner and scan them all in when you get back to your office, but in all reality who has the time. Worry not, there is a solution out there for all of you with smartphones. Welcome WorldCard Mobile. I first came across Worldcard on my Windows Mobile phone a few years back and when I first switched to an iPhone I was disappointed it did not exist. Lucky for you, times have changed and the development team has built iPhone and Android apps along with the Windows Mobile app. Continue reading “What to do with the business cards you get…”
HP Virtual Connect is not a new technology. A quick Google search for when it was first released showed a version 1.3 release note in October of 2008. If you apply Moore’s Law to something that was released originally in early 2008, it should have advanced 4x by now with it doubling every 2 years. In reality, the technology was built to grow and expand and change as connectivity changed. The problem with Virtual Connect previously was that a standard user normally had a very hard time understanding what HP was trying to accomplish. Continue reading “Is the world finally ready for HP Virtual Connect?”
If you have been anywhere near a briefing from VMware, Citrix, or Microsoft in the past few years, you are well aware of what “the cloud” is. You have probably already heard about the public cloud with the likes of Amazon and Google among others. The newest additions to the cloud vernacular are the private and hybrid cloud. The private cloud is where software companies like Citrix and VMware have developed solutions to allow an enterprise to keep their data secure, but still get the commodity model that has been advertised to their users in the consumer space. The hybrid model is the utopian integration and flexibility between the public and private cloud environments. As I sat through the second session of the Blogger Reality Show, which was focused on Converged Systems, it occurred to me that like so many pre-built platforms these days, the HP CloudSystem is exactly what the private cloud was envisioned as. Then the thoughts of all the other hardware vendors starting sneaking in and I got to thinking about what is really included in these hardware offerings. Are we seeing a revolution in the way that IT equipment is purchased or are we just seeing marketing spin by a few vendors that have joined forces to sell the solutions that are already available. Continue reading “Pre-Built Private Cloud: Is it Marketing or Innovation?”