CloudTweak: Six Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing

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Balaji Viswanathan, from "CloudTweaks.com" gives us some things to think about for Cloud Computing and Small-to-Medium Sized Businesses (SMBs). CloudTweak: Six Reasons Why SMBs Should Embrace Cloud Computing "While startups and big enterprises are moving rapidly to the cloud, some SMBs are still stuck in traditional IT infrastructure. Unlike startups, these businesses have already invested such a sizable chunk in their enterprise IT that they are unwilling to spend more. And unlike the bigger enterprises they don’t have the mental bandwidth involved in migration and possible rewriting of some of their services. However, I still believe cloud computing is the best way to go for SMBs in the long term. Here is why: 1) The cloud gives you more freedom in your hardware purchases – in traditional IT, you are…
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VirtZine #24 – Video – “Host Your OwnCloud!”

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ownCloud - Your own Cloud Drive on your own server! Pano Logic Version 6 virtualization client software, watch the Nutanix 'Mad Men' Spoof on YouTube, An Open Source VDI stack that will go up against VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/x_JZGvaeqqA
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VirtZine #24 – Audio – “Host Your OwnCloud!”

VirtZine - Audio Netcasts
ownCloud - Your own Cloud Drive on your own server! Pano Logic Version 6 virtualization client software, watch the Nutanix 'Mad Men' Spoof on YouTube, An Open Source VDI stack that will go up against VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed/ http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed/ Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/x_JZGvaeqqA
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OpenStack Group Will Create an Open Source VDI

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An Open Source group will create an Open Source VDI stack that will go up against VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop. Free is good! It will be interesting to see what happens! VMware, Microsoft as VDI hits tipping point "A consortia will announce this month the development of an OpenStack-based VDI stack to rival proprietary desktop virtualization platforms of VMware, Citrix and Microsoft. That, along with recent acquisitions by Dell and VMware in the desktop virtualization space, and Citrix’s announcement of CloudStack-based Project Avalon last month, signify an imminent tipping point for enterprise adoption of VDI. 'Dell and HP are contemplating their own VDI solutions and [there is] a consortium working on their own stack independent of VMware and Citrix,' said one source who asked not be named. 'I think…
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Version 6 of Pano Logic Software

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A new version of Pano Logic's software, version 6. Pano Logic Updates Desktop Virtualization Software "Pano Logic has updated its desktop virtualization software. Pano System 6, which turns a PC or laptop into a virtual desktop client, addresses migration issues, security, and support for hypervisors. The primary goal, however, is to address organizations that want to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients to reduce their capital outlays. 'Vendor solutions that provide these capabilities are a critical component of many of our clients' desktop transformation plans,' said Chris Wolf, research vice president at Gartner. The new release introduces a software client, Pano Virtual Client (PVC), which acts as a 'replacement shell' over a local Windows operating system, to convert the computer into a Pano endpoint device. That computer can then work…
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