VirtZine #30 – Video – “Opinions and News”

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Dell introduces an HDMI stick that turns any screen into a thin client PC, DropBox restores service, but is mum on the reason for the recent outage, my opinion: should Cisco buy Citrix, and why has Citrix gotten so desperate? (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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6whWQb2cvFE
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VirtZine #30 – Audio – “Opinions and News”

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Dell introduces an HDMI stick that turns any screen into a thin client PC, DropBox restores service, but is mum on the reason for the recent outage, my opinion: should Cisco buy Citrix, and why has Citrix gotten so desperate? (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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6whWQb2cvFE
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Opinion: Cisco and Citrix

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And now it's time for little personal opinion. The question that I'm pondering at the moment is: should Cisco buy Citrix? Cisco has been working closely with Citrix, particularly concerning XenDesktop. I've seen a lot of joint "dog and pony shows" between the two companies. There was even a rumor back in October, in the computer press, that such a merger, or buyout, was actually being considered. To many this seems like a "marriage made in heaven!" It would allow Cisco to expand its offerings into desktop virtualization and application virtualization, and for Citrix, it would provide an injection of capital that I'm sure it could use. I've been a Citrix engineer for well over a decade and a half, and in that time I've seen Citrix continue to grow…
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DropBox Outage Leaves Users Guessing

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Was it Amazon or DropBox that was at fault for the 15 or so hour outage of DropBox? DropBox Restores Service, Mum On Outage Cause "DropBox announced Friday morning that it had fixed problems in its ability to serve clients storing images and files in their DropBox accounts, after a 15.5 hour outage. At 7:09 a.m. Pacific, the team working on restoring the service tweeted, 'Thanks all for your patience. We're happy to let you know that all issues have now been fixed!' at @DropBoxOps. The ability to upload or synch files had been out since 3:30 p.m. Pacific Thursday. DropBox first acknowledged the problem in a tweet at 3:26 p.m. Thursday, saying, 'Client Syncing, and Uploading via the website, will be affected for approximately the next hour. Thank you…
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Dell’s Wyse Group Introduces a Stick That Turns an HDMI Display Into a Thin Client!

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Wow! This is pretty cool! Dell introduces HDMI stick that turns any screen into a thin client PC "Dell acquired Wyse last year and launched a line of cloud computing products that lets you access software data on a remote server. Most of the products in this line look like tiny computers which you can connect to a keyboard, mouse and display. Now the company is introducing a new thin client that you can put in your pocket, and it's aimed at the consumer market rather than enterprise. Dell's 'Project Ophelia' looks like a kind of big USB flash drive. But if you plug it into a TV or monitor it lets you access your music, movies, pictures, and other data stored in your 'personal cloud' using Dell Wyse Cloud…
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VirtZine #29 – Video – “Netflix Issue Due to AWS Problem”

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Amazon AWS issue takes down Netflix on Christmas Eve; BitCasa, the Infinite Hard Drive in the Cloud; VMTurbo has long supported VMware and Hyper-V, and now they are supporting Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as well! Send us virtualization stories! (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/0Bkn0fpP95U
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VirtZine #29 – Audio – “Netflix Issue Due to AWS Problem”

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Amazon AWS issue takes down Netflix on Christmas Eve; BitCasa, the Infinite Hard Drive in the Cloud; VMTurbo has long supported VMware and Hyper-V, and now they are supporting Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as well! Send us virtualization stories! (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/0Bkn0fpP95U
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