VMware Mirage Remote User Management

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How do you combine physical with virtual desktops in the Enterprise? This is the problem that Mirage is trying to solve. How VMware Mirage works for remote user management, VDI and migrations "VMware Mirage, a physical desktop management tool, is tasked with integrating physical desktops with virtual desktop infrastructures. It also can improve WAN efficiency and cut down on help desk tickets. VMware was already a strong player in virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) for many years with its View tool and Horizon projects when it set sights on Mirage, Wanova's flagship product. In 2012, VMware acquired Wanova. In 2013, Mirage joined VMware View and VMware Horizon Workspace as the VMware Horizon Suite for end-user computing. How Mirage works Even in a View environment, not all users work on virtual VMware…
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Linux Foundation Assumes Responsibility for Xen

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Open Source Xen is the basis of XenServer from Citrix, but the Open Source version is now run by the Linux Foundation. The website has moved from Xen.org to XenProject.org. Linux Foundation Takes On Xen "The open-source Xen hypervisor is now being managed by The Linux Foundation. Management and future development of the Xen hypervisor technology will now fall under the auspices of The Linux Foundation. According to a blog post by Xen community manager Lars Knuth, the Xen Project will now become part of The Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, with the project being moved from Xen.org to XenProject.org. Besides the redirection, there is expected to be no visible impact of the project to the community, but Knuth's post alludes to his hopes for 'more code contributions, better integration with…
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VirtZine #32 – Video – “VMware Horizon View, The Woz, and Red Hat”

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VMware releases an HTML5 version of the VMware Horizon View client! A YouTube video (Whiteboarding With The Woz - Virtualization: The Basics) stars Steve Wozniak, Red Hat names former Microsoft exec, Radhesh Balakrishnan, virtualization chief! (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=TZWZrLmNJ50
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VirtZine #32 – Audio – “VMware Horizon View, The Woz, and Red Hat”

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VMware releases an HTML5 version of the VMware Horizon View client! A YouTube video (Whiteboarding With The Woz - Virtualization: The Basics) stars Steve Wozniak, Red Hat names former Microsoft exec, Radhesh Balakrishnan, virtualization chief! (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=TZWZrLmNJ50
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Former Microsoftie Now at Red Hat As Virtualization Chief… WHAT!?

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Actually, gotta love it! Red Hat names former Microsoft exec virtualization chief "Red Hat announced that a former Microsoft executive, Radhesh Balakrishnan, will lead its virtualization efforts. Balakrishnan will oversee Red Hat's OpenStack and enterprise virtualization technologies. The open source software provider has been layering cloud and virtualization technologies in most of its products such as its Red Hat Enterprise Linux as well as its infrastructure as a service products based on OpenStack. In a statement, Balakrishnan said he was looking forward to working with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) initiatives and delivering on the 'promise of open hybrid cloud.' Balakrishnan's previous history highlights Red Hat's thinking with its virtualization technology. Simply put, Balakrishnan has the emerging markets chops that'll help Red Hat. According to Balakrishnan's LinkedIn profile, he drove Microsoft's…
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Whiteboarding with the Woz: Virtualization, the Basics

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[youtube]http://youtu.be/fY3yVElwz5g[/youtube] Whiteboarding with the Woz: Virtualization, the Basics "This Fusion-io video (Whiteboarding With The Woz — Virtualization: The Basics) stars Apple co-founder and Fusion-io chief scientist Steve Wozniak explaining the little-understood concept of server virtualization. (Go ahead and click on that link to see why virtualization is little understood. It's not really that complicated, but not exactly intuitive to the layperson, either.) Server CPUs keep getting more powerful, but they can't get enough data to keep them busy. So, as Woz explains it, an underutilized CPU is like a mansion with just one resident. The owner decides to rent out extra rooms to maximize use of the house — and that's like virtualization. But the house has only one bathroom. So imagine the bottleneck when everyone tries to get ready…
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