Will VMware CRUSH Citrix?

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Lately it seems the Citrix has been making all the wrong moves. With Citrix XenApp 7.5 they have left the IMA architecture that has been such a staple of solid application delivery, in order to merge it with their FMA architecture that their XenDesktop product architecture is based on. In short, what this means, is that your Citrix XenApp farm will no longer be highly available, but is rather extremely dependent on the SQL Server database that maintains all the information that the Farm is running on. While in the older Citrix 6.5 version, all the information concerning the farm necessary to operate normally is cached locally on all the Citrix XenApp servers. This allows a situation in which the database could be unavailable, and it will not affect the…
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Set Up Your Own Amazon S3!

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A company called Skylabel has released an open-source version of the Amazon S3 service which can be installed in a data center and be used just like Amazon S3 with the same tools such as Dragondisk, etc. Both source code and binary packages are available for download. They have a quick start guide which will get you started very quickly, they claim you can be up in minutes! LibreS3 Information
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