Microsoft Steps Up, Citrix Gives Up, VMware Still King!

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Citrix is now a "niche" player in server virtualization, and VMware is still King of the Hill, but Microsft is making headway, largely because it comes with the OS. Gartner Names Microsoft and VMware as Server Virtualization Leaders Redmond Magazine - By: Keith Ward - "Gartner has released its 2015 'Magic Quadrant' for x86 server virtualization infrastructure, which found that Microsoft and VMware are leading the pack in that market. VMware was rated highest by a significant margin, ranking at the top for both 'Completeness of Vision' and 'Ability to Execute.' Microsoft was behind in both categories, but was still far ahead of the other five companies listed as important in server virtualization: Oracle, Odin, Red Hat, Citrix and Huawei. They had a place as 'Niche Players.' VMware: Still King…
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Enterprise Computing Needs Docker

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I've been predicting that Docker will be big in Corporate Computing, check this out! Why Enterprises Need Containers and Docker Logicworks - By: Lindsay Van Thoen - "At DockerCon 2015 last week, it was very clear that Docker is poised to transform enterprise IT. While it traditionally takes years for a software innovation — and especially an open source one — to reach the enterprise, Docker is defying all the rules. Analysts expect Docker will be the norm in enterprises by 2016, less than two years after its 1.0 release. Why are Yelp, Goldman Sachs, and other enterprises using Docker? Because in many ways, enterprises have been unable to take full advantage of revolutions in virtualization and cloud computing without containerization. Why Enterprises Need Containers and Docker containersAt DockerCon 2015…
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Virtualize Your Domain Contollers

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I, personally, don't find this as controversial, but I have a friend at work that argues this is crazy... so, I know it is an issue worth pondering! Time To Let Go of Your Physical Domain Controller Virtualization Review - By: Rick Vanover - "There was a time when it was taboo to virtualize critical applications, but that time has long passed. I speak to many people who are 100 percent virtualized, or very near that mark, for their datacenter workloads. When I ask about those aspects not yet virtualized, one of the most common answers is 'Active Directory'. I'd encourage you to think a bit about that last mile. For starters, having a consistent platform for Hyper-V or vSphere is a good idea, rather than having just one system…
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