VirtZine #50 – Audio – “Container Computing, and Other News”

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Get ready for containers! Virtualize your AD Domain Controllers, Enterprise computing and Docker, Microsoft Hyper/V increases market share as Citrix market falls, VMware still king, Citrix CEO Mark Templeton to retire, will VMware buy EMC? (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 Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Xbrl6bYC1_0
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Will VMware Buy EMC?

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VMware has put in an offer to buy EMC, it's parent company. EMC Considers a Buyout by Its Own Subsidiary VMware re/code - By: Arik Hesseldahl - "Data storage and IT giant EMC is contemplating a deal under which it would be acquired by VMware, the software company in which it is a majority owner, according to sources briefed on the discussions. That is one of several options EMC's board is exploring as part of a wide-ranging strategic review of its operations and as a partial response to pressure from an activist shareholder. Over the last several months it has explored selling the company to both Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, as well as acquiring other companies and selling off assets. Pressure has also increased for CEO Joe Tucci, 68, to…
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Citrix CEO to Retire

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Mark Templeton is retiring from Citrix, the company he has led since 2001. Mark Templeton To Step Down as Citrix CEO Virtualization Review - By: Jeffrey Schwartz - "Citrix CEO Mark Templeton has announced his retirement from the company he's led since 2001. It was one of several announcements that promise to shake up Citrix, which appears to be on the cusp of a new era. Templeton first joined Citrix 20 years ago as vice president of marketing. In 1998 he was elevated to president, and was handed the reigns three years later. Under his stewardship, profits grew enormously, but in the last few years Citrix has begun to struggle badly. Elliot Management Gets On Board Because of those problems, the company has agreed to give activist investor Elliott Management,…
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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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Get Ready for Containers!

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Looks like I am not the only one saying that container tech is a big deal! Containers Are the Next Game Changer Virtualization Review - By: Sean Massey - "Earlier this week, VMware announced two new open-source projects based on container technology. Project Photon is a lightweight Linux distribution designed for running containers, and Project Lightwave's an orchestration and management tool built on technology from Pivotal. This, plus Microsoft's recent announcement of Windows Server Nano with container support, sends a clear message about the future. Containerization is here, and it, along with a raft of other technologies such as configuration management, will be coming to your datacenter or environment sooner rather than later. While this just marks the next stop on the evolution of the data center, it brings a…
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VirtZine #49 – Video – “Acquisitions and New Versions”

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Fedora 21 for the Open Source cloud, Citrix buys Sanbolic to ease desktop storage, VMware acquires Immidio Flex, the future of Virtualization, Docker competitor puts Windows Server into containers, vSphere 6 is now available, a new version of Ericom! (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 Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/WuCfF3zDABY
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VirtZine #49 – Audio – “Acquisitions and New Versions”

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Fedora 21 for the Open Source cloud, Citrix buys Sanbolic to ease desktop storage, VMware acquires Immidio Flex, the future of Virtualization, Docker competitor puts Windows Server into containers, vSphere 6 is now available, a new version of Ericom! (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 Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/WuCfF3zDABY
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A New Version of Ericom is Worth a Look!

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I have looked at Ericom before. I installed it and tested it, and was fairly impressed. In this article, Brian Madden, a renownd virtualization expert, says that this new version is REALLY worth considering! Ericom Connect v7: a ground-up rewrite of their desktop virtualization product that seems more modern than Citrix or VMware! BrianMadden.com - By: Brian Madden - "Yesterday Ericom released Ericom Connect v7, the latest version of their VDI & RDSH desktop and app virtualization solution (formerly known as AccessNow). Connect is a complete rewrite which was two years in the making. It focuses on enterprise scalability (supporting 100k concurrent users), ease of use (install everything in 19 minutes), and reporting based on actual useful business intelligence (thanks to their new data architecture I'll get to in a…
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