Archive for August, 2009

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Proof of Concept XenDesktop vs VMware View

August 30, 2009

Surfing the Internet yesterday I’ve found an interesting video on YouTube about a comparison between VMware View and XenDesktop.
Here the video:


This video is made of two parts: read more…

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XenServer installed in more than 10% of Global Fortune 500

August 19, 2009

Exactly a week ago Citrix announced that “more than 10 percent of Global Fortune 500 companies have downloaded and activated its Citrix® XenServer™ virtualization platform for production use in the last four months, with activations among large enterprises spiking significantly after the release of XenServer 5.5 in June“. read more…

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Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0

August 19, 2009

Last June 30th, on its corporate website (section Resources), Vmware released an interesting 54-pages ebook about vSphere 4.0. This book, titled “Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0“, gives the main guidelines for performance optimization of the latest virtualization solution made in Palo Alto. read more…

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Citrix face to face with Vmware in the VDI war

August 17, 2009

Only two years ago Citrix, with the acquisition of XenSource, officially entered in the virtualization market, in direct competition with the former partner VMware, which until then was an absolute monopolist in that IT field. Until now Citrix has always been rather cautious and developed its virtualization solution without going openly against its direct competitor, but now this scenario is changing… read more…

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It’s the time for VDI, isn’t it? Vmware seems to be skeptical, but not Citrix…

August 10, 2009

Probably VDI is one of the most important ground of comparison in the virtualization market.
And probably VDI will be “the next step” of virtualization adoption in the enterprise IT, after consolidation projects which have driven so far the utilization of the various hypervisors.
But it the time ripe for VDI adoption? read more…

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XenServer 5.5 vs vSphere 4.0 white paper

August 7, 2009

On the Citrix site appeared an interesting white paper: “Technical and commercial comparison of Citrix XenServer and VMware“. As we can read from this document’s overview, it “provides a technical and commercial comparison of Citrix® XenServer™ and VMware® vSphere™, two of the leading server virtualization products on the market“. read more…

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Brian Madden against Vmware VDI

August 2, 2009

Some days ago Brian Madden, well-known guru about Citrix, terminal services and virtualization, wrote a post on his site/blog with polemical tone concerning Vmware View, the VDI solution of the Palo Alto software house. read more…