Thin Client Wars

More and more enterprises and SMBs have implemented their own virtual desktop infrastructure which gives them the flexibility to connect to their desktop on any device from any location. This creates a level of increased productivity for workers that are on the go, constantly in the airport, or those of us that have to work…

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ESXi: Restarting Management Agents

I have seem to come across a re-occuring problem with ESXi 4.0, the management agents. Especially on one host which seems to flicker in and out of connectivity with the slightest of reconfigurations. At times I feel like I need to take my ESXi host by the hand and comfort it, “It’s okay, you don’t…

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Top 25 VMware bloggers: The results are in!

Eric Siebert has once again ran his Top 25 VMware Bloggers survey to see who we all agree on to be the best of the best for VMware blogging. The list is spot on to say the least. Coming in at #1 not surprisingly is Duncan Epping and his Yellow Bricks blog. Interestingly the top…

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Get Certified, Get Money!

It seems there is an IT certification for just about every new technology that comes out today. There are certifications that are vendor specific such as VMware’s certification track, Microsoft certifications, and there is non-vendor specific certifications such as CompTIA’s list of certifications. At times it can be a daunting task trying to decide which…

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Citrix vs. VMware, who comes out on top?

There is an ongoing battle for dominance in the virtualization field, and lines are being drawn. Whose side are you on? Myself, being a VMware evangelist, I obviously side with VMware. That being said, I don’t feel as if I am offering a biased opinion. I’ve been to Citrix’s Maryland headquarters in Bethesda, and they…

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Top 10 Virtualization Twitter Accounts

Are you a tweep? If you don’t know what that means, you most likely aren’t on the social networking site Twitter. I’m fairly new to Twitter, but feel as if I’m getting the hang of it pretty quick. I recently read an article on techcrunch about how the twitter.com domain name was bought up for…

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Kaviza Releases VDI-in-a-box 3.1

Just as I release the new contest on my blog giving away a 5-user Kaviza desktop license, Kaviza releases version 3.1 of their VDI-in-a-box product. How often is a .1 that much of an upgrade from .0? This time it absolutely is worth every bit of the time and effort it takes to upgrade your…

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Win your own personal VDI solution from Kaviza!!

Hopefully by now everyone has heard of Kaviza either through visiting their booth at VMworld, hearing about their Best of VMworld win, or by reading the post I wrote up including an interview with their COO. They are recently on fire, winning awards left and right. Along with their Best of VMworld win, they also…

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Hardware is dead! Long live VMware!

Recently I read a great article in Wired Magazine titled “The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet.” by Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff. First off, great article guys, this is a really thought-provoking article. The article basically talks about how we no longer sit in front of a terminal and “explore the world-wide web.”…

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