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F5 ... Wednesday: Bye Bye Branch Office Blues

#virtualization #VDI Unifying desktop management across multiple branch offices is good for performance – and operational sanity. When you walk into your local bank, or local retail outlet, or one of the Starbucks in Chicago O'Hare,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Automating Operations with F5 and VMware

#cloud #virtualization #vmworld #devops Integrating F5 and VMware with the vCloud Ecosystem Framework to achieve automated operations A third of IT professionals, when asked about the status of their IT cross-collaboration efforts1 (you know,... Read more
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F5 Friday: Doing VDI, Only Better

#F5 does #VDI, and it does it better. There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily... Read more
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Is It Time For IT Role Reorgs?

When I was hired in to a utility to head an Automated Meter Reading project that was just getting organized – R&D was largely done, but implementation was not started – the team was set up in a rather odd manner. We had our own datacenter, w... Read more
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F5 Friday: A Single Namespace to Rule Them All

#vmware An infrastructure architecture that overcomes VMware View concurrency limitations Sheer volume and geographically disparate deployment of VMware View pods can result in a confusing array of locations from which users must choose to... Read more
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F5 Friday: A War of Ecosystems

Nokia’s brutally honest assessment of its situation identifies what is not always obvious in the data center - it’s about an ecosystem.  In what was certainly a wake-up call for many, Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop tells his organization its... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 1/28/2011

This week brought new meaning to the old, familiar phrase “so overstuffed with goodness it’s unknowable”. Well okay, maybe it’s a silly new phrase I just made up, but that doesn’t change the fact that this was yet another killer week for content... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Dynamic VDI Security Game

Balancing security, speed, and scalability is easy if you have the right infrastructure. A dynamic infrastructure. All the talk about “reusing” and “sharing” resources in highly virtualized and cloud computing environments makes it sound... Read more
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WILS: The Importance of DTLS to Successful VDI

One of the universal truths about user adoption is that if performance degrades, they will kick and scream and ultimately destroy your project. Most VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) solutions today still make use of traditional... Read more
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F5 Friday: Secure, Scalable and Fast VMware View Deployment

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is designed to deliver virtual, managed desktops in the corporate environment. There are many benefits to this model, especially when applied to traditionally high-maintenance desktops in call cente... Read more
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2009: The Year We Virtualize The Desktop (VDI)

I typically try to stay away from prediction lists – that’s not to say that I don’t think about and plan for the future, I just try to avoid saying “In the Year 2000…” (in my best falsetto) at the beginning of each new year. There are so many... Read more
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VDI Congestion Ahead: Client Traffic In/Out of the DC

Sticking with my VM/Roadwork analogy; seems to hold up rather well.  :) I've been working a good bit lately on VDI architecture in the data center.  Not so much the implementation of things like VMware View and building brokers and... Read more
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VMware View Offline Desktops: The Birth of the VDI Bomb?

About two years ago, I was part of the team at F5 that helped design and build our Technology Center – a fully functioning showcase lab housing  all of our products as well as other infrastructure and application partner technologies such as... Read more
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