Justin Foster in
Secure Data Centers
May 20th, 2010 |
Java, and other languages, gave us platform independence long ago. Application writers could ignore the underlying operating system (to a large extent) and focus on the work at hand. While this reduced the need for OS and architecture-specific code, the underlying operating system still required a lot of care and feeding.
Recently, Platform as a Service took over management of the underlying operating system and infrastructure, but early PaaS offerings required moving your application and data out to a service provider and risking lock-in.
Last month VMware announced a partnership with Salesforce.com...
Dave Asprey in
Securing the Cloud, Virtualization
May 17th, 2010 |
Citrix Synergy in San Francisco was an exciting place to be this week – beautiful weather and lots of cool VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technology. I was hoping to learn more about cloud & what’s going on when XenServer, but most of the focus was VDI.
Lots of enterprises are dipping their toes into the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) waters and looking to overcome the security challenges posed by VDI environments (maximizing guest OS density, scheduled scan “storms” hammering servers, the 8 AM problem when lots of VDI images fire up simultaneously and receive pattern...