VMWorld and Work

VMware Inc.
Image via Wikipedia

VMWorld 2009  and many other VMWarevirtualisation topics are still rolling around in my head. So many ideas, so many paths… so many vendors calling me after the conference.

Some interesting tidbits of discussions included baremetal VMWare View clients. In response to portable thinclients like the WyseMobile Thinclient, VMWare wants to install its hypervisoron your hardware then install the VM workstation on top of that – checking in the deltas to a central server for management, backup, and business continuity.

VMWare View workstations with support for VoIP, presumably leveraging the PCoIP protocol learned from Teradici.

And this week after a 64GB memory upgrade on our virtual desktop environment, the talk of thinclients has risen to a roar. It looks like we’re going to be spending upwards of a half a million on workstation refresh this year – do we plunk down a core duo micro tower twenty five times a room or invest in a virtual desktop environment that’s infinitely easier to manage and much more mobile.

We’re also implementing a new NetAppSAN. The gear just arrived this afternoon – five pallets worth. It’s a thing of beauty, and it’s not even out of the box yet. Dual FAS3140 controllers, 28 x 450GB 15,000 RPM FiberChannel drives and 14 x 1TB 7200 RPM SATA drives.

We’ve already moved the LeftHand/MPC equipment to a temp rack  until we can migrate the data off of them.

It’s going to be a busy week.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

You might be interested in …

Project Honey Pot Files $1B+ Lawsuit Against Spammers

Uncategorized

News Flash: Project Honey Pot Files $1B+ Lawsuit Against Spammers Alexandria, VA April 26, 2007 — Project Honey Pot filed suit in the Eastern District of Virginia seeking damages for spam and email address harvesting targeting the Project’s members. The suit was filed against the entire universe of John Doe defendants using any of the […]

Read More

I’m In UR – The Whole Lot

Uncategorized

Some collections are just worth their weight in LOL’s and LMFAO’s… If you’ve seen them – they’re worthy of making sure you’ve seen them all. If you haven’t seen any… well, you’re in for a few good laughs… I’m In UR – The Whole Lot

Read More

Exchange 2010 SP1 Outlook Web App login customizations.

Uncategorized

I’m updating the code in this article using BitTrack Decode HTML to provide you with easy to read code. I needed to add some code to the OWA page to help our Help Desk get people logged on quicker without so much hand holding. So here are the three changes I did to the file […]

Read More

2 Comments

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: