Nov 30

terrancem writes “Google has populated several major cities with more than 80 million virtual trees based on an automated process that identifies trees in satellite images. The realistic 3D representations are based on actual tree species found in urban areas. But Google has also extended realistic tree coverage to rainforests in Africa, Mexico, and the Amazon.”

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Business agility depends on IT agility, and VMware vSphere enables IT to deliver. By standardizing on the vSphere internal cloud to virtualize 100 percent of your applications, you can reduce capital and operational costs by 50 percent, while providing a more dynamic platform for applications that streamlines the entire “build-run-manage” application cycle.
While virtualizing business-critical applications presents some unique challenges, the main legacy concerns around virtualization – specifically performance and ISV support – are a thing of the past. Application performance has improved steadily with multiple product generations, and with VMware vSphere there is practically no application that cannot be virtualized from a performance standpoint.
Run your business-critical applications, including Exchange, SQL, SAP, and Oracle, on VMware vSphere with breakthrough performance and outstanding reliability.

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TwinStrata, Inc., the leading innovator in data protection and iSCSI cloud storage solutions, has integrated Scality’s RING storage platform into its Read more at VMblog.com.

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INX Inc. announced today that it has been begun deployment of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution for Workforce Solutions Alamo in South Texas. Read more at VMblog.com.

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Boot up, log on, log off, anti virus storms are dangerous. Storms, can destroy the end user experience when working on a virtual desktop. These storms must be managed to safeguard the infrastructure from failure.
Rush hour. Something we all can relate to. Way back in time when I used to go to an office daily, I hated rush hour. If I left home at a certain time, it would take me 45 minutes just to get to the office. But if I left just 15 minutes earlier, that same 45 minute trip would only take 15 minutes. You might be asking yourself what this has to do with virtual desktops. Well, it’s all about managing a storm. I managed the rush hour storm by changing the time I left for work in the morning. With virtual desktops, we need do something similar. If you don’t, you will encounter the fifth mistake in my list of top 10 mistakes to avoid

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Virtualization has evolved rapidly since it first began to be used on x86 servers in 2003, mainly for test and development. By 2007, the second generation, Virtualization 2.0, was under way, and the focus was on consolidating production applications. Today, we are transitioning to the third era of virtualization deployment (3.0), which is taking on cloud-like attributes for highly virtualized and automatically managed internal deployments.
The transition to adopting cloud-like deployments shifts the focus from early capex savings drivers to transforming IT into a service and delivering operational efficiencies. Crucial to the success of this transition to the cloud computing deployment model is the inclusion of tier 1 applications, the most complex and often business critical in nature to an enterprise.

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Abiquo, the enterprise cloud management house, has raised approximately
$10 million in Series B funding led by Balderton Capital Partners, the early-
stage VC that backed MySQL. Business Objects founder Bernard Liautaud is a partner there now and will
join Abiquo’s board.

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“We look forward to drawing upon Bernard Liautaud’s unsurpassed expertise in building a global software business as we consolidate Abiquo’s position as the leading software company in the growing Cloud management market,” said Abiquo CEO Pete Malcolm as it was announced Tuesday that Liautaud, a Partner at Balderton Capital, will be joining the Abiquo Board of Directors in conjunction with Balderton’s leadership of a $10 million round of Series B funding in the fast-growing software provider.

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Magirus , a leading European IT solutions provider, and SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management solutions to more… Read more at VMblog.com.

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VMware ESX Service Console OS (COS) kernel update for VMware ESX 4.1 without patch ESX410-201011001: Problem Description: Service Console OS update… Read more at VMblog.com.

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