Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution

July 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on Dell Unveils OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cloud Solution 

Hosting ServicesROUND ROCK, Texas – To further advance the adoption of open source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Dell today announced the first available cloud solution offering based on the OpenStack platform—the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Customers seeking alternatives to existing cloud options based on proprietary, licensed software models can now utilize the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed “Crowbar” OpenStack installer, and services from Dell and Rackspace Cloud Builders.

The Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution comes with a reference architecture designed to help customers quickly integrate, deploy and manage their IT resources in an OpenStack environment. Tested, validated, and supported by Dell, the reference architecture is based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers, which capture the efficiencies and design lessons learned from some of the world’s largest hosting and cloud providers, while being engineered to maximize revenue per-square foot within the data center. Read more

IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus

June 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on IP EXPO Spotlights Security With New Dedicated IT Security Focus 

Hosting ServicesLondon, UK – The UK’s end-to-end infrastructure show, IP EXPO, has added a new dedicated focus: SECURITY 11, which will cover IT security in a wider computing context.

SECURITY 11 will cover information security alongside exhibitors from the worlds of cloud computing, storage, wireless, virtualization and IP networking. Attendees can explore the impact security has on developing IT infrastructure and discuss the latest tools and procedures being developed to meet the security challenges posed by these disparate–yet interconnected–technology areas. Read more

SoftLayer Chief Scientist to Speak at Citrix Synergy and All About the Cloud

May 25, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Chief Scientist to Speak at Citrix Synergy and All About the Cloud 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced that Chief Scientist Nathan Day will speak at All About the Cloud, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:50am and at Citrix Synergy, on Thursday, May 26 at 2:00pm.

At All About the Cloud, Mr. Day will speak about the importance of choosing the right technology for the job instead of using a one size fits all approach. Different infrastructure options will be considered with a focus on which applications work best in each compute environment.

Mr. Day will explore integrated environments at Citrix Synergy. He will reference three different case studies about organizations using a combination of Cloud and Dedicated environments, focusing on which technologies perform best in certain circumstances.

“I am looking forward to speaking at both of these important events,” said Nathan Day, SoftLayer Chief Scientist. “SoftLayer is the only hosting provider that can provide the level of integration we offer and I am proud to be able to share what we have accomplished.” Read more

Rackspace Hosting to Offer Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Hosting to Offer Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, announced at Citrix Summit 2011 today the availability of the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform. The hosted virtual desktop platform utilizes Rackspace’s comprehensive hosting services and may be paired with industry leading desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix and other joint channel partners. The offering enables customers to host their virtual desktops on their choice of dedicated and/or cloud solutions.

The market for hosted virtual desktop platforms is growing considerably as virtual desktops are increasingly adopted in the enterprise.  In fact, Gartner expects mainstream adoption of virtual desktops to take place in 2012 through 2014, with 70 million users by 2014[i]. Desktop virtualization solutions, such as Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp™, deliver on-demand virtual desktops and applications anywhere users are and on almost any device, including PCs, smartphones, and even tablets. Because of this, virtual desktops can provide:
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Modius and LogicMonitor Form Partnership to Extend SaaS-based Monitoring

February 9, 2011 by · Comments Off on Modius and LogicMonitor Form Partnership to Extend SaaS-based Monitoring 

Hosting BlogSan Francisco and Santa Barbara, CA – Modius Inc. and LogicMonitor today announced a technology partnership to develop advanced monitoring capabilities for power and cooling infrastructure, allowing data center managers to generate a unified view of IT performance and energy consumption across their entire data center.

The unified view of both IT and physical infrastructure from a ‘single pane of glass’ will provide a previously unobtainable level of data center intelligence, enabling a comprehensive view of system performance stretching across both IT and facilities.
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SoftLayer™ Introduces Citrix® NetScaler® VPX

September 29, 2009 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer™ Introduces Citrix® NetScaler® VPX 

SoftlayerWeb Hosting ServicesDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies™ has added Citrix® NetScaler® VPX to its service offering. The virtual Web application delivery appliance makes applications five times better by accelerating performance and ensuring that applications are always available and protected through integrated firewalls, while also substantially lowering IT costs. SoftLayer will deploy Citrix NetScaler VPX on dedicated hardware for each and every customer to provide complete control over the network and computing infrastructure.

“We’re excited that SoftLayer has chosen Citrix Netscaler VPX as its enterprise-class Web application delivery solution,” said Klaus Oestermann, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix. “Citrix NetScaler VPX will help SoftLayer customers optimize application performance and delivery, allowing users to converge virtualization and networking.”

Citrix NetScaler VPX provides a cost-effective and highly adaptable means to implement advanced application delivery services. It combines a host of features, including load balancing, application acceleration, firewalls, and other security features to improve the availability, performance, protection, and total cost of operations of an organization’s business-critical Web applications. Itself a virtualized solution, Citrix NetScaler VPX supports the full spectrum of Web application infrastructures and deployment techniques—from conventional dedicated physical hardware designs to emerging virtualized approaches, along with the many possible permutations in between.

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Citrix and Microsoft Expand Desktop Virtualization Partnership to Simplify Desktop Management

July 14, 2009 by · Comments Off on Citrix and Microsoft Expand Desktop Virtualization Partnership to Simplify Desktop Management 

Webmaster ToolsNEW ORLEANS – Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) today announced plans with Microsoft to simplify desktop computing by extending their desktop virtualization partnership. This integration will enable enterprise customers to manage all of their Windows desktops and applications from a common platform to deliver a consistent user experience to any device, anywhere. The combined solution will unify management of physical and virtual desktops and applications via one management platform, Microsoft System Center, while delivering a consistent experience for Citrix users on any device from any location via one universal client, Citrix Receiver.

Enterprise IT organizations will be able to manage both distributed and centrally hosted applications using Citrix® XenApp™ and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. Citrix XenApp will also extend Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to enable self-service delivery of applications on any device using Citrix Receiver™ and Citrix Dazzle™. In addition, Citrix announced plans to extend integration of Citrix® XenDesktop™ with the new Microsoft VDI Suite licenses to enhance the companies’ joint virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution.

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Citrix Expands Citrix C3 Cloud Computing Platform and Program

May 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on Citrix Expands Citrix C3 Cloud Computing Platform and Program 

Web Hosting ToolsLAS VEGAS – AT Citrix Synergy™, the event where virtualization, networking and application delivery meet, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) announced a variety of new offerings for its Citrix Cloud Center™ (Citrix C3) product family to further equip service providers with the infrastructure and product licensing needed to deliver successful clouds services to their customers. Following up to the initial debut of Citrix C3 last Fall, Citrix is now enhancing the C3 platform with the addition of Citrix® XenApp™ and Citrix® XenDesktop™, enabling service providers to deliver Windows applications and desktops as a service. Central to this added functionality is the new Citrix Service Provider (CSP) program which is designed specifically for service providers who provide hosted software services to end users. In addition, Citrix C3 has been updated to include new scalable, secure, multi-tenant virtual switch and application delivery controller capabilities. To further help customers gain experience with new cloud-based scenarios, Citrix is also unveiling a series of Citrix C3 Cloud Blueprints, which offer guidelines and best practices for testing virtualization, security and application services in a cloud environment. With these enhancements to the Citrix C3 platform and program – including the new Citrix C3 Lab based on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) separately announced today – Citrix is providing an essential set of resources that help make cloud computing a reality for customers of all sizes.

“We have been extremely pleased to partner with Citrix to offer fast, reliable and secure cloud services for our customers,” said Alvin Kok, Chief, Alatum, Singapore Telecommunications Limited. “By leveraging Citrix C3, we have been able to bring tremendous cost savings and business values for enterprises, SMBs and government agencies alike, which are all great differentiators for us in this economic climate.” Read more