Virtualization: The coming display protocol wars – Washington Technology
The future of desktop virtualization may hinge on display protocols. VMware and Citrix take different paths: Which company is likely to win?
As I’m speaking with SOA vendors these days, it’s all cloud computing, all the time. The reason is easy to understand: They want to be relevant and, thus, expand sales. However, the movement to the cloud means they are lowering their margins and also moving to a new model they don’t really understand and are ill prepared to sell within.
The reduced resource footprint is one reason to virtualize programs. Another reason, is that you can run two different versions of the same program on the same computer (i.e., Excel 2007 and Excel 95). This scenario might be preferable when an old program, which you still depend on, is running in the office, but cannot be migrated — or there is insufficient money to pay someone to update it.
1.5 TB Low-Power HDDs: Green Gets Big – Tom’s Hardware
While performance storage solutions are getting faster and faster (see the latest flash SSDs), high-capacity solutions are quickly becoming more efficient. Hence, we will see more and more 3.5″ high-capacity hard drives, which aren’t competitive in terms of performance, but are very attractive from a performance per watt and capacity per watt standpoint. Both the WD Caviar Green WD15EADS and Samsung’s new Spinpoint F2 EcoGreen (EG) aim at this market.
The little Linux school house – ComputerWorld
LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) lets a single server run multiple thin-client Linux desktops. The KIWI part is operating system imaging software that makes it very easy to get remote desktops up and running with minimal work from either the server administrator or desktop user. Another plus for this approach is that you can network boot your PCs with PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) without installing or modifying anything on them.