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Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Jul 7, 2016 11:04:46 AM

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Microsoft's Plan to Eliminate the SAN in Your Data Center with Hyper Convergence

Posted by Michael Schultz on Jun 8, 2016 2:00:00 PM

One technology Microsoft has created for its high-speed storage access is named SMB Direct (yes...another "direct"). SMB Direct along with SMB multi-channel was introduced with Server 2012 and the SMB 3 suite. It makes use of the RDMA networking technologies found iWARP, InfiniBand, RoCE network adapters to provide unparalleled low latency and high-speed access to data without CPU overhead. Microsoft MVP Mikael Nystrom has expressed how much lowering latency to storage is needed to ultimately increase your virtual environment’s storage performance as SSD’s become the norm in datacenters. With SMB Direct and SMB Multichannel inside of SMB 3, Microsoft has replaced the need for fiber channel and iSCSI storage interconnects in the datacenter, and is going to make big use of it in its upcoming Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct feature set. With Storage Spaces Direct, Microsoft is allowing you to build a fault tolerant storage cluster using just disks attached to the servers, and run your virtual machines on top of the same hosts as your storage. Bottom line is your SAN might be a thing of the past in a future of Hyper Convergence.

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Building an Arcade Machine - Part 1

Posted by Jesse Homa on Apr 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Ever reminisce about playing some of those old classic arcade games in your youth and wish there was a way you could experience that same satisfaction without the need for a stack of quarters and finding an arcade shop that is still standing?  Putting together your own arcade machine is a great summer project that combines all your favorite video games of the past into a single entertainment system sure to keep you and your friends busy for years to come. 

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Calling All O365 Hybrids!  April Changes to TLS certificate!

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Mar 2, 2016 8:53:57 AM

For all Hybrid O365 Exchange environments, Microsoft has released a blog post stating that come April, they will be updating their TLS certificate for Office 365.

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Dell FX2 rescues environments that aren't on VMware 6.0 HCL

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Feb 15, 2016 8:27:37 AM

Being on the latest and greatest VMware ESXi version definitely can have it's benefits.  Not only do you get the advantages of making use out of some of the new features, but 6.0 also has some scalability benefits that kick the butt out of 5.5.  If you haven't checked on the EOS dates, 5.0 and 5.1 are slated to go end of support in August 2016.  Version 5.5 should have support into late 2018.

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The Ghosts in my Storage - Dell DPACK to the Rescue.

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Jan 26, 2016 2:19:06 PM

 

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Secure access to your virtual desktops and data using flexible, granular, policy-based access control with Wyse vWorkspace

Posted by Katie McDonald on Dec 30, 2015 10:00:00 AM

By Reed Martin and Nicolas Cuendet, Dell Coud Client-Computing

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Deploy persistent virtual desktops starting at $350 per user in just over one hour

Posted by Katie McDonald on Dec 29, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Originally wrote by Nicolas Cuendet - Dell 

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Benefits of vWorkspace from Virtualization Expert Brian Madden

Posted by Katie McDonald on Dec 28, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Originally wrote by Jeff McNaught (Executive Director of Marketing and Chief Strategy Officer at Dell Cloud Client-Computing)

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Dell SC4020 Case Study

Posted by Dan Sanderson on Nov 24, 2015 10:44:29 AM

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