Dell Equallogic Improvements

The latest firmware 4.1.4 release includes the following new features: Support for the PS6000 and PS6500 series models Support for SSD devices RAID 6 for all array models Additional RAID types for the PS5500E RAID 10 RAID 5 Upgrade firmware from GUI Windows 2008 Cluster support improvements Improvements for IPv6 Maintenance and fixes Next to this Dell Equallogic has released management software to monitor the performance and health of your SAN... read more >

Christ; is it that late already !? :-)

We're working our butts off on a technical proposal for an RFP from a large financial institution. We already have them in our data center, and they are asking us to do more... sure why not!?

Our proposal has to be delivered to them before the weekend.  But we still have several hours of quality time ahead of us. :-)

I'd love to share all the details, but erhm, since this is all hush-hush stuff I can't. But to give a general idea:... read more >

VDI: XenDesktop 3 Feature Pack 1, XenApp & Ardence

We have been recently looking into VDI solutions for prospects. And with the VMWorld 2008 session of Brian Madden VDI vs Terminal Services in our mind, we were at first a bit hesitant. Especially when it comes to end-user acceptance and the remote display protocols involved. RDP, ICA / HDX, HP RGS (, they all have their limitations. (Yes, we have demanding end-users:)   Brian Madden VDI versus Terminal... read more >

Configuration Management on the Windows Platform

So what is configuration management on Windows?
Let’s have a look at the average life-cycle of Windows Servers. It all starts with the bare-metal install of the machines, most likely from a standardized image. All machines deployed with this image have basically the same configuration. Except for some variables like IP’s, SID’s and Hostnames. Let’s assume that in... read more >

Windows 7 to launch October 22

Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that it is planning for Windows 7 to hit retail shelves and start showing up on new PCs on October 22.

To reach that milestone, Microsoft plans to wrap up development of the operating system by the middle or end of next month, Senior Vice President Bill Veghte said in an interview.

"The feedback from the release candidate has been good," Veghte said.

Microsoft made the near-final release...
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