Author Archive | Marco Broeken

VMware Workspace ONE overview and VMworld 2017

To start, what a great week it was in Barcelona during VMworld 2017. I have met awesome people, had nice conversations and attended some very good sessions. In this blog post, I like to start with one of my two favorite topics during VMworld: VMware Workspace ONE. Workspace ONE I will kick-off with one of […]

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VMware Horizon DaaS 7 (Part 1)

VMware has renewed their cloud offering a few weeks ago to Horizon Cloud service. In addition to the VMware managed solutions; either Hosted (formerly know as Horizon Air) or Hybrid (On-Premises infrastructure for Desktops & Apps), they now have released Horizon DaaS 7. In a previous blog post, I have written about VMware Horizon DaaS […]

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Login PI 1.5 released by Login VSI

Today Login VSI released a new version of their end-user computing monitoring tool Login PI (1.5). Login PI is a monitoring tool that measures the performance and availability of a virtual computing environment from a user perspective. New Features in this release: New Dashboard Network latency measurements Logon time breakdown New Installer that contains an […]

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VMware Horizon DaaS for Service Providers

Many organizations are nowadays busy with questions regarding the IT Cloud. It’s not the question if they want cloud services, but more when and how. Some organizations are still busy with Cloud strategy whilst other organizations are already embracing cloud with services like SaaS or IaaS. One of the cloud related topics is around the […]

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Login VSI releases new Product update of Login PI

About Login PI: Login PI is the newest product from Login VSI. While the product Login VSI is used for load testing, benchmarking and for planning activities, PI continuously monitors the environment and test the performance of your virtual desktop environment. User Experience Monitoring: Login PI works with so-called launcher machines which simulates user sessions […]

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vSphere 5.1 What’s New

vSphere 5.1 is VMware’s latest release of its industry-leading virtualization platform. This new release contains the following new features and enhancements: Compute Larger virtual machines – Virtual machines can grow two times larger than in any previous release to support even the most advanced applications. Virtual machines can now have up to 64 virtual CPUs […]

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Building superfast whitebox storage with Nexenta CE

I spent some time this weekend upgrading my home lab. I needed to improve my shared storage and hoped that I could reuse old h/w instead of buying something new and expensive. I’ve been using an QNAP TS-459 Pro II Turbo NAS for the last couple of year. It’s iSCSI performance is acceptable for 1-5 […]

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Understanding Stretched Clustering and Disaster Avoidance

Stretched clustering is one of the most challenging topics I get when meeting with customers. Many customers think that stretched clustering is the ultimate disaster recovery solution and that it makes SRM obsolete. This is due to the fact that people think that HA will solve all their problems when it comes down to DR […]

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