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vNews


May 2012

With
@Mike_Laverick
and
@Stu_McHugh

of

www.rtfm
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ed.co.uk

and
www.stumchugh.wordpress.com




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On this Months vNews



VMworld voting open


New books


Blogger with
Sheexy

website


Icons, case studies, exams and videos


View 5.1



......and more!


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VMworld Voting for Sessions Open


And yes you can vote for yourself!

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New Books & Publications


VMware View 5: Building a Successful Virtual Desktop By
Paul O'Doherty (VMware Press: Due Aug, 2012)









VMware Press Facebook Sweepstakes
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http://ow.ly/aBkvE


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Gabrie Van Zanten


gabesvirtualworld.com

and
@gabvirtualworld


He’s got a new blog design


very ssshexy!

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Eric Sloof (Independent)


www.ntpro.nl

and
@esloof


New Icon Library for Q2/2012


http://communities.vmware.com/thread/400678


VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster Case Study


http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vsphr
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cs
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mtro
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stor
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clstr
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uslet
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101
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web
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1.pdf



VCAP5
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DCD (Datacenter Design) Exam ready for scheduling


Video: Enabling Storage Accelerator in View 5.1


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=X
EtGBbCHXHo

by Cormac Hogan (@VMwareStorage)





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Andre Leibovici (VMware)


myvirtualcloud.net

and
@andreleibovici


A Raft of “What’s New” in View 5.1 Articles


What’s New in VMware View 5.1 (Beyond Marketing)


http://myvirtualcloud.net/?p=3194




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... Also coming up


More View 5.1


Open Compute Project


VMware Insight Magazine


VMware View Leads the Small and Mid
-
sized Business


VMware Acquires Wanova


SAP for Virtualization


Hyper
-
V secret weapons


Books, training and little bit of Citrix…..

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VMware Advances VMware View™ and
End
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User Computing Solutions for the
Post
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PC Era

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 2, 2012



http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw
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euc
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portfolio
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05
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02
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12.html


VMware View 5.1: Simplifying the Delivery of a Better
Desktop



Reduced TCO



Simplified Management and Increased IT Control



Industry’s Best Virtual Desktop Experience



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Also…..




VMware vCenter™ Operations for VMware View: Cloud
Infrastructure Insight



Performance and troubleshooting


VMware Horizon Application Manager™: Your Personal
Cloud Broker



Broker access to application


VMware Project Octopus: Your Personal Data Cloud



Online storage


VMware Personal Cloud Applications: Share More, Send


Zimbra and Socialcast

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VMware Certifies vSphere™ 5 To
Run on Open Compute Project
Architecture

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 3, 2012



VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization
and cloud infrastructure, today announced that it has joined
the Facebook Open Compute Project, with
VMware vSphere®
5

now certified to run on open AMD
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and Intel
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based
hardware according to the project’s specifications. The
Open
Compute Project

is an initiative created by Facebook to
increase technology efficiencies and reduce the
environmental impacts of datacenters. The new certifications
enable users of Open Compute servers to virtualize
production workloads, including business
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critical
applications, using validated joint solutions.


These platforms are listed on the
VMware Compatibility
Guide
.

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VMware Insight Magazine

http://blogs.vmware.com/smb/2012/05/hot
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off
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the
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virtual
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press
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vmware
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insights
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magazine
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issue
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2.html



Read how one growing business used virtualization and
management tools to reduce costs and improve customer
service.


Learn how to optimize your virtual environment with VMware
IT management solutions.

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VMware To Acquire Wanova,
Intelligent Desktop Solutions
Provider

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw
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wanova
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05
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22
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12.html

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 22, 2012



“Today announced that it has entered into a definitive
agreement to acquire
Wanova Inc.,
a leading provider of
intelligent desktop solutions that centralize and simplify the
management of physical desktop images while enabling
users to take advantage of the native performance of a PC. “

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VMware View™ Leads the Small and Mid
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sized Business Segment with the Majority
of Desktop Virtualization Installations

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw
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smb
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spiceworks
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05
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08
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12.html

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8, 2012



Spiceworks Study Finds Desktop Virtualization Market Poised
to Grow Among SMBs in 2012


“today announced the results of a recently commissioned
study conducted by Spiceworks that investigated desktop
virtualization industry trends among small and mid
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sized
businesses (SMBs). The research revealed that more than 60
percent of SMBs who responded to the survey plan to roll out
or evaluate desktop virtualization in 2012. In addition, the
study showed that
VMware View™

is the leading desktop
virtualization solution deployed by SMBs. “

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VMware Cloud Infrastructure
Validated by SAP for Virtualization of
SAP’s Database Portfolio

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw
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sap
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database
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05
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14
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12.html

PALO ALTO, Calif.
--

(May 14, 2012)



SAP® Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise (SAP Sybase
ASE) running on
VMware vSphere®

has achieved high
performance levels comparable to results of physical
infrastructure.

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One of Windows Server 2012's secret
weapons: Hyper
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V Replica

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/one
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of
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windows
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server
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2012s
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secret
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weapons
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hyper
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v
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replica/12707

http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=11419



There are more than 300 new features coming in Windows
Server 2012. One worth noting is Hyper
-
V Replica


“The
list of new features in Windows Server 2012 Hyper
-
V is
staggering

but the new one that stands out to me is Hyper
-
V
Replica (HVR).
HVR is built into Hyper
-
V at no extra cost

and
is designed specifically for those branch offices and
small/mid
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size enterprises that cannot afford an expensive
SAN
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based or host
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based replication solution with their
required expensive bandwidth. In fact, HVR has been
designed to work on commercial broadband with no special
hardware. “

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Microsoft Private Cloud Computing
Book Nearing The Stores

http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=12585


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New Jump Start! Windows Server
2012!

http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/btl/b/weblog/archive/2012/05/23/new
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jump
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start
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who
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s
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ready
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for
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windows
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2012
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register
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now.aspx


Microsoft Learning and the Windows Server Product
Marketing team are excited to bring you a new two
-
day Jump
Start covering Windows Server 2012! Of course, the entire IT
industry is excited about this new release and we believe this
Jump Start will show you why. On June 21
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22, from 9:00am


4:00pm PDT, join Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist
Rick
Claus

and Microsoft Partner
Corey Hynes

as they walk you
through their personal favorite feature sets and answer why
and how each can improve your day
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to
-
day IT environment.

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Citrix Project Avalon Delivers
Windows as a Cloud Service

http://www.citrix.com/English/NE/news/news.asp?newsID=2324087

SAN FRANCISCO » 5/9/2012




“Today, at
Citrix Synergy™
, the conference where cloud
computing, networking and virtualization meet, Citrix
announced Project Avalon, the next phase in the evolution to
transform any Windows application or desktop into a cloud
service delivered across any network, to any device.”


Project Avalon empowers customers to rapidly deploy
personalized Windows apps and desktops in a private cloud
across single or multiple sites, and to utilize public clouds in
a “capacity on demand” fashion in support of business
initiatives such as business continuity, integrating mergers
and acquisitions, or offshoring projects.

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…And Finally

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business
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18257043


Who bought Facebook shares?

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