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Bootstrap your Open Source Project with GitHub

There's much more to managing a project with git beyond just committing code and working with branches. GitHub-Driven Development is a process that will help you organize and manage the progression...
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Eight Rules for Effective Software Production

Not everything in life is about productivity. Not all software projects either. There are cases when you are not judged on your performance. Obviously, these practices wouldn’t help then.
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How Cloud is Acting as a Temporary fix

Many companies negotiating full data centre rebuilds are considering cloud solutions to ‘fill the gap’ as demands on business-critical applications grow. Cloud-based solutions of this type are prov...
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Toward a bigger, faster and denser Wi-Fi world

The need for better, faster, denser and farther reaching Wi-Fi is pretty obvious. People are already so reliant on Wi-Fi and the number of Wi-Fi connected devices they’re adding to their homes and ...
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Mitaka simplifies OpenStack management & scalability

The OpenStack community has released Mitaka, a new version of the Open Source software for building clouds, with a focus on manageability, scalability and end-user experience. OpenStack Mitaka was...
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Hyper-V, ESXi & XenServer comparison

The choice of the hypervisor that best meets business' needs is a great dilemma for companies when deploying a virtualization platform. The best solution is not the same for all companies, it depe...
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QEMU-KVM virtual machines: live migration

Virtual machines live migration is a really interesting topic regarding virtualization, since guests continue growing (more CPUs, more RAM) and uptime demands are the same and long pauses between v...
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Reasons for using KDE

The wide variety of options is one of the features that differentiates Linux from other operating systems. It is the case of desktops, since users can choose between a multitude of alternatives, su...
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More than 30 experts talk about new trends in VDI

The Login VSI team has collected the views of more than 30 VDI experts during several events that were held last May. They have made two interesting videos with all the interviews they recorded whi...
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Converged vs hyper-converged infrastructures

What are the main differences between hyper-converged and converged infrastructures? The main difference is that hyper-converged infrastructures are defined by software and completely transparent....
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Differences between Thin & Zero Clients for VDI

Thin and Zero Clients are usually associated with desktop virtualization (VDI) and Host desktop environments (DaaS), but it is important to distinguish their differential features. Thin Client devi...
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It is worth using a free application virtualization software?

Cost savings is always one of the key principles of IT departments. Thus, free tools are usually considered by companies when it comes to application virtualization. But before going for this type ...
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Management of user profiles in VDI environments

A few weeks ago we talked about Hace unas semanas tratamos en nuestro blog la issues in the management of user profiles in VDI environments. Today we are going to discuss the most appropiate soluti...
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Should we move from Ext4 Linux file system to Btrfs and XFS?

Red Hat and SUSE gave up Ext file system last year and started using Btrfs and XFS. For this reason, many users are wondering whether they should follow the steps of the two main professional Linux...
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Virtual desktops & lifecycle management IV

We continue our post series about VDI adoption and lifecycle management of virtual desktops. In previous articles we talked about the planning , acquisition and the deployment of the new fleet of d...
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Analysis: improvements in Citrix XenServer Workload Balancing

The recent release of a new version of XenServer 6.5 and a new version of the XenServer Workload Balancing (WLB) adds more features, a better user interface, more advanced monitoring features and c...
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VDI architecture with oVirt, KVM & UDS Enterprise

A few weeks ago we told you how the University of Sevilla achieved a significant cost saving migrating from vsphere to oVirt. Today we come back to this topic to describe the VDI architecture used ...
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Graphic station environments virtualization: Connection protocols

Last week we talked broadly about graphic station environments virtualization and the solutions available in the market today. As we already anticipated in that publication, in these specialized en...
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Differences between Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi

If we have a look at how Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi work, we see many differences in terms of architecture. However, most virtualization administrators aren't aware of these differences. In ...
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Graphic station environments virtualization I

Work station environments, habitually used by engineers and graphic designers, can be distinguished from the ones used by other users because they are more complicated to manage and maintain, they ...
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Upcoming trends in virtualization

Talking about predictions or future trends regarding virtualization and cloud computing may be a bit risky, since it is a sector in constant motion and where changes take place in a fast and unpred...
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