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The Virtual Gold Rush – Get your head out of the ground and your career into the clouds

October 8th, 2010

What do Virtualization and the California Gold Rush of the 1850’s have in common?  

Panning for Virtualization

Yea, that’s right.  In those days there were gold-seekers, the “49’ers” who were all seeking out a few pretty little gems, heck! Even some ugly gems would be worth it, right? Dirty gold is STILL gold!    Now, let’s fast forward 160 years to today’s Present.   (Okay, enough of the analogies that GOLD IS WORTH A LOT! You’re right! IT is! ;))  Today, the Gold-seekers.. Those 49’ers (A lot of which happen to reside WITHIN California) are the businesses! The Cloud Providers, the mega-corporations, the EMC’s, Cisco’s and VMware’s of the world, all vying for the GOLD of Virtualization! Human capital!  -  You guys are the gold, and virtualization is the rocket which will enable you to soar!

Where is the proof in this though you might ask?! (Yea, I know I’m gonna give you some proof alright!)

Disclaimer:   The following list is from a ‘point in time’ and is not reflective of ALL of the opportunities which exist.  I contacted numerous companies heavily invested in Virtualization, Cloud and other, and some of those companies requested I do not share their data (So don’t get critical if you think I’m intentionally not mentioning a company) This is for YOUR benefit, which I hope every one of you Virtualization kings take advantage of this! (Even the serfs, paupers, princesses and queens of Virtualization too! – /end disclaimer! :))

EMC

Yes, I do work here, but hey, we have some of the best guys in the world! And with that note, we’re still looking to find, recruit and hire the best!  No one leads this champion cause any better than Chad Sakac! Who has gone to the extents to actually publish this More than 200 open positions at EMC, EMC partners and VCE  and the recent UPDATE for this! But let me quote the following from that blog post at its time: (Wow, over 100 positions mentioned!)

  • The EMC vSpecialist team is hiring 97 people.  The right people for this role love technology.   It is ideal if you are technical customer-facing type or a freakishly technical sales type, and want to work at a great Fortune 500 company that is at the center of the virtualization and cloud wave (that being EMC).  The team has a crazy work ethic – you’ll work your buns off, but will be part of something fun.  You will play with EMC, VMware and Cisco technologies, and be exposed right on the bleeding edge wave of a lot of stuff.  
  • The EMC Consulting org is hiring 14 people.  The right people for this role have a world view where you think that it’s less about technology and products, and more about services, people, and transformative projects (oh, and you love technology too).   There are Cloud roles, Virtual Datacenter roles, and Risk and Security roles.
  • The EMC SI/Al team is hiring 9 people.  These are people who are blends of the vSpecialist Sales/Technical type (roll them into one :-), and are focused on EMC partners like Deloitte, Accenture, Wipro, TCS, HCL.
  • Obviously, there is a LOT of opportunity over here at EMC (In fact, feel free to get in touch with me if you’re interested in more insight as well – If you wonder what it’s like working here at EMC, refer to my previous posts on the very subject; Joining EMC and transitioning from “Job” to “Career” tips for new hires and expats! – So good luck and let me know how I can help!

    #Update to include other opportunities which Chad had just posted!  More VMware, Cisco, EMC, and VCE and Partner gigs…

    Search for Careers at EMC here! (click apply now :))

    Cisco

    Whoa! This is Cisco, the networking company! What does this have to do with Virtualization and Cloud?!?!  Yea.. baby, that’s right.  We are ALL fighting for the same resources, the same gold! Everyone everywhere! :)   Cisco has opportunities across the stack with Servers (UCS) Storage networking (MDS and Nexus) Virtualization (Rocking it out with what we said above) and more and beyond!   I did not vet EVERY single entry on the Cisco site (Hey, I’m not the one LOOKING for the job! but these options do quite exist ;)) For what it’s worth, a search of “vmware” and a search of “Cloud” as separate search terms returned results in the 150-200 range.   Wow! That is a lot of jobs with a single keyword.  Maybe there are only 50 or 100 quality jobs let’s say.   – Or put another way.. Wow, there are 50-100 quality jobs at the champion of industry Cisco! 

    Search for Careers at Cisco here!

    VMware

    You don’t get much closer to Virtualization than this!   I did a general search of all open-req’s returning 683 open positions! When I cut it down to “Support, Technical, Technical Marketing” etc kind of limiting the scope to remove the “HR and Legal” type postings, I still ended up with 105 open positions!   VMware is a rockstar environment to work at and they have a great culture!

    Search for Careers at VMware here!

    Acadia

    If you missed all of the announcements from last year (and continually growing since) Acadia is a joint venture, founded by Cisco and EMC to further capitalize on the investments of VMware and Intel! The venture was established to help partners and customers accelerate the transition to pervasive virtualization and private cloud. – Okay, enough of stealing that stuff from their site..  Nonetheless, this lets you work with a converged-ness of all of these companies and really get to do some COOL stuff, across numerous roles!  (FYI: I know a whole bunch of the recruiters who are now over there… Just saying.. ;))   On a full-purpose search of Acadia I came across 315 open positions (Wow! That’s a damn lot! Lots are home based mobile too?! WTF!? cool! :))

    Oh and hijacked from Chad’s blog;

    VCE is hiring 100 field people and 17 solutions people.   These people are part of Acadia (the EMC/Cisco Joint Venture).   The Acadia mandate is both expanding, but also becoming more focused under Michael Capellas.   VCE has done much well, but people are recognizing certain things (single SKU, single order, ship as a unit) need to happen faster. 

    1. The field folks would support the vSpecialists and the Cisco Datacenter field folks, as well as VCE partners.    The profile of these field folks (both Sales and Technical) are the same core profile as vSpecialists.   In fact, they are planning to call the Technical roles “vArchitects” a nice homage to some of the success we’ve had :-)
    2. The solutions folks would be more happy in the lab than out in the field, but still customer focused.   They will be churning out more solutions on Vblocks, but then a subset of them would be taking the results out into the market via the vArchitects and vSpecialists.

    Search for Careers at Acadia here! (click browse open positions)

    Dell

    So, when I first started working on this (over a month ago) I reached out to various other champions of industry – My good friends at Dell said the following (at the time) – One guy said there were over 80 positions across the country, but then said check with this other guy! He reported back with “There are 342 Virtualization related positions (sales, marketing, eng and services) worldwide.   Whoa! That’s pretty damn cool!  Obviously your mileage and time may vary.. those numbers may have increased or decreased, but the fact of the matter is.. that’s a damn lot of VIRT specific jobs available in the business (translates into WIN)   So, lest you think your options are limited, they may appear limitless across the stack and businesses!

    Search for Careers at Dell Here! (They are great for locality of reference!)

    HP

    Hey now! You’re taking this competitive appreciation a little too far! Err.. Wait, no I’m not! But I am trying to give you an accurate picture… and hey, we’re all friends (except during the close giggle ;))   But yea, I got the hookup from my friends over at HP as well!   And what did they say (at the time, again.. could have gone up or down!) “238 Virtualization positions came up”

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! Another massive stack of Virt roles?! Yea that’s right baby, all across the stack!  Looks like every vendor has a need which needs filling, oh my!

     Search for Careers at HP Here! (Interesting search site.. good luck :))

    CDW

    I’m not mentioning these guys just because I drive by their corporate headquarters all the time.  No.. They’ve built themselves up from a ‘warehouse’ store of sorts to a fully packaged interactive delivery machine (with open jobs ;)) They only have a handful [relative to the other companies] with req’s around Virtualization, but the opportunities are there!

    Search for Careers at CDW here!

    Veeam

    I want you to know that these guys do not get a mention because they throw amazing parties at events and I practically know (and have known) nearly the entire company since they started.  No…  These guys NEED Virtualization guys, and they are some of the bread and the butter which helps drive this whole Virtualization world! (Cmon, Get your gold here!)

    I cannot say just how many open req’s there are – but talk about opportunities across the entire stack! Sales! Support! Marketing! Technical! There’s no going wrong, and win win win!

    Search for Careers at Veeam here! (And I can always introduce you to the right folks there as well!)

    Citrix

    Hey now! I thought this post was all about VMware! Next thing you know you’re gonna talk about Hyper-V?!? (No.. I’m not… Microsoft’s site is VERY challenging to search through, so they won’t be included, that and they have a trillion jobs so it’s hard to break it down to SPECIFIC to Virtualization ;)) But might I add on a separate note, weekly I get mails from recruiters asking me if I have any candidates (for vendor or for customer side) with Citrix knowledge/expertise/etc.   I imagine a lot of those guys have been…. moving around, causing some rifts of sorts!   So the opportunities are ripe if you love the Citrix stack! (Hey, I’m Metaframe and Winframe certified… and current today too.. so I’m no stranger to Citrix ;))

    Search for Careers at Citrix here!

    Thin Clients (Wyse, 10zig, Pano Logic, nComputing)

    Okay, I’m not going to lie to you.   There aren’t really any Virtualization positions at these top Thin Client type companies (But when you think of Virtualization and VDI… you think of thin clients right? …. You better?;)) But they do have a handful of careers among the group of them (numerous high level jobs too!)  So, don’t disregard the opportunity they provide, just note; they’re not looking for virtualization as much as others, FYI :)   – For ease.. the hot-links in the Thin Clients heading will take you to their respective career pages!

    HyTrust

    Okay… I talked to and interviewed these folks at VMworld 2010 (Well, Roger Lund did I think I recorded it, either way!) these guys are a virtualization startup, they are hiring light [as any startup should] but definitely should be someone to watch! And if you’re looking to join a start-up to take the world by storm… Yea, check it out :)

    Search for Careers at HyTrust here!

    Rackspace

    Whoa, why are these guys on this list?!?  Hey, I wanted to high-light them…  they definitely fall more into the Cloud Stack which has a strong effect on Virtualization and (blah blah blah, won’t he shut up about Cloud?) Seriously though! You bettah recognize! I hear about Rackspace all of the time from all over, so may as well invest in your career there if you see it fit :)  [It doesn’t hurt that someone I care about tells me how cool they are too, so why not make sure you know too ;)]

    Search for Careers at Rackspace here!

    Apigee

    In the spirit of gold rushes, Apigee the API’s of the Internets is also dealing with it’s own API Gold Rush, so I thought it relevant to include :)  This is something I’ll likely be talking about more in the future and the importance of open API’s as we transcend and interoperate within Clouds and Virtualization – so may as well get the insight first and foremost!

    Search for Careers at Apigee here!

     

    So my peers, colleagues, friends and beyond, where does this leave us? (Other than at 5am still up from medicine to correct my lung infection I have grin)

    I’m sure you’ll easily go on record saying “Whoa, this is only a few thousand jobs around a very specific [or even broad] technology!”  Yea, that’s exactly what I’m saying.   I chose a HANDFUL of companies who allowed me access to their insight of their own business needs to reflect on the industry respectively.    I am saying those of you who invested in virtualization years ago? It is RIPE to move up and beyond!  And for those of you who only recently started dabbling in virtualization or even still to adopt it and check it out?  The SAME opportunities exist!  

    I figure, there are around 15,000 REALLY good virtualization jobs out there for skill sets at the lowest (and ALWAYS at the highest levels).  However, the sad part is, there aren’t that many skilled candidates out there to pursue these opportunities that do exist, [with or without the drive and passion we all want].  

    We are at an EPIC point here in the industry.  Never before have there been so many necessary roles to fill by these gold-seekers.  Seeking you.   My good friends, Virtualization, Cloud, API’s, even SERVERS are Gold!   Don’t wait until it is too late and “Everyone is doing it”.  Do it now.  Invest in YOU today.   Believe me, you’ll be the winner.     Do not hesitate to contact me directly for additional anecdotal evidence around jobs like these across all companies, expectations, thoughts, perspective and why you should pursue something like this.   I’ve been doing x86 virtualization since the beta-dawn of VMware, and so many other things in those days and since.   Please don’t wait until 10 years from today to invest in your future.

    If you feel a specific company was not represented adequately or you would like to be represented in this list – Do not hesitate to get in touch, and I’ll do whatever I have in my power to introduce the community to your virtual careers :)  Good luck, and Good future my friends.

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    Xen and the art of Virtualization Certification

    August 15th, 2009

    You know who you are, you’re the Xen-o-phile who backs Citrix to the utmost degree.   You are committed not only to the solution but taking things to the next level.  Certification.

    Well, I’ll be the first to tell you – the value of certification is what you get out of them, and that’s often compounded by what you PUT into it.   But you can’t get value until you understand what lay before you.  Citrix has a number of tracks and strategies to address this with the Administrator (CCA), Engineer (CCEE) and Architect (CCIA) roles.

    Administrator (Falls into two tracks, Enterprise and Platinum)

    CCA for Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5 CCA for Citrix XenServer 5 Platinum Edition
    The CCA for Citrix XenServer 5 Enterprise Edition certification is designed to certify breadth of knowledge across Citrix XenServer 5 Enterprise end-to-end solutions. This certification is attained by passing the Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5.0 exam, in which exam-takers demonstrate their knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Citrix XenServer 5.0 Enterprise Edition in an enterprise environment The CCA for Citrix XenServer 5 Platinum Edition certification is designed to certify breadth of knowledge across Citrix XenServer 5 Platinum end-to-end solutions. This certification is attained by passing the Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5.0 exam and one (1) exam in a XenServer Platinum component product.
    Pass Exam

    A09 Implementing Citrix XenServer 5.0
    Pass pre-requisite exam:

    A09 Implementing Citrix XenServer 5.0
    Prepare with:

    CXS-200-1I – Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5.0
    CXS-201-1W – Implementing Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5.0
    Pass 1 exam from the list below:

    A06 Implementing Citrix Provisioning Server 5.0 (or)
    900 Citrix Provisioning Server 4.5: Administration

    As you can see, the Enterprise exam is a good start in your path to being a Citrix Xen Master, and then it builds upon that with skills of the Platinum track to becoming an Engineer.

    Engineer

    CCEE for Virtualization CCEE for Virtualization Upgrade Path
    The Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualization certification is designed to certify breadth of knowledge across Citrix Delivery Center virtualization solutions. The CCEE offers experienced IT professionals the opportunity to develop and validate their ability to combine the coordination of operational planning efforts with tactical design expertise and integration know-how.  The requirements and recommended steps to certification are as follows Individuals who hold a current Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) or Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) for XenApp (Presentation Server 4), MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 or MetaFrame XP Presentation Server can update to the CCEE for Virtualization by meeting the requirements below.
    Please note: This update path will be available to candidates who hold a CCEA or CCIA for MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 or MetaFrame XP Presentation Server until 6/30/2010 only. After this point, these candidates will be required to meet the full CCEE for Virtualization requirements.
    Attain Administrator Series Certification for each product below:

    Citrix XenApp
    CCA for Citrix XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008*
    Citrix XenServer
    CCA for Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 5; or
    CCA for Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 4
    Citrix XenDesktop
    CCA for Citrix XenDesktop 3; or
    CCA for Citrix XenDesktop Enterprise Edition 2

    Gain Administrative Experience:

    It is recommended that update path candidates possess experience administering the products which comprise the Citrix virtualization solution – XenApp, XenServer and XenDesktop.  In addition, the content in the CCEE for Virtualization is based on XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008 and experience in and/or knowledge of Windows Server 2008 is highly recommended.
    To deepen product knowledge, candidates can pursue product-specific Administrator Series certifications as needed.

    Pass Advanced Administration Exam:

    A08 Advanced Administration for Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008
    Prepare with:
    CXA-300-1I Advanced Administration for Citrix XenApp 5.0 for Windows Server 2008

    Pass Engineering Exam:

    A15 Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)
    Prepare With: (Q4 2009)
    CVE-400-1I Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution

    Pass Engineering Exam:

    A15 Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)
    Prepare with:
    CVE-400-1I Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)

     
    Complete CCEE Program documentation:

    To complete this certification, candidates must:
    Agree to the CCEE for Virtualization program agreement available in Certification Manager (Q3 2009)
    Complete CCEE Program documentation:

    To complete this certification, candidates must:
    Agree to the CCEE for Virtualization program agreement available in Certification Manager (Q3 2009)

    As you can see there is an extended amount of effort and testing required in order to be seen as a Citrix Engineer, only to be rivaled by stepping up to the Architect level!

    Architect

    CCIA for Virtualization CCIA for Virtualization Upgrade Path
    The Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualization certification focuses on best practices for analysis and design of Citrix virtualization technologies. By testing a range of skills used to design strategic approaches to virtualization, the CCIA certifies the knowledge required for successful deployments, while providing recognition and credibility to IT professionals.  In addition to the required exams, a minimum level of real-world experience is recommended for candidates who choose to pursue this certification.  As the most advanced Citrix designation, CCIA expertise helps organizations lower implementation costs, increase implementation success rates and reduce implementation time
    *Please note:  The content in the CCIA for Virtualization is based on XenApp 5 for Windows Server 2008 and experience in and/or knowledge of Windows Server 2008 is highly recommended.
    Individuals who hold a current Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA) or Citrix Certified Integration Architect (CCIA) for Citrix XenApp (Presentation Server 4), MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 or  MetaFrame XP Presentation Server can update to the CCIA for Virtualization by meeting the requirements below.

    Please note: This update path will be available to candidates who hold a CCEA or CCIA for MetaFrame Access Suite 3.0 or MetaFrame XP Presentation Server until 6/30/2010 only. After this point, these candidates will be required to meet the full CCIA for Virtualization requirements.

    Attain the following Engineer Series Certification:

    Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer (CCEE)  for Virtualization

    Pass Engineering Exam:

    A15 Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)
    Prepare with:
    CVE-400-1I Engineering a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)
    Gain Architect-level field experience (recommended):

    Successful candidates for this certification will have extensive field experience related to architecting Citrix virtualization-based solutions. Detailed information on this recommendation will be available in Q3 2009.
    Gain Architect-level field experience (recommended):

    Successful candidates for this certification will have extensive field experience related to architecting Citrix virtualization-based solutions. Detailed information on this recommendation will be available in Q3 2009.
    Pass Architecting Exam:

    A16 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)

    Prepare with:
    CVA-500-1I Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)

    Pass Architecting Exam:

    A16 Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)

    Prepare with:
    CVA-500-1I Architecting a Citrix Virtualization Solution (Q4 2009)

    Complete CCIA Program documentation:

    To complete this certification, candidates must:
    Agree to the CCIA for Virtualization program agreement available in Certification Manager
    Complete online profile questionnaire available in Certification Manager
    Complete CCIA Program documentation:

    To complete this certification, candidates must:
    Agree to the CCIA for Virtualization program agreement available in Certification Manager
    Complete online profile questionnaire available in Certification Manager

    With the tracks above, and your own desire to make yourself more credible, tangible and experienced – You should be set to be your own personal Admin, Engineer or Architect of the future of Virtualization!   There are many paths to pursue in the realm of Virtualization and they all tend to overlap one way or another which will bode infinitely useful when it comes to your experience.

    Good luck out there, Get trained, Get Certified and Get Virtual!

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    NetApp and Virtualization One Stop Shop!

    January 16th, 2009

    You ever ask the question “Wow, I wish there were a consolidated place to find everything* there is to find about NetApp and Virtualization?

    I ask that question all the time.  The following is a release of my internal notes I’d forward to people when they say “NetApp + Citrix?” “NetApp + VMware” or “NetApp + Hyper-V”

    This way, both you AND I have a single place to go look and I don’t have to reinvent my wheel!

    Everything you wanted to know about NetApp and Virtualization but were afraid to ask.

     NetApp Virtualization Team Blog – Great resource of information and the definitive source on updates of new documents, TR’s, etc – It is where I’ll update new links like those above from. NetApp Virtualization Team Blog – Great resource of information and the definitive source on updates of new documents, TR’s, etc – It is where I’ll update new links like those above from.

    VMware and NetApp

    Microsoft and NetApp

    Citrix and NetApp

    Oracle and NetApp

    And some definite –must- reads!

    NetApp Storage Efficiency Calculator

    NetApp 50% Virtualization Guarantee* (Effective until December 31, 2009)

    Top Must Read Knowledge Base Articles (Virt-KB!)

    NetApp Virtualization and Twitter!

    Yes! I was able to track down the folks at NetApp who are on Twitter, so follow them here!

    NetApp Virtualization and YouTube!

    • NetAppTV (Customer Success Stories and other cool videos)
    • NetAppTube (Demos from VMWorld and more!)
    • NTriantos (SMVI, VDI, OSSV and more!) 

    NetApp Tools for Virtualization!

    And last but not least!

     Vaughn Stewart – Virtual Storage Evangelist and all around great VM Guy! Vaughn Stewart – Virtual Storage Evangelist and all around great VM Guy!

    So, hopefully these resources will be useful to you, I know they’re pretty useful for me and I reference them often.   Definitely read the Must Reads, regardless of Virt Solution!

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    Get Your Virtual On! (MS Virtualization Launch)

    October 19th, 2008

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    Microsoft Virtualization launch

    Attend the Microsoft® Virtualization Readiness Launch and Take Home the Latest Software*

    Register Now

    Get hands-on with virtualization—on us.
    Attend the event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions. Hear from Microsoft virtualization experts on how Microsoft uses virtualization in its own data centers. Dive into robust hands-on labs and gain a technical understanding of the Microsoft virtualization strategy. Then, take home a valuable set of free products and readiness-focused giveaways to help get you started:*

     

    Find out all about Microsoft virtualization.
    Spend a day learning how a well-designed virtualization strategy can help you control costs, improve service levels, and drive business agility. See solutions built on the Windows Server® 2008 operating system with Hyper-V™ technology, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007, and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization. And learn how you can leverage end-to-end virtualization to unlock benefits from the data center to the desktop.
    The day’s agenda is simple.

    • Begin your day with 300-level technical seminars:
      • Session I: Server Virtualization and Management
      • Session II: How Microsoft Builds Dynamic Data Centers
      • Session III: Understanding Virtualization at the Desktop Level
    • Spend the afternoon with experts and technology partners in our Solutions Pavilion, and experience Microsoft virtualization via hands-on labs.
    • Go home with the knowledge and products you need to start putting Microsoft virtualization into place in your organization.*

    *Free Microsoft evaluation software for all event attendees! You’ll take home an evaluation kit with versions of the latest virtualization products. The Microsoft Virtualization Evaluation Kit is available only for attendees of 2008 Microsoft Virtualization Launch event.
    **Registered attendees must be an IT Professional or IT Decision Maker and 18 years old by September 8, 2008 to attend this event. Limit one kit per person. All kits must be claimed at the event. This offer is non-transferrable and expires on December 31, 2008 while supplies last. Offer is not redeemable for cash. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.

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    And ofcourse, the fair Platinum Sponsors of the event! Oh, look there’s NetApp and Citrix! :)

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    Got Performance? XenApp on XenServer does!

    August 9th, 2008

    So, today I read this Whitepaper published in May of this year – omg! Cool is what I say!

    Discounting factors aside (And it makes for a great read) the excellent XenApp Citrix’s replacement for Presentation Server steps into the Virtualization Space on fire!

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    While physical does get some presentation value, the fact that the Virtual instance running on XenServer vs a Physical is able to perform with an 8% penalty is amazing.

    Citrix has been a player in this space (Well, really the only player) who is able to produce clear, consistent and reliable results.   And this just takes the cake to a new level.

     

    I encourage anyone interested in Application, Presentation and OS Virtualization to this out.

    Optimizing XenApp Performance with XenServer 4.1.0 Enterprise Edition

    For a Whitepaper, it is a good, short and non-boring read.

    This is only the beginning of a whole new Citrix and XenServer revolution, especially with their NetApp Integration, Partnership and NetApp Adapter

    The heat is on – oh uh oh oh! :)

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