Adding Cloud Infrastructure to Your Automated Dev/Test Environment

When most people think about using a public infrastructure cloud, it’s usually for an Internet-facing application like a company web server. And if you’ve ever considered a public infrastructure cloud for a training or dev/test environment, you might picture end users having to use some kind of remote access client, connecting via a client-based VPN,

Do VMware’s Hands-on Labs Spell the End of Home Labs?

Last week, VMware expert Edward Grigson produced a blog entitled, Online virtualisation labs come of age that poses the question: Will VMware’s Hands-on Labs spell the end of home labs? In his piece he discusses the fact that, until recently, there were no public cloud services that allowed users to experiment with the hypervisor layer.

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Information Week Cover Story: The Test Lab of Your Dreams

Information Week’s recent cover story talks about how and why more companies are opting to move their development testing labs from traditional in-house infrastructures to new cloud-based test labs. But beyond the glossy descriptions of compelling benefits, Information Week goes a layer deeper to the key question that I hear many enterprises asking: What are

Are You Ready for Windows 8?

There’s no doubt that Microsoft is betting big on what they have rightfully called a “reimagining” of the company’s flagship operation system. Windows 8 looks to offer a significant opportunity to deliver new user experiences, and I would suspect that you are probably wondering how your business will best prepare itself for what this latest

Lab Manager EOL: Weighing Your Options

In early 2011, VMware announced its decision to discontinue additional major releases of vCenter Lab Manager. This leaves organizations that are currently running Lab Manager at a crossroads. They need to determine whether it’s best for them to continue using the virtual lab infrastructure that is already in place, or consider other options for their

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