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High Availability Clusters in VMware vSphere without Sacrificing Features or Flexibility
This paper explains the challenges of moving important applications from traditional physical servers to virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere in order to take advantage of key benefits such as configuration flexibility, data and application mobility, and efficient use of IT resources and highlights six key facts you should know about HA protection in VMware vSphere environments that can save you money.

Many large enterprises are moving important applications from traditional physical servers to virtualized environments, such as VMware vSphere in order to take advantage of key benefits such as configuration flexibility, data and application mobility, and efficient use of IT resources.

Realizing these benefits with business critical applications, such as SQL Server or SAP can pose several challenges. Because these applications need high availability and disaster recovery protection, the move to a virtual environment can mean adding cost and complexity and limiting the use of important VMware features. This paper explains these challenges and highlights six key facts you should know about HA protection in VMware vSphere environments that can save you money.

Unmasking the Top 5 End-User Computing (EUC) Challenges
The work-from-anywhere world is upon us. To support the distributed workforce, organizations have deployed virtual applications and desktops, but still struggle to make the digital employee experience as good or better than the office experience. ControlUp surveyed over 450 end-user computing administrators and asked them about their most challenging problems in supporting remote work.
Today, millions of people across the globe are now working remotely. Though COVID-19 will soon be but a memory, this “work-from-anywhere” trend is here to stay. To support the distributed workforce, organizations have deployed virtual applications and desktops, but still struggle to make the employee experience as good or better than their experience in the office.

ControlUp surveyed over 450 end-user computing administrators and asked them about their most challenging problems in supporting remote work. From slow logons, application performance issues, network latency, unified communications issues, to slow sessions, this paper explains the top five survey findings and explores the ways ControlUp helps mitigate these problems.
Analyzing VMware Horizon Logons
While VMware Horizon provides a powerful virtualization platform, technologies and capabilities like Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, authentication, DNS, network, group policy, and third-party apps must work seamlessly to provide a great digital employee experience. This eBook will focus on improving the logon duration for EUC and VDI deployments.

While VMware Horizon provides a powerful virtualization platform, technologies and capabilities like Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, authentication, DNS, network, group policy, and third-party apps must work seamlessly to provide a great digital employee experience. This eBook will focus on improving the logon duration for EUC and VDI deployments.

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Analyzing Digital Workspace Cost Savings with Liquidware Digital Workspace Management
When considering a cost savings analysis for desktop management, there are a few key reasons why an organization should embark on this process with Liquidware. Liquidware’s Digital Workspace Management suite covers all phases of desktop changes and management. This means that from initial setup and deployment to ongoing maintenance and updates, Liquidware’s solutions provide comprehensive coverage for all aspects of desktop management.
When considering a cost savings analysis for desktop management, there are a few key reasons why an organization should embark on this process with Liquidware. Liquidware’s Digital Workspace Management suite covers all phases of desktop changes and management. This means that from initial setup and deployment to ongoing maintenance and updates, Liquidware’s solutions provide comprehensive coverage for all aspects of desktop management. This can help to streamline the desktop delivery process and keep workspaces modern, which in turn can lead to increased productivity and competitiveness for the organization. A cost savings analysis with Liquidware helps keep budgets in check. In today’s rapidly evolving business climate, budgets are continually scrutinized in order to keep businesses competitive. By partnering with Liquidware and leveraging our solutions, organizations can realize a quick return on investment and potentially save costs in the long run. Liquidware’s custom Cost Analysis Report and Service provides a valuable resource for enterprise workspace environments. By analyzing and identifying areas where cost savings can be realized, organizations can make informed decisions about desktop management and ensure they are getting the most value out of their investment with Liquidware’s solutions.

Fixing Slow Logons in EUC Environments
Fixing Slow Logons in EUC Environments - Get more from your digital experience monitoring and optimization solution.
Fixing Slow Logons in EUC Environments - Get more from your digital experience monitoring and optimization solution.
4 Concerns Voiced by VMware Customers
Businesses rely on virtualization to drive efficiency for edge and distributed computing. With IT infrastructure costs on the rise, you need to find the best solution for your organization. To learn how attitudes toward a major player in virtualization are changing, Scale Computing commissioned a new survey of IT professionals in the US and the UK using VMware. See what those users had to say, and how it changed from 2021.

Businesses rely on virtualization to drive efficiency for edge and distributed computing. With IT infrastructure costs on the rise, you need to find the best solution for your organization. To learn how attitudes toward a major player in virtualization are changing, Scale Computing commissioned a new survey of IT professionals in the US and the UK using VMware. Access this infographic to see what those users had to say, and how it changed from 2021. Plus, get an inside look at the Scale Computing Seamless Switch program, where Scale Computing welcomes VMware users with no-cost license term coverage.

Scale Computing invites VMware customers to embark on a technology innovation and cost-saving journey with our Seamless Switch Program. This initiative is designed to provide a seamless transition for making the shift from VMware to Scale Computing by:

  • providing coverage for their remaining term at no additional cost.*
  • free migration tool access to enhance the transition experience.
  • one free pass to Platform//2024, a Scale Computing Customer and Partner Conference.

In addition, all VMware customers who receive a demo and a Scale Computing Platform (SC//Platform) pricing quote will receive a FREE Fitbit Versa 4!

*Scale Computing will provide term coverage for up to 12 months.

The Shortest Distance to Virtualization Excellence
When it comes to virtualization technology, you have more options than you probably realize. With the number of options available, you can choose an IT infrastructure platform that offers a simplified, highly automated infrastructure that keeps your applications and organization running efficiently. Many of today’s virtualization solutions are comprised of multiple vendor products—one for the hypervisor, servers, and storage hardware—making it more complicated and expensive than it needs to be.

Why Migrating to Scale Computing's Virtualization Solution is the Smart Choice

Introduction

When it comes to virtualization technology, you have more options than you probably realize. With the number of options available, you can choose an IT infrastructure platform that offers a simplified, highly automated infrastructure that keeps your applications and organization running efficiently.

Many of today’s virtualization solutions are comprised of multiple vendor products—one for the hypervisor, servers, and storage hardware—making it more complicated and expensive than it needs to be. Configuring those disparate server and storage components just the right way wastes valuable time.

Then you have to install and configure the hypervisor and add time to test for compatibility and performance, further delaying deployment. To succeed, you need expertise in all those different platforms, some of which are so complicated that you’re expected to be certified in them.

Once you’ve got it all up and running, it can be hard to scale out when you need more resources, especially if you’re not able to add the exact same components. You may need to bring in more expertise and conduct more testing. Then you have the ongoing cost of licensing renewals, support, and maintenance for multiple pieces from multiple vendors, including different licenses for different features. Add disaster recovery—an additional piece of the puzzle that can add yet another vendor, requiring more expertise and further complicating matters. There goes more time and more money.

Whether you’re considering migrating from your existing virtualization platform or are virtualizing from scratch for the first time, there’s a better way to do it. Whether you are looking at a single location or implementing an edge computing platform across hundreds of sites, Scale Computing’s hyperconverged approach is the shortest path to affordable virtualization that’s easy to deploy, easy to manage, and easy to scale.

Scale Computing’s virtualization software and appliances are based on patented technologies designed from the ground up to minimize infrastructure complexity and cost. Scale Computing Platform has helped IT organizations across all industries deploy robust virtualization solutions.

This white paper explores the advantages SC//Platform offers over competing virtualization solutions, looks at potential migration options, and shows how Scale Computing is making a difference in organizations like yours.

VMware DEM and App Volumes Overview Comparison with ProfileUnity & FlexApp
This guide has been authored by experts at Liquidware in order to provide information and guidance regarding some of the frequently asked questions customers encounter while exploring the FlexApp™ Layering technology.
This guide has been authored by experts at Liquidware in order to provide information and guidance regarding some of the frequently asked questions customers encounter while exploring the FlexApp™ Layering technology. FlexApp Application Layering is an integrated part of ProfileUnity that enables applications to be virtualized in such an innate way that they look native to the Windows operating system (OS) and other applications. FlexApp is a perfect complement to ProfileUnity, which provides full user environment management (UEM) with advanced features such as Application Rights Management and context-aware settings for printer and policy management. Although FlexApp is cost effectively licensed with ProfileUnity™, the solution can be licensed separately if your organization has already standardized on an alternative User Environment Management solution. Application Layering leads to much higher rates of compatibility than previous technologies which used Application Isolation to virtualize applications. Once applications have been packaged for layering, they are containerized on virtual hard disks (VHDXs) or virtual machine disks (VMDKs). They can be centrally assigned to users on a machine-level or context-aware basis. FlexApp applications are compatible with virtual, physical and multi-session Windows® environments such as VMware® Horizon View, Citrix® Virtual Apps and Desktops and Microsoft® AVD. This whitepaper provides an overview of FlexApp concepts and ways in which FlexApp can serve as a cornerstone in an application delivery strategy. FlexApp greatly reduces desktop administration overhead by dramatically reducing the need for traditional software distribution and through a reduction in the number of base images needed to support users. FlexApp is a powerful ally of VDI users and administrators. This paper compares Liquidware solutions to VMware App Volumes version 4 and its current updates through the last revision of this document.
CloudFabrix vSphere Observability powered by Cisco Observability Platform
Why go for vSphere Observability Module? • Cisco Observability Platform is incomplete without virtualization and vSphere. • Numerous Enterprise Applications run on VMWare and the Cisco VMWare accounts for more than 40% market share of Virtualization and HCI market is growing swiftly. • Seamless correlated experience to monitor virtualized environments running cloud native workloads has now become a necessity to deliver a smooth customer experience. • Comprehensive observability all the way from
What are the values customers can obtain by opting vSphere Observability Solution powered by Cisco Observability Platform?
  • End To End Visibility
    • Capturing data across spectrum i.e. Business->Applications->Infra
  • Hybrid Cloud Environments support
    • Public Clouds, On-Prem, Cloud Native, Legacy etc
  • More accurate event correlations
    • Collection & Correlations across business, apps & infra
  • More accurate root cause/impact analysis
    • Improved MTTD/MTTR with full stack dependencies
  • Enhanced Observability Experience
    • Broader use cases support :  extensibility and customization
Get a Grip on Your Local IT with Edge Computing
Edge computing provides a reliable, easy-to-manage, and affordable infrastructure for your remote locations. New technologies are constantly changing the IT landscape. These developments force organizations to critically review their technical architecture. This is particularly true for businesses with remote locations. In this white paper, you will learn what edge computing is, how it helps you modernize your infrastructure, and how it enables you to get a grip on your remote IT resources.

Edge computing provides a reliable, easy-to-manage, and affordable infrastructure for your remote locations.

New technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), are changing the IT landscape. IoT deployments enable businesses to make more intelligent decisions, help streamline business processes, and improve the customer experience. These developments force organizations to critically review their technical architecture. This is particularly true for businesses with various remote locations. For these organizations, IoT technology requires local data processing, as direct-to-cloud communication may not be reliable or fast enough to process vast amounts of time-sensitive data. Therefore, the local IT infrastructure is becoming just as critical as the IT resources located at central locations or in the data center.

Unfortunately, the resiliency, scalability, security, and availability at central locations do not inherently exist remotely. In addition, remote locations often lack skilled IT staff.

To innovate, local infrastructures need to evolve to match the criticality of the new workloads.

Regardless of size, businesses need a solid and simple infrastructure that is scalable and easy to manage, both remotely and locally.

Edge computing can make this happen. In this white paper, you will learn what edge computing is, how it helps you modernize your infrastructure, and how it enables you to get a grip on your remote IT resources.

What is Edge Computing?

Edge computing is a physical computing infrastructure intentionally located outside the four walls of the data center. Therefore, storage compute resources can be placed where they are needed.

Running on a small hardware footprint, an edge computing infrastructure collects and processes vast quantities of data, which can then be uploaded to a centralized data center or the cloud. Edge computing acts as a high-performance bridge from local compute to both private and public clouds.

IT Spring Cleaning: Five Tips to Tidy Up Your Infrastructure
A trend to declutter homes emerged from the popularity of the hit Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Her method is to declutter by choosing to keep objects that spark joy. This kind of philosophy can be applied to IT. While you may not think of IT infrastructure as sparking joy, you may think of it as sparking productivity and innovation to make your organization more successful, and we believe there is joy in that. Read on for five tips to help you declutter your IT infrastructure for t
A trend to declutter homes emerged from the popularity of the hit Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Her method is to declutter by choosing to keep objects that spark joy. This kind of philosophy can be applied to IT. While you may not think of IT infrastructure as sparking joy, you may think of it as sparking productivity and innovation to make your organization more successful, and we believe there is joy in that. Read on for five tips to help you declutter your IT infrastructure for the better.
Analyzing the Economic Benefits of the Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Platform
Unstructured data is vital for businesses but grows rapidly, making storage, protection, and management complex and costly. Cloud storage can ease this burden but can also be hard to manage, expensive, and unpredictable. Complex cloud storage limits developer productivity and media company agility. Learn how Backblaze customers simplified operations, enabled new opportunities, and significantly lowered costs, with substantial savings in storage, downloads, transactions, migration, and management
In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations face an unprecedented array of threats that underscore the critical importance of business resilience. An alarming rise in ransomware attacks has revealed that many organizations have inadequate data protection strategies and disaster recovery plans. To remain resilient, businesses must be proactive in adopting robust strategies that prioritize protection and recovery. This comprehensive guide explains the various facets of business resilience, including data protection and disaster recovery challenges. It also explores how the cloud has become an important tool for a more robust and agile response to cyberthreats.
GigaOm Radar for Full-Stack Edge Deployment
Scale Computing Recognized as a Leader in GigaOm Radar for Full-Stack Edge Deployments. In this new report GigaOm dives into what technology needs and best practices should be considered when looking at full-stack edge deployments. Those who will benefit from this report are IT and business leaders considering edge computing use cases.

Scale Computing Recognized as a Leader in GigaOm Radar for Full-Stack Edge Deployments

Full-stack edge deployments are cloud-managed and cloud-connected hyperconverged solutions that provide all the tools necessary to run applications at customers' preferred locations for local data collection and processing. These solutions bring a cloud-like experience to edge locations, which are otherwise difficult to manage at scale with traditional IT practices.

In this new report GigaOm dives into what technology needs and best practices should be considered when looking at full-stack edge deployments. Those who will benefit from this report are IT and business leaders considering edge computing use cases.

The GigaOm Radar report highlights:

  • Scale Computing is a good fit for any organization of any size.
  • Scale Computing delivers one unified edge computing platform for simplified deployment and management
  • Scale Computing provides fantastic economic benefits, allowing users to do more with less cost and fewer resources

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Build a Better vSAN
This white paper explores the development of a next-generation virtualized storage area network (vSAN) that provides high performance, data integrity, and cost-efficiency. Addressing the limitations of traditional VMware vSAN, it emphasizes the need for a solution that integrates seamlessly into a hypervisor, supports deduplication at the core, and offers robust data resiliency, including maintaining access during multiple hardware failures.
Building a superior Virtual Storage Area Network (vSAN) involves addressing traditional solutions' performance, resilience, and cost shortcomings. The next-generation vSAN, like VergeIO's VergeOS, integrates storage and hypervisor functionalities into a single efficient code base, matching the capabilities of dedicated storage arrays while maintaining the cost advantage of vSANs.

Key improvements include:
  • Hypervisor Integration: Seamless integration for better performance and scalability.
  • Cost Efficiency:  Eliminates expensive server hardware and storage controllers.
  • Built-in Deduplication: Core-level deduplication for minimal performance impact, maximum efficiency, and significant cost savings.
  • Intelligent Hardware Failure Protection: Enhanced resilience with data copies across multiple nodes and drives.
  • Advanced Snapshot Capabilities: Unlimited, efficient and independent snapshots.
The white paper "Build a Better vSAN" offers an in-depth analysis of these advancements, providing insights on improving vSAN performance, ensuring data integrity, and reducing storage costs. This approach sets a new standard in virtualized storage solutions, offering the reliability of dedicated storage arrays at vSAN prices.

A Step-By-Step VMware Migration Process
This comprehensive guide outlines a structured process for transitioning from VMware to VergeOS. It covers evaluating alternatives, planning the migration, execution, and post-migration optimization. Learn how to achieve cost savings, extend hardware life, and improve ransomware resiliency without disrupting operations. Download now to access detailed migration plans and a thorough VMware exit checklist. Get the insights you need for a smooth and efficient virtualization transition.

Discover the Essential Guide to VMware Migration

Transitioning from VMware to VergeOS requires careful planning to minimize disruption. Our guide provides a structured process for a smooth migration:

Key Sections of the Guide

1. Evaluation of Alternatives
   - Research and Trial: Identify and test virtualization solutions for performance, compatibility, features, and support.
   - Cost-Benefit Analysis: Compare costs and calculate ROI to evaluate benefits over VMware.

2. Planning the Migration
   - Detailed Plan: Outline timelines, resource allocation, and risk management.
   - Infrastructure Preparation: Ensure hardware and network compatibility

3. Execution and Post-Migration
   - Pilot Migration: Start with non-critical systems to test the process.
   - Full-Scale Migration: Schedule during low-usage periods, back up data, and execute the migration.
   - Post-Migration Testing: Verify functional and performance standards in the new environment.

4. Phased Migration Process
- Backup/DR: Use VergeOS for cost-effective backup and disaster recovery of the VMware environment.
- NAS Replacement: Replace Network Attached Storage with VergeOS.
- Testing: Test workloads for compatibility and performance.
- Conversion: Incrementally convert virtual machines, starting with low-priority workloads.

Download the full guide now to optimize your virtualization strategy.