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Distribution Watch: Westcon, Securematics, Tech Dataview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Good day, and welcome to the latest edition of Distribution Watch, our weekly collection of happenings in disty land. This week’s lineup includes Westcon Group, Securematics and Tech Data, so let’s get to it. Westcon Group: F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) has tapped Westcon as its first global distribution partner. (IT news)

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VMware Opens Network Management Solution Competencyview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – VMware (NYSE: VMW) says that demand from channel partners for its vCenter Operations Management solutions is growing at an impressive clip, prompting the vendor to open a new VMware Partner Network Management Solution Competency, its sixth such proficiency highlighting partner expertise, skills and differentiation. The virtualization kingpin’s rationale for the new Solution Competency is that cust (IT news)

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Optimal Active Directory and Exchange role setup with 3 serversview story

http://serverfault.com – A new guy is here :) I have a discussion on this topic scheduled for mid-August, and I'd like to see how much I'm prepared and how many things I actually got right :) Also, how much more I need to learn on the subject :) The situation is the following: There are 5 servers available to me, all with 8 CPU cores and 16 GB of RAM. I will need to set up an Active Directory environment that will hav (HowTos)

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Spiceworks 6 Adds IT Knowledge Base for SMBsview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Spiceworks is reaching out to organizations with limited tech budgets with the latest release of its social network and IT management software, Spiceworks 6, aimed at SMBs. The latest update includes automated cloud services discovery, an optional remote device agent and a new social IT knowledge base — the platform’s flagship new feature. The knowledge base lets IT specialists search and bookmark (IT news)

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Citrix’s Hinkle Proposes Linux Model for an Open Source Cloudview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – As the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix, Mark Hinkle oversees Citrix efforts around the open source Apache CloudStack IaaS platform and Xen hypervisor projects. We talked recently about the company’s involvement in the open source cloud and how it might model Linux. As the Senior Director of Cloud Computing Community at Citrix, Mark Hinkle oversees Citrix efforts around the o (General)

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VMware Earnings: Any Impact From Microsoft Hyper-V?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – VMware (NYSE: VMW) Q2 2012 financial results beat Wall Street’s expectations, and the virtualization company’s sales pipeline sounds strong ahead of the big VMworld conference in August. But Investors Business Daily believes VMware’s Q3 forecast is slightly below expectations. Is Microsoft Hyper-V putting competitive pressure on VMware? (IT news)

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Virtual Machine (libvirt) +WinXPview story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Running Fedora 16/64 bit. (HowTos)

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VCE: What Did $1B Run Rate Cost EMC, VMware, Cisco, Intel?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – VCE‘s annual bookings run rate is approaching $1 billion. But how much have investors EMC (NYSE: EMC), VMware (VMW), Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Intel (INTC) together pumped into VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment company? The answer appears to be about $1 billion, according to some educated guesses from The VAR Guy. Here’s the math. First, the background. (IT news)

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VMware Earnings: New CEO’s Virtualization, Cloud Vision?view story

http://www.thevarguy.com – When VMware (NYSE: VMW) announces Q2 financial results on July 23, it’s a prime opportunity for the virtualization company to discuss its forthcoming CEO shift, and key priorities (virtualization, cloud computing,etc.) as VMworld 2012 approaches in August. The big question: Is VMware still in hyper-growth mode or is Microsoft Hyper-V starting to gain ground in the virtualization market? (IT news)

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How to disable barriers?view story

http://serverfault.com – It seems impossible to disable barriers. I have tried loading the kernel with "mount -o barrier=off", "mount -o barrier=0", "barrier=off" and "barrier=0". The kernel is Atomic Secure Linux 2.6.32 with CentOS 6.2 (now 6.3). (HowTos)