• Meeting the Application Virtualization Challenge

    Published: September 1, 2010
    Author: Ronny Front

    Application virtualization and desktop virtualization solutions break the bond between the applications, operating systems and end-users. This approach can improve IT efficiency and provide a rich desktop experience for users without any impact to the benefits of flexibility and isolation as known in the traditional world.

  • Atlantis Computing Demonstrates VDI Cost Savings at VMworld

    Published: August 30, 2010
    Author: Atlantis Computing Press Release

    Atlantis VDI Demonstration Shows 50-75% Reduction in VDI Storage CAPEX Costs

  • The IT Project-Tracking Database: Keep Your Key People in the Loop

    Published: August 9, 2010
    Author: Ashish Nadkarni

    A project-tracking database should not just be a nominal entity that exists for the sake of existence; rather, it should contain some key attributes that every person in the company can draw important conclusions from -- and use them to form the basis of key decisions that impact not just the project itself, but also the overall vision and direction of the company.

  • The Slow Pace of Data Center Convergence

    Published: July 30, 2010
    Author: Mike Vizard

    Although various approaches to data center convergence have a lot of promise in terms of reducing costs, a combination of economic and internal political challenges is slowing the rate of migration to these new data center architectures.

  • Choosing a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Published: July 29, 2010
    Author: Tom Brand

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI, is no longer perceived as just a niche tactic and is poised to become a mainstream enterprise strategy. Gartner predicts that the worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 million units, up from more than 500,000 units in 2009. VDI has the potential to help businesses manage their desktop environments more efficiently and securely, but is not without its challenges.

  • Retiring IT Assets to Avoid Maintenance Penalties

    Published: July 27, 2010
    Author: Ashish Nadkarni

    In this installment, learn how data center consulting and managed services firm GlassHouse Technologies Inc. worked with a client that needed to consolidate IT assets to avoid maintenance costs and penalties. Here, Ashish Nadkarni, GlassHouse Technologies' practice lead for data mobility, explains the consolidation process:

  • Which Windows Malware Tools are Available to Monitor a Specific Virus?

    Published: July 14, 2010
    Author: Tom Chmielarski

    A SearchMidmarketSecurity.com reader asks our resident security expert Tom Chmielarski, "Which Windows malware tools will help you examine the actions of a specific virus on your computer?" From time to time, when responding to a malware infection, it is useful to determine what changes that malware is making to your system. Is it writing data to any files? Has it modified any registry keys? Is it listening on any network ports?

  • Is Cloud the Answer for the CIOs and CFOs?

    Published: March 3, 2010
    Author: GlassHouse

    Hype is one thing, but why are CIOs and CFOs starting to take cloud computing so seriously? Regardless of the cloud solution chosen, they all have one thing in common; a move away from a capital intensive model to an operating expense (opex) based model.

  • 10 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2010

    Published: February 1, 2010
    Author: James Damoulakis

    By many accounts, 2010 will be the year that cloud computing officially takes hold. Organizations large and small will realize the cost, space and management benefits that moving applications to the cloud will deliver.

  • Does Your Backup Environment Measure Up?

    Published: March 14, 2006
    Author: Jim Damoulakis


    A recent GlassHouse Technologies assessment of a large, multisite backup environment found an overall backup success rate for the Windows environment of 59%. Shocking? Yes. Uncommon? Not really. While alarmingly low, it is not unusual to uncover backup metrics that are significantly out of line with expectations.


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