Finance Company Deploys V-locity I/O Reduction Software for Blazing Fast VDI

When the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority decided to better support their users by moving away from using physical PCs and migrating to a virtual desktop infrastructure, the challenge was to ensure the fastest possible user experience from their Horizon View VDI implementation. “Anytime an [...]

Big Data Boom Brings Promises, Problems

By 2020, an estimated 43 trillion gigabytes of data will have been created—300 times the amount of data in existence fifteen years earlier. The benefits of big data, in virtually every field of endeavor, are enormous. We know more, and in many ways can do [...]

Financial Sector Battered by Rising Compliance Costs

Finance is already an outlier in terms of IT costs. The industry devotes 10.5% of total revenue to IT—and on average, each financial industry IT staffer supports only 15.7 users, the fewest of any industry. All over the world, financial services companies are facing skyrocketing [...]

Teaser: Coming Soon! Intelligent Caching and Fragmentation Prevention = IO Heaven

Sometimes the performance of physical servers, PCs and laptops slows to a crawl. No matter what you do, it takes half an eternity to open some files. It’s tied into the architecture of the Windows operating system. The OS becomes progressively slower the longer it [...]

The Gartner Cool Vendor Report in Storage Technologies: Vanity or Value

We all like lists that rank who is cool, best in class or top score in a buyer’s guide. Every year, Gartner releases their prized "Cool Vendor" selection. But is it just vanity for the vendor selected or is there actual, tangible value to the [...]

When Dave Cappuccio of Gartner Speaks, People Listen

As others entered the stage, there was perfunctory applause. However, when Dave entered a roar of applause erupted, and the event ground to a halt for several minutes. Sitting in the audience at Gartner Symposium 2013 over the next several days I saw this reaction [...]

The Real Meaning of Disruption

Disruption is a popular word these days. Is it the replacement for innovation, which we’ve overused into pointlessness over the past ten years? Maybe, but disruption means more: it carries the weight of shaking up the status quo—of not only creating something new—but creating something [...]

V-locity version 5 – The Director’s Cut

As you know, we just released V-locity version 5. Here’s the director’s cut.We committed a slew of engineers to several months of development to build an enterprise-class management console for V-locity. In a world where a couple developers with a few pizzas can create a [...]

V-locity version 5 – The Director’s Cut

As you know, we just released V-locity version 5. Here’s the director’s cut.We committed a slew of engineers to several months of development to build an enterprise-class management console for V-locity. In a world where a couple developers with a few pizzas can create a [...]

Announcing V-locity version 5

 “It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” - Bruce LeeRemoving the nonessential is a key element of simplicity and efficiency, yet it is deceptively difficult to accomplish. We need reminding. And then more reminding.When I get too caught-up [...]