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Chief Technology Officer, Sigma Solutions
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Elias Khnaser, Chief Technology Officer for Sigma Solutions, is an internationally renowned expert and thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, enterprise consumerization, virtualization, and cloud computing. He is well-published, authoring and co-authoring six books, 10 video training DVDs, and hundreds of articles. He is a frequent speaker at leading technology conferences and is an evangelist, blogger, and columnist at Virtualization Review Magazine, InformationWeek, and Forbes. Elias is responsible for the technical vision of at Sigma, identifying trends, innovating, and developing strategies for keeping the company on the cutting edge of solutions delivery. He is also a customer-facing executive, advising clients on IT transformation, development of IT roadmaps, enterprise consumerization strategies, virtualization, and cloud computing.
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posted in July 2010

With VDI, Local Disk Is A Thing Of The Past

7/21/2010
Last week I read a few interesting articles about storage in desktop virtualization, VDI in particular. The consensus is that this storage belongs on local disk, not the SAN. One industry expert even says you can use SSDs locally and still get away for less money. I beg to differ.

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Will Microsoft Win Back Virtualization With Windows 8 and HyperV 3?

7/12/2010
Is Microsoft trying to win back the virtualization market by, once again, leveraging its desktop dominance? Redmond has a history of using this strategy -- remember when Novell was its main competitor in the server market? The popularity of Windows on the desktop eventually forced IT to adopt Windows NT. The approach that Microsoft is reportedly taking with Windows 8 and Hyper-V 3 seems strikingly familiar. And that's OK by me.

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