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Written by stevedevera Monday, 10 October 2011 20:09
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Benchmarks: vSphere 4.0 vs XenServer 5.5 vs Hyper-V R2 for Terminal Services and VDI workloads

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, February 16th, 2010   |  

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Exactly one year ago two well-known virtualization experts Ruben Spruijt (Solution Architect and CTO at PQR) and Jeroen van de Kamp (Enterprise Architect and CTO at Login Consultants) releasedan independent, non-sponsored performance analysiscomparing ESX 3.5, XenServer 5.0 and Hyper-V 2008.

The benchmark, specifically designed to measure desktop virtualization workloads (served by Terminal Services and VDI platforms), was so valid that Citrix decided to embrace the Virtual Reality Check methodology to measure XenDesktop 4 performance.

Twelve months later the two are back with a new comparison. This time they put side by side Citrix XenServer 5.5, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 1, comparing them against their new workload simulator Virtual Session Indexer (VSI) 2.0.

The most interesting thing is that all tests were performed on HP hardware equipped with the new Intel Xeon 5500 Series CPUs (codename Nehalem), and compared to Virtual Reality Check 1.0 results obtained on previous generation processors. 
Performance are almost doubled with both XenServer and vSphere, and with Hyper-V R2, performance are up 154%.


Once again, if you are involved in a desktop virtualization project this performance analysis is a mandatory reading.

Written by aeonmike Monday, 03 October 2011 15:10
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We are looking for 3 PH-LWUG CORE member to help us continue our Mission and Vision for our Community.

- Your time when we have a meeting and events: Seminar/Trainings
- Willing to share your knowledge

Just PM us if you're interested. Thanks!

Written by stevedevera Friday, 16 September 2011 14:35
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Written by stevedevera Friday, 16 September 2011 14:28
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Software Freedom Day Philippines 2011


Greetings from the Software Freedom Network!

We are cordially inviting you to participate in the celebration of Software Freedom Day (SFD) 2011 in the Philippines on September 17, 8:00am – 5:00pm at the University of Santo Tomas (UST). SFD is a yearly celebration of software freedom that aims to educate the public about the value and importance of software

Free and open source software (FOSS) are free, high-quality alternatives to proprietary software ranging from your operating system to applications you would use at home, in business, education and other social purposes. The affordability and viablity of FOSS tools have important economic and social impacts especially in third world countries like the Philippines.

The FOSS community intends to share its role in advancing the Filipino people's right to freedom of information in this year's SFD celebration, with the theme "FOSS: Enabling Freedom of Information". The event will have parallel plenary sessions on topics and issues regarding FOSS in the morning, followed by
breakout sessions in the afternoon featuring introductory trainings on FOSS applications and concepts. Hundreds of teams worldwide celebrated SFD in 2010. Over 700 celebrants trooping to the University of the Phililppines Diliman Campus and around 1,500 pre-event celebrants in Lipa City College. And we are expecting more participants this year! Your full participation in the event would definitely contribute to this year's success.

The SFD 2011 network is composed of the Computer Professionals' Union as the main organizer, and the University of Sto. Tomas Computer Science Society as host organization. Partner organizations supporting the event are Junior Computer Professionals' Union, UP Network for Educational Technology, ACT Teachers, Office of Rep. Hon. Teddy Casiño, Taguig City University Developers Society, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Taguig Computer Society, Technological University of the Philippines Manila Computer Association, Philippine Blender Users Group, GroupAid, OpenStreetMap Philippines, Exist Global, DevCon, Wikimedia Philippines, Mozilla Firefox, and many more.

We are still accepting interested partner organizations.

Thank you very much, and thank you for your full participation. Let the world know that CHANGE is

Yours in Service,

SFD Philippines Team

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