17 Mar

VMware vSphere Pricing and Packaging Changes

VMware recently announced changes to the vSphere product line, including discontinuation of some products and pricing increases for others. Highlights include the following: End of availability effective June 30, 2016 vSphere Enterprise vSphere with Operations Management Standard vSphere with Operations Management Enterprise Price changes effective April 1, 2016 (all prices suggested MSRP) vSphere with Operations Read more…

26 Jan

Preparing for Events that Limit Access to Your Firm’s Office

From inclement weather to interruptions in transportation, events that keep you from getting to your office are bound to happen occasionally. It’s important for IT to make the proper preparations to keep everyone productive while working from home. Business continuity and disaster recovery technology (BC/DR) has made it possible for firms to continue working with minimal Read more…

11 Mar

Why Working From Home Still Works for Legal

What’s good for Yahoo might not be good for your law firm. The corporation has attracted enormous attention for its new ban on working from home, giving remote workers three months to relocate to its corporate offices. In the legal world, though, telecommuting is on the up and up, with firms in recent ILTA surveys Read more…

03 Dec

Citrix NetScaler MPX and VPX Sizing

Recently, I’ve been asked by a number of clients to help size and implement Citrix NetScaler VPX virtual appliances. Citrix positions the NetScaler as a ‘high-speed load balancing and content switching, data compression, content cashing, SSL acceleration, network optimization, application visibility and application security’ platform. With so many available functions, firms need to size carefully Read more…

23 Aug

Planning Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – More than Meets the “I”

It’s 2012, and now that several years of “This is the Year of VDI!” have come and gone, we can finally say that VDI is gaining momentum in legal.  According to the 2011 ILTA technology survey nearly 20% of firms have implemented VDI (either XenDesktop or View) and nearly 40% are researching or testing it.  Read more…

08 Jun

Citrix Provisioning Server – Understanding the Limitations of Write Cache in Target Device RAM

As server and storage hardware continues to evolve, and now that Citrix has introduced Machine Creation Services (MCS) as an alternative deployment methodology to compliment Provisioning Server (PvS), architects and engineers have more flexibility than ever with regard to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) design. While MCS is somewhat limited, PvS provides flexibility with regard to Read more…