Vote for Lewan at VMworld

How can you vote for Lewan at VMworld?  Well, vote for the sessions we’ve submitted!

I have submitted 3 sessions this year, compared to 0 last year for VMworld 2012. If you’d like to take a look at my submissions and vote for me I’d sure appreciate it. It’s pretty incredible how many sessions were submitted and quite a few of them looked quite good!

Sessions 1817, 1993, 2255


#CitrixSynergy winding down

This was my first Summit/Synergy conference and I must say I was impressed. All my guys who attended were all alumni so I can’t give you the same context they can. Here’s my very high level observations:

-Citrix is growing like crazy
-The demos were awesome
-They are doing a really nice job of staying head of the competition by enhancing the products they have
-While adding onto their portfolio organically and through acquisition to fill out their strategy
-And have done a pretty darn good job of integrating the core elements into the complimentary products
-Have elected to fight the cloud battle at a higher level,e.g., closer to the management and app versus the infrastructure and with open source
-Their social networking was off he hook and really engaged folks and their enterprise social networking app looks pretty pimp

Again, these are high level impressions from a newbie. More details in this blog and at I’m sure.

If your a Citrix fan or just want to learn more, I would encourage the trip.

What’s that happ’s at #citrixsynergy today

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At the customer keynote with the #LewanCorp SE team. Will take a few notes on stuff that sounds cool or interesting.

High-level themes….
We believe people should be able to work and play from anywhere using any device
We believe the cloud era is here
W believe IT consumerizaion is the next big IT driver

GoToAssist is now available on Android and iOS and they’re both free! Now you can provideIT support for your family easier 🙂
New Wyse Xenith 2 client announced
VDI in a box is simple to belly to get going and they will trade in these licenses for full XenDesktop when ready. Voted best VDI at Interop. Dell has rolled this out at Dell DVS packaged solution.
Windows XP expires in 2014 and AppDna can help with these types of migrations. Shows you where the issues will be and which ones should easily migrate. The new version6 has a much better user experience and is simpler to deploy.
XenClient….announced acquisition of Virtual Computer today to enhance and accelerate this offering
The partnership with Cisco is really taking off and the vxi technology is very strategic

More info here as well:

We’re rounding out our Managed Services Offerings again by adding Advanced Security Management

@LewanCorp has added more capabilities for our customers around managed security.

Our fully managed security service may well be the simplest, most cost-effective way to protect your network from attack. We provide a state-of-the-art security technology, 24×7 redundant NOCs and dedicated security experts to monitor and defend your network. All your basic network security needs are covered with security domain expertise to monitor and respond to threats 24 x 7 x 365 as a compliment to our portfolio of comprehensive IT management solutions.

Managed Services Solution stack:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Managed Security Services
Managed and Monitored IT Infrastructure Services
End-user ServiceDesk Support
Managed Cloud Backup Services
Hosted Email and Collaboration

General Availability of VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5, 4.0, 4.1 and 5.0 Patches

A new patch release notification from VMware was received today, it’s copied below.

We are pleased to inform you that new VMware ESX/ESXi Patches are available as of May 3, 2012.

These patches address several critical security issues. Detailed information regarding resolved and known issues and enhancements can be found in these Knowledge Base articles:

3.5 EP2 Patch Release Notes:

4.0 EP7 Patch Release Notes:

4.1 EP2-1 Patch Release Notes:

5.0 EP3 Patch Release Notes:

VMware ESX/ESXi Patches are available for download at


VMware vSphere Product Release Team