An interesting article appeared in Forbes, "Sandbox Vendors Ignore Microsoft License Agreements," in which the author points out that, in "Microsoft's Customer License Agreement (CLA) for embedded systems... there is no provision for a vendor to ship appliances with multiple virtual instances of Windows, or its popular Office productivity suite. In fact, shipping Windows in a virtualized environment is expressly prohibited." From the article it appears that some vendors, such as FireEye, are violating Microsoft's license agreement with each shipment... [Read More]
by RSS Todd Nelson  |  May 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
When companies grow, their networks grow with them. What naturally follows is a growth in administration. As a Systems Engineer in the Nordics I meet a lot of quickly growing companies and they have a lot in common when it comes to facing the challenges of their rapid growth. Typically they will have very flat network structures and simple security solutions all managed by a single person or a very small team. These small teams are made up of generalists that need to cover everything including virtual environments, storage, networks, firewalls and... [Read More]
by RSS Nils von Greyerz  |  May 14, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends