Cloud APIs and iOS – Authorization Codes and Asynchronous Programming

I had previously found out how to manually obtain an authorization code for use with the VCD API, and in a more recent blog post I’d begun automating those steps in an iOS app – the last part I need to do now is to actually go ahead and obtain that necessary Authorization Code.

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Cloud APIs and iOS – Next Steps with iOS

In my previous post I was able to make a single query against a vCloud Director API and get back some data, in this post I’m going to turn that data into some more useful information that I can consume within my iOS app.

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Cloud APIs and iOS – First Steps with iOS

My previous post was all about getting access to the vCloud APIs – which was all well and good but I want to figure out how to begin to access those APIs from an iOS app. I began by downloading and installing the latest release of Xcode and then went looking for some helpful starter tutorials. Continue reading

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Cloud APIs and iOS – learning something new

I’m playing around with the APIs for vCloud Air trying to understand how they work and what can be done with them and at the same time I’m trying [again] to wrap my brain around iOS programming.  I’m going to try to combine both pursuits and document my progress here on this blog.

My first exercise has been to just get access to the API…

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Eliminating performance bottlenecks in production apps without breaking the storage bank

I’m taking part in a webinar on 29th April in conjunction with PernixData and the UK based Computing  magazine.

I’ll be presenting a case study on what I found when virtualising Microsoft SQL server under VMware and how PernixData FVP helped solve some significant storage performance problems.

Details for the webinar and the registration form are available at http://view6.workcast.net/register?pak=7542766467978297&referrer=pernix

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VMware Horizon View Persistent Desktops on Local SSD Storage (A back of the envelope design exercise)

I was asked today to figure out a quick (Implemented in less than 6 weeks from today 10th December!) short term (< 12 months before being replaced) solution to provide between 20 and 50 additional remote desktops for our existing VMware Horizon View environment.  I have some constraints and options to consider. Continue reading

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Real World Write Performance with PernixData FVP

I have been running PernixData FVP software in my production datacenter for a little over a month now and I wanted to share some of the results we’ve seen from deploying this amazing software.

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