December 23, 2010
December being the month that you normally give and receive gifts, this year the welcome present we received this was the news of the virtual edition of the Command Center Secure gateway becoming GA.
For us this was long awaited news, and we were eager to replace the physical appliances we were using in the past on both the IT department, and the local Sales support demo rack.
Nothing against the physical appliance, but since we already made the jump to virtual a couple of years back (we migrated to VMware infrastructure 3.5 in 2008), and we know how much easier it is to maintain and backup a virtual appliance.)
And also the idea of getting rid of two hardware devices to reduce our power consumption, yes that was certainly appealing.