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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
When to Synchronize, Virtualize and Federate data in the Enterprise
So I am getting back on to the blogging bandwagon... Why?
A primary reason is that in any given day I seem to get asked similar questions by partners, prospects and partners. Of course getting asked the same question isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does indicate that these folks (and I am sure others) don't know the answer. I am sure there are a whole other group of people who have the same question but never ask the question.
So I hope to cover from time to time some of the "FAQ's" on not only our product the Virtual Identity Server http://www.optimalidm.com/vis/, but also virtual directory questions and how they relate to other areas of identity management.
Along those lines today, I am posting this blog entry to highlight a new white paper available on our website today. The title is "When to Synchronize, Virtualize and Federate data in the Enterprise" and can be on our website here: http://www.optimalidm.com/products/VIS/Downloads.aspx. It is basically a summary of a session I did a few years ago at The Directory Experts Conference (now The Experts Conference http://www.theexpertsconference.com/). Optimal IdM is a Gold Sponsor this year, so please do stop by and see us at the show April 25th to the 28th in Los Angeles.
Comparing these technologies and figuring out when to use which is still one of the most frequently asked questions that I see. This white paper doesn't dive into all of the details, but does give you the highlights. If you are interested in diving into this in more detail, then you will want to attend one of our upcoming Webinars that we are doing on this topic. Check out our website http://www.optimalidm.com/ or drop me a note if you are interested.
BTW - I should point out that any decent sized enterprise likely needs to leverage ALL of these technologies. I am not the only one saying this, but more on that later.
I am Mike Brengs, a Managing Partner at Optimal IdM, and the resident identity management evangelist of the company.
Optimal IdM is a software and consulting organization and developers of the Virtual Identity Server a Microsoft .NET LDAP Virtual Directory.
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