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Andrew Wood
Andrew WoodAndrew is a Director of Gilwood CS Ltd, based in the North East of England, which specialises in delivering and optimising server and application virtualisation solutions. With 12 years of experience in developing architectures that deliver server based computing implementations from small-medium size business to global enterprise solutions, his role involves examining emerging technology trends, vendor strategies, development and integration issues, and management best practices.

RES Virtual Desktop Extender – the missing piece in the VDI puzzle?

October 21, 2010
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RES Virtual Desktop Extender – the missing piece in the VDI puzzle?

On the heels of receiving United States patent approval for its RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) technology, RES Software have announced that it will also be offering VDX as a standalone product. A feature within RES Workspace Manager (formerly RES PowerFuse), VDX serves as a fundamental component in the successful deployment of virtual desktops. It…

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Can Citrix Project GoldenGate make it worth delivering virtualized applications to a smartphone?

October 14, 2010
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Application Virtualization's benefit is that your business application is no longer dependent on the operating system. Project GoldenGate is Citrix's new offering to support application deployment to smartphones. Project GoldenGate may be a nice to have for some existing Citrix corporate customers, possibly for a SaaS vendor – but by the time Citrix mature this…

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Quest and Virtual Computer to take on Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View

September 24, 2010
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Desktop virtualization often focuses on solutions provided by Citrix and VMware. Quest's vWorkspace is an enterprise ready solution and its partnering with the likes of Virtual Computer offer customers looking to reduce the cost and simplify their desktop service implementation.

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Running Internet Explorer 6 beyond Windows XP

September 14, 2010
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How can you run IE6 in a Windows 7 or a Windows 2008 environment? Looking at how to use desktop and presentation virtualization in comparison to application virtualization to deliver choice and options to your users in the desktop environment

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VMware’s Desktop Strategy – Doubling Down on VDI

September 10, 2010
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VMware has said that is it committed to its Desktop Virtualization Strategy but VMWare's commitment to VDI as the only solution is going to mean that unless you are only going to deploy VDI you’ll likely consider another vendor to help you achieve your goal. There are two desires which are fundamentally in conflict, and…

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VMware doesn’t have a Client Side Hypervisor solution – so what?

August 26, 2010
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VMware doesn’t have a Client Side Hypervisor solution – so what?

Is the lack of Client Hypervisor (CHv) a problem for VMware in delivering a complete desktop solution to customers especially in the light of the XenClient release announcement? Indeed, is a client side hypervisor, technology viable for business use now, where should a CHv be considered in your desktop strategy? Is it simply a BYOC…

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Presentation Virtualization: what can VMworld do for me lately?

August 20, 2010
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If you're from a Presentation Virtualization (PV) background (although maybe you know it as Terminal Services (TS); possibly even a Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS); heck lets go on an old school 'server based computing' perspective) what vendors should you be looking out for at VMworld?

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Terminal Services for Mac – OS X gets virtual

August 9, 2010
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The Virtualization Practice's Presentation Virtualization Comparison Whitepaper discusses PV in relation to business' application and desktop delivery needs. This updated release adds Aqua Connect's Terminal Services for Mac Series 3 to those products from Citrix Xenapp, Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView, Geniut’s ThinWorx, GraphOn’s Go-Global, Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services, Propalms’ TSE, Quest’s vWorkspace, Systancia’s AppliDis Fusion…

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A Quest for Citrix’s Crown?

July 27, 2010
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Is Citrix king of deploying applications and workspaces to desktops? Citrix's portfolio of solutions is extensive - but extensive is difficult to introduce change to. Are there serious challengers and if so, is changing to those vendors an easy task?

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