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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.

How Good an Idea to Virtualize XenApp?

January 17, 2013

How good an idea to Virtualize XenApp? There were a number of benefits identified way back then: hardware abstraction allowing easier image management and OS upgrades; options for higher availability and faster recovery; even fail-over. Virtualization enabled silo consolidation and importantly enabled better management of user capacity on servers. However, there is a price. Reduced…

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Nivio – Has Someone got Desktop-As-A-Service for Small Business Right?

January 3, 2013

Nivio have announced a DaaS solution aimed at SME space. Offering access to Microsoft Windows on any device, rentable applications, and data storage in the cloud, it sounds as if Nivio's service could be just the ticket for the tablet wielding small business user. What are Nivio doing that is different? Will this model be…

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2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions


Herewith we offer our 2013 Virtualization and Cloud Computing Predictions. May we also wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a prosperous 2013.

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Nimdesk: A DIY View on VDI-in-a-Box?

December 19, 2012

NimDesk claim they have the simplest and most affordable desktop virtualization for business of any size today. At a headline $99 cost per user for a perpetual license, what can the Nimdesk software and hardware appliances achieve and how do these compare against existing solutions in this space?

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Bromium release vSentry 1.1: trustworthiness for more desktops in the enterprise?

December 13, 2012

Bromium have released vSentry 1.1 which will brings Bromium's benefits of micro-virtualization and hardware based security to a far wider range of enterprise desktops. New features include wider OS Support: Live Attack Visualization and Analysis (LAVA) and the Bromium Management Server. There are still components of an enterprise desktop strategy that aren't accommodated, but vSentry…

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News: Citrix to get Zenier in 2013: Acquires MDM Specialist Zenprise

December 7, 2012

Citrix yesterday announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zenprise, a leading innovator in mobile device management (MDM).

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Windows 2012 Hyper-V – the hypervisor for your Cloud? Part III

December 4, 2012

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V in your private cloud, specifically in a Microsoft Windows VM environment, can be delivered for cost effectively. With 2012 Hyper-V, any Microsoft edition has the exact same virtualization and fail-over clustering features & scalability. The key market play here is in the increased functionality that Microsoft has introduced however, Microsoft not…

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