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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.

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

November 27, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Is Windows 2012 Hyper-V ithe hypervisor for the cloud. We consider Aidan Finn's comparison of Windows 2012 Hyper-V to VMware VSphere and Citrix XenServer to help you decide what technologies can be used to configure your own private cloud services.

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Windows 2012 Hyper-V – The Hypervisor for your Cloud? Part I

November 15, 2012
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Windows 2012 Hyper-V – The Hypervisor for your Cloud? Part I

In this first installment looking at the features of Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 features compared to VMware vSphere 5.1 and XenServer 6.0 we consider how Hyper-V is priced, scalability and performance and storage.

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Project Avalon: Will Citrix Put VMware Horizon to the Sword?

November 9, 2012
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Project Avalon: Will Citrix Put VMware Horizon to the Sword?

How does Project Avalon's Excalibur component focus on making a new FlexCast platform and deliver applications beyond the PC. How does Project Avalon's Merlin component deliver Self-service provision, management and service orchestration. Will these components deliver Windows apps and desktops as a true cloud service and can these services be compare to VMware's Horizon?

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Citrix Remote PC: VDI complexity solved, or a kick start to a VDI project?

October 31, 2012
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synergy

Delivering VDI can be an expensive and time consuming undertaking. Especially when the business case is limited to remote access. There are solutions allowing remote access to a desktop/laptop device: Citrix's own GoToMyPC has competition from the likes of LogMeIn, Teamviewer, TightVNC and YuuGuu. However, there is always concern about introducing such solutions in terms…

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News: Browsium Catalyst Multi-browser Management Tool Released to Beta

October 26, 2012
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Browsium Catalyst

While multi-browser environments are often needed to address compatibility and security problems, they come with several management challenges. Browsium are developing Catalyst to allow the most compatible and secure browser for each website on every PC in an organization to be centrally managed. A free beta trial is available.

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Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity v5.2: does it out sense AppSense or haze Mirage?

October 25, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

ProfileUnity FlexApp is capable of presenting organisations with a comprehensive user environment management solution encompassing both user virtualization and a virtualized software distribution system. v5.2 adds user rights elevation, machine settings support and profile migration reporting. How does ProfileUnity stand against key competitors in the market with this new release?

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Is Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host better than Citrix XenApp?

October 22, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

At Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, this was a very good question that a number of partners were reporting their customers were asking. Citrix XenApp 6.5 is a market leading product. Windows 2012 is very new. What are the differentiating features, what key questions should you ask and how do you decide on the one for…

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vSTAC R2, Pivot3′s Next Generation VDI Appliance – the sub-$200 desktop virtual desktop is here?

October 12, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Pivot3 have made vStac R2 simpler to implement, more scalable and drive further savings than its predecessor. Headline features include utilising VMware View Storage Accelerator allowing reduced hardware costs, performance increases with more memory and updated processors allowing greater VM density, and networking options that can enable adoption by a wider SMB market. With vStac…

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Microsoft Windows 2012 RDSH vs Citrix XenApp – PV to get its own Murderball?

September 14, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Why do I need other XenApp with Windows 2012 RDSH - what stands out third party tools from Microsoft's core presentation virtualisation offering?

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