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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.

Teradici to knock out XenApp – or receive a bloody nose like everyone else?

September 5, 2012
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Microsoft RDSH service grows ever more feature rich, Citrix XenApp is still a de facto standard although there are many RDSH tools available today. The goal for vendors is to make the delivery of applications and workspaces simple and efficient - in terms of time and resources. To integrate VDI and RDSH together and blend…

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News: AppSense DataNow: Anywhere data access that starts in the enterprise

August 31, 2012
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DataNow Essentials is now available. DataNow allows you to integrate with what is already there, with no need to provision more storage or migrate data, thus keeping cost and complexity low and speeding deployment time, and avoids cloud or storage vendor lock-in. Datanow is available to existing customers of AppSense's user virtualization product suite free…

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VMworld 2012: Liquidware Labs Unveils On-Demand Department Installed Applications Feature

August 28, 2012
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User virtualisation is rightly being seen as more than profile management. Applications and data are key to the making a generic desktop a viable workspace. With ProfileUnity FlexApp's Department Installed Applications Liquidware could be the first to deliver on the dream of a more dynamic application mechanism across enterprise desktop environments.

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OnLive – bad management, or an example of DaaS immaturity?

August 24, 2012
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Could OnLive have succeeded? Were they doomed to failure to failure before the off? What are the key questions you should be looking to have answered from your DaaS service provider? It is said that OnLive give an example how-not-to-do DaaS. DaaS is viewed as an upcoming market - is there a wider lesson to…

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VDI Security – better than physical desktops?

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VDI Security offers little security over well managed standard desktops and can expose more security risks: what is the impact of this?

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VMware and Public Cloud Computing – A Discussion

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Microsoft is offering public cloud, service provider, and on-premise versions of Azure. Will VMware follow suite with a vSphere based Public Cloud Computing offering?

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Citrix release XenClient Enterprise 4.1: revolution or evolution in desktop virtualisation for laptops

July 20, 2012
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Citrix XenClient Enterprise 4.1, first full release since the Virtual Computer acquisition. How does 4.1 compare with previous versions? How has NxTop been utilised? FlexCast missed corporate laptops, does XenClient give an enterprise desktop virtualization platform for laptops?

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News: Windows 2012 Licensing – Mircrosoft learns from VMware’s mistakes?

July 6, 2012
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Perhaps with the release of 2012, Microsoft have a rare moment of being a vendor that made a change to product licensing without upsetting someone. There are now only four Windows 2012 Licensing versions, and licensing is processor and client access license based. Sometimes, it doesn't have to be hard.

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Does RES Software portfolio update deliver DaaS?

July 2, 2012
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If DaaS provider is only focused on hosting a virtual desktop they are failing you. If you only provide a desktop to your customers - you will annoy them. You don't deliver "a desktop" you deliver "a workspace". RES Software have recently released a number of updates, new releases and patents that help put the…

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