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Simon Bramfitt
Simon BramfittSimon is an independent industry analyst covering enterprise desktop, mobile and application virtualization, delivery and management technologies. He is an experienced solutions architect with unmatched insight into the challenges of designing large (200,000 seat plus) high availability presentation and desktop virtualization systems. Simon was invited to join the Citrix Technology Professionals (CTP) group in May 2010 and joined the Virtualization Practice in September 2010

Virtual Bridges VERDE 5 extends its reach from desktop to cloud

November 19, 2010
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One week after Austin, TX-based Virtual Bridges Inc. announced that IBM is using its flagship VERDE solution to provide virtual desktop management and provisioning capabilities for the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform, and just days after Desktone Inc. launched release 3.0 of its desktop cloud management service; Virtual Bridges is back in the news again…

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Desktone 3.0 the $1 virtual desktop

November 15, 2010
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One week after Austin, TX-based Virtual Bridges Inc. announced that IBM is using its flagship VERDE solution to provide virtual desktop management and provisioning capabilities for the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform, Chelmsford MA based Desktone Inc. today announced two major steps forward on the road to ubiquitous public cloud-based virtual desktops - The release…

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Wyse explores the boundaries of cloud computing with new Cloud PCs

November 10, 2010
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Wyse Technology has announced a new computing platform designed to capitalize on the growing market for cloud hosted virtual desktop environments that has the potential to un-jam one of the most emotive roadblocks towards the widespread adoption of desktop virtualization. Announced at Microsoft's Tech Ed conference in Berlin, the Wyse Cloud PC presents an intriguing…

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Microsoft Office 365 – Coming soon to a cloud near you

October 26, 2010
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Eschewing the virtual desktop for the truly virtual, Microsoft has announced its next generation productivity suite bringing together Microsoft Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online and Lync Online in an always-up-to-date cloud service.

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VMware rethinks it plans for a mobile hypervisor

October 19, 2010
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VMware rethinks it plans for a mobile hypervisor

In a surprising about-face VMware has stepped back from its previously announced plans to release a type I hypervisor in support of its bid to address the mobile hypervisor market. Instead at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco during Session DV7701 "Embracing Employee-Owned Mobile Phones - The Why and How", Stephen Deasy (Director, R&D, VMware) and…

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Pano Logic delivers Hyper-V support in Pano System 3.5

October 6, 2010
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Pano Logic announced today the release of Pano System 3.5, which adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V the alongside VMware vSphere.

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The Effects of Virtualization on Data Center Power and Cooling

October 4, 2010
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Although virtualization technologies have been a great help to data center managers looking to reclaim power in an overburdened environment, virtualization can also create problems. As IT organizations complete their server virtualization initiatives and as their virtualization management skills mature, use of the physical server power management features and dynamic workload shifting capabilities will increase.…

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Citrix and VMware face-off over client hypervisors

September 30, 2010
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Last month at VMworld, VMware took a major step forward in its desktop virtualization vision with the introduction of View 4.5. On hand for the launch was Gartner Research Vice President Chris Wolf who confirmed that View 4.5's improved scalability coupled with the addition of role-based delegated administration change auditing features and the ability to…

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View 4.5 Availability and Enhancements

September 20, 2010
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Anticipating the formal announcement was a widely leaked report that View 4.5 would ship without Virtual Profiles, the user profile management solution that VMware OEMed from RTO Software in fall 2009. VMware finally confirmed that the leak was correct on the first day of VMworld 2010, but even then held back from announcing its interim…

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