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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

Dell Delivers UCS Beater (Dude, It’s a Converged Infrastructure!)

October 23, 2012
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Dell100x30a

Dell was in San Francisco last week to host its Enterprise Strategy Update, staking its claim to the x86 top spot with the announcement of its big converged infrastructure platform, the Active System 800.

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Quest vWorkspace Returns

October 16, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

I suggested that the best thing for Dell to do would be to sell it to VMware or Teradici. Dell vWorkspace is back, and I couldn't be happier to be wrong.

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Desktop Management as a Service

October 11, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

As desktop virtualization technologies evolve, Desktop-Management-as-a-Service may supersede DaaS as the preferred solution for many small businesses.

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ITIL as a Service

October 5, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Beetil is rapidly making a name for itself with a SaaS-based service management offering that delivers a readily accessible pragmatic approach to ITIL.

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DaaS Service Level Agreement Immaturity Can Hamper Technology Adoption

October 3, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Only 2% of IT shops are committed to adopting DaaS by 2014. While DaaS technology is maturing, the same cannot be said for the service offerings themselves.

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Oracle and VMware Update Desktop Virtualization Platforms

September 24, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Oracle and VMware have both been busy with their respective desktop-focused type II hypervisors, with each vendor releasing updates in the last month. Focus on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 and Windows server 2012 is inevitable, but that aside both vendors continue to drive their respective products in clearly defined directions with no real regard for…

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Bromium vSentry a Next Generation Hypervisor to End Malware Woes?

September 19, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

Desktop security startup Bromium announced the general availability of vSentry, at the Gartner Security and Risk Management management Summit in London today. Their first product to be based on the Bromium Microvisor designed to protect from advanced malware that attacks the enterprise through poisoned attachments, documents and websites.

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Appliance Makers Simplify VDI Adoption

September 18, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The growing availability of prepackaged appliances is making VDI increasingly attractive for customers who value the benefits of VDI. It is not only customers that benefit from this increased simplicity, smaller system integrators lack the appropriate skills to size and sell complex in VDI infrastructure environments can take advantage of these appliance-based solutions to compete…

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What does future hold for Quest vWorkspace?

September 12, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

If one thing was evident from VMworld San Francisco was that Dell, despite its advances in desktop virtualization, has a problem on its hands – What should it do with Quest vWorkspace.

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