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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

VMworld 2012: Dell grows VDI Services

September 7, 2012
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In the face of declining PC revenues and slowing storage sales VMworld San Francisco saw the launch of two new Wyse P Class Zero Clients, two new EqualLogic hybrid storage arrays and three new reference architectures optimized for VMware View, signaling a clear intent from Dell that it is getting serious about VDI.

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VMworld 2012 – Horizon Mobile (Application Management)

September 3, 2012
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If Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors needed any further notice this entire technology category is defunct, then VMware has kindly obliged, finally making good on its promise to offer a viable mobile virtualization platform with the announcement at VMworld 2012 of Horizon Mobile iOS.

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VMworld 2012: A Contrarian Position on VMware’s New Licensing Model

August 30, 2012
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Given the level of applause that greeted the announcement of VMware's new pricing model, I know this will open me up to criticism, but was the old VMware licensing model really all that bad? It certainly wasn't perfect, and there's an awful alot to like about the new model, but was the old license pricing…

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OnLive Cloud Gaming and DaaS Provider Dies and is Reborn

August 21, 2012
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OnLive, the Cloud Gaming provider and of late DaaS start up has been shuttered, only to be reborn as a new company.

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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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Teradici to announce RDSH solution at VMworld San Francisco

August 13, 2012
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Teradici today pulled back the curtain on a major new initiative, pre-announcing plans to introduce a new Remote Desktop Services Host (RDSH) solution later this year. Signaling that it is no longer content to focus exclusively on its PC over IP remote display protocol, instead looking to broaden its outlook as a provider of end…

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Windows Intune 3.0 Microsoft Cloud-based Device Management – More Than Just a Curiosity

July 30, 2012
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Initial released in March 2011 at the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 in Las Vegas, Windows Intune was Microsoft's first toe in the water of cloud-based management services for business desktops. Initial designed to appeal to small to medium-sized companies with up to 500 desktops, it offered a minimal feature set with just the bare bones…

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News: VMware buys the network in $1.26B Nicira acquisition

July 24, 2012
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VMware announced its biggest ever bet yesterday buying up virtual networking startup Nicira for $1.26B.

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Pano Logic Steals Cloud Client Mantel from Wyse

July 16, 2012
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Sometimes this approach works, with few exceptions everybody understands what is meant by "thin client" and "zero client" even when the details of the implementation are wildly different – a Dell Wyse Xenith 2 zero client and a Pano Logic G2M zero client may have widely diverging approaches to delivering a zero configuration plug and…

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