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Amazon recently let slip the news that its new Amazon EC2 C4 instances, based on Intel’s Haswell processor, would soon be available—only to kill the post shortly afterward. Although the post has disappeared from, some minor detective work revealed a remarkably similar post by AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr. “Private: Now Available—New C4 Instances” is…


In my overview of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery models last month, I touched on availability services, an emerging market that shows strong potential for future growth, and on DaaS services specifically tailored to disaster recovery. Now, fresh from witnessing the slightly embarrassing spectacle of San Francisco grinding to a halt after a little light…


In part one of this article, we looked at the different types of DaaS products and services that masquerade as cloud workspaces, breaking down the marketplace into: Desktop Platform as a Service: A bare-bones service offering licensing, infrastructure, and very little else; Integrated Desktop as a Service: Mainstream DaaS complete with integrated image and application…


IndependenceIT announced yesterday that leading DaaS provider nGenx is dropping Citrix in favor of standardizing IndependenceIT Cloud Workspace Suite (CWS)—covered in depth here last month. CWS will serve as the foundation for nGenx nFinity Workspace, nGenx XP apps hosting, and nGenx Line of Business Application Hosting for faster deployment and simplified management at a lower…

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