Well the cat is well and truly out of the bag now, after several months of serious courting and getting caught behind the bike shed a few time, the worse kept secret in IT has arrived. Cisco, EMC, and VMware have entered into a joint venture arrangement called V-block, so what is it and how exactly does it affect the state of play?
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Systancia announce the launch of AppliDis Fusion 4, their first solution that incorporates both application and desktop virtualisation in a single product with management through a single web console. AppliDis Fusion 4 joins solutions such as Ericom’s Powerterm Webconnect and Quest Provision’s vWorkspace to offer solution that gives simplified management of typical agile workspace solution that encompasses both presentation, application and desktop virtualisation to deliver dynamic and scalable services to users.
Liquidware Labs had added end user data migration to it product suite. This will ease the process of migrating users from Windows XP to Windows 7, and ease the process of migrating users from physical to virtual desktops.
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A corporate desktop application installation is far from the consumer experience of adding an application to say your iPhone. What is the impact of enabling User Installed Applications in a virtualised environment – is it a compliance nightmare.
Enterprises and mid-sized businesses (SME’s) face two significant challenges and opportunities with respect to the end user desktops in the next two years. The first opportunity and challenge is how to replace the aging Windows XP installed base with the recently released Windows 7 platform. The second is how to end up with a desktop environment that is inherently more flexible and manageable than what is in place today.
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I was recently on an island and it got me thinking about whether a set of close islands can support a highly mobile cloud? If not what would be needed to make the Islands Cloud safer from the vagaries of Mother Nature, such as hurricanes, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Can a cloud provider be based on an island? or would it need to be on every island? Only the mainland?
Today, Liquidware Labs has announced a specific focus upon assisting with the migration from either Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7. This focus applies to all of the possible resulting deployment scenarios for Windows 7 (physical desktop, client side hypervisor, centralized VDI, or layered).
Liquidware Labs the pioneer and leader in the business of providing tools to service providers that automate and accelerate the assessment and migration of physical desktop to virtual desktops has announced the latest release of their Stratusphere toolset – adding profile migration, and support for VMware View 4, Citrix XenDesktop 4, and Windows 7.
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Citrix has recently joined the Linux Foundation, and there is a report (which they seem to have endorsed) that they plan to open source XenServer. That’s not Xen, it’s XenServer – not the kernel, the product, the thing you stick on your server instead of ESXi, or sometimes vSphere.
It is entirely possible that Citrix’s lawyers have noticed that XenServer was so infected with GPL code that it was already Open Source anyway.