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Application Virtualization or Application Deployment, which one is better? (Part IV)

November 17, 2010
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Application Deployment solutions reduce the cost of delivering applications and help you manage license use? With the end of support for Windows XP happening in 2014 many businesses are moving towards Windows 7 - ideally this inevitable cost is kept low. Application Virtualization can be used on 'traditional' desktops and laptops. Application Virtualization can be…

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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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Virtualising Citrix XenApp is a Waste of Time and Effort

November 8, 2010
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Is virtualizing Citrix XenApp a waste of time and effort? In spite of the hardware abstraction allowing easier image management and OS upgrades; in spite of options for higher availability and faster recovery, even fail-over; in spite of enabling silo consolidation; in spite of enabling managing user capacity on servers - especially for x32 environments,…

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Rationalizing the NRE Cloud Alliance – newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus

November 3, 2010
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newScale, rPath and Eucalyptus have partnered to provide an elastic infrastructure (Eucalyptus), automated software deployment and management (rPath), and a service catalog (newScale). This provides an interesting alternative to the monolithic stack offered by VMware with vSphere and vCloud Director.

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Transforming Desktop Computing

October 22, 2010
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While at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco this year, I got to meet up and talk with Robert from Atlantis Computing. Our conversation was about VDI and he was quite proud of the capabilities that Atlantis ILIO brings to the table in the VDI space. The conversation went well and got me interested in investigating…

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RES Virtual Desktop Extender – the missing piece in the VDI puzzle?

October 21, 2010
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RES Virtual Desktop Extender – the missing piece in the VDI puzzle?

On the heels of receiving United States patent approval for its RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) technology, RES Software have announced that it will also be offering VDX as a standalone product. A feature within RES Workspace Manager (formerly RES PowerFuse), VDX serves as a fundamental component in the successful deployment of virtual desktops. It…

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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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Can Citrix Project GoldenGate make it worth delivering virtualized applications to a smartphone?

October 14, 2010
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Application Virtualization's benefit is that your business application is no longer dependent on the operating system. Project GoldenGate is Citrix's new offering to support application deployment to smartphones. Project GoldenGate may be a nice to have for some existing Citrix corporate customers, possibly for a SaaS vendor – but by the time Citrix mature this…

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Citrix to release XenDesktop 5

October 13, 2010
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Last week during Citrix’s Synergy event in Berlin Germany, the company announced the up and coming release of the next edition of their virtual desktop platform, XenDesktop 5. Focusing on greater management and end user experience, XenDesktop 5 comes right on the heels of the latest feature release of the XenDesktop 4 line, which was…

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