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VMware’s Desktop Strategy – Doubling Down on VDI

September 10, 2010
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VMware has said that is it committed to its Desktop Virtualization Strategy but VMWare's commitment to VDI as the only solution is going to mean that unless you are only going to deploy VDI you’ll likely consider another vendor to help you achieve your goal. There are two desires which are fundamentally in conflict, and…

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A Quest for Citrix’s Crown?

July 27, 2010
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Is Citrix king of deploying applications and workspaces to desktops? Citrix's portfolio of solutions is extensive - but extensive is difficult to introduce change to. Are there serious challengers and if so, is changing to those vendors an easy task?

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The Value of VDI Trade-Ups: XenApp to XenDesktop or VMWare View, Is It Worth It?

July 6, 2010
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Which is better - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or Presentation Virtualization? If you have, say, a Citrix XenApp PV solution - you may may be tempted at the reduced cost per license of VDI - XenDesktop appears to be almost half the cost per user than XenApp. Maybe you've a VMware vSphere back-end and the thought…

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No waiting for bare-metal virtual desktops

April 2, 2010
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Virtual Computer’s release of NxTop version 2.0 of this month continues to prove their leadership in client-side virtualization by delivering robust features to meet the needs of the corporate desktop. The delayed release of Citrix’ XenClient and VMware’s Client Virtualization Platform (CVP) to the market has left few options for customers whose virtual desktop implementations…

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Will deploying Microsoft Office in VDI cost you dearly?

March 10, 2010
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Both Presentation Virtualisation and Desktop Virtualization can be used to provide a Windows desktop experience and to deliver applications, such as Microsoft Office, not only to desktop hardware that might be older but to non-Windows desktops (e.g. Linux PCs. Apple Macs or Thin Client devices). Both virtualization technologies can help your business centrally manage and…

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Virtualized Desktops and End User Experience Management

February 8, 2010
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Virtualized Desktops and End User Experience Management

Hosted Virtual Desktop (aka VDI) environments are sufficiently complex and different from either physical desktops or virtualized servers to warrant a dedicated approach to planning and assessing the migration from physical desktops to virtual desktops, and a dedicated approach to monitoring the resulting HDV environment in production.

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Is VMware moving to Guest based Licensing?

February 3, 2010
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Is VMware moving to Guest based Licensing?

There has been a rumour that VMware circulating that are going to move to a per VM Guest licensing model rather than the traditional Host based licenses. Well it looks like the first move to this has been taken

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SMBs – Desktops in the Cloud, or Symantec Endpoint Virtualization?

February 2, 2010
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Whilst new SMBs may be dabbling with online application suites, the bulk of the established SMB workload, however, is done in desktop applications, typically Microsoft Office, running in various flavours of Windows with a Windows Server. This is definitely not in the cloud, and there are lots of very good reasons why it won’t be,…

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Red Hat’s Spice and VMware View’s PCoiP – aligned against Microsoft

January 27, 2010
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Red Hat’s emerging VDI offering is based on its acquisition of Qumranet in 2008, more specifically a technology known as Spice which is designed to replace RDP and ICA as the protocol between the server and the client. Spice was made Open Source at the end of 2009.

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