Desktop Virtualization

Desktop Virtualization covers VDI (centrally hosted desktops), Desktops as a Service (DaaS), desktop virtualization via client side hypervisors, and shared server technologies. Major areas of focus include when and where centralized desktop offerings are appropriate and not appropriate,|how management of remote desktops combined with management of mobile devices leads to a better managed and more productive end user computing environment, how to deliver the performance that end users require, and the impacts of using remote desktop technologies upon organizational security. Covered products and vendors include the VMware Horizon Suite, Horizon View, Horizon Mirage, VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenServer, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenClient, and Microsoft Remote Data Services.

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Will Scale Out Architectures Revolutionize Virtualization and the Cloud?

January 11, 2011
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Given that vSphere provides significant benefits in terms of cost savings and business agility, those benefits are tied to and constrained by the ability of vSphere to provide backward compatibility with existing legacy enterprise systems. This backward compatibility makes it impossible for vSphere to provide infinite horizontal scalability. Moving to the same architecture as the…

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Mobile Virtual Desktops, Motorola Announce a Nirvana Phone

January 10, 2011
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The Nirvana Phone was intended to enable a user to use their small form factor device when on the move or in the office to access business applications and data by accessing a virtual desktop. Motorola's ATRIX 4G is being hailed as a device that can enable any road warrior or knowledge worker more mobile…

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Desktop virtualization, a year in review

January 3, 2011
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The desktop virtualization year opened with a bang at CES with the explosion of vendor announcements introducing the next generation of mobile tablets. The obvious winner this year being Apple and the iPad but with many more vendors showing off Windows-based tablets including HP, Archos and Pegatron, as well as Android tablets from manufacturers such…

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Open Source Year in Review

December 27, 2010
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Open Source continues to be an important part of the mix in Virtualization and Cloud. Indeed, this year has seen major developments in established players at the Operating System and Hypervisor level, as well as a major new cloud entry at the IaaS cloud layer.

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Desktop Virtualization: How do Wanova offer a Mirage?

December 24, 2010
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Desktop Virtualization: How do Wanova offer a Mirage?

Wanova have developed a Distributed Desktop Virtualization Mirage to solve issues of desktop management with distributed environments, without the need for hypervisors. Their distributed desktop virtualization model should be one you consider in delivering desktop services to your corporate devices.

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VMware take next steps towards mobile virtualization platform

December 23, 2010
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VMware is continuing its on again off again relationship with mobile hypervisors, inching slowly towards a decision points on whether or not to truly embrace technology. VMware acquired French mobile hypervisor develop Trango Virtual Processors 3 years ago and has been working to incorporate Trango’s code into its own mobile virtualization platform (MVP) ever since.…

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The Year Virtual Desktops became “Real”

December 17, 2010
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Reviewing this year’s activity in the virtual desktop space has been very exciting. We have seen releases from almost all of the major vendors, and companies are beginning to truly adopt virtual desktops as a part of their overall desktop initiatives.

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MokaFive Suite 3.0

December 14, 2010
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MokeFive Suite is an enterprise desktop management platform that is used to create and administer layered virtual desktop images called 'LivePCs' which execute as guests on a type II hypervisor. LivePC images are authored using the MokaFive Creator which also serves as a test platform to simulate and end-users experience. LivePC images can be stored…

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Sorting Out “Desktop Virtualization”

December 7, 2010
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Can you use Desktop Virtualization in your organization to improve IT delivery? Desktop Virtualization, as a concept, is straightforward - separate the desktop environment from the physical machine. This gives you benefits in terms of speed of delivery, how you can provide access to mobile and remote workers, how you can ensure security and compliance.

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