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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The Big VMware Announcements at VMworld

September 1, 2010
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Yesterday at VMworld 2010, VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, introduced its cloud application platform strategy and solutions, a new focus upon end user computing as a service, a new cloud management solution, new security solutions, and the acquisitons of Integrien and TriCipher.

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VMware doesn’t have a Client Side Hypervisor solution – so what?

August 26, 2010
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VMware doesn’t have a Client Side Hypervisor solution – so what?

Is the lack of Client Hypervisor (CHv) a problem for VMware in delivering a complete desktop solution to customers especially in the light of the XenClient release announcement? Indeed, is a client side hypervisor, technology viable for business use now, where should a CHv be considered in your desktop strategy? Is it simply a BYOC…

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Akorri and Xangati Raise the Infrastructure Performance Management Bar

August 24, 2010
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Akorri and Xangati Raise the Infrastructure Performance Management Bar

Xangati has announced a dramatic expansion in the functionality of its Infrastructure Performance Management solution as well as the availability of a new free version of its product.

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VMworld from an Open Source Perspective

August 16, 2010
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VMworld is clearly the largest dedicated virtualization conference, and yet from an Open Source perspective it is slightly disappointing because the VMware ecosystem naturally attracts proprietary software vendors, and also some of the more interesting activities in Open Source are through multi-vendor foundations which do not have the same marketing budgets as vendors themselves. Nevertheless,…

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Quest + Vizioncore + Surgient = A Virtualization Management Gorilla?

August 6, 2010
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Quest + Vizioncore + Surgient = A Virtualization Management Gorilla?

The combination of Quest, Vizioncore and Surgient creates a company that for the first time has all of the management pieces required for an enterprise to be able to virtualize tier one applications and to automate the process of assuring service levels for these applications. This puts Quest in position to be a clear leader…

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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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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization – MED-V: Just a Band-Aid Solution?

July 19, 2010
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Is Med-V only a 'point solution' to ease migration or can you use that functionality to a wider audience to solve other problems? When considering Med-v as part of MDOP, is it a useful client hypervisor tool for reducing desktop management costs.

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Can you use a bare metal Client-Side Hypervisor to Manage your Desktops?

July 8, 2010
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Virtual Computer recently announced the availability of their NxTop product for free for up to five users. NxTop combines centralized virtual desktop management with a "bare-metal" client-hypervisor to make managing many desktops as easy as managing one. But, you may ask, what can a client side hypervisor do for me? The answer - solutions such…

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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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