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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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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What is in a name?

July 2, 2010
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So what has this got to do with virtualization I hear you say, simple, Companies change their name all the time. they rebrand their products to make it "shiney and new" or to reflect a change in corporate direction.

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Announcement: Virtual Thoughts Podcast the rebirth

June 29, 2010
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Virtual Thoughts Podcast the Rebirth, Join us Tuesday 29th June @ 7:00pm (BST), 2:00pm (EST), 11:00am (PST)

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News: Virtual Computer offer NxTop for Free

June 16, 2010
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Virtual Computer, the market leader in distributed desktop virtualization, have announced a version of NxTop allowing you to manage up to five PCs without any licensing fees or time-based evaluation restrictions.

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Can You Give Power to Users Responsibly?

June 14, 2010
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Appsense's development of User Rights Management and User Installed Applications offer products that you can deploy to give additional rights to users so that they can work effectively without being a drain on IT, or IT being a millstone to them. How will such functions impact your business?

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Can you Transform your desktop with Turnkey VDI?

June 7, 2010
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Can you transform your desktop estate by migrating to VDI solution and expect that "savings will be made"? You should ask not what you can do for VDI, but what VDI can do for you. The process of transforming your desktop needs to begin with understanding what each user has in their workspace. Being able…

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Citrix XenClient Enters the Ring

May 26, 2010
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Citrix Xenclient enters the bare metal hypervisor for desktops devices market and challenges the incumbents - Neocleus and VirtualComputer. As a solution to reducing management costs and improving the user experience such a funtion is undoubtedly a contender to change the way you think about your PC lifecycle management.

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Centralisation without Virtualization

May 14, 2010
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The centralisation of desktop services can generate cost savings through simplified management and faster, more reliable implementation time. Desktop Streaming solutions such as Citrix Provisioning Services for Desktops and Double-Take Flex provide the option of centralising desktop images for delivery across your enterprise's desktop solutions.

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