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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VMware Player – still no threat to VirtualBox

November 9, 2009
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VMware Player is becoming more directly comparable to VirtualBox, and a possible competitor given VMware's marketing dollars. However we anticipate both products will co-exist in the marketplace.

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News: Windows 7 Migration for Enterprise Desktops Made Easy with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity

November 3, 2009
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News: Windows 7 Migration for Enterprise Desktops  Made Easy with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity

Today, Liquidware Labs has announced a specific focus upon assisting with the migration from either Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7. This focus applies to all of the possible resulting deployment scenarios for Windows 7 (physical desktop, client side hypervisor, centralized VDI, or layered).

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Liquidware Labs Launches Stratusphere™ 4.5

October 26, 2009
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Liquidware Labs the pioneer and leader in the business of providing tools to service providers that automate and accelerate the assessment and migration of physical desktop to virtual desktops has announced the latest release of their Stratusphere toolset - adding profile migration, and support for VMware View 4, Citrix XenDesktop 4, and Windows 7.

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News: Citrix Releases Revised XenDesktop 4 Licensing

October 20, 2009
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Citrix have announced three important changes to XenDesktop 4 licensing: NEW device-based licensing option; NEW VDI Edition available in both user/device and CCU licensing; NEW Campus-wide Licensing Program for customers in the education industry.

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Cloudy Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10)

October 15, 2009
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There’s been a lot of press around the FREE Ubuntu 9.10 Linux distribution as a client operating system, and a wide set of comparisons made (typically by Mac or PC-using journalists) between Ubuntu and Windows 7, but 9.10 is also interesting from a broader virtualization and especially Cloud perspective. Ubuntu is managed by a UK…

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News: Tranxition Releases new User Virtualization Solution – AdaptivePersona Foundation

October 13, 2009
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Tranxition have announced the general availability of AdaptivePersona Foundation a user virtualization solution to enable VDI deployments utilising their personality hypervisor and unique SmartShadow technology

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XenDesktop 4 Too Expensive?

October 8, 2009
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XenDesktop's initial marketing placement caused confusion, the latest release gives a greater flexibility and introduces new innovation. The latest release better provides for a flexible VDI offering - allowing access to XenApp technologies in one per named user license. Yet, depending on your environment - this can be at a hefty cost, massively increasing the…

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News: XenDesktop 4 – Fulfilling the promise of an Enterprise Desktop

October 6, 2009
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Today Citrix announced the release of XenDesktop 4, their next generation Virtual Desktop solution with the promise of being able to deliver a right sized desktop to any user in an organization. Along with 70 enhancements and new features, Citrix is positioning XenDesktop as the most flexible and open architecture solution supporting all types of…

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News: Akamai Introduces Managed Internet Service for Delivery of Virtualized Applications and Desktops

October 5, 2009
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Akamai Technologies, Inc. announce the industry's first managed Internet service for optimizing delivery of virtualized applications and desktops. Based on Akamai's IP Application Accelerator solution this new service is designed to help enterprises realize the cost efficiency, scalability and global reach inherent with the Internet to deliver VDI solutions offered by companies such as Citrix,…

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