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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Vertical Integration Returns – Impact on VMware

December 2, 2009
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There are two very recent vendor initiatives that hearken back to the days of single vendor tightly integrated systems. The first is Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun. The second example which has potentially far more impact upon VMware is the recently announced EMC/Cisco Vblocks.

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News: Systancia launches AppliDis Fusion 4

November 27, 2009
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Systancia announce the launch of AppliDis Fusion 4, their first solution that incorporates both application and desktop virtualisation in a single product with management through a single web console. AppliDis Fusion 4 joins solutions such as Ericom's Powerterm Webconnect and Quest Provision's vWorkspace to offer solution that gives simplified management of typical agile workspace solution…

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Liquidware Labs adds End User Data Migration

November 24, 2009
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Liquidware Labs had added end user data migration to it product suite. This will ease the process of migrating users from Windows XP to Windows 7, and ease the process of migrating users from physical to virtual desktops.

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Desired End State for the Next Generation Desktop

November 16, 2009
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Enterprises and mid-sized businesses (SME’s) face two significant challenges and opportunities with respect to the end user desktops in the next two years. The first opportunity and challenge is how to replace the aging Windows XP installed base with the recently released Windows 7 platform. The second is how to end up with a desktop…

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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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