Microsoft’s announcement yesterday of Massachusetts based Sentillion extends its reach into healthcare solutions and added a new component to its virtualization portfolio. Sentillion’s vThere is a type-2 hypervisor (hosted virtual machine) built on Parallels virtualization whose strength is in its ability to provide a highly secured desktop image on a normally non-secured solution.
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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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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 that encompasses both presentation, application and desktop virtualisation to deliver dynamic and scalable services to users.
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.
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 environment that is inherently more flexible and manageable than what is in place today.
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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.
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).
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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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.