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 Buys Desktone and Adds Desktop-as-a-Service

October 16, 2013
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VMware Buys Desktone and Adds Desktop-as-a-Service

Desktone is the first strategic purchase by VMware's End User Computing EVP and General Manager, Sanjay Poonen that finally sets the stage for VMware to bring to market its first real cloud service.

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Moka5: Managed Local Desktops in the Cloud

October 7, 2013
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Moka5: Managed Local Desktops in the Cloud

Moka5 is tackling the problem of desktop management with their LivePC bare metal and software operating system virtualization solutions. If you consider that one of the major challenges in desktop management is the constant need to keep the base systems updated with system and security patches, and application updates that come just as often.

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Red Bend – Mobile Device Virtualization for the Enterprise

September 24, 2013
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Red Bend – Mobile Device Virtualization for the Enterprise

Red Bend Software provides a full line of Mobile Device Management and Virtualzation solutions which could be the answer to the corporate MDM needs while keeping the end user happy.

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News: Cisco Intends to Acquire SSD Pioneer WHIPTAIL

September 10, 2013
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Cisco announced today their intent to acquire Whippany, NJ based WHIPTAIL, a manufacturer of Solid-State Disk (SSD) storage.

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VMworld 2013: ViewSonic’s Android Based Thin Client, a Hidden Treasure

September 6, 2013
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VMworld 2013: ViewSonic’s Android Based Thin Client, a Hidden Treasure

Amongst all the major infrastructure and cloud announcements at VMworld this year, I was looking for some interesting technology that would stand out from a EUC perspective. Released back in May, the ViewSonic SD-A225 and SD-A245 (22 and 24 inch respectively) smart display devices peaked my interest.

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VMworld 2013 Wrap Up – The Software Defined Data Center

September 4, 2013
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In order to sell the Software Defined Data Center, VMware needs to prove that it delivers a hard dollar ROI to the customers of the Software Defined Data Center. Commoditizing the expensive networking hardware business and commoditizing the expensive storage hardware business are two excellent ways for VMware to deliver that hard dollar ROI, and…

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Booths to Visit at VMworld 2013

August 21, 2013
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VMworld 2013 is upon us and one of our tasks is to figure out which vendor's booths to go see. With over 230 booths to choose from this is a daunting task. If you are interested in finding creative new solutions to your management, monitoring, deployment, security, data protection, and desktop management problems, this list…

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HP Releases New Thin Client amidst a Growing Market

August 20, 2013
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HP announced the newest addition to the top of their thin client device line. The t820 series focuses on delivering the highest level of performing thin clients, targeting users that historically have not been able to use thin clients in the past. In a press release on August 19th, “There is new and growing demand…

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News: Teradici Rolls Out Updates to Optimize PCoIP Experience

August 13, 2013
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Teradici, the developer of the PCoIP® protocol, has announced the release of two updates to their hardware acceleration products that are geared to optimize protocol bandwidth and improve end user experience.

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