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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Client Hypervisors: Intelligent Desktop Virtualization too clever for its own good?

March 21, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

In 2011, we asked if Client Hypervisors will drive will the Next Generation Desktop. Yet, other desktop virtualization industry experts, such as Ron Oglesby, decided the technology was a dead man walking, writing off Type 1 Client Hypervisors.

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Touch to Kill the VDI Star?

March 8, 2013
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Touch to Kill the VDI Star?

Businesses today waltz with the end of the PC. AppSense's Jon Rolls wrote an interesting blog post on how the Windows desktop has not ceased to be in the post-PC era. For many businesses the corporate PC and the corporate laptop are increasingly supplemented by a personal tablet, personal laptop, personal smartphone. Perhaps if corporate…

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Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 – VDI Game Changer?

February 27, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

And now to their portfolio, Atlantis Computing add ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0. Some early stability issues aside, Atlantis have developed a strong and supportive market and expanded on it. What is in this release? If 2013 is to be the year of VDI - how does Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0 help? Importantly, will Atlantis…

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VDI vs RDSH: Squabbling Siblings or Embattled Enemies?

February 22, 2013
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PresentationVirtualization

Before you even get to the entertaining "Citrix vs VMware vs Other" quasi-religious debate, there will be a VDI vs RDSH altercation. It can altercate for days. Ultimately, no business question gets asked, nor decision made, as technical stags lock antlers.

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Horizon Suite: VMware Inches Towards The Virtual Workspace

February 21, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

VMware took one small step towards the realization of its desktop strategy with the launch of Horizon Suite yesterday, but failed to to make a giant leap.

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AppSense Live in the Now: DesktopNow Now More Than Just a Name Change?

February 15, 2013
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www.appsense.com

Now, this isn't a question of how many times can I get now in the title in some sort of unusual Now Bingo game. In January, AppSense, quietly went about re-branding its Management Suite (consisting of Management Center, Application Manager, Environment Manager and Performance Manager) as AppSense DesktopNow although it's all official now.

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Norskale VUEM v2 – a Power Up for a New Player in User Environment Management?

February 6, 2013
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www.norskale.com

Norskale believes that performance, simplicity of use, and a low cost of ownership are key factors when choosing a workspace management product. While Norskale is a new venture, the VEUM product has been available since 2011 and does have a range of case studies and testimonies.

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Browsium Catalyst Available Now – Time to Quell Corporate Browser Choice Feuds?

January 31, 2013
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Browsium Catalyst

Browsium released Catalyst a browser management utility designed to make deploying multiple browsers in the enterprise a manageable reality. We see what substance there is in Catalyst's ability to increase the rate of support and change in your browser deployment and how it could impact user experience and environment security .

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VMware’s Fourth Quarter and 2012 Financial Results

January 29, 2013
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VMware100x30

VMware has delivered impressive growth in revenue, and lackluster growth in earnings. Growing earnings while addressing VMware's numerous strategic challenges will prove to make 2013 a demanding year for Pat Gelsinger and his team.

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