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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End User Computing: Using just a Tablet

December 18, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Recently I have been trying to lighten my conference going load. To do that, I have been thinking about ways to do without my laptop and all the accessories for it, which got me thinking about what it takes to completely use such a device; to fully embrace the next generation of end-user computing using…

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Bromium release vSentry 1.1: trustworthiness for more desktops in the enterprise?

December 13, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

Bromium have released vSentry 1.1 which will brings Bromium's benefits of micro-virtualization and hardware based security to a far wider range of enterprise desktops. New features include wider OS Support: Live Attack Visualization and Analysis (LAVA) and the Bromium Management Server. There are still components of an enterprise desktop strategy that aren't accommodated, but vSentry…

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Project Avalon: Will Citrix Put VMware Horizon to the Sword?

November 9, 2012
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Project Avalon: Will Citrix Put VMware Horizon to the Sword?

How does Project Avalon's Excalibur component focus on making a new FlexCast platform and deliver applications beyond the PC. How does Project Avalon's Merlin component deliver Self-service provision, management and service orchestration. Will these components deliver Windows apps and desktops as a true cloud service and can these services be compare to VMware's Horizon?

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Interview: V3 Systems CEO Peter Bookman

November 7, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

I caught up with V3 Systems CEO Peter Bookman last week to talk about VDI, the virtualized desktop, and the future of the Windows desktop.

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News: VDI Startup Pano Logic Shuts Down

November 1, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

It has just been revealed that Bay Area desktop virtualization startup Pano Logic has shut down. The news comes from a surprising source, The Credit Union Times, which scooped the IT world to the news. The news was confirmed by a former Pano Logic employee who requested not to be named.

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Citrix Remote PC: VDI complexity solved, or a kick start to a VDI project?

October 31, 2012
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synergy

Delivering VDI can be an expensive and time consuming undertaking. Especially when the business case is limited to remote access. There are solutions allowing remote access to a desktop/laptop device: Citrix's own GoToMyPC has competition from the likes of LogMeIn, Teamviewer, TightVNC and YuuGuu. However, there is always concern about introducing such solutions in terms…

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News: Browsium Catalyst Multi-browser Management Tool Released to Beta

October 26, 2012
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Browsium Catalyst

While multi-browser environments are often needed to address compatibility and security problems, they come with several management challenges. Browsium are developing Catalyst to allow the most compatible and secure browser for each website on every PC in an organization to be centrally managed. A free beta trial is available.

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Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity v5.2: does it out sense AppSense or haze Mirage?

October 25, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

ProfileUnity FlexApp is capable of presenting organisations with a comprehensive user environment management solution encompassing both user virtualization and a virtualized software distribution system. v5.2 adds user rights elevation, machine settings support and profile migration reporting. How does ProfileUnity stand against key competitors in the market with this new release?

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Is Windows 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host better than Citrix XenApp?

October 22, 2012
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PresentationVirtualization

At Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, this was a very good question that a number of partners were reporting their customers were asking. Citrix XenApp 6.5 is a market leading product. Windows 2012 is very new. What are the differentiating features, what key questions should you ask and how do you decide on the one for…

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