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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Cyber Defense: Using Virtual Desktops?

April 29, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

There was recently a rather heated twitter discussion between @Guisebule, @VirtualTal, and @Texiwill (myself) about using virtual desktops as a part of cyber defense. While this could be true, there is a need to ensure you know where your virtual desktop(s) start and end, not only within the network, but your applications in use. In…

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Virtual Desktop Patching and Data Protection

April 23, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

Data Protection and patch management of virtual desktops, while not a sexy topic, is one that should happen on a regular basis within any organization implementing or working to implement virtual desktops. Recently, we have been testing virtual desktop software and there is a huge difference between patching and protecting data in a small number…

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Training and More Training for EUC Security

April 2, 2013
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VirtualizationSecurity

End User Computing security seems to be in the hands of the users not actually the IT Security department. At least not yet. So what can we do about this? IT security can be draconian and not allow EUC devices into the office, but the users will be up in arms. They use their smart…

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Virtualization News for 4/1/2013

March 29, 2013
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April Fools

April Fools 2013. Nothing in this post is true. If anything in this post becomes true then we are all fools for not foreseeing it.

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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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