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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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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Quest vWorkspace Returns

October 16, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

I suggested that the best thing for Dell to do would be to sell it to VMware or Teradici. Dell vWorkspace is back, and I couldn't be happier to be wrong.

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vSTAC R2, Pivot3′s Next Generation VDI Appliance – the sub-$200 desktop virtual desktop is here?

October 12, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Pivot3 have made vStac R2 simpler to implement, more scalable and drive further savings than its predecessor. Headline features include utilising VMware View Storage Accelerator allowing reduced hardware costs, performance increases with more memory and updated processors allowing greater VM density, and networking options that can enable adoption by a wider SMB market. With vStac…

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Desktop Management as a Service

October 11, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

As desktop virtualization technologies evolve, Desktop-Management-as-a-Service may supersede DaaS as the preferred solution for many small businesses.

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DaaS Service Level Agreement Immaturity Can Hamper Technology Adoption

October 3, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Only 2% of IT shops are committed to adopting DaaS by 2014. While DaaS technology is maturing, the same cannot be said for the service offerings themselves.

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The Software Defined Data Center and VDI

October 2, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The software defined data center promised to run all current and future workloads on commodity hardware. However, VDI currently requires unique hardware to perform at scale—a need met by a set of vendors like Astute Networks, Tintri, Nutanix, Pivot3, and V3. VMware is also addressing the unique requirements of VDI adoption in the VMware View…

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Oracle and VMware Update Desktop Virtualization Platforms

September 24, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

Oracle and VMware have both been busy with their respective desktop-focused type II hypervisors, with each vendor releasing updates in the last month. Focus on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 and Windows server 2012 is inevitable, but that aside both vendors continue to drive their respective products in clearly defined directions with no real regard for…

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Bromium vSentry a Next Generation Hypervisor to End Malware Woes?

September 19, 2012
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VirtualizationSecurity

Desktop security startup Bromium announced the general availability of vSentry, at the Gartner Security and Risk Management management Summit in London today. Their first product to be based on the Bromium Microvisor designed to protect from advanced malware that attacks the enterprise through poisoned attachments, documents and websites.

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Appliance Makers Simplify VDI Adoption

September 18, 2012
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DesktopVirtualization

The growing availability of prepackaged appliances is making VDI increasingly attractive for customers who value the benefits of VDI. It is not only customers that benefit from this increased simplicity, smaller system integrators lack the appropriate skills to size and sell complex in VDI infrastructure environments can take advantage of these appliance-based solutions to compete…

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