Presentation Virtualization

Presentation Virtualization is an application delivery method that delivers users desktops and applications from a shared server, AKA server based computing. This method of delivering applications to users focuses upon running an instance of each Windows desktop operating system application i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Office for each user on a shared instance of a Windows Server operating system.|The most popular product in this category is Citrix XenApp and its predecessors which include Citrix Presentation Server, and Citrix MetaFrame. In the 6.0 releases of its products, Citrix bundled XenApp into XenDesktop. In the 7.0 releases of its products, XenApp has been made available separately again. Microsoft also has a product in this category – Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, but this offering is mostly used in smaller implementations that do not require the enterprise class features that Citrix offers.

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Can Microsoft succeed as a DaaS provider with Mohoro?

May 9, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

The recent rumors of Microsoft working on a hosted virtual desktop (DaaS) solution to add to their cloud services offering may actually end up being one of the most viable options for organizations who already rely heavily on Microsoft infrastructure to run their business. Having all of your core services being delivered from a single…

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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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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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How Good an Idea to Virtualize XenApp?

January 17, 2013
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DesktopVirtualization

How good an idea to Virtualize XenApp? There were a number of benefits identified way back then: hardware abstraction allowing easier image management and OS upgrades; options for higher availability and faster recovery; even fail-over. Virtualization enabled silo consolidation and importantly enabled better management of user capacity on servers. However, there is a price. Reduced…

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