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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AppSense StrataApps – to self install apps, or not to self install apps, that is the question

April 23, 2012
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AppSenseLabs have released StrataApps, their long anticipated User Managed Applications Solution. We've discussed before that User Installed Applications, as a function, are often unloved and unwanted.And yet, almost every organization has a group of applications that fall outside the standard set that are administered and supported by IT. Unlike existing Application Virtualisation solutions, StrataApps doesn't…

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Atlantis ILIO Pimps Virtualized Citrix XenApp: who needs VDI?

March 26, 2012
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Virtualizing Presentation Virtualization Workloads is increasingly seen as beneficial and more acceptable. As Citrix XenApp customers move into 2013 it is likely they'll move more physical instances to virtual. To enhance RDS VM workloads with shared storage - Atlantis release ILIO for XenApp, the first solution designed specifically to accelerate provisioning, boot time and application…

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Onlive Desktop: VDI cannot be DaaS until Microsoft say so.

March 13, 2012
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OnLive Desktop is on the verge of making a game-changing move in the VDI space delivering the hope of a service that a CFO would bite your hand off for. OnLive's delivery capability is a wakeup call to the ISVs and SPs who are trying to penetrate this market. With the license battle is about…

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Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) is Great, But which one should you Bring?

February 22, 2012
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My answer to my computing needs is a very high end Windows 7 desktop, a very low end Windows 7 Netbook and an Android phone. I am and will always be a non-fan of the vertically integrated Apple model. I will probably always pay a price in terms of complexity of my computing life for…

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Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

February 7, 2012
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Browsium Ion: time to get going from IE6?

Reports on IE6's death are often greatly exaggerated. IE6 is still there alive and well in a large swathe of enterprise desktops. This puts a risk on projects that look to move an organisation beyond Windows XP. Browsium's Ion addresses the fear uncertainty and doubt many had with Unibrows. Browsium Ion gives corporate users what…

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The SOPA and PIPA Kerfluffle

January 20, 2012
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The answer is to dramatically narrow the scope and set of enforcement actions for SOPA and PIPA so that they target just offshore sites engaged in large scale commercial piracy and so that the existing safe harbor for sites that take content from users is both maintained and formally recognized as an exception to the…

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Citrix Release CloudGateway Enterprise v1: Aggregated Cloud Access Nearer than the Horizon?

January 3, 2012
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Citrix Release CloudGateway Enterprise v1: Aggregated Cloud Access Nearer than the Horizon?

CloudGateway is a unified service broker that aggregates, controls and delivers all apps and data, including Windows, web, SaaS and mobile, to ANY device, anywhere. It provides end-users with an intuitive single point of access via Citrix Receiver and self-service to all their business apps on any device anywhere, and provides IT with a comprehensive…

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2011 Year in Review: Presentation Virtualization

December 23, 2011
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It has been a while since we last updated our Presentation Virtualization Solutions whitepaper. Has nothing happened in the market in 2011? On the contrary, there was a good deal going on for Presentation Virtualization in a year that saw a new benchmark setting XenApp release from Citrix, Apple remove terminal services functionality, RES Software…

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2012: The Beginning of the End for Virtualization Management?

December 22, 2011
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While the legacy enterprise management vendors might like to think of themselves as the Borg (prepare to be assimilated - there is no escape), the new technical requirements and the new buying patterns in the virtualization market do not lend themselves to a repeat of history. Legacy management vendors are unlikely to be able to…

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