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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RES Software Ships Virtual Desktop Extender: standalone reverse seamless now available

February 15, 2011
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RES Virtual Desktop Extender (VDX) is now available as a standalone offering. Priced at $15 / seat RES VDX is an incredibly useful enabler for virtualised desktops. It delivers on improving the user experience and better matching the needs of the user by allowing access to applications they need to use in their workspace.

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Save lives, implement VDI

February 3, 2011
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Save lives, implement VDI

Bad weather conditions should not stop your workforce. Keep your employees safe at home and being productive for you at the same time.

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The Virtual Desktop Design Maxim: Start With User Requirements

January 20, 2011
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The Virtual Desktop Design Maxim: Start With User Requirements

When considering a Virtual Desktop Design a good architect needs to ask "what is the best solution for this environment?" For many, once you've considered the needs of your users, it is a combination of desktop delivery models - some virtual, some physical. Ideally the user is unaware of which model is being delivered to…

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Mobile Virtual Desktops, Motorola Announce a Nirvana Phone

January 10, 2011
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The Nirvana Phone was intended to enable a user to use their small form factor device when on the move or in the office to access business applications and data by accessing a virtual desktop. Motorola's ATRIX 4G is being hailed as a device that can enable any road warrior or knowledge worker more mobile…

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Presentation Virtualization, a year in review

December 31, 2010
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Way back in January, when 2010 still had that showroom fresh smell we released Presentation Virtualization Solutions whitepaper; the year wasn't half way through before that was updated and its being defrosted as we speak to enable updates going into 2011. Its been an eventful year for Presentation Virtualization.

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Open Source Year in Review

December 27, 2010
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Open Source continues to be an important part of the mix in Virtualization and Cloud. Indeed, this year has seen major developments in established players at the Operating System and Hypervisor level, as well as a major new cloud entry at the IaaS cloud layer.

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The Year Virtual Desktops became “Real”

December 17, 2010
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Reviewing this year’s activity in the virtual desktop space has been very exciting. We have seen releases from almost all of the major vendors, and companies are beginning to truly adopt virtual desktops as a part of their overall desktop initiatives.

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Sorting Out “Desktop Virtualization”

December 7, 2010
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Can you use Desktop Virtualization in your organization to improve IT delivery? Desktop Virtualization, as a concept, is straightforward - separate the desktop environment from the physical machine. This gives you benefits in terms of speed of delivery, how you can provide access to mobile and remote workers, how you can ensure security and compliance.

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Virtualising Citrix XenApp is a Waste of Time and Effort

November 8, 2010
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Is virtualizing Citrix XenApp a waste of time and effort? In spite of the hardware abstraction allowing easier image management and OS upgrades; in spite of options for higher availability and faster recovery, even fail-over; in spite of enabling silo consolidation; in spite of enabling managing user capacity on servers - especially for x32 environments,…

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