Jan2015

Project VRC “State of the VDI and SBC Union 2015” Survey

For the last five years, Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt) and Jeroen van de Kamp (@TheJeroen), two of the leading lights in the desktop and application virtualization market, have been working together on an independent R&D project, Virtual Reality Check (VRC). Together with …
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Jan2015

Custom Intel CPUs Coming to Amazon EC2 C4 Instances

Amazon recently let slip the news that its new Amazon EC2 C4 instances, based on Intel’s Haswell processor, would soon be available—only to kill the post shortly afterward. Although the post has disappeared from aws.amazon.com, some minor detective work revealed a …
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Dec2014

Horizon Air Desktop DR: DaaS for Disaster Recovery

In my overview of Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivery models last month, I touched on availability services, an emerging market that shows strong potential for future growth, and on DaaS services specifically tailored to disaster recovery. Now, fresh from witnessing …
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Dec2014

Azure RemoteApp: Getting Better, but Still Not Quite There

I took an in-depth look at Microsoft Azure RemoteApp in June this year, praising its performance and ease of use while drawing attention to missed opportunities and unanswered questions. Now, five months later, Microsoft has taken the plunge and opened …
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Dec2014

The Cloud Workspace, Part 2: Virtual Workspaces

In part one of this article, we looked at the different types of DaaS products and services that masquerade as cloud workspaces, breaking down the marketplace into: Desktop Platform as a Service: A bare-bones service offering licensing, infrastructure, and very …
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