Feb2015

Citrix Beats Earnings — Still Cuts

Citrix released its Q4 2014 earnings last Wednesday, handily beating Wall Street expectations by reporting earnings of $1.10 cents per share on revenues of $851 million, up six percent on the same quarter in 2013, against Wall Street expectations of $1.03 cents per …
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Jun2014

Chesterfield County Schools Turn to Sphere 3D for Windows on Chromebooks

Unless you work in education you might not know it, but Microsoft and Apple have a serious and growing Chromebook problem. According to data from Futuresource Consulting, Chromebook adoption has grown from less than 1% of all devices shipped within …
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Dec2012

Nimdesk: A DIY View on VDI-in-a-Box?

NimDesk claim they have the simplest and most affordable desktop virtualization for business of any size today. At a headline $99 cost per user for a perpetual license, what can the Nimdesk software and hardware appliances achieve and how do these compare against existing solutions in this space?

Oct2012

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

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 R2, Pivot3 continue to drive the hardware cost and complexity of VDI down. The headline $165 / desktop will be compelling. The performance assurance and dynamic expansion in R2 will likely solve many administrative headaches. The key for any turnkey VDI solution remains getting the assessment right, and managing and delivering on the wider user experience once deployed.