May2015

Amazon WorkSpaces Gains App Subscriptions but Still Falls Short

Amazon has taken a big step forward in its application delivery strategy, taking to the stage at the April AWS Summit in San Francisco to announce the introduction of AWS Marketplace for Desktop Apps, a dedicated storefront for Amazon’s Desktop …
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Feb2015

NIMBOXX Acquires VERDE VDI Platform from Virtual Bridges

In a surprise move, hyperconverged systems startup NIMBOXX has acquired Virtual Bridges’ VERDE VDI platform. NIMBOXX has received some early acclaim for its MeshOS™ hyperconverged appliance. This appliance takes a “simpler is better” approach to converged infrastructure platforms. NIMBOXX claims that …
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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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