Nov2014

The Cloud Workspace, Part 1: DaaS by Any Other Name?

In reviewing various DaaS services over the last few months, a common theme has emerged: Any and every service provider wants to deliver, or at least wants you to think that it can deliver, some sort of cloud workspace. But …
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Nov2014

Update: Amazon WorkSpaces – 11/17/2014

Original article: Amazon WorkSpaces DaaS: Not a Lot of Desktop, Very Little Service. Amazon has been tweaking its WorkSpaces offering, introducing a new “value-sized” virtual desktop and adjusting the standard virtual desktop specification, doubling the vCPU count to two and …
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Nov2014

IndependenceIT Cloud Workspace Suite

Over the past few weeks, I have been putting several DaaS providers under the microscope. I first looked at Amazon WorkSpaces and found it to be a decidedly lackluster service that was all the more disappointing coming from a company …
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Nov2014

Downstream Impact of Microsoft Licensing Changes for VDI

On Monday, Microsoft announced some changes to licensing with respect to VDI, as described in yesterday’s article, Microsoft Changes Windows Licensing. Although Microsoft licensing has always been somewhat complex and difficult to understand, this change is a step forward in …
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Nov2014

Microsoft Changes Windows Licensing

…or “Yaw’ll run and git your shotguns, ’cause those pigs are a-flyin!” Mark November 3, 2014, in your calendar as a red-letter day and living proof that leopards can change their spots. On this day, Microsoft changed the terms of …
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Oct2014

dinCloud DaaS: Domain Expertise Builds Better Desktops

As I explored last week, Amazon’s first foray into DaaS leaves a lot to be desired. Fortunately, you don’t have to look too far to find a service provider who knows how to get it right. This week, I’m looking …
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