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How will you pay for your virtualised applications?

Does an evaluation for a virtualisation project need to be only an exercise in understanding if X hosts will on Y servers? Will you be able to to virtualize every service you deliver? Are new applications required? What are your existing service-levels and requirements across your application portfolio? Do you meet them? Will you? Do they to be changed?

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VMware Buys Key Assets of RTO Software

VMware has purchased several key assets of RTO Software. These assets include:

  1. Kevin Goodman and the product team that built RTO TScale, RTO Virtual Profiles, RTO Discover, and RTO PinPoint
  2. The Virtual Profiles intellectual property, code and business
  3. The RTO Discover intellectual property, code and business
  4. The PinPoint intellectual property, code and business Continue reading VMware Buys Key Assets of RTO Software

Virtualized Desktops and End User Experience Management

Both VMware (View 4) and Citrix (XenDesktop 4) are increasing the marketing and sales pushes for their hosted virtual desktop offerings. Hosted Virtual Desktop is how we refer to idea that users use a thin client (in hardware or software) to connect via a connection broker and a remote access protocol (VMware PCoIP, Microsoft RDP, or Citrix HDX) to their operating system, applications and data which are running as a guest on a host with a hypervisor (VMware ESX, VMware ESXi or Citrix XenServer). Continue reading Virtualized Desktops and End User Experience Management

Applications Performance Management Vendors – Cross Platform Support

2010 will be the year that many enterprises confront two very important changes to how they will use server virtualization. The first change is that as VMware vSphere has proven its maturity, performance and scalability enterprises will increasingly put business critical tier applications, at least in part on virtualized platforms. The second change is that at the same time, these very same enterprises will start to evaluate virtualization platforms from other vendors, in particular Hyper-V from Microsoft. Continue reading Applications Performance Management Vendors – Cross Platform Support

Liquidware Labs adds End User Data Migration

On November 18, Liquidware Labs announced the addition of an end user data migration feature to its ProfileUnity 4.5 release. This data migration feature takes data that is stored locally in the end user’s profile (in the user account tree on the hard disk), and streams it via a throttled background block level file transfer (with checkpoint/restart) from the user’s PC to a redirected folder on a shared network drive. This is a significant addition to the Liquidware suite of migration tools for the following reasons: Continue reading Liquidware Labs adds End User Data Migration

News: Windows 7 Migration for Enterprise Desktops Made Easy with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity

Today, Liquidware Labs has announced a specific focus upon assisting with the migration from either Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7. This focus applies to all of the possible resulting deployment scenarios for Windows 7 (physical desktop, client side hypervisor, centralized VDI, or layered). The announcement is that ProfileUnity can be used to harvest the existing OS and applications settings, and then to migrate these settings to Windows 7 and potentially the newer version of the applications that might come along with the Windows 7 installation. Key benefits of the ProfileUnity approach are that it does not require the installation of any software on the end user’s desktop, and that it can either be removed after the migration, or retained to provide ongoing profile management. Continue reading News: Windows 7 Migration for Enterprise Desktops Made Easy with Liquidware Labs ProfileUnity