70 million individual dollars can buy you a lot of things. A 64 metre long super yacht. The services of an NFL linesman for two years. For $70 million you could entice an English Premier League striker to play for you, but not necessarily score goals. $70 million is 113,000 Apple iPads. If you spent $100 a day, it’d take you nearly 1,950 years to get fritter it away. Yet despite all these glittering prizes and goals, Goldman Sachs chose to invest their $70million in a chunk of AppSense.
Of all the things they could have invested in, why did choose AppSense? If the future is going to be full of cloud services, virtualised desktops, and mobile devices, why spend a not inconsiderable sum on something that sounds the stuff of science fiction?
What is User Virtualization and is it worth a $70 million dollar investment? Why would you need user virtualization? And indeed what makes AppSense stand out?
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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 has purchased several key assets of RTO Software. These assets include:
- Kevin Goodman and the product team that built RTO TScale, RTO Virtual Profiles, RTO Discover, and RTO PinPoint
- The Virtual Profiles intellectual property, code and business
- The RTO Discover intellectual property, code and business
- The PinPoint intellectual property, code and business Continue reading VMware Buys Key Assets of RTO Software
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
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
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