Feb2017

Ivanti, the New Home of AppSense

AppSense, for so long a presence in the VDI/RDSH market, was recently acquired by LANDESK, a company that only months later merged into another company along with HEAT software. The resultant company that comprises these various software products is now …
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Feb2017

Security: Another Key Reason for Virtualization

Aside from the production benefits of virtualization, an added benefit is improving security posture, which is paramount to most IT organizations. For those that haven’t already determined that a virtualized infrastructure is a better solution than handing out laptops with …
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Aug2016

More Data Copies Means More Locations That Matter for HCI

In my previous article, I introduced the idea of data locality in HCI. I also explored some basic math that illustrates the impact of scaling an HCI cluster. I compared a cluster without data locality to a cluster that does have …
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Aug2016

Cloud Providers Still Claiming DaaS Immune to Malware

When VDI and DaaS were first introduced, many claims were made for their superiority over distributed desktops. They were cheaper, faster, more secure, easier to manage, etc. At the time, with few exceptions, these claims were no more than fantasy. Over …
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