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Consider new storage acceleration options for VDI environments

Storage is one of the things that can make or break a VDI deployment. It's important to buy enough to support the dynamic workloads that virtual desktops create throughout a normal day, but companies have to be careful not to buy too much. ...


Compare five top HCI vendors

HCI deployments are good for VDI, but finding the right vendor is tough. Nutanix, Cisco, SimpliVity and others offer strong options for VDI shops.


Explore five virtual application delivery tools

With all of the virtual app delivery tools out there, it can be hard to know what's what. Sort through the clutter to learn about some of the top offerings, including Citrix XenApp and Microsoft App-V.

Three ways to reduce VDI costs

Desktop virtualization has become more affordable, but its price is still a top concern. IT can achieve VDI cost savings by choosing the right hardware and software.

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    Citrix, Microsoft show cloud-based app delivery is hot

    Businesses are moving away from full virtual desktops to delivering individual apps from the cloud. The latest indication of this trend is the new XenApp express service from Citrix and Microsoft.

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    VDI isn't about saving money, but it's worth the cost

    Virtual desktop infrastructure is more expensive than desktop PCs, but the benefits of VDI make it worth the price tag, says Teradici CTO Randy Groves.

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    Citrix spins off GoTo to LogMeIn

    Citrix GoTo will merge with remote desktop vendor LogMeIn, so Citrix can devote more resources to its core application delivery, networking and mobility products.