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  • VDI can benefit from networking advances

    Offline connections still pose a problem when it comes to VDI sessions. How has networking evolved to allow for better connections over the WAN and to remote desktop sites? What tools and practices can virtual desktop managers apply?

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  • Develop your criteria for selecting VDI software

    Learn about the latest options for VDI platforms and get an overview of the vendors and products that IT has to choose from. Also, get more information about the decision-making process when determining if you need VDI, and whether you should choose VDI or Terminal Services.

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      • Find the best route to deliver application virtualization

        IT no longer needs to deliver full desktops to users; instead, most users require access to only certain applications. So, IT needs to determine the best way to deliver those apps, and application virtualization is one option. This IT handbook will cover the different types of application virtualization -- streaming and remoting -- and help IT pros decide whether app virtualization is the right path for their organization. We also look at app virtualization tools on the market.

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      • Putting Remote Desktop Services to work

        This handbook looks at how Remote Desktop Services (RDS) tools are changing, particularly with the arrival of Windows Server 2012. Microsoft included features that are being welcomed (a mechanism to keep pooled desktops intact and a tool to collect virtual desktops without using System Center Virtual Machine Manager). Other features are being met less enthusiastically (the replacement of Remote Control and the inclusion of the unpopular new Windows interface). The handbook also looks how Remote Desktop Services differs from VDI.

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      • Building a reliable virtual desktop

        Server-based virtual desktop infrastructure holds the promise of giving organizations a simpler way of managing PCs, a task that remains one of the IT professional’s most laborious duties. While reliability has held back adoption, VDI technology is maturing—as well as becoming both less costly and less complicated to deploy. Vendors and advocates say performance is not the sticking point it once was. This handbook will explore the best practices for achieving reliable VDI performance, including how to prepare a network for a heavier load, capitalizing on VDI’s security benefits, creating an effective storage architecture and handling applications.

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      • Beyond PCs: Navigating the new end-user client landscape

        Consumerization and cloud computing have given rise to end users and customers using a wide variety of devices to access your critical IT services. As client computing changes, IT must change with it to deliver services in the best possible way. This expert guide examines the different kinds of devices that your environment should be able to support and outlines how to utilize trends such as consumerization and bring your own device (BYOD) to boost productivity and get the most from your work force. Learn about the new end-user client landscape in the enterprise and more in this expert handbook.

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      • Networking strategies for VDI in action

        Many organizations are beginning the transition to virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) in optimizing virtualization technologies. However, before you begin your transition you must adequately prepare your network infrastructure for the dramatic increase in traffic. This expert handbook provides essential information on network resilience and redundancy along with key insights in the areas of support for rich media, bandwidth considerations, and network service and security to improve your transition to a VDI today. Learn about the latest networking strategies to prepare your organization to a VDI.

        View E-Handbook
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      • Find the best route to deliver application virtualization

        IT no longer needs to deliver full desktops to users; instead, most users require access to only certain applications. So, IT needs to determine the best way to deliver those apps, and application virtualization is one option. This IT handbook will cover the different types of application virtualization -- streaming and remoting -- and help IT pros decide whether app virtualization is the right path for their organization. We also look at app virtualization tools on the market.

        View E-Handbook
      • Putting Remote Desktop Services to work

        This handbook looks at how Remote Desktop Services (RDS) tools are changing, particularly with the arrival of Windows Server 2012. Microsoft included features that are being welcomed (a mechanism to keep pooled desktops intact and a tool to collect virtual desktops without using System Center Virtual Machine Manager). Other features are being met less enthusiastically (the replacement of Remote Control and the inclusion of the unpopular new Windows interface). The handbook also looks how Remote Desktop Services differs from VDI.

        View E-Handbook
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      • VDI can benefit from networking advances

        Offline connections still pose a problem when it comes to VDI sessions. How has networking evolved to allow for better connections over the WAN and to remote desktop sites? What tools and practices can virtual desktop managers apply?

        View E-Handbook
      • Develop your criteria for selecting VDI software

        Learn about the latest options for VDI platforms and get an overview of the vendors and products that IT has to choose from. Also, get more information about the decision-making process when determining if you need VDI, and whether you should choose VDI or Terminal Services.

        View E-Handbook
      • Building a reliable virtual desktop

        Server-based virtual desktop infrastructure holds the promise of giving organizations a simpler way of managing PCs, a task that remains one of the IT professional’s most laborious duties. While reliability has held back adoption, VDI technology is maturing—as well as becoming both less costly and less complicated to deploy. Vendors and advocates say performance is not the sticking point it once was. This handbook will explore the best practices for achieving reliable VDI performance, including how to prepare a network for a heavier load, capitalizing on VDI’s security benefits, creating an effective storage architecture and handling applications.

        View E-Handbook
      • Beyond PCs: Navigating the new end-user client landscape

        Consumerization and cloud computing have given rise to end users and customers using a wide variety of devices to access your critical IT services. As client computing changes, IT must change with it to deliver services in the best possible way. This expert guide examines the different kinds of devices that your environment should be able to support and outlines how to utilize trends such as consumerization and bring your own device (BYOD) to boost productivity and get the most from your work force. Learn about the new end-user client landscape in the enterprise and more in this expert handbook.

        View E-Handbook
      • Networking strategies for VDI in action

        Many organizations are beginning the transition to virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) in optimizing virtualization technologies. However, before you begin your transition you must adequately prepare your network infrastructure for the dramatic increase in traffic. This expert handbook provides essential information on network resilience and redundancy along with key insights in the areas of support for rich media, bandwidth considerations, and network service and security to improve your transition to a VDI today. Learn about the latest networking strategies to prepare your organization to a VDI.

        View E-Handbook
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