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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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      • 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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      • Zero-client computing

        The zero-client computing e-book series delves into essential aspects of how virtual desktop services can be provided with as little configuration as possible. Many vendors sell zero clients that do not in fact require zero configuration, so definitions tend to be fluid. These chapters will counter that vagueness with specifics on the distinctions between zero clients and thin clients, as well as guidance on how best to implement and manage zero clients.

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      • Architecting storage for virtual desktop environments

        Virtual desktop infrastructure can be extremely demanding of I/O. And while you can reduce I/O overhead by providing each virtual desktop with sufficient RAM, you can't reduce it to the point that it becomes a non-issue.

        This e-book will explain how to prepare your VDI storage infrastructure to deal effectively with the various I/O issues that can occur. Learn more about storage strategies and how to make shared storage work.

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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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      • Desktop virtualization notes From Brian Madden

        Brian Madden, creator of BriForum and brianmadden.com, takes an in-depth look at desktop virtualization in this expert e-book. Read on for tips, suggestions, and insights from one of the leading experts on virtualization. Get your toughest desktop virtualization questions answered today.

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    Modern Infrastructure covers the convergence of technologies -- from cloud computing to virtualization to mobile devices -- and the impact on data centers.

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  • Enterprise Hadoop: Ready for prime time?

    Many vendors are pitching Hadoop as the foundation for enterprise data management environments that delivers information and insights to business users and serves as a hub for other data systems and applications. In the era of big data, the case for Hadoop is strong: Hadoop provides a cost-effective way to ingest, store and process large volumes of multi-structured data. With Hadoop, organizations can store all data in its original format and provide a system of record for the enterprise. Even more, they can bring the applications to Hadoop and process the data in place.

    But does reality square with the promise today? Are companies willing to trust their enterprise data to Hadoop? The big question is whether Hadoop is ready to support enterprise-scale, production environments where data can't be corrupted or inconsistent. Does Hadoop have adequate management, monitoring, backup, recovery and security features? What are the major gaps today and what are vendors doing to plug the holes? At what point can companies trust production computing environments to Hadoop? This report, based on a comprehensive survey of business intelligence professionals and interviews with experts in the field, addresses these questions.

  • Overcome today's disaster recovery challenges

    The use of devices not connected to a local network is a challenge for IT staffs tasked with protecting data on those devices. Completing backups within a reasonable timeframe has become an issue for organizations. Some organizations are opting for alternatives to traditional backup to address these challenges. The cloud has been pushed as an alternative to tape for offsite storage for disaster recovery. However, there are challenges with this approach and with protecting applications running in the cloud.


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