- June 24, 2011
VDI frees IT from PC management issues and costs. It also undermines Microsoft’s Windows PC business and Intel CPU sales. Why should they support VDI?
- June 15, 2011
VMware will deliver some long-awaited features in View 5, but customers of the VDI product won't get everything they ask for.
- June 09, 2011
Choosing the right thin client in a sea of devices built for specific virtual desktop environments is a balancing act that involves much thought and a long term plan.
- June 08, 2011
Got old PCs? Want to run Windows 7? For Software Assurance subscribers, Microsoft Windows ThinPC could be in the cards.
- June 01, 2011
One Citrix executive says the company's client hypervisor is closer to the future of desktop delivery than what is offered by the company's flagship VDI products.
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- May 26, 2011
See how IT experts analyze vendor claims and industry trends at the Citrix annual confab. It's fun to see some get blown to bits!
- May 26, 2011
At its annual conference this week, Citrix Systems showered IT shops with products and technologies that reflect a general maturing of the virtual desktop market.
- May 23, 2011
Citrix Systems XenDesktop is too complex for SMBs to justify, but with the acquisition of Kaviza and its VDI-in-a-Box, Citrix has a VDI offering small IT shops can use.
- May 18, 2011
Citrix XenDesktop 5 Service Pack 1 adds support for IntelliCache to cut storage costs for shops that run XenServer. It also includes a migration tool for XenDesktop 4 upgrades.
- May 17, 2011
VMware’s cloud application management tool Project Horizon is part of VMware's cloud strategy, as well as a response to the need for a way to secure enterprise cloud-based apps.
- May 17, 2011
Oracle VDI and Sun Ray Thin Clients have finally caught Gabe Knuth and Brian Madden’s attention, and it’s worth considering – even in Windows shops.
- May 04, 2011
Client hypervisors from companies including Citrix, Virtual Computer and VMware help secure desktops, but each vendor has its own set of requirements and restrictions.
- April 27, 2011
With its acquisition of SlideRocket and the imminent release of Project Horizon, VMware has the tools to banish Windows desktops to the dustbin of history.
- April 21, 2011
Apple doesn’t condone using desktop virtualization to abstract its Mac OS X, but some IT pros say reasons for having that option have grown.
- April 07, 2011
VMware's acquisition of the Mozy cloud-based desktop backup platform makes little sense for its server business but perfect sense for its desktop and cloud strategies.