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September 03, 2014
IT admins who want to provide data and app access to users have a new option in VMware Workspace Suite. But not everyone's ready to take the plunge.
June 17, 2014
IT shops interested in DaaS have a number of options, from AWS to VMware. But few offer the freedom of choice and simple management that this DaaS platform provides.
May 09, 2014
Citrix unveiled Workspace Services at its Synergy 2014 conference in Anaheim, but no one explained how Framehawk fits into Citrix's puzzle.
May 08, 2014
The end result of a Desktop as a Service project may look much different than the panacea providers describe. In fact, DaaS may not even end up in the cloud.
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You can't really make the cloud more secure, but you can take some steps to make hosting desktops and applications in the cloud a little less scary, such as picking the right provider and crafting a favorable SLA. Continue Reading
In the classic 1950 film noir 'Sunset Boulevard,' Gloria Swanson opined, 'I'm ready for my close-up.' Now, so is DaaS, and there are some things you might not know -- like that the CIA uses AWS. Continue Reading
Amazon WorkSpaces has gotten a lot of lip service in the DaaS market. It doesn’t require a long-term commitment and its pricing is competitive. But it's SLA-free and doesn't let you host Windows client OSes. Continue Reading
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Per-user SA licensing doesn't make doing VDI or DaaS any easier for SMBs: There's still no SPLA for Windows client OSes, and the licensing changes benefit only large shops. Continue Reading
Citrix's Workspace Services and the Workspace Suite aren't one in the same. The Suite is a bundle of products and Workspace Services is a delivery platform and control plane. Continue Reading
As desktop as a service (DaaS) matures, why should -- or shouldn't -- organizations move to cloud-hosted desktops? DaaS makes it easier to provision virtual desktops, simplifies management tasks and allows users to work from wherever they happen to ... Continue Reading
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Recent Windows licensing changes don't make it any easier for small shops to do DaaS because there's still no SPLA for the desktop OS and multi-tenancy is a no-no. Continue Reading
DaaS is a great disaster recovery method, but why would you go to the trouble of setting up DaaS, only to stop short of actually doing it? Continue Reading
DaaS has advantages, but don't discount cloud security concerns. Competitors, disgruntled employees and careless users can all put the data and desktops you host with DaaS providers at risk. Continue Reading
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DaaS providers tout hosted desktops as more efficient and secure than traditional VDI, but cloud security concerns persist. Companies looking to do DaaS have to trust their provider's staff and back-end security measures without first-hand insight. Continue Reading
Is it plausible to run an Apple OS X or Linux desktop in the cloud? Learn the pros and cons of non-Windows Desktop as a Service. Continue Reading
Moving to a cloud-hosted desktop model means you can outsource desktop management and pay as you go. Continue Reading