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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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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
Forget about VDI vs. DaaS. With Citrix Workspace Services, desktops can live in the data center, a colocation facility or in the cloud. You can mix and match where they reside and manage them through one console. Continue Reading
There are a handful of products with names that are a riff on 'workspace.' VMware, Citrix, Amazon and smaller companies all have their hats in the ring, but not all workspace tools do the same thing. Some are for DaaS, but others are mobile-focused. Continue Reading
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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
DaaS downtime can cost you a lot of time, productivity and money, but it only costs your provider a couple of cents. DaaS monitoring tools don’t exist yet because they would cost you more than you make back from an outage. Continue Reading
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Consider what you and your chosen DaaS provider need when you're negotiating an SLA. You'll ensure uptime for users' desktops and keep the vendor accountable. Continue Reading
Light speed dictates how fast data in the cloud can reach a desktop -- aka latency -- and as more data is stored in the cloud, it only makes sense that desktops get pulled loft ward, too. DaaS is really data gravity pulling desktops to the cloud. Continue Reading
With VMware Horizon DaaS, you can host Windows client OSes and Server images in the cloud or in your data center. If you decide to use Windows XP, 7 or 8 desktops, however, remember that you'll have to supply licenses and factor in those costs. Continue Reading
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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
If you think legacy applications won't work well in the cloud, you just might be wrong. Continue Reading