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May 19, 2014
1E will enter desktop virtualization fray later this year with client virtualization software that offers offline VDI without infrastructure costs.
May 08, 2014
IT pros at Citrix Synergy heard a lot about its cloud movement, but lingering questions about roadmaps, features and XenServer are answered here.
November 04, 2013
Enterprise tools can provide IT admins with views of their software licenses and ease the migration pain from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
October 22, 2013
Mobile workstations from Dell, Toshiba and HP pack plenty of computing power and weigh less than their predecessors, but prices may limit adoption.
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Virtual desktops are just as vulnerable to malware, viruses and exploits as physical desktops are. That means you have to secure VDI the same way you would PCs, and definitely don't make the move to VDI solely in the interest of security. Continue Reading
A virtual CPU (vCPU) also known as a virtual processor, is a physical central processing unit (CPU) that is assigned to a virtual machine (VM). Continue Reading
Single image management is supposed to reduce storage requirements and make management easier, but it has built-in performance and capacity issues. Continue Reading
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Sometimes the user profile management utilities that are built into your vendors' VDI product are enough. But if you have more advanced needs than allowing workers to personalize their desktops, you might need third-party tools. Continue Reading
Infrastructure and end-user experience monitoring are critical to the effectiveness of your VDI deployment, but it can be hard to know what to look for in a monitoring tool. Products from Liquidware Labs, Lakeside Software and others hit the mark. Continue Reading
Passive and synthetic end-user perspective performance monitoring tools show you how VDI is working for workers. But passive tools don't give a comprehensive look at how VDI is working, and synthetic options can affect performance. Continue Reading
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Your VDI storage needs will vary depending on the kinds of desktops and images you're planning to deploy, but calculating how much storage you need is easy. Continue Reading
People often tout the decline of Windows as a reason to move away from it. Windows usage is down slightly, but that doesn't mean you should hold off on finding new ways to manage the OS and the applications you run on it. Continue Reading
VDI user profiles aren't necessary when workers don't need to maintain their settings from one session to the next. If that's your use case, you can deploy nonpersistent desktops that delete VDI user profiles at logoff. Continue Reading
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It's easy for your VDI implementation to start off on the wrong foot or break once it's in place. Ask yourself a few questions and find out if your VDI is broken, then take five steps to fix it. Continue Reading
Desktop shadowing tools come standard in Windows Server and Windows OSes, but you'll have to use different techniques for RDSH and VDI users. Continue Reading
Controlling and managing users' desktop customizations in a VDI environment can seem daunting, but user profile management tools can help. Continue Reading