Virtual desktop management News
January 09, 2017
Citrix acquired Unidesk to improve its application layering offering. Experts said it's a big deal that brings different delivery tools under one umbrella.
December 15, 2016
IGEL has a new mobile thin client that gives IT control over users' Citrix, VMware or Microsoft virtual desktops and lets them make better use of existing hardware.
November 30, 2016
Users can access their cloud desktops and applications from any PC through a browser with the new Web Access feature in Amazon WorkSpaces, the company's DaaS platform.
November 07, 2016
VDI shops looking for better virtual desktop performance and graphics rendering want to test out Blast Extreme in Horizon 7 after encountering issues with PCoIP.
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Many organizations that support mobile users are adopting EMM tools. EMM can also help manage smartphones and tablets that access virtual desktops. Continue Reading
VDI shops don't need to install applications within virtual desktops for apps to interact with the host operating system. Instead, they can deliver and manage applications separately using app layering. Continue Reading
VDI shops should keep a few key considerations in mind when planning for virtual desktop disaster recovery, such as which applications are most important to business operations. Continue Reading
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One expert believes 2017 will see VDI shops shift their attention toward graphics-intensive apps and a more widespread adoption of desktop as a service. Continue Reading
When looking for user profile management tools, VDI admins should search for the best possible user experience, multi-platform support and more. Continue Reading
Prior to its acquisition of AppSense, LANDesk customers required third parties for VDI management. AppSense fills the gap with centralized management for physical and virtual machines. Continue Reading
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IT shops need to look out for complexity, cost and performance problems when they put a VDI implementation plan in place. Continue Reading
The balance between user experience and security in VDI shops is not easy to find. Single sign-on, two-factor authentication and user experience monitoring can help. Continue Reading
The presence of shadow IT is a challenge for VDI shops. Users can circumvent IT with unauthorized applications and cloud-hosted virtual desktops. Continue Reading
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When it comes to VDI, IT must be ready to troubleshoot common problems associated with virtual desktop performance, back-end infrastructure, product platforms and persona management. Continue Reading
Network latency problems can make even the simplest tasks impossible on a virtual desktop. IT needs to use performance monitoring to identify the source of latency to fix the problem. Continue Reading
Boot storms bring VDI deployments to a grinding halt, but batch booting and network interface card teaming can prevent the problem without having to buy new hardware. Continue Reading