Virtual desktop management News
September 02, 2015
Teradici's PCoIP has been critical to VMware VDI, but that partnership has been in question. Teradici's CEO discusses that, protocol updates and more.
May 01, 2015
With help from AppSense, Auto Trader UK got on the road to desktop efficiency with tools to make VDI faster and more user-friendly.
April 24, 2015
Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp customers who use vSphere can now use VMware for workspace management, too.
March 27, 2015
New desktop analytics tools from AppSense and Ericom could help IT admins deal with desktop management at small and large scales.
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Users expect the same experience whether they're on a virtual desktop at home or their work PC in the office. Microsoft UE-V syncs users' settings, so they're up to date in all their Windows sessions. Continue Reading
In this guide, learn to virtualize desktops without spending more than you would when deploying PCs, and what VDI vendors are doing to make virtual desktops an economical choice. Continue Reading
To secure virtual desktops, consider antivirus, certificates and network vulnerabilities. Just remember, VDI doesn't always increase desktop security. Continue Reading
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Creating virtual machine templates and clones are quick-and-easy ways to deploy multiple VMs, but for your VDI environment to thrive, you should know the best use cases for each method. Continue Reading
High-density hardware might seem like a no brainer for your VDI deployment, but the servers you use to host virtual desktops aren't everything. You'll still need to consider storage, offload cards and more. Continue Reading
Virtual desktops and virtual servers have a similar concept but act in different ways. Memory and OS are among the factors affecting each technology. Continue Reading
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Don't underestimate the security hazards associated with desktop virtualization. IT shops still need to protect all aspects of their VDI environment against malware. Continue Reading
Best practices are supposed to stop admins from making major missteps, but these 10 oft-repeated tidbits are just bad advice. Continue Reading
Citrix's X1 Mouse makes accessing a remote session from an iOS device doable, but what if you have to print? ThinPrint's Mobile Print feature simplifies what was once a multi-step process. Continue Reading
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VDI has many benefits, but it will also open the flood gates for help desk questions from users: Why can't I login? Where am I printing? IT better have the answers. Continue Reading
Layering, persona management tools and flash arrays help keep virtual desktop users happy and VDI storage costs down. Continue Reading
Picking the right hardware for your VDI deployment is critical, but it doesn't have to be difficult. To start, check to see if your VDI software vendor has a list of compatible components. Continue Reading