Virtual desktop software and vendors News
December 23, 2015
It was a big year for VDI news. Citrix lost its CEO. Dell will own EMC and VMware. One thing didn't change though: Citrix and VMware are still battling for supremacy in the desktop virtualization market.
October 13, 2015
Analysts and IT experts weigh in on how Dell buying VMware’s owner, EMC, will affect the company’s end-user computing business, and where this deal leaves Citrix.
July 27, 2015
BriForum 2015 included its usual focus on VDI, but the virtualization community is searching for ways to deal with mobility, too. Several vendors showcased advancements in app refactoring and virtual mobile infrastructure.
March 12, 2015
Unidesk 3.0 includes support for Microsoft VDI, giving some VMware Horizon users reason to consider a move to Hyper-V.
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VMware App Volumes offers IT admins a way to deliver persistent applications from a nonpersistent virtual desktop pool. Learn exactly how this technology works. Continue Reading
One of the perks of virtual desktop infrastructure is that you can use it as a disaster recovery tool. Not only must businesses relying on virtual desktops make sure that they have backups, but they must also be aware of storage requirements and ... Continue Reading
Remote desktop connection brokers are an important part of your VDI environment, so make sure you know how to pick the best one for you, and how to troubleshoot problems with it. Continue Reading
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AppSense and RES Software started out creating virtual desktop management products. Both vendors now offer well-rounded workspace management suites, but with slightly different areas of focus. Continue Reading
Plenty of companies use a mix of Windows and Mac computers. IT administrators can use Parallels Desktop Business Edition to provide employees with access to Windows on any computer. Continue Reading
Dell's acquisition of EMC will also make it the largest stakeholder in desktop virtualization leader VMware. So what happens to Dell vWorkspace, the company's own VDI platform? Continue Reading
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Offline connections still pose a problem when it comes to VDI sessions. How has networking evolved to allow for better connections over the WAN and to remote desktop sites? What tools and practices can virtual desktop managers apply? Continue Reading
How do you arrange the ideal VDI contract? Shop around and pit vendors against each other; never pay full price; and if all else fails, convince the vendor to throw in products or services for free. 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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While journeying through your virtual desktop migration, two important steps are to ensure VDI uptime and data availability -- especially on the go. Continue Reading
Before you take steps to deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure, it's a good idea to use VDI assessment tools to track resources, app usage and more. Continue Reading
The VDI hypervisor you choose depends on your existing infrastructure components and your long-term VDI requirements. Continue Reading