Virtual desktop strategies and architecture News
August 30, 2016
At VMworld 2016, Dell, HP Inc. and IGEL Technology increase support for cloud desktops running on their thin clients. Vendors must keep up as cloud adoption rises.
August 17, 2016
Businesses are moving away from full virtual desktops to delivering individual apps from the cloud. The latest indication of this trend is the new XenApp express service from Citrix and Microsoft.
July 12, 2016
Applications and data used to all live on Windows desktops, but today's users access many of their resources elsewhere. Workspaces might be the best way for IT to regain central management.
May 27, 2016
Hyper-converged infrastructure can help VDI admins scale their deployments more easily, but many of today's offerings are too expensive.
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While primarily used in application testing environments, storage containers are making the move to primary storage, with Docker technology a clear front-runner. 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
Using converged and hyper-converged infrastructure for desktop virtualization can reduce hardware compatibility problems and ease management. Converged infrastructure gives IT shops the opportunity to buy their entire hardware stack all at once. ... Continue Reading
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Now that XenApp and XenDesktop in Citrix Cloud work with Azure Resource Manager, IT can more easily deploy cloud-based virtual desktops and apps to users. Continue Reading
Three major concerns prevent desktops as a service from infiltrating IT shops -- cost, security and the maturity of the technology. Find out which one really isn't much of an issue. Continue Reading
Desktops as a service often bring benefits such as easier management, but they don't fit every situation. Tackling a DaaS project onto an OS migration, for instance, is doomed to fail. Continue Reading
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Users require access to virtual resources on their mobile devices. IT can manage VDI on smartphones and tablets using authentication methods, individual virtual app delivery and more. Continue Reading
If your VDI software doesn't support the latest hardware, or if it won't scale, it might be time to upgrade. Learn about some other signs to keep an eye out for. Continue Reading
Picking the right endpoint for a VDI deployment is important. Organizations can turn to Google Chromebox devices to save money and simplify management. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged infrastructure makes delivering virtual desktops easier, because all the back-end resources -- including central management software -- run together in one isolated, tightly integrated location. Continue Reading
Containers and microservices bring flexibility and speed to development environments -- but they can also be a headache for IT operations teams. Continue Reading
You can use Windows Server-based desktops to bypass Windows licensing complexity, but you may have app compatibility issues to content with instead. Continue Reading