Virtual desktop infrastructure and architecture
- April 09, 2020
With an eye toward maintaining business continuity, HPE is making VDI product moves. Experts said the news comes at a critical time for companies.
- March 20, 2020
Southland Industries was in the process of transitioning to a virtual desktop service when COVID-19 emerged. In this Q&A, Israel Sumano discusses how the outbreak accelerated those plans.
- March 05, 2020
Some organizations -- like a city in California and a university in Australia -- have turned to desktop as a service in the face of disruptions like the coronavirus.
- February 05, 2020
Workspot claims its new Cloud Desktop Fabric architecture will improve virtual desktop performance by connecting users to the cloud resources closest to them.
- July 31, 2019
Parallels added new capabilities to its Remote Application Server product, including better reporting and monitoring for management and easier access to daily applications.
- May 23, 2019
Citrix has laid out a path to move to cloud-hosted desktops and applications, but many organizations have to focus on their needs today and maintain on-premises hosting.
- April 30, 2019
VMware's integration into Dell devices and services as part of the newly unveiled Unified Workspace product could be a boon for IT admins.
- March 27, 2019
Citrix continues to add new capabilities to its cloud products, but getting consumers to adopt as-a-service offerings remains a hurdle.
- March 21, 2019
The highly anticipated release of Windows Virtual Desktop will provide a cloud-based desktop and app virtualization service, integrated with Office 365 ProPlus and built on Azure.
- September 24, 2018
Microsoft jumps onto the desktop-as-a-service bandwagon with its Azure-hosted Windows Virtual Desktop platform, but the service faces tough competition from market leader Amazon Workspaces.
- May 10, 2018
NComputing CTO Richard Sah discusses new opportunities for IT to take advantage of desktop virtualization, thanks to lower cost and the emergence of hyper-converged infrastructure.
- March 27, 2018
Multi-user Windows 10 could replace RDSH, which isn't in the first Windows Server 2019 preview. The move has ramifications for app compatibility, XenApp and Windows licensing.
- January 30, 2018
Moving virtual desktops to the cloud is complicated. To take some of the monitoring load off, one company adopted Liquidware software, making for an award-winning initiative.
- January 30, 2018
Desktop virtualization is notoriously difficult. With a unique approach, the University of Arkansas put together an award-winning project using Dell EMC VDI hardware and software.
- January 25, 2018
Organizations with VDI and RDSH will likely take a performance hit after patching Meltdown and Spectre, according to test results from Lakeside Software.
- January 11, 2018
Virtual desktop users are averse to downtime. A new capability from Citrix and Nvidia allows for live migration of vGPUs so VDI shops can keep graphics processing up and running.
- August 11, 2017
With VMworld 2017 fast approaching, the time is right to plan your agenda. VDI admins should consider attending these seven sessions on key topics, including HCI and Workspace One.
- July 20, 2017
All future Chromebook releases will support Android apps, which brings concerns regarding their security, management and overall usefulness as thin clients.
- June 13, 2017
With the right VDI monitoring tools in place, one hospital management company is able to identify issues and fix them before they affect doctors and nurses.
- May 26, 2017
As thin client vendor IGEL expands beyond hardware, CEO Jed Ayres sits down at Citrix Synergy 2017 to talk about the future of the desktop virtualization market.
- May 25, 2017
Find out who won at the Best of Citrix Synergy 2017 Awards in categories such as New Technology and Desktop and Application Delivery, as well as who took home the Best of Show award.
- May 05, 2017
Look back at all the updates to Citrix products such as XenApp, XenDesktop and XenMobile as well as news on emerging technologies at Synergy 2017, which took place from May 23-25 in Orlando, Fla.
- March 10, 2017
DaaS has a presence in the market, but adoption hasn't skyrocketed like some expected. Experts pondered the reasons in a roundtable discussion at IDC Directions.
- February 20, 2017
City Harvest uses Cisco HyperFlex for its back-end infrastructure to power VDI so the nonprofit can feed 1.4 million people in New York.
- 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.
- May 27, 2016
GPU virtualization is known for helping support graphics-heavy applications, but knowledge workers using Office apps and browsers can benefit, too.
- April 28, 2016
The value thin clients bring to businesses has dropped off, as new, inexpensive PCs dampen the appeal of thin client devices and offer better computing power.
- March 07, 2016
Get all the information you need about the Best of Citrix Synergy 2016 Awards, which will be announced May 26.
- January 19, 2016
The Microsoft Remote Desktop app could make mobile users more productive by allowing Windows 10 Mobile and smartphones that support Continuum to function as PCs.
- December 16, 2015
Hyper-converged systems are a big investment, but they also provide the flexibility to add or subtract resources to fit the demands of a VDI project -- from beginning to full implementation.
- September 02, 2015
Several IT pros from federal government agencies face the same dilemma as all IT: How to provide security and the freedom and flexibility to support a mobile workforce.
- June 16, 2015
Employees have mobile devices now, so they're not as tetchy about locked-down desktops at work. IT can finally reap the rewards of tightly-controlled desktops.
- March 23, 2015
One college group in need of a desktop infrastructure refresh found sending workspaces to the cloud instead of implementing VDI was its best bet.
- March 12, 2015
Unidesk 3.0 includes support for Microsoft VDI, giving some VMware Horizon users reason to consider a move to Hyper-V.
- February 27, 2015
Parallels acquired 2X Software to add app publishing, but faces a difficult battle with entrenched virtual desktop vendors Citrix and VMware.
- December 18, 2013
Catch up on the top 10 VDI news stories of the year and learn how the virtual desktop and DaaS markets changed in 2013.
- September 17, 2013
Windows licensing for virtual desktops is a tax that increases VDI costs, particularly for BYOD. Calls for Microsoft to #FixVDA haven't been met.
- April 04, 2013
Companies that want VDI but lack the expertise or the Capex look to Desktop as a Service, but cloud-hosted desktop costs vary.
- June 15, 2012
Former Citrix CTO Simon Crosby hasn't provided much detail about what he's been up to at Bromium -- until now. In this Q&A, Crosby discusses how micro-virtualization could change the industry.
- May 23, 2012
VMware's acquisition of Wanova gives View shops software to centrally manage virtual and physical desktops and a way to support departmental and user installed apps with VDI.
- April 04, 2012
Microsoft App-V 5.0 offers a native app experience. It also gives IT pros a way to reduce storage requirements and more flexible management options.
- April 04, 2012
Microsoft has finally delivered a new version of its roaming user profiles tool called UE-V, providing profile management for virtual desktops.
- February 21, 2012
If your enterprise has a VMware-centric VDI initiative, why not pair it with Mitel's virtual softphone application and kill two birds with one stone?
- January 03, 2012
ATMs hold data and software that can be compromised by sophisticated criminals. Diebold will blunt threats by transforming ATMs into VDI-based zero clients.
- June 01, 2011
One Citrix executive says the company's client hypervisor is closer to the future of desktop delivery than what is offered by the company's flagship VDI products.
- April 21, 2011
Apple doesn’t condone using desktop virtualization to abstract its Mac OS X, but some IT pros say reasons for having that option have grown.
- February 01, 2011
Citrix XenClient only supports Intel vPro, but vPro isn’t necessary, and other bare-metal client hypervisors are compatible with various AMD and Intel chips.
- November 16, 2010
Want to virtualize applications like IE6 without a hypervisor or virtual machine? InstallFree Bridge may help you create a virtualized execution environment based on Windows XP.
- October 27, 2010
Don't believe the hype -- thin clients don't last much longer in enterprise IT environments than PCs do. (They're still good, though.)
- September 29, 2010
Struggling to describe desktop virtualization to your mother, spouse or boss? Don't fret. This primer can help you explain why the technology exists to just about anyone.
- July 28, 2010
Desktop virtualization is more than virtual desktop infrastructure. OS streaming -- which doesn't involve a hypervisor -- may work in your IT environment.
- May 18, 2010
At Citrix Synergy 2010, Wyse unveiled the Wyse Xenith, a "zero client" device. Find out how this stateless technology works and how can help with device management.
- April 27, 2010
Although virtual desktop infrastructure supposedly tightens security, it can in fact let unpredictable users harm data center security.
- December 21, 2009
There are many companies that sell tools for virtual desktops. Citrix, VMware and Microsoft are not your only options.
- November 12, 2009
Among the big shots, which one gives the IT pro the most value in virtual desktop technology? Is it Citrix and XenDesktop or VMware View 4? See what the experts say.
- July 01, 2009
There are two ways to run a virtual machine directly on a client device. Columnist Brian Madden sorts out how they might fit into each enterprise.