Virtual desktop infrastructure and architecture
- May 07, 2010
Citrix will show a release candidate of its Xen-based client hypervisor at its annual conference next week, but XenClient and IT departments aren't quite ready.
- May 05, 2010
Brian Madden has attended Citrix's annual user conference since it began in 1998. In this week's column, he gives a sneak peek into the sessions at the 2010 show.
- May 04, 2010
The top desktop virtualization vendors plan to make VMs behave more like traditional PCs. VMware will add offline support in View 4.5, and Citrix will debut its client hypervisor.
- April 27, 2010
Although virtual desktop infrastructure supposedly tightens security, it can in fact let unpredictable users harm data center security.
- April 06, 2010
Desktop virtualization projects require changes in job functions and collaboration between teams. Frankly, that just freaks out some people.
- March 18, 2010
Microsoft and Citrix are offering free Microsoft VDI and XenDesktop licenses to IT shops that are willing to drop VMware View, but will the promotion work?
- March 10, 2010
Old Microsoft: "We hate virtual desktops." New Microsoft: "We've changed." Next week, the company will show Windows managers that it has more in store for virtual desktops.
- March 10, 2010
Citrix's screenshot of an iPad with Windows 7 could be a sign of things to come. See how the new device could change desktop virtualization.
- March 04, 2010
Desktop virtualization products such as Citrix's XenDesktop require a solid plan, close cooperation among teams and reasonable expectations. Anything less could spell trouble.
- March 03, 2010
Traditional administrators may feel desktop virtualization is not worth exploring. But these easily integrated desktop virtualization technologies can help you change their minds.
- February 23, 2010
IT vendors have heard customer complaints about the limitations of thin-client computing. A variety of processing options have emerged -- balancing "thick" and thin-client devices.
- February 17, 2010
VMware's View 4.5 won't be out until later this year. But sources said the VDI software has better management and tighter integration with ThinApp.
- February 11, 2010
Better technology has sparked vigorous virtual desktop proof-of-concept activity. But will trial spur adoption? Gartner predicts end-user uptake to reach 5 million this year.
- February 03, 2010
If you buy a retail version of Windows, you don't need Microsoft's Virtual Enterprise Centralized Desktop license -- but VECD provides advantages for virtualized environments.
- January 27, 2010
Microsoft's Software Assurance licensing program makes desktop virtualization too expensive for many IT shops. But the company said it will make changes in the per-device model.