Virtual desktop management
- March 27, 2020
This city has turned to technology -- like Citrix virtual desktops -- to maintain services in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. CIO Chris McMasters discusses the lessons already learned.
- 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 19, 2020
COVID-19 is pushing many firms to send employees home. In this Q&A, Preferred Mutual's Ben Moore discusses how VMware virtual desktops eased the transition.
- March 13, 2020
While Windows Virtual Desktop has seen strong interest since it launched last year, its complexity may discourage enterprise adoption. Nerdio hopes to change that.
- March 11, 2020
The new coronavirus has begun to affect how U.S. companies are thinking about remote work. In this Q&A, Citrix's James Singh talks about how the company faced this problem in China -- and made it work.
- 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 25, 2020
For more than a decade, Renasant Bank has partnered with Citrix to accommodate growth without a drastic IT staff increase.
- 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.
- January 31, 2020
The once-stable virtualization market is changing as some vendors begin to think more about workspaces. In this Q&A, IDC's Shannon Kalvar talks about what it all means.
- January 15, 2020
Citrix says its new performance analytics service for its Virtual Apps and Desktops platform will better identify the root cause of performance issues.
- December 06, 2019
Based on our top 10 most-read stories of 2019, IT pros sought to learn the benefits of virtualization, as well as the drawbacks, as the technology gained ground.
- August 14, 2019
VMware's new desktop-as-a-service product will get some play at VMworld. How Managed Desktops differs from its Horizon 7 offering is still a mystery.
- August 08, 2019
Citrix Managed Desktops, which will be released Aug. 26, is meant to make managing desktops for IT easier by having Citrix control the management aspects of virtual desktops.
- 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.
- July 29, 2019
In this Q&A, VDC Research's Eric Klein explains why Chrome OS has jumped ahead of the market by providing a browser OS that addresses enterprise use cases.
- July 17, 2019
As a potential release date for Windows Virtual Desktop looms, Microsoft is making sure its most popular applications are optimized to run within a virtualized environment.
- June 14, 2019
Manufacturing company Royal Technologies chose Cameyo to access its Windows-based legacy applications without the complexity of a virtual desktop infrastructure.
- June 05, 2019
Citrix Synergy 2019 runs May 21 through 23 in Atlanta. Read about the conference's latest news and product announcements, including the winners of the Best of Citrix Synergy Awards.
- May 23, 2019
Citrix announces its new Managed Desktops service to unburden IT administrators by helping manage the back-end infrastructure during the provisioning process.
- May 22, 2019
Find out who won at the Best of Citrix Synergy 2019 Awards in categories such as Application, Access and Content Security, and Digital Workspace, as well as who took home the Best of Show award.
- April 26, 2019
Citrix's quarterly earnings show an uptick in Workspace and subscription-based revenue. But not all the news was good, as CEO David Henshall also announced the CFO's resignation.
- 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.
- October 11, 2018
Microsoft is finally throwing its hat into the desktop-as-a-service ring with Windows Virtual Desktop. The DaaS offering could shake up the competition significantly.
- May 11, 2018
If IT pros overprovision virtual desktops and servers, they waste money and resources. But there are other problems associated with poor resource allocation.
- May 09, 2018
Find out who won at the Best of Citrix Synergy 2018 Awards in categories such as Application, Access and Content Security, and Digital Workspace, as well as who took home the Best of Show award.
- April 17, 2018
Citrix Synergy is May 8-10 in Anaheim, Calif. Stay up to date on all the news and analysis that comes out of the conference.
- April 03, 2018
With standby virtual desktops from TetherView, IT can forgo full-fledged backup data centers for disaster recovery. The company CEO details use cases for the technology and more.
- January 22, 2018
IT can take steps to quantify the virtual desktop user experience by recording data on factors such as latency and image quality, as well as conducting user surveys.
- July 17, 2017
Organizations don't want to go through the headache of involving multiple vendors in their VDI environment, so vendors aim to mitigate this and other negative aspects of VDI.
- June 29, 2017
There are new trends fueling VDI software, including the addition of AI and machine learning to better help IT, but cost is still an issue when it comes to VDI adoption.
- 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.
- June 02, 2017
The Citrix vs. VMware rivalry is expanding into analytics. VMware's CTO of end-user computing says analytics will help IT better secure applications and data.
- 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 24, 2017
IT admins need visibility to make sure VDI runs smoothly. Virtual desktop monitoring tools take them out of the darkness and help them see where they're going.
- 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 31, 2017
Vendors have taken cracks at turning phones into mobile thin clients before, but display protocol improvements and advancements in hardware make it more of a possibility now.
- February 03, 2017
IT pros at large businesses aren't willing to ditch their on-premises VDI for DaaS technology. A hybrid approach to desktop delivery could be the answer, however.
- January 09, 2017
Citrix acquired Unidesk to improve its application layering offering. Experts said it's a big deal that brings different delivery tools under one umbrella.
- December 15, 2016
IGEL has a new mobile thin client that gives IT control over users' Citrix, VMware or Microsoft virtual desktops and lets them make better use of existing hardware.
- November 30, 2016
Users can access their cloud desktops and applications from any PC through a browser with the new Web Access feature in Amazon WorkSpaces, the company's DaaS platform.
- November 07, 2016
VDI shops looking for better virtual desktop performance and graphics rendering want to test out Blast Extreme in Horizon 7 after encountering issues with PCoIP.
- October 24, 2016
The rise of data breaches puts security as a top priority in businesses, and VDI is a layer that can help IT minimize the number of vulnerable endpoints.
- September 22, 2016
User environment management is a key part of controlling users' virtual desktop profiles and settings. To catch up with the likes of VMware and LANDesk, Citrix made its own UEM acquisition this month.
- 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
IT pros at Citrix Synergy 2016 talk about the challenges they've run into with desktop and application virtualization. At the top of the list: calculating whether VDI will provide a big enough return on investment.
- May 25, 2016
Workspace delivery and management suites have started cropping up, but IT customers don't see the benefits of locking into one vendor for their entire desktop and app delivery just yet.
- March 16, 2016
LANDesk will bundle AppSense's software with its existing desktop and mobile device management offerings, giving customers more options for end-user environments.
- 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.
- 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.
- March 13, 2015
A year after its release, VMware shores up Horizon 6 with RDSH capabilities, GPU virtualization and Linux support to chip away at Citrix's EUC supremacy.
- February 27, 2015
Parallels acquired 2X Software to add app publishing, but faces a difficult battle with entrenched virtual desktop vendors Citrix and VMware.
- February 09, 2015
When a New England law firm needed to enhance its VMware VDI environment, it turned to Unidesk to manage more than 100 application layers for approximately 200 employees.
- December 23, 2014
Most -- if not all -- VDI problems have been solved at the close of 2014. Now anti-VDI is on the horizon. In the year to come, HP's Moonshot could gain traction with its back-to-basics approach.
- December 18, 2014
Early quotes for Windows' new per-user Software Assurance licensing could save significant money for IT shops doing VDI.
- November 06, 2014
Microsoft finally ceded to the demand for a per-user Windows license, but without pricing, the true cost for convenience is unclear.
- July 24, 2014
If you go by big analyst firm predictions and vendor hype, you'd think every IT shop has virtualized desktops, implemented BYOD and uses MDM software. But that's far from reality.
- July 23, 2014
Are the VDI capabilities in Google Chromebooks enough to combat low power and limited VPN options? IT admins weigh in on this low-cost alternative for enterprise deployment.
- May 19, 2014
1E will enter desktop virtualization fray later this year with client virtualization software that offers offline VDI without infrastructure costs.
- May 08, 2014
IT pros at Citrix Synergy heard a lot about its cloud movement, but lingering questions about roadmaps, features and XenServer are answered here.
- October 07, 2013
Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.
- July 31, 2013
For a desktop virtualization project to be successful, IT needs to focus on delivering specific apps and remembering their goals.
- June 12, 2013
Bromium's vSentry for desktop security now adds more secure connections over untrusted Wi-Fi and better collaboration capabilities.
- April 22, 2013
Parallels Management Suite for SCCM can help IT manage Mac computers and the client hypervisors that many of them run on in virtualized environments.
- February 18, 2013
A widespread U.S. Army VDI project brought virtual desktops to military hospital staff so they could access applications from multiple devices.
- January 31, 2013
Liquidware Labs' new FlexApp departmental installed applications tool gives IT another way to deliver apps to end users in VDI environments.
- December 12, 2012
Organizations looking for affordable virtual desktop tools have few choices today, but NComputing offers a viable VDI option.
- October 31, 2012
Virtual desktop vendor Pano Logic unexpectedly went out of business, leaving users wondering what to do next.
- September 19, 2012
Former Wyse CEO John Kish sees vendors in the desktop virtualization market pulling customers away from Terminal Services -- because they can make more money on VDI.
- August 13, 2012
A new virtual desktop management tool lets IT deliver departmental applications with desktop layering rather than application virtualization.
- July 02, 2012
Dell will pay $2.4 billion for Quest Software and get much more than desktop virtualization software. Long-term, it could lower the cost of VDI.
- June 25, 2012
The next version of RemoteFX offers the improvements that Microsoft remote desktop customers requested, but don't get too excited: It won't work with Windows 7.
- 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.
- May 16, 2012
VDI isn't known for delivering high-end graphics with great performance, but NVIDIA's virtualized GPU is about to transform virtual desktop graphics.
- May 14, 2012
Project Avalon isn't available yet, but already IT pros are speculating about whether it has the potential to transform enterprise environments to the cloud.
- May 09, 2012
Hewlett-Packard and Dell have their eyes on the virtual desktop market, and both introduced new client technologies that hinge on VDI at Citrix Synergy 2012.
- May 08, 2012
Sources close to Virtual Computer say Citrix acquired the company for its client hypervisor and desktop management product, NxTop.
- May 02, 2012
New features in VMware View 5.1 improve VDI management and lower storage costs. And that's not all: BYOD shops get new mobile app tools with Project Octopus and Horizon App Manager 1.5.
- April 10, 2012
OnLive Desktop is finally in compliance with Microsoft hosted desktop licensing. The move puts DaaS providers on a level playing field, but some want more from Microsoft.
- 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.
- April 02, 2012
Dell acquired Wyse to bolster its desktop virtualization and thin client offerings. Wyse's cloud software could also help Dell gain cloud momentum.
- March 14, 2012
OnLive's free Windows app for iPad is still available, despite Microsoft's licensing rules. Now, DaaS providers fight back.
- March 09, 2012
Microsoft illuminated Windows licensing rules for cloud-hosted virtual desktops, putting OnLive's free Windows app for iPad in the crosshairs.
- February 27, 2012
BYOD shops that use VDI to give end users access to virtual desktops from iPads and other devices say the benefits outweigh the downsides.
- 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 25, 2012
Desktop virtualization and BYOD go hand-in-hand. But both are cultural changes and VMware View has its share of challenges, starting with the profile management feature.
- January 20, 2012
There's no question surrounding the viability of desktop virtualization, but that isn't the case with mobile virtualization. IT pros wonder whether the technology has a place in the enterprise.
- 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.
- December 22, 2011
In 2012, VDI will be just one way to deliver desktops. IT pros will use various forms of desktop virtualization to deliver enterprise apps to mobile end users.
- December 13, 2011
Many IT pros find that legacy storage isn't right for virtual desktops. Here, three companies explain the alternatives they chose to improve performance and lower storage costs.
- November 29, 2011
Virtual desktop adoption remains slow and low and some IT managers in Windows shops say they aren't interested in the technology at all. Web-based applications are partly to blame.
- October 26, 2011
To broaden VDI adoption, Citrix must reduce the cost of VDI. With its App-DNA acquisition and other advances, it's closer to achieving this goal.
- October 24, 2011
Citrix XenDesktop costs too much for the average SMB, but the company's newly branded and refreshed Kaviza's VDI-in-a-Box offers these shops a good option.
- October 19, 2011
IT pros that deliver VMware View virtual desktops can expand their VDI environment to power users once View supports NVIDIA 3D graphics.
- October 05, 2011
HP offers no assurances that it will keep its PC division or continue to provide service to customers. Despite this uncertainty, the company launched its new zero client.