Virtual desktop management
- June 30, 2010
Although Citrix XenDesktop and Quest vWorkspace support a range of hypervisors, VMware vSphere only works with ESX. Enterprises are right to be wary of being locked in.
- June 23, 2010
Windows 7 migrations and virtual desktop rollouts are big, disruptive projects that are best done together.
- June 17, 2010
Why do app virtualization and virtual desktop projects implode? Let us count the many ways. At BriForum, experts described and gave advice on how to avoid common traps.
- June 09, 2010
Brian Madden looks ahead to BriForum 2010 in Chicago, a vendor-neutral conference where IT workers can compare notes on desktop virtualization technologies and best practices.
- May 28, 2010
Thin-client vendors have added more capabilities to their hardware, making them smarter but harder to manage. Zero clients solve that problem, but they introduce others.
- May 26, 2010
As tempting as it is to just skip antivirus altogether in your VDI environment, that's just not realistic. Virtual machine security products are coming.
- May 20, 2010
Between VMware View 4 or Citrix XenDesktop 4, one is more fully baked than the other. But both are missing critical capabilities for production environments.
- May 19, 2010
At Citrix Synergy day two, major themes included how to justify a virtualization deployment, Windows 7 as a catalyst for virtual desktop adoption and more.
- May 18, 2010
One intrepid editor blended in with the crowd at Citrix Synergy. He found IT folks are ready move pilots to production, though hurdles remain.
- May 13, 2010
Among the Citrix faithful, virtual desktops are finally moving from the pilot stage into production.
- May 12, 2010
At Citrix Synergy this week, Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth will talk about 15 reasons desktop virtualization projects go down the tubes. Don't let this happen to you.
- 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.
- March 31, 2010
Feature Pack 1 for Citrix XenDesktop 4 -- released with XenApp 6 -- addresses several architectural issues that users have been waiting for.
- March 29, 2010
Microsoft's Virtual Desktop Access License is only for IT shops with Software Assurance. Windows desktop virtualization is still costly for many thin-client users.
- March 23, 2010
Microsoft and Citrix have sharpened their virtual desktop story and are ready to take down VMware. Who will win?