Virtual desktop software and vendors
- 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.
- 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 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
CloudJumper has partnered with ThinPrint, IGEL and Nvidia to support printing, cloud workspace deployment and more in Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- April 04, 2019
Citrix responded to a report of substantial layoffs that a few positions were eliminated during a marketing restructuring and that no leadership or C-level positions were affected.
- 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.
- November 20, 2018
FSLogix can help Microsoft solve problems that have plagued the integration of Office 365 and virtual desktops, and it will immediately benefit the new Windows Virtual Desktop.
- 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.
- 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.
- November 21, 2017
With the ever-increasing popularity of cloud computing, organizations are also considering streaming their applications. Several cloud-hosted app services can help.
- July 20, 2017
All future Chromebook releases will support Android apps, which brings concerns regarding their security, management and overall usefulness as thin clients.
- 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.
- July 06, 2017
Ivanti acquires user environment management vendor RES Software for its automation and identity management tech. The deal follows Ivanti's 2016 deal for RES competitor AppSense.
- June 02, 2017
The knock against Windows 10 S is it only supports Windows Store applications. Businesses that really want to adopt the OS can you use VDI to deliver other types of apps.
- 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.
- March 01, 2017
Remote workers often struggle on high-latency networks. Citrix HDX Adaptive Transport allows them to access their virtual desktops and apps with no lag.
- February 13, 2017
VDI versus DaaS is no longer a one-or-the-other choice. VMware Horizon Cloud lets businesses manage on-premises VDI and cloud-hosted desktops from one control plane.
- August 25, 2016
IT experts share their wish lists for VMworld 2016. For SMBs, it's high time VMware brings cheaper VDI to the table.
- August 04, 2016
Virtual desktop infrastructure is more expensive than desktop PCs, but the benefits of VDI make it worth the price tag, says Teradici CTO Randy Groves.
- 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.
- 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.
- May 05, 2016
Parallels Remote Application Server 15 automates several tasks that frustrate IT, and it includes many of the same features as Citrix and VMware's app publishing products.
- April 18, 2016
Dell is ending development of its vWorkspace product. The move may be a result of preparation for the Dell-EMC deal that brings competitor VMware under its hood.
- 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.
- October 13, 2015
Analysts and IT experts weigh in on how Dell buying VMware’s owner, EMC, will affect the company’s end-user computing business, and where this deal leaves Citrix.
- July 27, 2015
BriForum 2015 included its usual focus on VDI, but the virtualization community is searching for ways to deal with mobility, too. Several vendors showcased advancements in app refactoring and virtual mobile infrastructure.
- 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.
- August 20, 2014
After alienating some customers by removing several XenApp and XenDesktop features last year, Citrix will start to bring some back in version 7.6. The improvements were in the works before VMware stepped up its competition, the company said.
- August 08, 2014
In his first interview as Citrix’s new CTO of desktop and apps, Gunnar Berger discusses the company’s roadmap and the importance of Citrix Workspace Services and mobility. Will these initiatives keep customers from moving to VMware?
- July 23, 2014
VMware Horizon 6 includes remote app publishing similar to XenApp, and the company launched an incentive program to seduce Citrix shops over to its side. The grass may not be greener in Palo Alto, however.
- July 02, 2014
A Chicago-based psychology school is testing NComputing's oneSpace to deliver apps and files to remote users at a price far below Citrix XenApp.
- May 23, 2014
Virtual desktops and 3-D graphics can mix if you use the right approach. Here's how Citrix, Microsoft and VMware VDI's GPU support compares.
- May 08, 2014
Citrix XenApp 6.5 users will soon have a XenApp migration tool to aid XenApp 7 upgrades, along with reinstated features.
- April 01, 2014
Google Compute Engine now has Windows Server support, so what might that mean for the possibility of Google DaaS?
- March 21, 2014
Nvidia's vGPU technology gives high-end graphics users good virtual desktop performance and will be accessible in more environments.
- February 28, 2014
VMware's new CTO Chris Wolf takes on questions about the role of VDI in the mobile era, competition with Citrix and what's next for DaaS.
- February 14, 2014
Spoon CEO Kenji Obata sounds off on the consumerization of applications and how the desktop space will look in the future.
- February 13, 2014
Citrix's new VP and GM of desktops and apps discusses the road ahead for DaaS and how Citrix will evolve XenDesktop and XenApp to meet IT needs.
- January 09, 2014
Software from Atlantis Computing and others use RAM to boost VDI performance. Now IT shops have one more option, and it undercuts the others on cost.
- January 08, 2014
Citrix got in on the Mac game with a new client virtualization offering that delivers Windows virtual desktops to Macs – even if they’re offline.
- January 06, 2014
VMware has replaced CTO Scott Davis with a promising engineer who may help the company succeed in the end-user computing space.
- January 02, 2014
One DaaS supporter sounds off on unfair Microsoft Windows licensing rules for cloud service providers and the cloud desktop industry in 2014.
- December 16, 2013
Not all VDI environments need GPU virtualization technology. In fact, sometimes protocol offload will do the trick.
- December 03, 2013
DaaS is no longer the red-headed stepchild of VDI; with VMware and Amazon offering cloud desktops and fostering acceptance, DaaS could gain steam in 2014.
- November 08, 2013
Mac and iOS devices are becoming prevalent in the enterprise. IT must deliver Windows desktop apps to them, but VDI may not be the answer.
- October 22, 2013
After a short break, VMware has gotten the buzz going again around its desktop delivery products.
- October 15, 2013
VMware officially joins the DaaS market with its acquisition of Desktone, signaling that Desktop as a Service is here to stay.
- October 14, 2013
The latest mobile thin clients offer enterprises an alternative to tablets with improved data security for virtual desktops.
- August 27, 2013
DaaS hasn’t caught on in enterprises yet. Could new options from VMware and other large vendors kick start the cloud hosted virtual desktop movement?
- August 27, 2013
Latest HP, Dell Wyse thin clients can enhance the virtual desktop user experience with new thin client options delivered this month.
- August 23, 2013
VDI management tools that use layering are considered a godsend by IT pros who have tried other methods. Unidesk updated its layering tool this week.
- August 15, 2013
With Liquidware's FlexDisk, apps can now be connected directly to users at login, creating personalized virtual desktops in nonpersistent View shops.
- July 30, 2013
Thanks to a handful of vendors or architectural choices, virtual desktops infrastructure can be an affordable option for organizations.
- July 16, 2013
Oracle has ceased development on Oracle VDI, Sun Ray software and client hardware with plans to focus on Oracle Secure Global Desktop and VirtualBox.
- June 21, 2013
VMware is pushing the Horizon Suite's pricing and management capabilities, but View shops aren't biting just yet.
- June 12, 2013
Bromium's vSentry for desktop security now adds more secure connections over untrusted Wi-Fi and better collaboration capabilities.
- June 10, 2013
Quest customers no longer have to worry about vWorkspace support ending, but Dell says it's not for enterprise-level environments.
- May 17, 2013
The Citrix Synergy 2013 conference is awash with vendors moving beyond just desktop virtualization and into enterprise mobility management.
- May 07, 2013
Former Quest customers no longer have to wonder what's up with vWorkspace. Dell released version 8 with exciting new features and support.
- May 02, 2013
NVIDIA GPU platforms have opened up VDI to all types of applications, and further advancements may be on the horizon.
- 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.
- April 16, 2013
The cancellation of Citrix Synergy Europe is just another indication that the virtualized desktop market is moving toward mobility.
- March 29, 2013
Companies that want to deliver virtual desktops but can't justify VDI costs see cloud-hosted desktops as a viable -- if not better -- alternative.
- February 20, 2013
VMware has put View and Mirage into the Horizon Suite to integrate its end-user computing management tools into a single stack -- for a price.
- February 19, 2013
Server and desktop administrators alike will be interested in VMware's Virsto acquisition, which brings better thin provisioning and more for VDI.
- February 14, 2013
Propalms, a U.K.-based software vendor, has acquired the assets of Pano Logic, which went belly up last fall and left customers in the lurch.
- 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 18, 2012
2012 may not be a great year according to the Mayans, but desktop virtualization vendors and IT pros saw positive changes in the VDI market this year.
- December 12, 2012
Organizations looking for affordable virtual desktop tools have few choices today, but NComputing offers a viable VDI option.
- November 15, 2012
Pano Logic's closure is still shrouded in mystery, but VDI resellers point to a dried-up sales pipeline.
- 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 21, 2012
Dell could be a one-stop shop for VDI with Quest vWorkspace, but sources said it will downplay that software in favor of partner Citrix’s 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 10, 2012
Citrix is on a roll. The company flooded VDI shops with news of updated offerings and detailed the future of acquired competitor Virtual Computer.
- 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.