- May 23, 2011
Citrix Systems XenDesktop is too complex for SMBs to justify, but with the acquisition of Kaviza and its VDI-in-a-Box, Citrix has a VDI offering small IT shops can use.
- May 18, 2011
Citrix XenDesktop 5 Service Pack 1 adds support for IntelliCache to cut storage costs for shops that run XenServer. It also includes a migration tool for XenDesktop 4 upgrades.
- May 17, 2011
Oracle VDI and Sun Ray Thin Clients have finally caught Gabe Knuth and Brian Madden’s attention, and it’s worth considering – even in Windows shops.
- May 17, 2011
VMware’s cloud application management tool Project Horizon is part of VMware's cloud strategy, as well as a response to the need for a way to secure enterprise cloud-based apps.
- May 04, 2011
Client hypervisors from companies including Citrix, Virtual Computer and VMware help secure desktops, but each vendor has its own set of requirements and restrictions.
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- April 27, 2011
With its acquisition of SlideRocket and the imminent release of Project Horizon, VMware has the tools to banish Windows desktops to the dustbin of history.
- 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.
- April 07, 2011
VMware's acquisition of the Mozy cloud-based desktop backup platform makes little sense for its server business but perfect sense for its desktop and cloud strategies.
- March 30, 2011
It's still illegal to use application virtualization to run Internet Explorer 6 apps on Windows 7. But new software skirts Microsoft's rules and runs IE6 apps in IE8 browsers.
- March 17, 2011
Two college CIOs explain that when used in the right situations, and with proper planning, VDI does deliver on its promise of easier management, flexibility and efficiency.
- March 10, 2011
Microsoft's virtual desktop line got a mini refresh. There is management integration for MED-V and Package Accelerators for App-V 4.6. Thin PC also got a status update.
- March 09, 2011
VMware introduced a View Client for the Apple iPad, a device more consumer- than enterprise-driven. IT pros wonder when VMware will tackle more important enterprise needs.
- March 09, 2011
Some virtual desktop products integrate with enterprise management suites, but most VDI relies on its own consoles. Is that so bad?
- February 21, 2011
IT pros who have tested XenClient have their complaints, but Citrix promises to deliver a production-level version this year with an HCL that extends beyond Intel graphics.
- February 16, 2011
A new version of VMware View will arrive next week. And déjà vu! A certain key feature remains among the missing.