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April 12, 2018
A few factors come into play that may make a XenApp migration not as easy as it looks for some organizations. Planning and testing will help IT handle version 6.5 end of life.
February 23, 2018
IT can use published application monitoring to gain insights into app-related performance issues. ControlUp, which recently added it, is one vendor that delivers these metrics.
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.
August 30, 2017
At VMworld 2017, VMware aims to simplify app publishing by moving it to the cloud, and the Dell EMC VDI Complete bundle adds application virtualization.
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When IT deploys virtual apps, it must plan for the applications' capacity needs. Two common planning methods are monitoring app performance and load simulation. Continue Reading
Microsoft UE-V (User Experience Virtualization) is a tool that enables users to move from one Windows device to another and maintain the same operating system (OS) and applications settings. Continue Reading
Graphics processing needs in VDI deployments are greater than ever. IT must know how to use GPUs to deliver the graphics quality users need in their desktops and apps. Continue Reading
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GPU-makers Intel, AMD and Nvidia all provide virtualization support; the next step is to merge CPU and GPU functionality to handle both application and math/graphics-related tasks. Continue Reading
The ability to share GPUs among multiple virtual desktop instances has contributed to a rise in GPU use in many VDI deployments. Continue Reading
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is often pigeonholed as a session-based virtualization tool. IT can, however, use it for both VDI and app virtualization, as well. Continue Reading
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IT faces an uphill battle when deploying virtual desktops to mobile devices due to compatibility issues. Virtualization platforms help IT address these problems. Continue Reading
VDI shops must manage more than just traditional Windows apps in today's enterprise. They must also address Apple-specific apps, as well as mobile-first apps and more. Continue Reading
More apps are graphics-intensive than ever before. As a result, VDI shops must know the steps it takes to deliver said apps to users without too much hassle. Continue Reading
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Enabling virtual desktop users to open apps in the format that allows the apps to function best would be ideal, but there's work to do to enable this capability. Continue Reading
App layering can deliver a lot of benefits to IT administrators, but only if they know how to keep management simple. Start by understanding ELMs and keeping Windows up to date. Continue Reading
To keep users happy in VDI deployments IT must measure and monitor what the user experience is truly like. That means looking beyond the infrastructure itself. Continue Reading