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September 24, 2018
Microsoft jumps onto the desktop-as-a-service bandwagon with its Azure-hosted Windows Virtual Desktop platform, but the service faces tough competition from market leader Amazon Workspaces.
May 10, 2018
NComputing CTO Richard Sah discusses new opportunities for IT to take advantage of desktop virtualization, thanks to lower cost and the emergence of hyper-converged infrastructure.
March 27, 2018
Multi-user Windows 10 could replace RDSH, which isn't in the first Windows Server 2019 preview. The move has ramifications for app compatibility, XenApp and Windows licensing.
January 30, 2018
Moving virtual desktops to the cloud is complicated. To take some of the monitoring load off, one company adopted Liquidware software, making for an award-winning initiative.
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eG Innovations is an end-user experience and infrastructure monitoring software vendor best known for its eG Enterprise product. Continue Reading
ControlUp is a monitoring software company that sells tools IT professionals can use to manage, monitor and analyze virtual desktop and application performance. Continue Reading
Windows as a service is the approach Microsoft introduced with Windows 10 to deploy, update and service the operating system. Continue Reading
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IT has several decisions to make when selecting a hypervisor for VDI, including choosing between a free hypervisor or a more feature-rich, paid option. Continue Reading
Citrix, VMware and Microsoft all offer remote display protocols with their VDI products. Each one brings a little something different to the table. Continue Reading
The flexibility and ease of use of hyper-convergence fit the needs of VDI, but you should also consider other benefits and drawbacks of HCI in a VDI platform. Continue Reading
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VDI management requires more than simply monitoring desktops. IT must understand users' resource needs and provision its back-end infrastructure to reflect them. Continue Reading
Over or underprovisioning resources for virtual desktops can leave a VDI deployment in rough shape. With a few tips, IT pros can make sure they make the correct calculations. Continue Reading
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Unpredictable user behavior and boot storms can cause VDI resource usage fluctuations throughout the day. IT can take steps to identify and curtail the effects of these changes. Continue Reading
Overestimating or underestimating hardware needs for a VDI deployment can cause major problems for IT. With a few simple pieces of advice, IT pros can get a more accurate picture. Continue Reading
VDI can affect areas of a company network, such as internet bandwidth. IT can mitigate the effects of VDI users by allocating resources and monitoring system performance. Continue Reading