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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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Hyper-converged infrastructure can deliver benefits to IT on the back end, but many of those benefits can also directly affect virtual application delivery and performance. Continue Reading
Managing VDI with a cloud-based tool can become very complicated if IT hosts different aspects of its deployment through multiple cloud vendors. Managing authentication across multiple clouds, for example, can become a tangled web. Continue Reading
RDS and VDI each offer benefits for certain use cases. Test yourself to see if you know when RDS is a good idea and when organizations should opt for VDI. Continue Reading
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IT professionals making New Year's resolutions should take a look at their VDI management approach and find ways to improve it with technology such as AIOps. Continue Reading
Whether IT is running VDI for the first time or simply tweaking the back-end hardware, testing VDI is a complex but necessary part of deploying virtual desktops. Continue Reading
Desktop image optimization tools can help IT run a more efficient VDI deployment by overriding certain native OS functions and utilities. 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
Planning VDI capacity can be challenging and confusing. See if you have what it takes to plan for factors such as remote access and future 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