desktop virtualization

  • Thin client computing: Central management, anywhere access

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Deployed correctly, Citrix XenApp can deliver on the remote desktop promise
  • Making the leap to virtual desktop infrastructure

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 11:24 am

    When the VDI server maintains a virtual machine for every desktop user, a more PC-like experience results -- but weigh your choices carefully before you start
  • HP, Rackable Juice Up Cookie Sheets With Extra GPU

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 5:28 pm

    Thinking about filling out your data center to support more virtual desktops and servers? Plan how you're going to convince the CFO you really need more graphics than his punk sk8rboi gamer nephew.
  • Citrix Strikes at VMware With Virtualware Everywhere

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Pundits Project Horizon let VMware steal the lead in virtual desktops. Citrix took umbrage and plans to take back the mindshare with a host of announcements this week.
  • 5 Ways VMware Plans to Beat Citrix With Project Horizon

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Analysts see five ways in which VMware hopes to edge Citrix and bump the desktop virtualization leader into the role of selling obsolete concepts for both desktop and server virtualization.
  • Virtualization Management: 5 Tools That Matter Most

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 1:28 pm

    Long ago, when servers still came one to a box, "sysadmins" spent all their time running from one machine to another, with boxes of tools and utilities designed to squeeze out every bit of performance and stability from physical servers.
  • Virtualized software: Licensing terms run the gamut

    Posted September 16, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    When Dataprise, an IT services company, helped a customer with a desktop virtualization project last year, it found itself dealing with desktop virtualization's dirty little secret: No one -- including vendors -- seems to know how to license the software.
  • VMware disses bare-metal desktop hypervisors

    Posted August 31, 2010 - 9:58 am

    VMware promised a bare-metal hypervisor in 2009. Now VMware says it doesn't need one.
  • Getting VDI right

    Posted August 10, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Desktop virtualization makes it possible to centralize control and simplify management, improve security and compliance, and minimize help desk calls. It isn't perfect for all types of users within the enterprise, but when deployed appropriately, VDI can unlock new capabilities that could never be achieved through traditional physical desktop solutions.
  • Riverbed readies cloud, mobility and virtualization rollout

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 4:22 pm

    Riverbed has products on tap that will enable WAN optimization as a cloud service, speed up the boot time for remote virtual desktops and, perhaps in a year or two, a software client that will speed up the performance of handhelds and smartphones.
  • User virtualization – the key to successful desktop virtualization

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 2:51 pm

    For companies deploying desktop virtualization, the main criteria for evaluating the success of the project is the end-user experience, according to a recent survey of 1,500 IT executives.
  • Desktop virtualization first steps

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    If you are looking to get started with desktop virtualization, there are a number of ways to lessen your learning curve
  • 'Year of the Virtual Desktop' a Flop So Far

    Posted July 29, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    More than halfway through what vendors and many analysts predicted would be the year virtual desktops would replace enormous numbers of the physical kind, sales of desktop virtualization products are growing at a rate "that looks about the same as in 2009," according to Ian Song, analyst for International Data Corp.
  • Xiotech announces new array, management software

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Xiotech has announced new storage analysis software, along with two new versions of its enterprise-class storage array and storage management software aimed at virtual desktop environments with its ability to expand on the fly.
  • Case study: Hungry for virtual server security

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    When it comes to sampling innovative technology, Schwan Foods, a multibillion-dollar frozen food producer, digs right in.
  • Pano Logic to cut costs of desktop virtualization rollout

    Posted June 29, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Responding to criticism that rolling out its Zero Client across an enterprise could put too high a burden on capital expense, Pano Logic has introduced a new initiative, Pano Express, across North America and is ready to bring it to Europe later this summer.
  • What desktop virtualization really means

    Posted May 28, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Depending on whom you talk to, desktop virtualization is either the hottest trend in IT or an expensive notion with limited appeal
  • Microsoft's cheaper virtualization licensing to take effect July 1

    Posted May 27, 2010 - 5:49 pm

    Microsoft's revamped Windows VDI prices are an improvement, but there's still plenty of gotchas, particularly around licensing Microsoft Office.
  • Desktop Virtualization: Top Vendors Still Miss the Mark

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Desktop virtualization has a predicted growth curve that leaves much of the PC and IT services industries smiling: Yet none of the technologies or service providers promising to offer hosted virtual desktops are ready to step into key roles in enterprise IT infrastructures, according the same well-respected analysts who set the server virtualization market on its ear with a similar conclusion last year.
  • Double Take to offer desktop virtualization for SMBs

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Double Take set to offer desktop virtualization to smaller businesses.
  • Citrix fires up desktop virtualization

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 2:23 pm

    With its XenClient hypervisor, Citrix could eventually crush VMware's VDI approach to desktop virtualization -- but many questions remain
  • Desktop Virtualization: Comparing Options Frustrates IT

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Desktop virtualization has a comparison problem. Faced with too many product choices, and little concrete data comparing costs and benefits, many IT departments are delaying decisions -- or simply going with products from vendors they already use.
  • HP unveils new services for client virtualization

    Posted April 28, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Hewlett-Packard Co. unveiled Wednesday a new client infrastructure portfolio of services designed to give IT departments better control over today's mobile device-agnostic end user. One analyst said the portfolio's focus on client virtualization is where enterprises are looking to cut costs.
  • Purdue University plans for post-PC era

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Purdue University is looking to save $15 million in IT costs over the next three years. So it's considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
  • No rush to desktop virtualization

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 10:04 am

    Microsoft Corp. is pushing desktop virtualization as a way of making Windows 7 play nicely with old applications, especially those written for Windows XP. So now that the technology has been "blessed" by Microsoft, should we expect a desktop virtualization boom?
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