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  • Virtual desktop infrastructure offers risks and rewards

    Posted December 16, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    After years of false starts, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products are here. They work, and if implemented correctly they can deliver substantial cost savings to enterprise IT shops. What are the risks and rewards involved in embarking on a VDI implementation for your organization?
  • Review

    10 top tests of 2013

    Posted December 11, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    We tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year.
  • VDI technology better, faster and cheaper, but adoption still slow

    Posted September 25, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    Virtual desktop infrastructure has come a long way since the terminal service days of the 1960s. Heck, VDI has come a long way since the 2000s thanks to plummeting prices for clients, better graphics cards and improved administration. By and large, though, VDI deployments remain more of a niche solution.
  • Cisco, EMC coalition supports Oracle, VDI

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 11:34 am

    VCE, the data center-focused joint venture formed by Cisco and EMC/VMware, this week rolled out converged infrastructure systems designed to support the latest technology from the founding companies as well as specialized offerings for Oracle and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments.
  • VMware, Citrix and Microsoft virtual desktops get encryption security

    Posted August 21, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    AFORE Solutions today announced encryption software aimed at securing data in virtualized environments where Microsoft Windows applications are used, including virtualized desktop infrastructure deployments based on VMware, Citrix or Microsoft VDI.
  • Can BYOD breathe new life into the virtual desktop?

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 9:31 pm

    Seattle Children's Hospital isn't your typical BYOD story. Its mobile device strategy isn't bound by onerous user policies and monitoring software. Rather, the hospital's CIO reports an interesting twist: BYOD is resuscitating ill-fated virtual desktop infrastructure technology.
  • Lessons learned in my virtual desktop integration (VDI) deployment

    Posted May 20, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    As the IT infrastructure manager at Digital Intelligence Systems LLC (DISYS), an IT solutions company, I recently initiated the build-out of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to support our large mobile workforce, and learned some important lessons along the way that may help smooth the way for your VDI rollout.
  • The growing importance and network impact of VDI

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 11:13 am

    If virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was a racehorse, it would be one to back. Gartner predicts that hosted virtual desktop (HVD) deployments will reach 15% of professional desktop users by 2014 and Visiongain estimates that the value of the global cloud-based VDI market will reach $11 billion in 2012. But VDI places significant strain upon the WAN due to the amount of data being transferred between the server and the desktop. If the network is unable to provide adequate performance to applications, they are likely to perform poorly, or fail completely.
  • VDI growth brings need for endpoint protection for virtualization

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Aiming to help IT administrators manage security for physical and virtual desktops from a single pane of glass, Symantec joins the ranks of enterprise security providers optimizing their endpoint security offerings for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • School district opts for VDI in computer labs

    Posted November 26, 2012 - 12:19 pm

    As technical director for the Rocori School District in Stearns County, Minn., Brian Michalski was looking into virtual desktop infrastructure as a way to cut costs in the schools' 13 computer labs.
  • Virtual desktops: User tips from the trenches

    Posted October 22, 2012 - 7:35 am

    The lure of virtual desktop infrastructure - less costs for endpoints, reduced power requirements, lower management costs, better security - is compelling but mastering the environment is tricky, say users that have embraced the technology.
  • Channel partners make virtual desktop infrastructure a reality

    Posted August 29, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    Implementing VDI strategy requires expertise that many organizations lack. To reap virtual desktop benefits that include cost savings and better security, many IT pros turn to system integrators, resellers and other service providers to set up the VDI and make sure IT staff know how to make the most of it.
  • BYOD from the employee's POV

    Posted August 28, 2012 - 11:53 am

    BYOD for the employee has lots of benefits - and drawbacks.
  • Review

    Review: VDI tailored to BYOD

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 7:32 am

    MokaFive Suite brings polish and control to virtual desktops on Windows, OS X, or bare metal, with a nod to the iPhone and iPad
  • OpenStack company Piston adds virtual desktop infrastructure

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 2:25 pm

    Piston Cloud Computing is the first OpenStack-based company to embrace virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), marking OpenStack's entrance into the VDI market dominated by Citrix.
  • Oracle tweaks storage options for virtual desktop infrastructure

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    Oracle's virtual desktop infrastructure is no longer reliant solely on the company's own storage infrastructure, giving customers a range of new options that won't tie customers into one vendor.
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