Posts Tagged ‘ vdi ’

Scott Davis

Why VDI is more Secure than Physical Desktops

August 8, 2012
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There has been some interesting conversations recently at both BriForum and in the blogosphere about VDI and Security, the premise being that VDI is not more secure than other ways of running Microsoft Windows. I want to address that comment head on and unequivocally state that VDI has quite a few security benefits. Now, let me state up front that VDI does not make the Windows OS more secure, nor is it a panacea for every possible security threat in today’s world of interconnected systems. However, it is well known that security is best addressed with multiple layers of protection with multiple defenses and VDI is one such technology. In particular it improves security by enabling better isolation and controls over the environment in...

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Scott Davis

VMware Welcomes Wanova to the EUC Family

May 22, 2012
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VMware Welcomes Wanova to the EUC Family

Today we announced that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wanova. This acquisition represents a very exciting and strategic addition to the VMware End-User Computing product portfolio.  The combination of VMware View and Wanova Mirage is an industry first pairing that dramatically redefines the VDI market – no longer is the market restricted to virtual desktops, but central image management operational benefits can be extended to more types of client end point systems – including physical, virtual, tethered desktops and roaming laptops (Mac and PC). While you can read more about the business side of this acquisition in our announcement , this blog will take a deeper look at the technology behind the deal and what it...

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View Storage Accelerator – VMware’s next step towards more reliable, more cost-effective storage for VDI environments

May 17, 2012
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VDI with VMware View has brought many benefits to customers over the years, including business agility, improved control and security and end-user flexibility. However, a vexing problem as our customers scale up the size of their deployments has been how to achieve cost-effective storage designs for VDI environments while maintaining an excellent quality of service for their end users. The “VDI storage problem” fundamentally stems from the different economics of traditional desktop storage (a local SATA drive), and datacenter-class storage. Datacenter storage is almost always more expensive on a $ per GB, or $ per I/O throughput basis. However, at the same time, datacenter storage offers significant opportunities for pooling resources, securing, consolidating and centralizing the data of the desktop. VMware has always been...

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