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End-User Computing Just Got Simpler

By Tristan Todd, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware
Jim Yanik, Architect, End-User Computing, VMware
Tony Foster, EMC
Michael Fox, EMC
Mark Orth, EMC

If you make it easy to implement, simple to administer, and deliver an exceptional user experience, then your “desktop of the future” project is more likely to be successful! We have made this statement at virtualization industry events for the last five years. Now an exciting new solution has arrived that helps enterprises achieve each of these three goals.

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The Federation End-User-Computing Solution

The EMC Federation has made it easier for enterprises to deploy virtual desktops at scale, with the Federation End-User-Computing (Fed EUC) Solution. This is a holistic solution for delivering desktops and applications to any device. The Federation EUC Solution provides everything needed for secure, anytime, anywhere access to virtual desktops and applications. It includes all hardware, software, and services needed for end-user computing, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), support desk software, orchestration and automation tools, security, installation services, and one-call support. Continue reading

What to Expect from EUC at VMworld 2015

Get Into the Fast Lane with Project Enzo and Learn More At VMworld 2015

By Shawn Bass, CTO Desktop Technologies, End-User Computing, VMware

On May 11, 2015, we unveiled Project Enzo to the world as a next generation hybrid cloud architecture for the deployment and management of virtual desktops and applications. We shared some details publicly about the design principles that went into Project Enzo. Leading into VMworld next week, I think it’s important to touch on some of those objectives and provide a heads up on the sessions that you can drop by to learn more details about Enzo. In this blog I want to touch on some of the main reasons that we decided to do something completely new in this space:

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Achieving High-Performance 3D Graphics with Horizon 6

By Matt Coppinger, Director, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement, VMware
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Gary Sloane, Consulting Writer and Editor, VMware

Are you considering virtualizing your 3D desktop workloads? Are you wondering if your 3D applications will perform on a virtual desktop?

The new VMware Horizon 6 3D Engineering Workloads Reference Architecture looks at some of the more intensive 3D applications and how they perform on a virtual desktop. It explores the technology choices available to customers and how best to optimize View virtual desktops in Horizon 6 in combination with VMware vSphere for high-performance 3D.

VMware vSphere 5.1 introduced GPU virtualization and the ability to run 3D workloads on a virtual desktop. Now, the combination of VMware vSphere 6.0, NVIDIA GRID graphics cards, and View virtual desktops in VMware Horizon 6 enables access to the most advanced graphics applications, even from remote devices such as laptops and tablets.

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Are you ready to build a desktop, app, and user management strategy?

By Harry Labana, VP Products, EUC, VMware

How is your desktop, app, and user management strategy? Have you thought about it lately? With VMworld 2015 right around the corner, now is as good a time as ever. Next week, thousands of IT professionals will pour into San Francisco for the industry’s premier virtualization and cloud conference. Not only will you be able to talk and network with virtualization, cloud, datacenter, and end-user computing peers, but you can also attend sessions presented by thought leaders and subject matter experts paving the way for a new model of IT. Even if you have a good desktop, app, and user management strategy in place, I encourage you to attend a few of these sessions that I am most excited about. These will give you a sense of where VMware is heading in an ever-growing heterogeneous world full of apps, users and devices…that all need management. Here are some of the sessions I’d like to highlight:

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Supercharged Storage for Desktop Transformation: Virtual SAN with Horizon

By Ben Siler, EUC Product Marketing

Business mobility helps your people perform better. When employees have the ability to access their applications anytime, anywhere, and on any device, they’re happier and more productive. Business mobility means more than just remote access to email and a few SaaS apps, however; organizations need to provide a complete virtual workspace that’s as good as physical.

Workspace transformation with virtual desktops and apps offers your employees the access they need, but storage for virtual desktops and apps can pose challenges to your datacenter.

Desktop and app virtualization projects often run into issues when they come up against I/O hungry OSes and apps that were designed to take advantage of low-latency attached storage assigned 1:1 to users. Now, that storage and IO capacity is stretched across network and hundreds or thousands of users. Although some IT departments turn to high-cost specialty storage arrays to address this performance gap, Virtual SAN provides a lower-cost solution, with great performance and scalability for mission critical workloads like VDI.

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Top 10 EUC Sessions at VMworld 2015

By Shawn Bass, Sr. Director of Strategy and Planning, EUC, VMware

While I wasn’t working for VMware during last year’s VMworld, I was blown away by the number of amazing technologies that were shown at VMworld 2014 such as VMware’s vision for Just-in-time (JIT) Desktops, Project Meteor, Project Fargo, EVO, etc. I was already in discussions with VMware about joining them at the time, but VMworld 2014 only served to reinforce that I was making the right decision in joining the team. Thinking about this year’s VMworld, I wanted to publish a blog sharing the end-user computing (EUC) related sessions that I think are very important to catch if you’re out there for this year’s event. In my role, I tend to spend a lot of time focusing on the future of EUC, and this year’s event won’t disappoint as we’ll have a lot of content that speaks to our future innovations as well as tons of content on our existing products. I think it’s important to have a good mix of future-related strategy as well as content on existing products, so there’s value whether you’re in a forward-looking strategy role or someone who needs to actually implement the technology you’ve already committed to deploying.

Here’s a list of the top 10 sessions I’m excited about at VMworld 2015 along with a little detail on why they are very relevant.

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VMware App Volumes Technical FAQ Now Available

By Gina Daly, Technical Writer for Technical Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware

The VMware App Volumes Technical FAQ has recently been published! As the title suggests, this FAQ deals with the meaty technical questions you may have concerning VMware App Volumes. Questions have been divided into sections including requirements and maximums, installation and configuration, storage, management, using App Volumes with Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH), and troubleshooting. The current FAQ pertains to App Volumes 2.7, and we are presently working on the latest App Volumes 2.9 updates.

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VMware App Volumes—Just What Your Citrix XenApp Environment Has Been Missing

By Debra Perrin Coltoff, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing, VMware

You have already heard that VMware App Volumes provides real-time application delivery and life cycle management, but did you know that App Volumes also optimizes the management of Citrix XenApp published applications?

Organizations are searching for a straightforward solution aimed at handling their XenApp applications efficiently, effectively, and at scale. App Volumes has made an impact in this space, using application containers (AppStacks) for application management and delivery. With an agent as the interface between application AppStacks and the OS, containers remain separate from the operating system, allowing a single application or set of applications to be shared by many XenApp servers, following a one-to-many delivery scheme.

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Multiple AppStacks can be attached to a single XenApp server. As users access the server, they access all applications within the attached AppStacks. App Volumes runs on the backend of the XenApp environment, remaining transparent to users. Continue reading

Introducing the Dynamic Duo: Secure Mobility + Compliant Cloud for Federal Government

By Pam Takahama, Director of Vertical Solutions, EUC, VMware

VMware has just announced a new offering for Federal mobile employees​ that provides the freedom, flexibility and ease of using mobile devices in the field with the efficiency, rapid scalability and mobile extensibility of cloud services. The solution, which combines the secure mobility management features of AirWatch built to FISMA requirements running over VMware’s vCloud Government Services built to NIST 800-53 Revision 4 specifications and achieved P-ATO for FedRAMP, provides an end-to-end solutions for Federal agencies looking to move to cloud services that are in adherence to US Federal security and privacy standards.

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