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Spring into vForum Online—VMware’s Largest Online Conference—April 19

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What better way to kick off the spring season than with a free digital conference full of opportunities to expand your knowledge of VMware End-User Computing (EUC) solutions?

Register now for vForum Online on April 19.

Get practical IT advice from tech experts and hands-on experience working with products that’ll equip you with the tools you need to jump-start your IT. And you won’t even have to leave your desk!

With up to 15 breakout sessions on topics such as the software-defined data center (SDDC), EUC and the hybrid cloud—plus eight expert-led labs where you’ll test drive VMware solutions—vForum Online is your one-stop shop for IT innovation.

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Introducing Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode

By: Shikha Mittal, Senior Product Line Manager, VMware

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Virtual desktops have provided undeniable benefits to organizations for years, helping to save money and increase productivity. However, the consistent feedback has been that desktop virtualization solutions are complex to set up and manage, resulting in high capital and operational costs.

We are excited at VMware to change all of that by introducing Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, a hybrid cloud software service hosted by VMware which enables organizations to deliver virtual desktops and manage applications from on-premises infrastructure, while centrally managing it all from the cloud.

Best of On-Premises and the Cloud

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Figure 1: Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode Schematic

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VMware Instant Clone Technology for Just-In-Time Desktop Delivery in Horizon 7 Enterprise Edition

By Fred Schimscheimer, Staff Engineer, End-User Computing, VMware

Just-in-time desktops? Really? Are you kidding me?

No!

What Is Instant Clone Technology?

Instant Clone Technology is all about delivering VDI desktops just in time. For those of you who follow project names, think of vmFork and Project Fargo. Instant Clone Technology allows administrators to rapidly clone and deploy a virtual machine in less time than it took for you to read these two sentences. Yes, that is one clone created per second on average.

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Every Business Is a Digital Business. So What’s Next?

In 2013, the phrase “every business is a digital business” sparked an “aha!” moment for every company, across every industry. Two years later, where are we now? As companies reach digital maturity, what’s next?

The digital transformation isn’t over, yet, according to Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager of End-User Computing at VMware. Here’s what he said he expects to see next.

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VMware Customers Accelerate Desktop Transformation in 2015 and Beyond

The year may be coming to a close, but the end user computing market is still ripe with euc blog 2015 look backopportunity. Looking back on 2015, there was no shortage of observations about how the market progressed in just a year, and VMware continues to support and accelerate this wave of transformation. We at VMware are motivated by how our customers are using our technology, and this year we heard from several of our customers about how they use our new Horizon innovations to transform business processes.

One of the best parts of the year has been hearing firsthand from our customers about how they drive desktop transformation with VMware. During VMworld US and VMware Europe, we heard from more than 15 customers, including Auburn University, Societe Generale, Southern New Hampshire University, Telecom Italia and Thales, about their desktop transformation journey. The VMware team is blown away by our customers’ ability to innovate at such as a rapid pace and change the way their industry does business.

NVIDIA is an excellent example of an industry-leading customer accelerating desktop transformation. As a customer and partner, VMware and NVIDIA work closely together to support internal desktop deployments and also enrich the user experience. Continue reading

Evaluating End-User-Computing Solutions

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware

When you need to choose the right mix of VMware End-User-Computing solutions, nothing is more helpful than a properly conducted evaluation.

This blog differentiates evaluations, proofs of concept, and pilot studies, and lists key considerations and practical tips, as well as the most relevant VMware tools. Continue reading

A Guide to Writing an RFP for Selecting a Desktop and Application Virtualization Solution

(Or, 60 Key Considerations for Finding a Solution That Will Delight Your End Users)

By Cyndie Zikmund, Group Manager, End-User-Computing Product Marketing, VMware

RFP Writing Is Not for the Fainthearted

Writing a comprehensive Request for Proposal (RFP) can take a long time. Many organizations hire consultants to perform the task for them. A well-designed RFP provides your organization with the opportunity to recruit the best possible vendors for a particular project. Determining the appropriate selection criteria, the priority of each criterion, and the overall objective of the project can take weeks of research, meetings, and technical evaluations. Asking potential vendors to provide detailed information early can save your organization a lot of money and headaches in the future. Continue reading

New Release: VMware Horizon 6 App-Delivery Decision Maker

By Cindy Heyer Carroll, Technical Writer, End-User-Computing Technical Marketing and Enablement at VMware

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A new version of the VMware Horizon 6 App-Delivery Decision Maker has just been released. The Decision Maker provides guidance as you make application-delivery decisions for your enterprise. The tool helps you identify your priorities, choose your methods, and select the Horizon 6 products and platforms that will work best in your enterprise.

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VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together, Part 4

By Anthony Rizzo, Staff End-User-Computing Technologist, VMware

This series discusses the concept of VMware Horizon 6.2 and VMware Horizon Air Desktops and Horizon Air Apps as a flexible end-user-computing tooling system.

Part 1 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together reviewed the main ideas behind this concept.

Part 2 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together covered key characteristics of end-user-computing centralization with secure and remote access.

Part 3 of VMware Horizon Integration – How the Pieces Fit Together examined the mapping of business requirements to VMware product-set features for tooling end-user-computing solutions.

This part concludes the series with an explanation of how the products in the VMware End-User-Computing portfolio can be combined and adapted to form solutions that meet your needs. Reference architectures and other very useful tools are provided at the end of this blog post to educate you further. Continue reading