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It’s Time to Deal with BYOD

By John Tsai, End-User Computing Industry Specialist, VMware BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is the proverbial “elephant in the room” these days for IT organizations.  A recent report from Forrester analyst Frank Gillett (“Windows: The Next Five Years”) shows that Microsoft’s dominance of personal devices (defined as laptops, tablets and smartphones) has gone from 95% in2008 to just 30% in 2012.  The primary...

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Finally! View 5.1 now supports a newly patched vSphere 5.1

It’s been killing me!  As you’re no doubt aware, VMware vSphere 5.1 came out several weeks back and everyone’s been asking “where the heck is View support for this thing?”  It’s quite frustrating to have two great products and have to hold back. Well, the wait is finally over!  Last night, the vSphere team released an important patch for ESXi: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2035268 VMware now officially...

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Making the Business Case for VDI for Mid-Sized Organizations

In the last survey we posted with Spiceworks on the Trends around Desktop Virtualization for Small and Mid-sized Organizations for SMBs (published May 2012)- we found that over 60% of small to mid-sized businesses with up to a 1000 employees were planning to roll out or evaluate VDI this year. And while we also found that over 53% of desktop virtualization installations across SMB folks were based on VMware View-we also heard from...

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Making the Business Case for VDI for Small to Mid-Sized Organizations

In the last survey we posted with Spiceworks on the Trends around Desktop Virtualization for Small and Mid-sized Organizations for SMBs (published May 2012)- we found that over 60% of small to mid-sized businesses with up to a 1000 employees were planning to roll out or evaluate VDI this year.  And while we also found that over 53% of desktop virtualization installations across SMB folks were based on VMware View-we also heard from...

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Breaking the Shackles of Legacy Infrastructure in the Branch Office

By Steven Poitras, Solution Architect at Nutanix, Inc. Today’s distributed businesses rely extensively on branch offices for selling to, servicing and satisfying new and existing customers. Yet far too many of these remote locations remain hamstrung by legacy infrastructure, ultimately impacting the ability of the business to grow revenue and profits. Virtual desktop deployments in branch offices have been particularly problematic,...

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