Challenges of Desktop Virtualization

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From Massimo Re Ferre’:  Why Desktop Virtualization is not as easy as Server Virtualization. He brings up a number of barriers to thin client computing that have remained true over the years. I do think that this is the psychological one is the most important — ever since Apple II’s and IBM PC’s began sneaking Read more...

Virtual desktop blog: VECD licensing brief

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A clarification about VECD licensing from Warren Ponder at the Virtual Desktop Blog. Warren is referring to Rich Brambley’s posting over at VM /ETC about The hidden cost of VDI – VECD. Note that in all of yesterday’s sound-and-fury from Microsoft, they did reduce the VECD license cost from $78 to $23 dollars. Link: VMware Read more...

VDM 2.0 Beta now live

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From Warren Ponder: Virtual Desktop Blog: VMware VDI – VDM 2.0 Beta now live. VDM 2.0 is a new product. Over the last few months the team has been hard at work so we can deliver on the design goals we set for this release of the broker. At this stage we are really focused Read more...

Two VDI topics: new webinar + VDI & RemoteApp

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Two interesting posts from Warren on the Virtual Desktop Blog: VDI – Cardinal Healthcare – Webinar. One of the most innovative things I feel they accomplished was in how they executed their client side strategy. After evaluating different alternatives from PC’s to thin clients. They decided to go with low-end PC’s. Because VDI was new Read more...

VDI roundup

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Brian Madden wrote a previous paper on VDI (VMware Desktop Infrastructure — using virtual desktops on virtual infrastructure) and SBC (server-based computing, using a terminal server or Citrix Presentation Server), where he laid out nicely the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches. He also has the clearest explanation of the Citrix Ardence vDisk and streaming Read more...