When to use VDI, when to use server-based computing

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Brian Madden on VDI and Ardence. Link: When to use VDI, when to use server-based computing, and how the Citrix Ardence dynamic desktop fits into all this. VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is quickly entering the buzzword danger zone. At the most basic level, VDI technology is a new method for delivering desktops to users. Read more...

VDI connection broker comparison

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From VMware Forum regular Massimo re Ferre’, a comparison table of the various "connection broker" options for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The connection broker is the software ‘traffic cop’ that controls session access to the server-side virtual desktops or other shared resources. Link: Brokering technologies for client consolidation. This page is intended to be a summary Read more...

Sun Ray, x4600, VMware ESX stories from the trenches

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I’ve posted about others running VDI with Sun Ray thin clients back to virtual desktops hosted on Sun servers, but here’s another story from the trenches. I would be happy to post about people using other hardware, since I know they are doing it, but the Sun fans seem to be the ones blogging about Read more...

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Overview

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Patrick Rouse: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Overview. In the past few years there has been and continues to be a lot industry buzz around virtualization. At this point most are familiar with the concept of server virtualization and consolidation using VMware ESX or Microsoft Virtual Server. Additionally, many have been successful using application virtualization and Read more...

VMworld sparks VDI flame

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Scott Wallick posts at ITopinions.com about VDI: Living in an ever more virtual world. I attended VMworld 2006 a couple of weeks ago, and perhaps the single most revolutionary thing that I saw was actually the most retro thing I saw – the return to the Terminal. Using a combination of VMware’s VI3 infrastructure and Read more...