Virtual Desktop - Infoworld http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/2137 en VMware to extend Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-extend-horizon-beyond-virtual-desktop-infrastructure-240210?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>VMware will release in July a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies.</p> <p>"We are extending VMware Horizon beyond VDI, to be able to do virtual desktops," said Sumit Dhawan, VMware vice president and general manager of desktop products and end-user computing.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Virtual Desktop Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:23:46 +0000 admin 240210 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Dealing with the application explosion http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/dealing-the-application-explosion-239609?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p><em>The application landscape has changed forever. With fat local apps, Web apps, SaaS apps, and mobile apps, it's becoming harder to manage and secure the unprecedented diversity of applications that drive the enterprise. In this week's New Tech Forum, Chandra Sekar (senior director of product marketing for Citrix Mobile Platforms) and Kevin Strohmeyer (director of product marketing for Desktops and Apps) of Citrix take us through some of the challenges and potential solutions to deal with today's app explosion. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Mobile Technology Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Mobile Technology Security Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 239609 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization promises more OpenStack integration http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/server-virtualization/red-hat-enterprise-virtualization-promises-more-openstack-integration-239394?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/VI9E83~1.JPG" alt="Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization promises more OpenStack integration" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Red Hat just released a beta version of the latest rev of its server and desktop virtualization solution, <a href="http://www.redhat.com/products/cloud-computing/virtualization/" target="_blank">Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization</ Cloud Computing Data Center Enterprise Architecture Virtualization Red Hat Server Virtualization Virtual Desktop OpenStack Open Source Software Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:46:41 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239394 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon's WorkSpaces becomes generally available http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/amazons-workspaces-becomes-generally-available-239157?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>Amazon Web Services' hosted virtual desktops have become generally available, priced from $35, but the company and its competitors have a lot of hurdles to overcome before this sort of technology is widely used by businesses.</p> <p>The desktop-as-a-service market has become interesting. Before Amazon's Wednesday announcement on its WorkSpaces service, VMware earlier this month launched its Horizon DaaS, based on the company's acquisition of Desktone.</p> Cloud Computing Virtualization Virtual Desktop SaaS Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:26:08 +0000 admin 239157 at http://akamai.infoworld.com VMware one-ups Amazon for Windows desktops as a service http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/virtual-desktop/vmware-one-ups-amazon-windows-desktops-service-238072?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/vmware_hp_pod.jpg" alt="VMware one-ups Amazon for Windows desktops as a service" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If VMware <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/chrome-os/google-and-vmware-advance-plans-the-death-of-the-desktop-236258">teaming up with Google</a> to deliver Windows desktops to Chromebooks via VMware Horizon View didn't hammer the fina Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Virtualization EMC VMware Amazon Web Services Microsoft Windows Hybrid Cloud Virtual Desktop Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:22:15 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238072 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Google and VMware advance plans for the death of the desktop http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/chrome-os/google-and-vmware-advance-plans-the-death-of-the-desktop-236258?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/SustainIT-hp.jpg" alt="Google and EMC VMware advance plans for the death of the desktop" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>No question about it, the PC is taking a backseat to mobile tech in both the consumer and business worlds. But some companies can't part completely with Windows because of issues like legacy apps or existing workflows.</p> Mobile Technology Virtualization EMC VMware Google Application Virtualization Chrome OS Virtual Desktop Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:42:08 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 236258 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/data-center/nutanix-nx-3000-review-virtualization-cloud-style-235191?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="image"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/nutanix-nx3000.jpg" alt="Nutanix NX-3000 Series" /></div> <div style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 200px; height: 150px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ed_choice_small.gif" alt="Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style" width="200" height="150" align="right" /></div> <p>What do you get when you combine four independent servers, lots of memory, standard SATA disks and SSD, 10G</p> Data Center Virtualization Server Virtualization Virtual Desktop Server Clustering Data Center Virtualization Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 235191 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Mobile devices could open doors for VDI, despite PC slump http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/virtual-desktop/mobile-devices-could-open-doors-vdi-despite-pc-slump-234987?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virtualization_screen_hp.jpg" alt="Mobile devices could open doors for VDI, despite PC slump" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>If work on the desktop is in decline thanks to collapsing PC sales and an explosion of all things mobile, could virtual desktops also be doomed to follow suit?</p> Mobile Technology Virtualization Virtual Desktop Mobile Technology Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234987 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Citrix buys Framehawk to give virtual desktops a boost http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/citrix-buys-framehawk-give-virtual-desktops-boost-233751?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>Citrix Systems has acquired Framehawk for an undisclosed sum, and will use the company's technology to improve the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks.</p> <p>With the increased adoption of tablets and smartphones in enterprises, performance becomes an issue over Wi-Fi and cellular networks where access may be intermittent or poor due to congestion, high packet loss and or high latency, according to Citrix.</p> Networking The Industry Standard Virtualization Citrix Systems Wi-Fi Virtual Desktop M&A Wed, 08 Jan 2014 15:31:21 +0000 admin 233751 at http://akamai.infoworld.com 10 big virtualization and cloud stories from 2013 http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/10-big-virtualization-and-cloud-stories-2013-233450?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>Those of us who have spent much of our IT careers wrapped up inside of a nice, warm cocoon of virtualization were fortunate to have front row seats to another great year, as virtualization technologies continued to flourish in 2013. Virtualization remained a key component in the modern data center, and cloud computing continued to grow in importance -- both of which helped take all things virtual in a number of interesting directions.</p> Virtualization Citrix Systems Server Virtualization Cloud Storage Virtual Desktop Mobile Device Management (MDM) SDN Cloud Computing Security Virtualization Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:07:42 +0000 David Marshall 233450 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Cisco teams with VMware, Citrix to counter Amazon's new cloud-based desktop http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/cisco-teams-vmware-citrix-counter-amazons-new-cloud-based-desktop-232897?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>The trio of Cisco, VMware and Citrix are teaming up to provide a new cloud-based desktop as a service (DaaS) offering aimed mostly at service providers. The move comes just weeks after Amazon Web Services announced its foray into the DaaS market, and could signal a wave of new DaaS offerings in the market early next year. &nbsp;</p> Cloud Computing Cisco Systems EMC VMware Amazon Web Services Virtual Desktop Managed Services Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:55:32 +0000 admin 232897 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Microsoft's Desktop Optimization Pack gets Win 8.1 management capabilities http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/microsoft-windows/microsofts-desktop-optimization-pack-gets-win-81-management-capabilities-231968?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools has been updated with support for Windows 8.1 device and application management and Office 2013 virtualization.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows 8 Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Mobile Device Management (MDM) Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:41:25 +0000 admin 231968 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon WorkSpaces delivers Windows desktops on demand http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/virtual-desktop/amazon-workspaces-delivers-windows-desktops-demand-230850?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon_hp.jpg" alt="Amazon WorkSpaces delivers Windows desktops on demand" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Amazon Web Services is determined to make buying a desktop machine a thing of the past.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Virtual Desktop Thu, 14 Nov 2013 13:08:16 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 230850 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Amazon launches virtual desktops as it assails private clouds as 'stopgap solutions' http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-launches-virtual-desktops-it-assails-private-clouds-stopgap-solutions-230791?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>Private clouds offer "none of the benefits" of a robust public cloud, and are only a stopgap solution perpetuated by "old-guard" IT companies such as IBM, said Andy Jassy, Amazon senior vice president who heads up Amazon Web Services.</p> <p>"If you're not planning on using the public cloud in some significant fashion, you will be at a significant competitive disadvantage," Jassy told a packed auditorium of nearly 9,000 IT pros Wednesday in Las Vegas, for the opening keynote of the AWS Reinvent conference.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Virtual Desktop PaaS Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:58:13 +0000 admin 230791 at http://akamai.infoworld.com First look: Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for iOS and Android http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/first-look-microsoft-remote-desktop-apps-ios-and-android-229146?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Microsoft_New_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Android, iOS sticks to the basics" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>After what seemed like an absurd amount of time, Microsoft has released the first official Remote Desktop client for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-remote-desktop/id714464092" target="_blank">iOS</a> and Microsoft Windows Mobile Technology Virtualization Microsoft Android Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop iOS Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:39:09 +0000 Serdar Yegulalp 229146 at http://akamai.infoworld.com VMware promises better 3D graphics on virtualized desktops http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/virtual-desktop/vmware-promises-better-3d-graphics-virtualized-desktops-228991?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>VMware is hoping to persuade more enterprises to make the leap to virtual desktops by improving graphics capabilities and allowing them to circumvent Microsoft's licensing terms.</p> <p>The company is this week hosting VMworld Europe in Barcelona and desktop virtualization is one of the big themes at the event. Along with its plan to take over the whole data center, including storage and networks, VMware has accelerated its desktop push. This week it acquired desktop-as-a-service company Desktone.</p> EMC VMware Virtual Desktop Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:55:36 +0000 admin 228991 at http://akamai.infoworld.com VMware reverses decision on ThinApp licensing, readies new version http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-reverses-decision-thinapp-licensing-readies-new-version-228906?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>ThinApp users have scored a victory as VMware has decided to keep offering it as a separate product and said a new version will arrive soon.</p> <p>ThinApp uses virtualization to encapsulate applications and isolate them from the underlying operating system. Doing that helps eliminate version conflicts and simplify application delivery and management, according to VMware.</p> Virtualization EMC VMware Application Virtualization Virtual Desktop Software Licensing Wed, 16 Oct 2013 18:01:35 +0000 admin 228906 at http://akamai.infoworld.com VMware campaign to kill off desktop PCs picks up steam http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/virtual-desktop/vmware-campaign-kill-desktop-pcs-picks-steam-228857?source=rss_virtual_desktop <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/vmware_hp_pod.jpg" alt="VMware campaign to kill off desktop PCs picks up steam" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>News has been trickling out steadily from VMware's Barcelona conference about its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-acquires-desktone-makes-network-virtualization-generally-available-228750">new acquisitions</a> and Virtualization EMC VMware Virtual Desktop Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:33:56 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 228857 at http://akamai.infoworld.com VMware acquires Desktone, makes network virtualization generally available http://akamai.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/vmware-acquires-desktone-makes-network-virtualization-generally-available-228750?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p>VMware continues to push its plan to virtualize the whole data center, with the general availability of its network virtualization platform, and desktops too with the acquisition of desktop-as-a service company Desktone.</p> <p>Less than two months after VMworld in San Francisco, VMware has gathered users and partners in Barcelona for the European version of its user conference. The main theme is once again virtualizing the whole data center, including servers, storage, networking and security.</p> The Industry Standard Virtualization EMC VMware Virtual Desktop M&A Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:22:06 +0000 admin 228750 at http://akamai.infoworld.com Debunked! 5 myths of thin client computing http://akamai.infoworld.com/t/computer-hardware/debunked-5-myths-of-thin-client-computing-227483?source=rss_virtual_desktop <p><em>Thin client computing might seem like a relic of the past decade, eclipsed by a new wave of mobile devices. But Tom Flynn, chief technologist for thin computing at HP, begs to differ.</em></p> <p><em>In this week's New Tech Forum, Flynn debunks five common myths about thin client computing today and touts the improved capabilities of modern thin client systems. If you haven't considered thin client computing recently, Flynn thinks it might be time for another look. -- Paul Venezia</em></p> Computer Hardware Virtualization Virtual Desktop Thin Clients Computer Hardware Wed, 25 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 New Tech Forum 227483 at http://akamai.infoworld.com