October 11, 2016
Microsoft moving its older operating systems to a cumulative update model may help make its updates more reliable, but some administrators see the change causing more headaches.
September 23, 2016
Dell said channel partners will play a critical role in selling two new mobile thin clients added this week to the vendor's arsenal of VDI technology; other channel news.
September 09, 2016
Google API management tools get a major upgrade with Apigee to support designing and maintaining APIs to fit enterprise needs -- plus the chance to one-up market leader AWS.
August 31, 2016
When buzzwords collide: Flash storage is making its mark on hyper-convergence, and VMware VSAN customers are giving all-flash VSAN clusters a try.
VDI Get Started
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For years PCoIP has been the go-to remote display protocol for View shops, but VMware's in-house protocol, Blast Extreme, is ready to take over. Continue Reading
Workspot's VDI 2.0 platform puts it squarely in the desktop virtualization market game. The company has come a long way since its early days. Continue Reading
Many organizations that support mobile users are adopting EMM tools. EMM can also help manage smartphones and tablets that access virtual desktops. Continue Reading
Evaluate VDI Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
With VMware Horizon Air Hybrid-Mode, you get the control of on-premises virtual desktops with the simplified management of desktop as a service. Continue Reading
Choosing the right endpoints for VDI is essential. Explore five options for VDI thin clients -- including Raspberry Pi devices and Google Chromebooks -- and what differentiates them from each other. Continue Reading
Health data storage plays an important role when it comes to EHRs and medical imaging. Pure Storage's CTO discusses integrating storage technologies with EHRs and medical image storage. Continue Reading
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Users require access to virtual resources on their mobile devices. IT can manage VDI on smartphones and tablets using authentication methods, individual virtual app delivery and more. Continue Reading
If your VDI software doesn't support the latest hardware, or if it won't scale, it might be time to upgrade. Learn about some other signs to keep an eye out for. Continue Reading
At many hospitals and physician practices, endpoint devices -- such as desktop computers, laptops and smartphones -- can become areas for cybercriminals to exploit. However, a combination of high-tech defense and old-fashioned common sense offer potent protection against endpoint breaches.
This handbook starts off with an article that looks at the security aspects of patient data on mobile devices and how those devices can work with storage technology. It may be best, when possible, to steer clear of storing personal health information on smartphones and tablets. Instead, look to back-end storage options.
Next, readers can learn about HIPAA breaches and endpoint security in a Q&A with a hospital interim CIO. He recommends using multifactor authentication -- in other words, the practices of using at least two different credentials to verify a user's identity -- as a prime way to protect patient data from breaches that could violate HIPAA requirements.
The final article pinpoints the security advantages offered by a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which can help medical facilities sidestep data breaches while physicians use mobile devices.
These high-tech efforts, combined with improved end-user education, can help clinicians and others in hospitals and physician practices avoid lurking digital dangers that threaten endpoints.Continue Reading
Problem Solve VDI Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
As public and private cloud services bring new IT security demands, data center teams need to rethink how they approach firewalls, identity management and more. Continue Reading
When it comes to VDI, IT must be ready to troubleshoot common problems associated with virtual desktop performance, back-end infrastructure, product platforms and persona management. Continue Reading
Network latency problems can make even the simplest tasks impossible on a virtual desktop. IT needs to use performance monitoring to identify the source of latency to fix the problem. Continue Reading