August 30, 2017
At VMworld 2017, VMware aims to simplify app publishing by moving it to the cloud, and the Dell EMC VDI Complete bundle adds application virtualization.
August 11, 2017
With VMworld 2017 fast approaching, the time is right to plan your agenda. VDI admins should consider attending these seven sessions on key topics, including HCI and Workspace One.
July 17, 2017
Organizations don't want to go through the headache of involving multiple vendors in their VDI environment, so vendors aim to mitigate this and other negative aspects of VDI.
June 29, 2017
There are new trends fueling VDI software, including the addition of AI and machine learning to better help IT, but cost is still an issue when it comes to VDI adoption.
VDI Get Started
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With application virtualization tools, IT can deliver some of the customization users desire, even in nonpersistent VDI deployments. Continue Reading
One of the big drawbacks of nonpersistent VDI is that users get no personalization. App layering can change that by keeping the apps separate from the OS itself. Continue Reading
Get all the information you need about the Access Innovation Awards, which will be announced in the January 2018 issue of the Access e-zine. Continue Reading
Evaluate VDI Vendors & Products
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When considering virtualization for Windows 10, IT must understand the difference between persistent and nonpersistent VDI, as well as on-premises vs. cloud deployments. Continue Reading
When it comes to user experience monitoring for VDI, IT has a choice between an agent-based or a virtual user-based approach. Each one has its pros and cons. Continue Reading
Applications built decades ago weren't meant for today's mobile workflows. That's why mobile application development platforms are evolving to take into account the data users need from those legacy systems. Developers can create micro apps, which serve single purposes and pull in information from back-end databases. This month's cover story explores the tools behind micro apps and how applications have evolved from the complex beasts they once were.
But as organizations turn their attention to micro apps for mobile devices, they must also consider offering unified workspaces to users across different endpoints and OSes. One columnist discusses this trend, while another provides some tips for eliminating common mobile strategy roadblocks. Also in this issue, expert Gabe Knuth gives an overview of user experience monitoring for virtual desktops. And the Device Spotlight shines on Lenovo's ThinkPad X270.Continue Reading
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Without the easy scalability of hyper-converged systems, a VDI rollout could stall on a traditional storage array system if user demand creates I/O bottlenecks. Continue Reading
Accounting for storage and compute demands from both the IT infrastructure and the end users is vital when implementing any hyper-converged architecture for VDI. Continue Reading
Microsoft has found a balance for virtual desktops in Windows Server 2016. Personal Session Desktops give IT the option to deploy VDI in Microsoft Azure. Continue Reading
Problem Solve VDI Issues
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With more applications, including seemingly straightforward ones, such as Microsoft Word, going graphics-intensive, VDI shops must know how to deliver a quality user experience. Continue Reading
Not everything IT needs is necessarily built into Windows 10. IT pros share the technologies and third-party tools they use to make their deployments run smoothly. Continue Reading
VDI comes with challenges around graphics support, user personalization and more. Administrators should keep in mind these tips for deployment success. Continue Reading