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  • June 24, 2016 24 Jun'16

    VMware App Volumes 3.0 confusion frustrates customers

    IT pros have run into several issues regarding App Volumes 3.0, saying it was rushed to market. And VMware's approach to different versions has only increased confusion.

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    VDI shops welcome cheaper Citrix-Nutanix HCI options

    Hyper-converged infrastructure can help VDI admins scale their deployments more easily, but many of today's offerings are too expensive.

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    GPU virtualization isn't just for graphics-heavy apps

    GPU virtualization is known for helping support graphics-heavy applications, but knowledge workers using Office apps and browsers can benefit, too.

  • May 27, 2016 27 May'16

    IT must make the case for VDI ROI

    IT pros at Citrix Synergy 2016 talk about the challenges they've run into with desktop and application virtualization. At the top of the list: calculating whether VDI will provide a big enough return on investment.

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  • How to set up an IT disaster recovery plan for VDI

    VDI shops should keep a few key considerations in mind when planning for virtual desktop disaster recovery, such as which applications are most important to business operations. Continue Reading

  • Converged and hyper-converged Infrastructure for VDI

    Using converged and hyper-converged infrastructure for desktop virtualization can reduce hardware compatibility problems and ease management. Converged infrastructure gives IT shops the opportunity to buy their entire hardware stack all at once. They can also add a software management layer and tightly integrate those components with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). HCI platforms are perfect for virtual desktop infrastructure because they simplify hardware purchasing, they're scalable, and shops know the pieces will work together because they're all from the same vendor. But with that simplicity comes some necessary back-end changes; it takes fewer people to manage fewer parts. Companies considering deploying VDI on CI or HCI must think about the personnel, expertise and management requirements that come with the pod-style platforms, and they should scrutinize vendor offerings. Continue Reading

  • How hyper-converged infrastructure platforms support VDI

    Converged infrastructure gives IT shops the opportunity to buy their entire hardware stack -- storage, networking, compute and server virtualization -- in one SKU. They can also add a software management layer and tightly integrate those components with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). These all-in-one HCI platforms are ideal for virtual desktop infrastructure for several reasons: They take the guesswork out of buying hardware, they’re scalable, and shops know the pieces will work together because they're all from the same vendor. But with that simplicity comes some necessary back-end changes.

    In traditional companies, disparate teams manage the facets that get packaged into HCI. But with the management interface inherent to HCI, the need for bodies in the IT shop is sometimes diminished. It takes fewer people to manage fewer parts. Companies considering deploying VDI on hyper-converged infrastructure must think about the personnel, expertise and management requirements that come with the pod-style platforms. In some cases, HCI will be a boon for businesses looking to deploy or improve desktop virtualization. In other cases, it's not the right tool for the job.

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