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.
June 19, 2017
So many applications, so little time. That's what one university was facing when it decided to revamp its entire physical and virtual desktop computing environment.
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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
IT administrators today have a big job: ensuring that end users' needs are met in an ever-changing mobile and desktop computing landscape. Part of this includes getting more involved with enterprise mobile application development. This month's cover story from editor in chief Colin Steele explores how enterprise mobile application development fits into IT's overall end-user computing strategy and what technologies are available to help fuse the two sides.
This issue also recaps the winners of the Best of Citrix Synergy Awards from this year's conference in Orlando, Fla. Plus, columnists dig into the ways cloud influences mobility and why organizations should move from physical to virtual desktops. For a more in-depth look at one desktop virtualization approach, readers can check out Gabe Knuth's Deep Dive on Remote Desktop Session Host. Finally, IT pros share how they take advantage of social collaboration software in their enterprises.Continue Reading
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Dell EMC offers two all-flash storage options geared toward VDI shops. One suits companies with fewer than 500 persistent machines, and the other is for larger deployments. Continue Reading
IT can have trouble managing user profiles that are separate from the desktop images in nonpersistent VDI, but they can make things easier with user profile management tools. Continue Reading
VDI shops can no longer assume mainstream apps, such as Microsoft Office, do not require GPUs. This type of app, as well as websites and more, are increasingly graphics-intensive. Continue Reading
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IT admins can use VDI monitoring to gain X-ray vision into their VDI deployments. These tools help strengthen the user experience and pinpoint problem areas. Continue Reading
The cost of VDI may not be as daunting as some IT pros think, thanks in large part to new storage methods and hyper-converged infrastructure. Continue Reading
Planning for VDI capacity is daunting. There are certain measures IT can take to better prepare, such as estimating resources and determining workflows. Continue Reading
Problem Solve VDI Issues
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Citrix is a big player in the IT world, and it comes with a bit of its own language. Use this quiz to make sure the top Citrix terms don't trick you. Continue Reading
Setting up Office 365 generally involves multiple devices. With nonpersistent VDI, the rules of the game change for IT admins. Continue Reading
Companies stuck contemplating Daas vs. VDI -- or deploying both -- should know all the facts first. Test your knowledge about the two delivery methods with this quiz. Continue Reading