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  • February 20, 2017 20 Feb'17

    HCI technology nourishes nonprofit's VDI deployment

    City Harvest uses Cisco HyperFlex for its back-end infrastructure to power VDI so the nonprofit can feed 1.4 million people in New York.

  • 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.

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    Hot data storage market technology trends for 2016

    Check out our Hot Techs for 2016! For the past 13 years, we've honored the best and brightest technologies for the upcoming year. And as always, we are proud to present a batch of technologies we believe will make a big impact on data storage market technology. As in years past, most of our hot techs are "newish" rather than futuristic, because we want to focus on technologies that are mature and generally available.

    Implementing VDI is one of those IT projects that's tough to execute in the real world. The primary roadblock to user adoption is the performance of the virtual desktop, and most of these performance problems are directly linked to the storage infrastructure. In this issue, you'll get practical advice on deploying storage to support virtual desktops.

    And, surveys continue to indicate many organizations are still not confident in their ability to restore normal business operations quickly following a disaster. In spite of statistics that tell us every minute of downtime costs thousands, many shops haven't established a plan that they can rely on. In this issue, you'll learn best practices for BC/DR planning that are frequently overlooked.

  • October 07, 2013 07 Oct'13

    Desktop virtualization deployment by the numbers

    Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.

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  • VDI values hyper-converged infrastructure benefits

    The ability to scale out hyper-converged systems is one of the main reasons HCI is such a good fit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments. Continue Reading

  • VDI monitoring tools are crucial to the end-user experience

    A few performance hiccups are all it takes for users to lose their cool with VDI. Fortunately, VDI monitoring tools can help IT pinpoint and fix issues. 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

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