Virtual desktop deployment News
February 20, 2017
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
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
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
Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.
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Not all VDI projects turn out to be winners. Stay on the good side of a VDI deployment by creating a strong plan and using a pilot for testing, with a focus on user experience. Continue Reading
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
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
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Deploying VDI effectively comes down to several key decisions, including whether to run the back-end infrastructure on premises or with a DaaS provider. Continue Reading
Virtualizing desktops and apps can enable tighter security and a more agile environment and can simplify maintenance and enhance productivity, particularly for remote workers. Continue Reading
When creating the recipe for a successful VDI deployment, IT needs to include automated build processes, hypervisor clusters, golden VMs and more. 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
Data can get to users faster if it is closer to them. As a result IT must keep that distance in mind when setting up a VDI or DaaS deployment. Continue Reading
Prove your knowledge of user environment management tools with this quiz, covering VMware's built-in UEM tool, UEM alternatives and more. Continue Reading
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Whether IT is upgrading an existing VDI deployment or implementing VDI, there are a series of tests it should run, including making sure users can access their virtual desktops. Continue Reading
When trying to get to the bottom of virtual desktop problems, IT should turn to root cause analysis tools from vendors such as ControlUp and Lakeside Software. Continue Reading
Hyper-converged infrastructure can help with VDI performance issues by bringing linear scalability to the deployment and reducing -- or even eliminating -- bottlenecks. Continue Reading