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  • January 30, 2018 30 Jan'18

    Dell EMC VDI helps university expand application access

    Desktop virtualization is notoriously difficult. With a unique approach, the University of Arkansas put together an award-winning project using Dell EMC VDI hardware and software.

  • January 11, 2018 11 Jan'18

    Citrix enables Nvidia vGPU live migration

    Virtual desktop users are averse to downtime. A new capability from Citrix and Nvidia allows for live migration of vGPUs so VDI shops can keep graphics processing up and running.

  • September 22, 2016 22 Sep'16

    User environment management market heats up

    User environment management is a key part of controlling users' virtual desktop profiles and settings. To catch up with the likes of VMware and LANDesk, Citrix made its own UEM acquisition this month.

  • March 16, 2016 16 Mar'16

    LANDesk-AppSense acquisition fills virtualization void

    LANDesk will bundle AppSense's software with its existing desktop and mobile device management offerings, giving customers more options for end-user environments.

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  • App streaming cleans up messy virtual desktop management

    Windows isn't going away any time soon, but that doesn't mean businesses still need to deliver full Windows desktops to their users. Application streaming, virtualization and remoting (also known as publishing) might actually be better fits in some cases.

    As an operating system, Microsoft's Windows may never go away. Too many applications run on it, and without that foundation, the apps just wouldn't work. But Windows desktops as we know them are on the decline, especially in virtualization shops. It's no longer necessary to deliver a whole -- sometimes cumbersome -- desktop to users when all they need are a few virtual or published applications. Streamlining the process of delivering those applications not only improves the user experience, but it makes application management a lot easier for IT administrators.

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  • Why simpler desktop management should trump VDI

    VDI isn't the only way to get better desktop management, and virtual desktops aren't easier to manage just because they're part of VDI. Continue Reading

  • VDI image management: Combating performance and capacity problems

    Managing one VDI image makes sense, but unless the desktops are locked down, it creates capacity and performance problems over time. Continue Reading

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