As the saying goes, “Two things are certain in life. We pay taxes, and we die.” One of my more nerve striking posts and point of views is on the death of virtual desktop infrastructure VDI. I understand the tension.
I don’t look at the “partnership” of VMware and Google on the VDI client for Chromebook as a validation of the future of VDI. I believe it actually helps to further my argument that VDI will be regulated to the role similar
So, I’ve ignored Amazon’s VDI offering for a few blogging cycles. It’s clear that Amazon is offering their VDI service as a way to get their foot in the door of the enterprise. If you think about it Amazon has
I like Windows along with XenDesktop and VMware View. On the surface, they are all fine products. But it is official; I’m so over the concept of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) because I’m so over Windows. Maybe it is the
Employees want to bring in whatever device they’d like. On top of that employees are much more savvy about applications and look to access both their applications and data on any device anywhere. VMware approaches these two technical challenges in
Some time ago I posted a first look post on XenClient. My overall impression was that it was an interesting technology but the hardware support was too limited. I’ve continued to keep my eye on it from a distance because
I got into a spirited debate on twitter with a buddy regarding XenDesktop vs. VMware Horizon Suite. I’m beginning to educate myself on the entire Horizon Suite but the last time I did a trade study between the two, XenDesktop
I am thinking that maybe 2013 will finally be the year of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) enabled BYOD. This is not because of some fancy new feature in VMware View or Citrix XenDesktop but due to a new feature of
If you do VDI this is a must see video. I don’t believe VDI is the future of BYOD but there are very strong arguments for VDI in the enterprise especially as organizations migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7.
As a follow up to what has already turned out to be a pretty popular blog post I’ve created a YouTube video for the my lab on how to run Citrix VDI-In-a-Box inside of VMware Workstation 8. Not a bad post for