End-User Computing for the VMware Admin

Over the past 10 years, end-user computing (EUC) has been a big topic of conversation, and a game-changing technology.  Let’s think back to how desktop computers used to be provisioned: First, the hardware was procured—usually a giant, heavy, 32-bit tower PC that took up precious real estate on the end user’s desktop or was under…

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Brian Madden brings his VDI show to Phoenix

This is pretty late notice, but if you are in the Phoenix area, heck, anywhere in Arizona and can make it for a desktop virtualization seminar featuring Brian Madden, here’s your chance. Brian Madden will bring “Desktop Virtualization 2012” seminar to Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow March 15th (yeah, I said it was short notice). Here’s a…

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Profile Management in VMware View 5

It seems as if the end of standard desktop computing has all but come to an end, or will shortly. Many companies have thrown out the inflexible desktop PC model for their employees for a much better suited virtual desktop model. What does this do? For starters it gives the end-user much more freedom than…

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What Is PC-over-IP and How Does It Work?

In short, PC-over-IP (PCoIP) is a display protocol that allows complete compression of a desktop which is then displayed through a zero client device over a standard IP network. While there are several display protocols that exist in desktop virtualization such as RDP, ICA and RGS, PCoIP has become the most prevalent protocol for display…

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Persistent vs. Non-persistent Virtual Desktops

The virtualization phenomena began simply with server virtualization, but each year seems to bring to light a new use case for virtualization. What we are going to talk about in this article is specifically desktop virtualization. The desktop virtualization market has experienced substantial growth in the past 2 years. The niche players that own the…

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