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DEFINITION: Desktop virtualization is the use of virtual machines to let multiple network subscribers maintain individualized desktops on a single, centrally located computer or server. The central machine may be at a residence, business or data center. Users may be geographically scattered but are all connected to the central machine by a proprietary local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) or the  … 
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Desktop Virtualization Reports
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The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 14: The Future of Desktop
sponsored by SearchVirtualDesktop.com
EBOOK: The final chapter of Brian Madden's e-book The New VDI Reality, discusses what the future of the desktop will look like from different perspectives of what "the desktop" is.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 13: Putting it All Together
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EBOOK: The thirteenth chapter of The New VDI Reality e-book, discusses how once you figure out how to deliver the individual apps to users, the next step is to turn it back into a "desktop" by gluing together the common authentication, identity management, apps stores, client devices, user settings, and data sync.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

Virtual App Delivery Platform Makes Windows Apps Available to Chromebook Users
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Citrix solutions can help organizations enable access to business-critical applications via Chromebooks, and why doing so could save the business money in the long run.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Citrix

Secure by Design: How XenApp and XenDesktop Dramatically Simplify Data Protection, Access Control and Other Critical Security Tasks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines how Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop solutions can dramatically reduce the effort required to protect mission-critical information, while giving users fast, simple, flexible remote access that enhances business productivity.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Citrix

Eight Common Pitfalls of VDI and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: According to IDC, organizations are seeing greater than 300% ROI from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). However, transitioning to VDI is a big project, and the road to success is full of potential pitfalls. In this white paper, learn how to avoid eight of the most common VDI project pitfalls.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 14 Aug 2014

VMware

3 Compelling Reasons to Consider Desktop Virtualization
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WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, explore the current challenges surrounding desktop management and get an in-depth look at three reasons why you should consider a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

VMware

What will VDI cost you?
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the acquisition costs of virtual desktops and the infrastructure cost benefits associated with 4 difference desktop virtualization solutions.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 03 Jan 2014

Citrix

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 12: Moving beyond Windows Applications
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EBOOK: The twelfth chapter of Brian Madden's e-book "The New VDI Reality" discusses how to integrate apps (that are not Windows) with your existing environment and also how to build a VDI strategy for them.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 11: How do we make Windows do this?
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EBOOK: The eleventh chapter of Brian Maddens "The New VDI Reality" e-book focuses on how we can shoehorn our traditional Windows desktop applications into the new trends and expectations of VDI.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 10: What is a desktop?
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EBOOK: The tenth chapter in Brian Madden's, "The New VDI Reality" e-book, looks at what the perception of a desktop is, and then dives into the true definition of a desktop as it relates to technology today.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 9: Understanding Windows
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EBOOK: The ninth chapter of Brian Madden's e-book "The New VDI Reality" dives into how Microsoft Windows really works (from the perspective of VDI). It also looks at the broad definitions of the "desktop" that we are trying to deliver with VDI and how we can make Windows do this.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 8: What are you trying to solve
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EBOOK: The eighth chapter in Brian Madden's, "The New VDI Reality" e-book dives into ways to develop goals for your VDI and desktop virtualization. It also discusses how to identify the problem that you are looking to solve and why exactly companies choose to use desktop virtualization.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 7: The New VDI Reality
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EBOOK: This e-book chapter looks at the different technologies that make up the desktop virtualization landscape, including those technologies that aren't closely related to VDI.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 6: Why Do VDI Projects Fail?
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EBOOK: This chapter, from Brian Madden's "The New VDI Reality" e-book, digs into the details of how and why VDI implementation projects have failed. Access real-world examples of some of the challenges VDI can bring to an organization and learn how to use VDI only where it makes sense.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 5: VDI Costs and Myths
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EBOOK: The fifth chapter in Brian Madden's, "The New VDI Reality" e-book, takes a look at how IT professionals try to save money with VDI. Also, learn about what can happen when IT professionals use cost models to prove their VDI case.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 4: VDI Performance and the User Experience
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EBOOK: This e-book chapter, from Brian Madden's "The New VDI Reality" takes a look at the general challenges of putting a desktop in a datacenter—challenges which apply to both VDI and Remote Desktop Server-Based Computing (RDSH).
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 3: VDI Management and Storage
sponsored by SearchVirtualDesktop.com
EBOOK: This e-book takes a look at two topics that are important for organizations that are implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure—management and storage.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 2: The Promise and Reality of VDI
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EBOOK: This e-book chapter digs into the reality of VDI, including where it works, where it doesn't, and some of the challenges it faces along with how people are using VDI in the real world (including scenarios where people are not using VDI).
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

Using Desktop Virtualization to Simplify Critical Security Tasks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines how Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop solutions can dramatically reduce the effort required to protect mission-critical information, while giving users fast, simple, flexible remote access that enhances business productivity.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Citrix

Introduction to VDI Storage
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EBOOK: This IT Handbook: Introduction to VDI Storage, written by desktop virtualization expert Brian Madden, explores how to successfully manage storage for virtual desktop infrastructures.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 22 Aug 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

Virtual desktop infrastructure: The big picture
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) are increasing in popularity, and they're quickly evolving in terms of performance and capabilities. In this expert e-guide, compare the key vendors in the VDI market, and learn the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you determine which best suits your needs.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

VDI worst practices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this brief expert paper to learn what not to do when undertaking a VDI implementation. Inside, discover 3 of the most common VDI mistakes and how these can be avoided.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

Dell, Inc.

The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 1: Why Are We Here?
sponsored by SearchVirtualDesktop.com
EBOOK: This e-book chapter, The New VDI Reality Chapter 1: Why Are We Here?, takes a look at what exactly desktop virtualization is, the current state of the enterprise desktop, and how VDI came to exist (including its roots in the datacenter and how Citrix and VMware duked it out in the last decade.)
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

Develop Your Criteria for Selecting VDI Software
sponsored by SearchVirtualDesktop.com
EBOOK: Vendors provide many desktop virtualization choices, so know your needs when comparing virtual desktop infrastructure products. See how to evaluate and deploy VDI software.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

SearchVirtualDesktop.com

State of the Art on Managing Endpoints
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: This expert resource will show how you can tackle endpoint management more methodically by coming to terms with BYOD, securing data effectively, and addressing enterprise mobility management. Read on to learn more today.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jun 2013

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DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION DEFINITION (continued): …  Internet.Desktop virtualization offers advantages over the traditional model, in which every computer operates as a completely self-contained unit with its own operating system, peripherals and application programs. Overall expenses are reduced because resources can be shared and allocated to users on an as-needed basis. The integrity of user information is improved because all data is maintained and backed up in the data center. Conflicts in software are minimized by reducing the total number of programs stored on any given machine.Despite the sharing of resources, all users can customize and … 
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