Let’s talk about cloud — seriously!

Today, I would like to discuss this topic from a slightly different angle. As you might know, clouds are organized in layers. Let's discuss these layers and how they affect us.

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Private cloud: The new data center

It is not a very big effort to add private cloud capabilities to today's data centers. Every virtualized server farm can be equipped with a cloud computing layer that handles the user interaction, and the provisioning and deprovisioning of virtual servers. So, it is quite easy to adapt to this new technology.

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Windows 8 — the last one?

Will Windows 8 be the last client operating system out of Redmond? Probably not, but we need to ask ourselves which value a new client operating system (OS) version can bring to the desktop.

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The 10 biggest myths about desktop cloud

Marcus Erber lists 10 myths of desktop cloud.

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Desktop cloud technologies

Today, a desktop cloud can consist of various technologies. There are different technologies for delivering the actual desktop, providing the applications, or organizing the underlying infrastructure such as storage. A good desktop cloud solution is a well designed combination of those technologies to support the needed requirements. In today's article, I want to briefly discuss the various technologies, and explain what they can do and what they can't.

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Considerations when defining a desktop cloud solution

In the previous blog posts of this series, we discussed motivations for moving desktops to the cloud and also desktop cloud technologies. Now let's bring all of them together!

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Motivations for moving the desktop to the cloud

When you ask CIOs or CTOs, who plan to introduce desktop cloud within their enterprises, about their motivation, they tell you about all sorts of value they expect to gain from that project. However, if you dig a little bit deeper about their goals, it turns out that their main driver is cost reduction.

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