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A virtual desktop analogy: Part one – The hotel

Understanding virtual desktop infrastructure is easy as checking into a hotel.

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Desktop as a Service: Go virtual or not?

Cloud terminology is already complex enough with its IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, BPaaS; so now we have one more term contributing to the overall confusion with cloud-related services. It is desktop as a service (DaaS). You might say “Well, it is just another buzz word to help marketing guys in selling virtualization” and probably you are right.

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The 10 biggest myths about desktop cloud

Marcus Erber lists 10 myths of desktop cloud.

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User scenarios for desktop cloud computing

Recently I decided to write about desktop cloud computing because I feel this area is still in the shadow of mighty "server cloud" topics shaping the modern IT industry and exciting the IT audience.

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IBM and Citrix – SmartCloud Desktop Infrastructure

Together, IBM Global Services and Citrix have completed 15 XenDesktop rollouts in the last year that were over 1,000 seats. Several exceeded 20,000 seats with customers spread across the world. As desktop virtualization adoption expands across the enterprise, we are working together with customers to deliver virtual desktops to the entire user base of many of these organizations. IBM helps Citrix customers before and after their desktop virtualization rollout through their service offerings featuring Citrix technology.

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SBDIC or SBDC

Andre Navoizat compares Small Business Desktop over IBM Cloud (SBDIC) with Small Business Desktop Cloud (SBDC).

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Don’t miss the network sizing

Overview of important considerations for a successful virtual desktop deployment.

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Desktop cloud: Take it easy with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning and non-persistent VMs

A usual adoption pattern for cloud computing is desktops. It's really straightforward because, in general, each company has standardized desktops: only some specific version of the operating system is supported; only specific desktop flavors (styles) are available; only some applications are allowed; and typically everything is managed by the IT team.

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Desktop as a Service: Go virtual or not?

Cloud terminology is already complex enough with its IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, BPaaS; so now we have one more term contributing to the overall confusion with cloud-related services. It is desktop as a service (DaaS).

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Tips for virtual desktop performances

In my last blog entry I wrote the following statement: “Always be sure to consider any user objections before deploying desktop virtualization and thin client technology.” One of the main objections is loss of performance.

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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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