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When is virtual desktop infrastructure not the right solution?

Co-authored by Francesco Pedulla A couple of years ago, a customer asked me an unusual and very intriguing question: can you design and provide a cloud infrastructure capable of supporting—in a seamless fashion—both virtual machine (VM) access via remote desktop protocols and other workloads like web applications? This was the first time I received such […]

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IBM and Atlantis Computing join forces to deliver optimized solutions for Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp (Part two)

In part two of the series, the authors discuss the technical details of the three solution approaches, including test results.

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A virtual desktop analogy: Part two – The private property

How is the dedicated virtual desktop like a home?

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IBM and VMware jointly validate Branch Office Solution based on IBM System x and IBM Flex Systems

Shortly after announcing the IBM SmartCloud Desktop Reference Architecture with VMware View, we are reinforcing our commitment in this space.

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Contact Center in the Cloud reduces total business expenditure

I was recently asked to investigate how we could reduce the cost of running a global telecoms business.

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Big fat cloud and very thin clients

Types of virtual desktops that can be used in a desktop cloud environment and their use in real world situations.

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Virtual desktop environment sizing

Using the standard rule of about 40 virtual desktops per server is very often a bad choice.

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Don’t miss the network sizing

Overview of important considerations for a successful virtual desktop deployment.

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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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Migration to cloud: It is all about workloads

Three years ago, when everybody started talking about cloud computing, every application and system seemed to be a good candidate to be migrated to the cloud. It was a time when few really understood the implications of migrating business applications and data to the cloud… or maybe the hype of cloud computing eclipsed any possible drawback.

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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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