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Using the LWL lab, we installed and tested Flex-IO in under 20 minutes. Including the migration of a 40GB VM from SLOW spinning disk to the Flex-IO volume. No SSD's used here.
1 minute video: http://youtu.be/PJe5Rv8HZe0
For the full Flex-IO 18 minute lab video or for evaluations, please contact Liquidware Labs. http://www.liquidwarelabs.com/products/flex-io.asp
User experience drives virtual desktop deployments and can either make or break them. If the user experience is awful, users will find other, often less secure methods for doing their jobs. VDI sits at an interesting crossroads where storage, memory, networking, CPUs, and GPUs must be properly tuned. Any adverse impact from any one of these resources could spell the doom of a virtual desktop user experience. The ProjectVRC team and others have taken a comprehensive look at potential adverse impacts, but they have only examined security from the viewpoint of those who implement antivirus and anti-malware solutions. While this is valuable, they do not cover the grander picture of security around virtual desktops. Even today, many years and versions after virtual desktops were first implemented, there are still fundamental functions missing in the realm of security. What Is Missing? A method for achieving active per-user policy enforcement: None of today’s virtual desktop management tools currently integrates with security tools so that we know when a user logs in, when they disconnect, and when they log out, so that a per-user, per-device security policy could be applied to the desktop. A measurement of the impact of security, logging, and auditing […]
VMware announced its new Horizon 6 product yesterday. The key new aspect of this offering is the addition of published application functionality, meaning that Horizon now competes directly with Citrix XenApp in addition to XenDesktop. Virtualized applications has traditionally been Citrix’ turf based on its XenApp product. XenApp and its predecessors–WinFrame, MetaFrame, and Presentation Server– matured the virtualized app marketplace and was uniquely positioned until today; April 9, 2014, was indeed a game-changing day for application virtualization. A few key notables about this announcement: VMware / Microsoft Partnering. VMware iterated that it has teamed with Microsoft in the development of this product. If you flashback to several years ago when Microsoft wanted to crush VMware, the positive state of the relationship between the two companies has certainly changed. Citrix XenApp to VMware Horizon 6 Transition. First you join ‘em, then you kill ‘em off. Horizon 6 installs on top of XenApp, captures what is needed, and then XenApp is deleted. That’s a brilliant strategy for migration. Timing. This announcement occurred one month before Citrix’ massive Synergy event. The theme for Synergy 2014 is mobility, but will that change in light of the VMware announcement? Competition: First the Hypervisor, Then Desktop […]
Seattle Children's Hospital finds best medicine in virtual desktops
Before this virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) project got underway, says Wright, the log-in process took, on average, around two and a half minutes, “and longer on a bad day.” Today, an initial login at the start of a staff member's working day ...
VMware extends Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure
VMware is about to release a new version of its Horizon VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) software that will allow administrators to manage VDI and non-VDI deployments in a unified manner, by using multiple VMware technologies. “We are extending ...
VMware to extend Horizon beyond virtual desktop infrastructure InfoWorld
VMware Covets Larger Slice Of Growing Virtual Desktop Pie IT Trends & Analysis (IT-TNA)
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