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  • Next-gen local VDI storage options compared
    Posted by David Bieneman June 25

    'After looking at various options, the customer decided to test three solutions – Virident PCIe flash, Atlantis ILIO, and Liquidware Labs Flex-IO. The last two products create RAM based datastores within vSphere to be used as local storage.'


    For more, see Chris Millers blog post. Link below...



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  • Oct 23, 2014 11:10:00 AM
    For the past five years or so, I've said again and again that I don't like non-persistent / shared / locked down images for VDI. In fact that was a core tenant of our 2012 book, The VDI Delusion. Why I didn't like persistent in the past If you go way back to 2008, I was actually a fan of non-persistent / layered desktop images . I believed that the management, security, and headache savings of just delivering apps "on demand" into a shared base image was the way to go. The main think that...
  • Oct 15, 2014 4:03:00 AM
    In Barcelona yesterday at VMworld, VMware announced their latest attempt at creating an enterprise-class Type-2 client hypervisor. VMware hasn’t had a whole lot of success in this department in the past–you might recall ACE having been a thing for a while a few years back–but the demand has always been there. Recently, editions of Fusion Pro (and its PC counterpart Player Pro) have been available that have given administrators control over the hypervisor and the ability to...
  • Oct 6, 2014 5:56:33 AM
    I've loved Ardence since I first learned about them in 2006 . If you don't know Ardence, they basically did disk block "streaming" where you take the hard drive out of a computer, do a PXE boot, and it connects to a central image which is run locally on the desktop. You get bare metal (i.e. no hypervisor) performance on your desktop, and with 100MB or 1GB networks and a bunch of drives and cache in your server, you can actually get better performance than a local disk. The real advantage though...
  • Oct 2, 2014 6:13:00 AM
    Yesterday VMware announced that they're going to release VMware Player 7 Pro . I'm curious as to whether anyone's actually using this in an enterprise setting? If you've never heard of Player Pro, it helps to take a look at all of VMware's desktop products for Windows. Everyone knows about VMware Workstation—desktop software that lets people run multiple VMs on their Windows desktops. This is what we all use for lab testing on our laptops and stuff. You probably also know that VMware has...
  • Sep 19, 2014 4:06:14 AM
    Last week during the podcast we did with Raytheon, we got to talking about VMI (like VDI, but instead of desktop clients connecting to remote virtual desktops, it's mobile clients connecting to remote virtual mobile apps). The topic of "user experience of VDI" came up, with most people agreeing that the user experience of VDI on a tablet was not good. But why is that? It's not because of the "VDI-ness" of things. It's not because you're remoting your applications. (Heck, the entire web is...
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    Microsoft is expected to release details of "enterprise" functionality on Sept. 30.
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