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  • Next-gen local VDI storage options compared
    Posted by David Bieneman June 25, 2014

    '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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  • Feb 24, 2015 2:03:02 PM

    In a surprise move, hyperconverged systems startup NIMBOXX has acquired Virtual Bridges’ VERDE VDI platform. NIMBOXX has received some early acclaim for its MeshOS™ hyperconverged appliance. This appliance takes a “simpler is better” approach to converged infrastructure platforms. NIMBOXX claims that customers can be up and running in as little as seven minutes after powering on…

    NIMBOXX Acquires VERDE VDI Platform from Virtual Bridges|The Virtualization Practice

  • Feb 25, 2015 7:42:00 AM
    I've given a "TS versus VDI" presentation several times in the past. It began at BriForum 2008 Chicago, where I co-presented the topic with Benny Tritsch. In that presentation, Benny dressed up as the mature, "proper" solution (as TS was in those days) and argued the case for TS, while I dressed up as the young scrappy VDI: Our general conclusion from 2008 was that VDI was too risky and complex. I gave the session again at VMworld 2008 ( video from vmworld.com ) and VMworld 2009 Europe ( video...
  • Feb 11, 2015 5:03:00 AM
    Gabe, Jack, and I have started talking about VMI more and more on our podcasts and at our events, but it just occurred to me that we never actually wrote a “This is VMI” article for BrianMadden.com. So today’s topic is “This is VMI!" As you might surmise from the name, VMI is like VDI except it’s mobile instead of desktop . But we’re not talking about remoting Windows to mobile devices, rather, VMI is remoting mobile OSes to mobile devices. Umm… What?...
  • Feb 5, 2015 5:03:00 AM
    In Citrix’s Q4 earnings call from last week (yeah, we listen to those), CEO Mark Templeton mentioned that as part of an overall objective to reduce the number of brands and make the remaining ones deeper, VDI in a Box would be put out to pasture. If you listen to the call, at 50:23 you’ll hear: “Another example would be VDI-in-a-Box. We’re going to end-of-sale that product and it will be replaced by a simpler and more price competitive version for VDI that we have...
  • Feb 2, 2015 5:03:00 AM
    This year, as in a few past years, I ventured down to Las Vegas for the yearly International Consumer Electronics Show. While CES never has a plethora of VDI-related content the likes of BriForum or Synergy or VMworld, there's usually at least a few juicy morsels. Let's preemptively get a few things out of the way: this is not an I.T. show, but it is a show that I.T. should pay attention to. Every year it becomes clearer and clearer that not only is B.Y.O.D. here, but that it has infiltrated...
  • Jan 29, 2015 5:03:00 AM
    I got an email the other day from a guy who works for a large North American financial institution asking whether I knew of any customer who has successfully implemented Outlook in the cloud with VDI. I don’t, so I figured I’d post the story here and see if anyone with experience or a solution can post ideas in the comments? What’s the problem? The challenge stems from how Outlook connects to the Exchange Server and whether something called "Cached Exchange Mode" is used. If...
  • Jan 22, 2015 5:03:00 AM
    Yesterday Microsoft had a big Windows 10 event where they announced all sorts of things, including their vision for Windows 10’s “universal apps.” The concept of universal Windows apps has been around for a long time (I feel like we’ve been promised it for a decade now), but I guess it’s more real this time? (Dunno. Maybe a real developer can comment on what this means from a dev’s perspective?) Anyway the idea is that you write a single Windows app that can...

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