Desktop Virtualization

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Citrix's iPad mouse arrives next week

The X1 mouse lets iPad users control Windows applications housed in the data center

AWS targets interrupted sessions with virtual desktops upgrade

The company has made many small WorkSpaces improvements for admins and users


VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux

VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops

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7 Dwarfs of Desktop Virtualization – Whistle While You Migrate

In February 1938, Walt Disney Productions revolutionized animated film with the world's first full-length cel-animated feature film, carried by seven dwarfs and a princess. Seventy-seven years later, seven virtual dwarfs are...

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Desktop Virtualization Review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox

VMware Workstation 11 has the edge in performance and polish, while VirtualBox 2.3.20 leads in platform support and price

Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

Azure, one of the strongest cards in Microsoft's hand, was absent from the Windows 10 preview event

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University of Maryland Takes Next Steps With Virtualization

With it storage and servers stabilized, the university is moving to the next level of virtualization. It’s readying a redundant off-site facility to protect its virtualized IT assets and plans to switch out its physical desktops for...

Citrix develops mouse to make iPads, iPhones more Windows friendly

The mouse uses Citrix's Receiver client to interact with remote Windows apps

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Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD Assist

Using virtualized desktops delivered from the cloud is a way to bring apps to wherever your users are working and whatever they're working on.

VMware again lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

Employees get a desktop they can use without Internet access and IT keeps control of it

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Citrix Software Aims to Solve Storage/Virtual Desktop Performance Problem

Citrix refreshes XenApp and XenDesktop

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

CIO Turns to Data Analytics to Hunt Down VDI Ghost

When Seattle Children's Hospital inexplicably found login times for its virtual desktops reaching as much as 15 minutes on some mornings, it turned to wire data analytics to track down the elusive cause of the problem.

Citrix Brings Desktop Management to Xenmobile

IT staff will be able to manage Windows 8 desktops in addition to mobile devices

VMware Looks to Airwatch to Simplify Management and Centralize Client Storage

The goal is to integrate desktops and mobile devices for users and IT administrators

Fave Raves: 33 Tech Pros Share Their Favorite IT Products

What IT pros like, in their own words.

VMware Extends Horizon Beyond Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

VMware has bundled its VDI software with other VMware desktop virtualization products

Amazon's Workspaces Becomes Generally Available

But Amazon has to overcome questions regarding software integration, security and availability to succeed, according to analyst

Cisco plans $1B investment in global cloud infrastructure

By partnering with the likes of Australian operator Telstra, Cisco hopes to catch up with competition

How to Protect Virtual Machines

These four products represent different approaches to VM security.

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