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VDIworks delivers a FREE remote desktop app for Android devices!

For now, the mobile space appears to be a two-horse race between Android and iOS. Android surged to a whopping 68% share of the global smartphone market according to an [...]

January 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|

VMBlog talks to VDIworks about the future of VDI in 2013

VMBlog is one of the oldest, and one of our most favorite online virtualization publications. We've been fans for a while and have enjoyed their broad coverage of [...]

November 26th, 2012|VDI News|

VDIworks has been named the CRN Tech Innovator for 2012 in the Cloud Solutions category

Well, 2012 has just been awesome for VDIworks! We just won another prestigious award! VDIworks has been named the CRN Tech Innovator for 2012 in the Cloud Solutions category. Our [...]

November 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

The VDIworks team is headed to Vegas for Interop 2012

We're pretty excited about Interop 2012 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Vegas. We're going to be exhibiting lots of new software at booth #2633, so if you're [...]

May 5th, 2012|Uncategorized|

A cost effective storage strategy for VDI implementations

It's no secret that storage costs are a huge part of Virtual Desktop implementation budgets. Fancy SANs and storage management software can add big bucks to your VDI [...]

April 12th, 2012|VDI Architecture|

Ainovo’s $100 Android Tablet hits the shelves – good news for Cloud hosted VDI!

Well, almost. It’s currently sold out, but the Ainovo tablet running a MIPS processor at 1Ghz and featuring Android 4.0 (Ice cream sandwich) promises to be the best deal since HP discounted their touchpads to $99 when they announced end of life plans for the WebOS based device. Ainovo’s new offering looks pretty slick, and features 8 hours of battery life for continuous video playback, 25 hours for audio playback and is powered by a 444Mhz GPU, in addition to the MIPS processor. The 7 inch capacitive touch screen allows 1080p full frame playback and the device also features xFAT storage to allow for USB connectivity for storage devices. Additionally, for video conferencing and photography, Ainovo has added dual cameras, front and rear facing. This is a pretty complete device, running a modern OS, a high speed processor and a capacitive touchscreen for $100 retail! As we said earlier in our post about the Kindle Fire tablet, the time for cheap endpoints has arrived. You will see a profusion of such devices which are powerful enough to connect to VMs in the Cloud and deliver a full fledged computing experience without needing to be based on x86 technology. Yes, you can’t run MS Word on this tablet directly, but with Cloud hosted VDI, you can! […]

December 7th, 2011|Industry Analysis, VDI News|

VMBlog talks to VDIworks about the future of virtualization

VMBlog is one of the oldest, and one of our most favourite online virtualization publications. We’ve been fans for a while and have enjoyed their broad coverage of companies and technologies in the VDI space. Recently, VMBlog sat down to talk with Amir Husain, our President and CEO, about his views on the future of virtualization generally, and VDI specifically. The discussion was pretty interesting! Here’s an extract, followed by a link the VMBlog piece: “One idea whose time I believe has finally arrived, is Desktops-as-a-Service. Under this model, the device will no longer primarily be an OS/application execution endpoint, but rather a visualization layer – a window into a virtual computer with unlimited capacity, growing and shrinking in an elastic fashion at some highly secure remote datacenter. Of course, end point devices will provide ever richer means of interaction via multi-touch gestures, visual cues ala Kinect, voice recognition ala Siri and numerous other methods. This means that processing at the endpoint will still occur, it will just be of a different nature. […]

November 25th, 2011|General & Informational, VDI Architecture, VDI News|

Virtual Strategy Magazine interviews Amir Husain, CEO of VDIworks

Virtual Strategy Magazine is one of the premier publications covering the virtualization industry. They recently conducted an extensive interview with our CEO, Amir Husain, on a variety of topics. Some interesting extracts are listed below, along with a link to the full interview: VSM: It is never a one size fits all when it comes to customer requirements within an establishment. Is VDIworks only providing a solution for a niche market with specific needs or can VDIworks help companies in general with their management of physical, as well as virtual, resources? AH: ThatÔÇÖs a great question. As I explained previously, we believe that virtual resource management in of itself is almost meaningless. There is no such thing as a virtual resource in isolation. It needs a physical server, a Hypervisor, a physical network, a connection to a physical endpoint, and so on and so forth. Virtualization is wonderful as an abstraction and it has many benefits, but it does not replace the need for physical management. We understand that, and the design approach weÔÇÖve taken with our products mirrors that understanding. ThatÔÇÖs precisely why we support management standards like WMI, IPMI, AMT and SNMP to provide integration with physical system components. Physical and virtual resources are both first-class managed assets in our management console. […]

November 21st, 2011|General & Informational, Industry Analysis, VDI News|

What low cost tablets like the Kindle Fire mean for VDI and Cloud Computing

Amazon’s low-cost Kindle Fire means even more ubiquitous endpoints for Cloud Computing and VDI The Amazon Kindle Fire is a low-cost ($200), well designed Android tablet with many of the bells and whistles available only in higher end products. First, it’s designed and built by Amazon, which is a great brand and has historically done a great job with the capabilities, support and ergonomics of their e-reader line. Second, the Kindle Fire finally breaks away from Amazon’s long tradition of using monochromatic e-paper display technology and actually introduces a touch capable colour screen. Finally, the device is no slouch; it’s powered by a dual core processor that keeps things zipping along at a fairly brisk pace. Of course, Amazon has tried to limit the new Kindle Fire to its own app store. Luckily these tie-ins to Amazon’s app eco-system can be conveniently sidestepped without root’ing the device or doing anything particularly unnatural!┬áThere was a great article that recently appeared on PC World which highlighted the fact that the Amazon Kindle Fire actually does allow users to use their Android phones to “sideload” all 250,000 of the Android Marketplace’s apps onto the Tablet. With this sort of low-cost, high quality, top-brand backed tablet product out in the market, do VDI and Cloud Computing plays stand to benefit? We think the answer is a resounding YES! We’ve been waiting for endpoints of this nature for a while now. The low cost point means adoption will start to pick up in a serious way. Whether it’s the Fire or other Fire-like tablet devices, the point is, this market is going to be huge at sub $200 cost points. With tons of these devices out there, two things will happen a) People who have PCs will spend quite a bit of their time interacting with these tablets and will hence need access to the content and apps they usually use on their PCs b) People who have never had computers or don’t particularly need desktops, will start to use tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire, as a primary computing device. […]

November 17th, 2011|Industry Analysis|

VDIworks is one of the top 15 desktop virtualization vendors according to CRN!

CRN Magazine recently placed us on their Virtualization 100 list, which was gratifying to say the least! But it only got better... because they followed up with a [...]

November 14th, 2011|General & Informational, Industry Analysis|