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Evolution: Virtualization As It Unfolded Into the Juggernaut It Is Today

A deep-dive into the world of virtualization would teleport you back to 1968, when IBM laid down the foundations for the CP-67 system in response to requirements from MIT & [...]

VDI: Upgrading Your Institute’s Technology, Strategically & Cost-Effectively

In a technology-centric world, innovation plays a greater role in determining the success of learning outcomes. A survey conducted by Harris Poll for Pearson Education this year indicated that most [...]

Your No-Risk & Win-Win Virtualization Alternative to Moka5

Now that the word is official and it's quite clear that Moka5 is looking for a buyer, it's time to pay attention to a critical question doing the rounds among [...]

September 29th, 2015|Industry Analysis, Learning about VDI, VDI News|

Just when you thought the party was over, VDI is still jamming!

We've talked about it before, and we're talking about it again. Cloud providers have dabbled in the past with cloud desktops with little success, but the market demands have intervened. [...]

2014 Predictions for Desktop Virtualization

Hello Everyone. We'll start this year with our predictions for 2014. This year we'll see the industry gain a lot of momentum towards adoption, with a significant increase in the [...]

February 18th, 2014|Industry Analysis, VDI News|

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|

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|

Virtualization on your Smartphone? Engadget pooh-poohs VMware’s plans…

VMware recently bought a small, privately-held french virtualization company, Trango, that specialized in hypervisors for smartphones and small mobile devices. While many questioned whether it was a little extreme to virtualize a cell phone, VMware felt the time for this technology was nigh. In a recent article about VMware’s plans, the popular tech blog, Engadget, rips the virtualized cell phone idea to virtual – no pun intended – shreds: The company pledges it’ll be a seamless experience, but we’re doubtful given how even stepping out of HTC’s SenseUI into the OS below can occasionally result in mild nausea. The bigger question is who would want this, and it’s easy to think the answer is “basically nobody” Engadget […]

December 7th, 2009|Industry Analysis, VDI News|