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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. [...]

Microsoft Licensing for Virtual Desktops Explained

  We quite often get asked the same question every once in a while: "How much do Microsoft licenses cost for implementing Virtual Desktops, VDI, DaaS or getting a cloud [...]

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|

VDI Payoffs Well & No Longer A Hyped Technology

  Long gone are the days when VDI was merely a hyped term. For the past four years the virtualization community has heralded each successive year as the "Year of [...]

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|

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|

Fast Remote Desktop about to be released with iPhone support

We’re very happy with the traction we’ve been able to generate with our VideoOverIP protocol. It’s attracted a lot of OEM interest and it will soon start to appear in various products marketed under different brands. We’ve also had an iPad version of the protocol available on iTunes for a few months now. However, we weren’t supporting iPhones in the past. We’ll that’s about to change… with a new upcoming release of Fast Remote Desktop, VDIworks will be adding support for iPhone devices as well. We’ve done a lot of work to ensure that the experience is smooth even when delivered to the smaller iPhone screen and we hope you’ll like what you see. By adding iPhone support, we hope to grow our user base significantly. Adoption on the iPad has been very encouraging, and given that there are several times as many iPhones in the wild as iPads, we are looking forward to the opportunity at hand. […]

November 9th, 2011|VDI News|