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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 & [...]

Alpine ISD Chooses VDIworks for Virtual Desktops

Texas School Chooses Austin Firm to Upgrade Desktops While Reducing Costs Austin, TX Thursday 25th June, 2015 VDIworks, a leading provider of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, today announced that [...]

June 25th, 2015|Newsroom|

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|

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|

VDIworks to showcase exciting Virtual Desktop solutions at GITEX 2009 in Dubai

Dubai is one of the hottest destinations on the planet and GITEX is fast becoming the most important IT show on the globe. With over 120,000 visitors expected this year, and over 3,000 major companies, GITEX now overshadows almost all other tech events. VDIworks will be showcasing its ground breaking Virtual Desktop and Systems Management technologies at GITEX. As usual, we promise to put up an excellent show! We’ll be demo’ing our flagship management product, VDP (Virtual Desktop Platform), our endpoint virtualization solution, VDIworks2Go, and of course, our blazing fast remoting protocol, VideoOverIP. Our presence at GITEX is a first for VDIworks and is part of our growing focus on EMEA as a region. The Information Technology market in the Middle East has been growing at a breathtaking pace. […]

October 16th, 2009|General & Informational, Industry Analysis, VDI News|

VideoOverIP Broadcast/Multi-Receiver mode enters Alpha

Our remote desktop protocol, VideoOverIP, ┬áis evolving very, very rapidly. Over just the last three months, we’ve added a litany of features and performance improvements. The gap between VideoOverIP and other protocols continues to widen. Just at a high-level, here’s a re-cap: 1) Support for Xen, VMware ESX and VMware Server 2) Audio input capability without requiring USB redirection; this means analog front-panel inputs on a Thinclient will work without customers needing to invest in a separate USB headset. 3) Multimonitor mode 4) Significant optimizations for Hyper-V; low CPU usage and excellent performance 5) Support for OpenGL and DirectX.┬áDirectX 10 in 1:1 mode And we’re now upping the ante with a very important feature lots of customers have been asking for: […]

October 1st, 2009|General & Informational, User Experience|

VideoOverIP now optimized for Hyper-V: Free Hypervisor + inexpensive protocol deliver perhaps the industry’s best VDI experience!

There. I said it. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Just below this paragraph, you can view a quick YouTube video we’ve just posted showing our new Hyper-V optimized version of VideoOverIP deliver blazing fast performance over a regular LAN. We think you’ll be impressed with the incredibly minor CPU overhead the protocol demonstrates even when a full screen 720p video is being played back. It continues to be codec independent, inexpensive, simple and quick to install and capable of supporting any Hypervisor and any Thinclient.If you aren’t quite sure what I’m going on about, it’s probably because you missed our recent announcement about Hyper-V optimized VideoOverIP. In that case, please, by all means┬átake a look at the release. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzMwg0n7N-A We’re thrilled with the results we’re achieving with VideoOverIP – technically, user feedback-wise and in terms of getting evaluations and customers signed on. Across the board, this has been a great product for us. The feedback we’re getting just confirms that user experience (hence, the protocol) IS a problem for folks looking to implement VDI. And what has been available so far on the market, for one reason or another, hasn’t quite solved the problem. […]

September 3rd, 2009|User Experience, VDI Architecture, VDI News|