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Monday, 26 January 2015 09:36

VDI – Why is it still virtually untapped?

Virtual desktops are a compelling solution to a long-term IT headache, however the adoption of virtual desktops remains low, we look at some of the reasons why.

The mixture of bring your own device policies for tablets and phones and virtualised desktops is creating new licensing headaches for IT directors. Software asset management consultant Jelle Wijndelts looks at some of the issues in managing licenses in your new cloud based systems.  

New ULLtraDIMM and Fusion ioMemory memory solutions from SanDisk promise notable performance Improvements for VMware Horizon 6 on Virtual SAN

XenApp and XenDesktop from Citrix now offer faster applications and greater reliability and security and claim to reduce the need for expensive SSD storage by 99% with reference architectures for Azure and a partner programme for IAAS service providers.

VMware Horizon 6 brings an integrated solution that aims to deliver applications and virtual desktops on a single platform.

Telefónica is bolstering its cloud toolkit with the purchase of Spanish start-up eyeOS which pioneered the first software-free web virtualised desktop

David Milot from Unisys consulting explores the problems faced by IT departments by BYOD and BYOA and looks at how the emerging trend of workspace as a service can mitigate some of the issues

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