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NetApp and VMware View (VDI) Best Practices for Solution Architecture, Deployment and Management – Part 5

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Storage Sizing Best Practices I hope you enjoyed reading the part 4 of this blog series where I discussed in detail the “automated desktop pool” desktop delivery model in VMware View Manager. I also provided insight into how NetApp and VMware solution proves to be the most cost effective, high performing, operationally agile, and highly […]

NetApp and VMware View (VDI) Best Practices for Solution Architecture, Deployment and Management – Part 3

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VMware View Manager Deep Dive I hope you enjoyed reading the part 2 of this blog series where I discussed the various ways in which virtual desktops can be deployed and managed in VMware View Manager. I also provided a high level overview of how the NetApp value proposition strongly complements each of the seven […]

BOSaNOVA Thin Clients Are Now VMware Ready Certified for VMware View

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BOSaNOVA, Inc., the emerging market leader in development of Thin Clients and Network Appliances, today announced that BOSaNOVA Thin Clients are now VMware Ready Certified. This designation indicates that BOSaNOVA Thin Clients have completed the VMware Hardware Certification Program testing criteria for use with VMware View and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility […]

NetApp and VMware View (VDI) Best Practices for Solution Architecture, Deployment and Management – Part I

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I hope your VMware View plans are taking shape and the resources that we are putting together in the form of design and architecture guide, deployment guides, YouTube videos on messaging, sizing guidelines etc. are helping you in many ways. Recently there have been lots of technology advancements on both VMware and NetApp fronts that […]

Why VMware ThinApp integrates better with VMware View (VDI) then Microsoft App-V

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Since VMware VDI 2.0 became VMware View we can make use of linked clone technology. Linked clone technology allows multiple desktops to be deployed from a single master image. Subsequent changes to this master image can be automatically proliferated amongst all desktops in a linked clone desktop pool. In a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) architecture […]

Citrix, Microsoft, and Red Hat or Novell gang up on VMware

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Citrix is about to put a world of hurt on its virtualization rival, VMware. Next week, Citrix will be announcing that it will no longer charge for its flagship virtualization program XenServer 5, and its new management program, Citrix Essentials, will support both Microsoft’s Hyper-V and XenServer. This looks like a smart move to me. […]

Citrix Says “VMware Releases A New Report That’s Already Outdated”

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Recently we’ve seen a report circulating that our friends at VMware sent out. It’s a report that they contracted the Tolly Group to write. The document attempts to provide a comparison of VMware View 3 with Citrix XenDestkop 2.1. Ironically, this document is being released just after we’ve launched XenDesktop 3, making the report immediately obsolete. […]

Virtual Desktop Implementation VMware View 3 Premier vs. Citrix XenDesktop Enterprise 2.1

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Complexity is one the most important factors and considerations as people move more of their physical desktops toward virtual desktops. Complexity inherently introduces risk and increases the chance for failure and additional cost. One thing I have always said, is we are building and designing a solution from the ground up to enable a new […]

CLI Embeds vmSight Connector ID in Thin Clients

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Computer Lab International (CLI), the thin client customization specialists, and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program member, today announced that it would embed patented Connector ID technology from vmSight in select CLI thin clients. Connector ID technology gives virtual networks the same capability that “caller ID” gives phone networks, allowing user and devices to […]

VMware Release Open Source Virtual Desktop Client for VMware View

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VMware released an open source virtual desktop client for their desktop virtualization (VDI) solution called VMware View. It was released under the GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPL v 2.1) and ships with the following features: Ability to create a secure tunnel using SSL Support for two factor authentication with RSA SecurID Novell SLETC […]

VMware Releases VMware View Manager 3.0.1 Desktop Virtualization Solution

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VMware just posted the 3.0.1 version of their desktop virtualization (VDI) solution called VMware View Manager. This is a minor release but does contain a few new features relating to client printing and the ability to pass the client machine name to the virtual machine. This fix also addresses numerous issues. The following new features are found […]

VMware View – Installing View Connection Broker

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To follow on from my previous VMware View posts here as promised is part 2, Installing a basic View 3 environment is a fairly straight forward process. honestly Make sure that you are at U3 across the board, ie U3 or ESX and vCenter.  If not you will not be able to utilise any of […]

Complete HP Thin Client Portfolio Now Certified for VMware View

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HP certifies its first Linux-based thin clients for VMware View Manager HP announced that its entire line of thin clients is now certified for VMware View, making the products even easier for customers to deploy in VMware environments.   The certification, which covers the Microsoft Windows® CE, Windows XP Embedded and Linux operating systems, includes […]

Year In Review: Thin Clients Get Boost From

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While the concept of thin client is not new, it garnered plenty of attention this year as desktop virtualization became a hot topic. Desktop virtualization continued to make its presence in the realm of the thin client with vendors releasing offerings to help enhance the slim PC model. VMware Inc. released the updated virtual desktop […]

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