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VMware View – Installing View Connection Broker

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

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

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 […]

VMware CEO Wants Virtualization To Come Of Age

Paul Maritz, the chief executive of VMware Inc. ( VMW) wants his corporate customers to "virtualize" everything, from huge server farms down to their organization’s desktop and laptop computers. Recently, Maritz has been trying to get companies to use VMware technology to virtualize the cell phones they issue to employees. That, he says, will allow […]

VMware Spreads Its Wings, Users Benefit

Last week brought several interesting announcements from or about VMware Inc. that position it for a renewed virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) push as well as provide more options for VMware management options. The biggest news was the company’s announcement of VMware View, an update to its desktop virtualization product. The release contained a couple of […]

VMware View: Linked Clones Not A Panacea for VDI Storage Pain?

A friend pointed me to a few articles discussing some of the new features in VMware View 3 and these articles really went straight to the point for me in regards to the hype surrounding the linked-clone technology and how it might not necessarily be the great solution that everyone makes it out to be. […]

VMware Moves VDI Forward with the Launch of View 3

VMware launches View 3 and revamps its VDI product to provide a more useful desktop virtualization solution to compete with Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp On Tuesday, VMware launched the latest version of its Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) suite, once known as Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM), now being called VMware View. The new product adds features […]

Why VMware’s View 3 Release Is So Significant

There is a lot in VMware’s View 3 product but to my mind there is one really significant stand out feature that takes us forward on our journey to componentized client computing. Here I look at the capability and why it helps us on our quest. VMware just launched VMware View version 3, the latest […]

VMware View Offline Desktops: The Birth of the VDI Bomb?

About two years ago, I was part of the team that helped design and build a technology showcase lab – a fully functioning showcase lab housing  all kinds of data center products and infrastructure and application technologies (think VMware, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, SAP, etc).  My role (besides cable monkey during install week was to define […]

A New Era for Desktop Virtualization / Virtual Desktops

Desktop are well positioned to accelerate the adoption of virtual desktops in datacenters and to remote access devices. Today I’d like to share some thoughts specific to reducing storage costs with VDI or View.  A major component in VMware View Composer is Linked Clones, which provides the ability to deploy hundreds of virtual desktops from […]

VMware Adds ThinPrint’s .print Technology into VMware View

ThinPrint’s Technology Expands Printing Capabilities of VMware View ThinPrint, a leading provider of print solutions for distributed environments, today announced an enhanced relationship with VMware to deliver print management to virtual desktop environments delivered through VMware View. VMware View is a major advance in virtual desktop computing. With VMware View 3, IT organizations can "decouple" […]

Citrix vs. VDI/ VMware View – Round 1

Recently my company has gone through this huge architectural discussion/debate around using Citrix versus using VDI.   It has been rather entertaining to say the least.   I’ve met with the architect that’s attempting to put together a comparison document on a direction to go. Some background… We’ve worked to get Citrix to run our critical home […]

VMware Introduces Cloning In New Desktop Virtualization Solution

Cloning Saves Storage Because Only One Image Of An Application Is Shared Across Multiple Users, According To VMware. VMware on Tuesday unveiled a new way of handling virtual desktops that promises to reduce the amount of storage needed by as much as 70%. The latest advancement is contained in VMware View 3, a bundle of […]

Cambridge vs. Oxford, Xen vs. VMware

After promising to shift its focus towards desktop virtualization in 2009, VMware has rolled out a new suite of virtual desktop management tools aimed at tackling VM management and storage concerns. VMware Inc. has updated its desktop virtualization software adding new management capabilities for virtual clients, including the ability to clone virtual PC images. According […]

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