Tag Archives: virtualization

Monthly Highlights – May 2010

Every month I will try to wrap up some highlights about virtualization news, personal experience or other IT related items which had my attention, this time May 2010:

May is traditionally a month with several holidays. So, last month I took some time to have a few days off to have a holiday in France with my family. Had a wonderful time, throwing rocks in the water with my 6-year old son, can life be more beautiful?

Back to the real world, what happened at Citrix Synergy?
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Is Internet Explorer 6 the reason why you’re still running Windows XP?

So, you’ve started your proof of concept for your new desktop environment, because your organization is demanding for improvement. You are testing the different flavors; VDI, RDS, fat client… (assuming it is based on Window 7 or Windows Server 2008 RDS). You get very excited on all the new features and you’ll see a lot of advantages for your management and deployment of the systems. Next to that you’ll see the advantages for your organization; rich media experience, application availability and remote access. But then…testing your mission critical applications point out a dependency with Internet Explorer 6. Now what? IE6 can’t be installed on the latest operating systems, are you stuck with Windows XP?
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Monthly highlights – March 2010

Every month I will try to wrap up some highlights about virtualization news, personal experience or other IT related items which had my attention, this time March 2010:

Ongoing discussions about VDI; Desktop Virtualization is hot, 2010 will be the year of desktop virtualization. Last month a lot discussion about the display protocols, ICA (HDX) vs PC-over-IP. The discussions are a nice read. There will be use cases for both products. User Experience will be an important part in terms of user adoption. That’s why the display protocols are important.
Citrix developed HDX for ICA and are a step ahead of VMware, just because VMware doesn’t own PC-over-IP. What if Teradici will be acquired by another company? As a VMware View customer, should you switch back to RDP?
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Monthly highlights – February 2010

Every month I will try to wrap up some highlights about virtualization news, personal experience or other IT related items which had my attention, this time February 2010:

February was a month with several tweet peaks about virtualization and application delivery news. Actually it was a pretty busy month with some nice releases and good discussions.

Dell acquires KACE, there was already some movement on the hardware market where you could see hardware vendors were looking for virtualization cooperation in combination with systems management. KACE-logoSee VMware and Cisco and last month Microsoft and HP.
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The year of…..2010!

With all the prediction storms going on, I will also give my 2 cents on 2010. But I would call them expectations instead of predictions. 2010 expectations My expectations are based on the vendor roadmaps and some experience from the field. 2010 will also be a Virtualization year, most companies are using it for their servers now, but it will take a deep dive in the IT infrastructure with also desktop and application virtualization. This will change the world of IT services and operations.
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