The future of desktop virtualization may hinge on display protocols. VMware and Citrix take different paths: Which company is likely to win?
End users can contribute to virtual machine sprawl by using readily available, free downloads. Here are a few simple steps to head off problems before they begin.
- By Danielle Ruest and Nelson Ruest
WANem makes it easy to simulate low bandwidth and latency conditions.
The release candidate (RC) of Windows 7, Microsoft's newest operating system, can be downloaded today by Microsoft TechNet and MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) subscribers.
Microsoft provided a couple of Windows 7 tidbits on Friday, confirming the availability of Windows 7 release candidate (RC) and describing a forthcoming virtualization capability in the new operating system.
The first version of Microsoft's desktop virtualization tool was announced last week.
- By Jim Barthold
Sun Microsystems has released VirtualBox 2.2, an update to the company's free and open source desktop virtualization solution.
Sun has released Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Software 3, a major update to the company's virtualization management suite.
Server virtualization is being implemented at the majority of firms, in both enterprise (1,000 seats or more) and small-to-medium (SMB) business segments, according to two separate Forrester Research reports.
- By Herb Torrens
New research from Gartner predicts that sales of virtualization software could jump by nearly 50 percent this year.
- By Stephen Swoyer
This University of Maryland admin got tired of fixing end-user computers. So he ripped them all out and replaced them with little silver boxes.
Another vendor has thrown its hat into the enterprise virtualization ring. This one is red.
VMware has released an update to Fusion, the company's desktop virtualization solution for Mac OS X.
Microsoft released a beta of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), which lets users run older OSes and applications on newer Windows systems.
Abstracting user "personality" is an important consideration in pooled resource VDI deployments. Here's how one start-up is looking to capitalize.