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Articles for the keywords: Virtual Desktops
21 Jun 2017 VDI Planning: The Network Perspective [64464]
NetworkComputing, June 21st 2017

"Make sure your network can support virtual desktops before deployment.

Virtual desktops can be a great way to easily deploy common desktop environments in a centrally managed way. But before you pull the trigger on a VDI rollout, you must look at all aspects of the infrastructure to determine if the network can support it. So often I hear conversations about VDI that focus on server hardware, licensing, and application integration. Yet very little time is spent investigating whether the network can support and scale the way VDI is designed to function.

In this blog, I'll look at VDI deployments from a network perspective and discuss out four key areas that could affect the usability of virtual desktops on day one or further down the road..."
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23 May 2017 Nutanix Enables TBConsulting to Rapidly and Efficiently Scale Managed Desktop Environment [63794]
Nutanix, May 23rd 2017

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that TBConsulting, a leading provider of managed IT services, has deployed the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform to power and scale its virtual desktop environment from 600 to over 4,000 virtual desktops.

In order to meet increasing demand from its healthcare clients, TBConsulting needed a higher-performing platform that would provide the ability to scale quickly and improve the speed of application deployment. Previously, the company used a complex infrastructure platform with a homegrown solution comprised of Cisco components, VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon View for its VDI environment consisting of 600 virtual desktops. After vetting several best-in-class vendors, TBConsulting determined Nutanix was the optimal solution for its fast-growth VDI offering based on VMware Horizon View.
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16 May 2017 VMware to Deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure [63587]
VMWare, May 16th 2017

VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, announced it will deliver VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. The integration helps customers accelerate the move to Windows 10 and brings VMware virtual desktops and applications to the increasing global presence of Azure in the enterprise -- available in 38 regions globally.

"The addition of VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure puts VMware in a unique position to offer customers several infrastructure options for virtual desktops and applications with the flexibility to move between different platforms," said Sumit Dhawan, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. "This is an example of VMware executing against its cross-cloud strategy and bringing innovation to the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) category it pioneered in 2009."
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17 Feb 2017 New York City Nonprofit City Harvest Alleviates Hunger with the Help of New Cisco Hyperconverged Technology [60672]
Employees and volunteers help feed the hungry using virtual desktops powered by Cisco HyperFlex

City Harvest, which rescues surplus food from grocers, farms, restaurants, and manufacturers and distributes it free of charge to New York City food pantries, soup kitchens and other community food programs, looks to utilize cutting-edge technology to better serve its community partners. City Harvest recently selected Cisco HyperFlex System to host virtual desktops and enhance operations.
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07 Feb 2017 VMware Accelerates Digital Workspace Transformation with New Application and Desktop Virtualization Offerings [60508]
Debut of VMware Horizon Cloud, VMware Horizon Apps and updates to VMware Horizon 7 dramatically lower the cost and complexity of delivering Windows applications and improve user experience

VMware introduced updates to the industry-leading VMware Horizon portfolio. The innovations are designed to drive down the cost and complexity of delivering and managing virtual applications and desktops, enabling an affordable way to deliver Windows as part of a modern digital workspace with a great user experience. In 2016, VMware was recognized as a leader for the second consecutive year by the IDC Marketscape for having the most complete mix of business and solution strategies and capabilities for delivering virtual desktops and applications through its VMware Horizon portfolio of solutions and services.
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