Virtual-desktop infrastructure promises to be a foundational technology for cloud. If so, it still needs improvement, says John Webster.
Red Hat bought Qumranet primarily for its KVM open source project. But virtual desktops may be a better fit with Red Hat than they appear at first glance.
Desktop virtualization skeptic calls supporters on not using VDI more prominently themselves. But from user perspective, pure VDI isn't goal--flexibility, efficiency are.
Virtual desktop infrastructure projects will create renewed demand for high-performance storage. Not surprisingly, performance and management simplicity will be prized.
Virtual-desktop integration is hot, not only with IT practitioners, but with professionals of many stripes.
Can you run existing Windows apps on Surface RT and other Windows RT devices? If you have the right back-end infrastructure and licenses, Remote Desktop may provide a way.
Virtual-desktop infrastructure is hot but places new stresses on data center storage environments. How can start-ups respond?
Is virtual desktop infrastructure just a stop-gap measure as everything moves to the cloud, or will vendors create more long-term value for customers?
Desktop virtualization has maintained a position in enterprises and small businesses through the recession.
Company is best-known for its virtualization products that relate to server infrastructure. But with View, it's making a more systematic push into tech for clients.