Category: Virtualization

Direct-attached vs. shared storage for VDI

One of the biggest hurdles to implementing VDI is creating a storage architecture. Step one: Determine whether you want direct-attached or shared storage for your virtual desktops. Deploying and managing storage for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is so difficult because

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Citrix XenApp 6.5: Eight exciting enhancements

Citrix XenApp 6.5 arrived in August, bringing some welcome improvements to the company’s application streaming product. The newest version of XenApp improves the performance and management of virtualized applications, gives end users more robust virtual application support and reduces management

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Configuring Remote Desktop Services roles for high availability

In a virtual desktop environment, high availability is critical for users to do their jobs well. To keep things up and running, Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services comes with some welcome high availability enhancements. Remote Desktop Services (RDS) allows

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VDI vs. DaaS

If you’ve deployed virtual desktops, you probably have them hosted in your data center. But as trust in cloud services grows, there’s also the possibility of hosting desktops in the cloud. Known as Desktop as a Service (DaaS), this approach

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