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By Ken Phelan, Posted in Virtualization

While many companies are experiencing success in their virtual desktop environments, a number of companies feel that virtual desktops haven't met their needs. Some of the details vary, but a general story outline often goes like this: The company has a large and complex desktop offering. There are many applications. The desktop offering is assembled by many parties, up to and including the users themselves, who can install applications as needed. The user has a significant number of environmental setti... read more.

  • April 04, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Training

Seats Available Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20 This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver, and plug-ins, as well as for using administrative consoles and tools to configure resources, policies, server and farm settings, printers, virtualized appl... read more.

  • April 03, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Training

Seats Available Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20 This course provides the foundation necessary for administrators to effectively centralize and manage applications in the datacenter and instantly deliver them as a service to users anywhere. Students will learn how to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2, Citrix Receiver, and plug-ins, as well as for using administrative consoles and tools to configure resources, policies, server and farm settings, printers, virtualized appl... read more.

  • April 03, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Dell today announced its agreement to purchase Wyse Technology, a leader in Thin Client computing to enhance its desktop virtualization offering. The announcement (http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/acq-wyse.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=corp) continues a stream of recent acquisitions and purchases made by Dell that are focused on delivering end-to-end virtualization solutions. With this purchase, Dell will add a complement of 20 thin client devices and management software to their existing desktop v... read more.

  • April 02, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From the Gartner IT Glossary: Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources in a way that masks the physical nature and boundaries of those resources from resource users. An IT resource can be a server, a client, storage, networks, applications or operating systems. Essentially, any IT building block can potentially be abstracted from resource users. ... read more.

  • April 02, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

From the Gartner IT Glossary: Virtualization is the abstraction of IT resources in a way that masks the physical nature and boundaries of those resources from resource users. An IT resource can be a server, a client, storage, networks, applications or operating systems. Essentially, any IT building block can potentially be abstracted from resource users. ... read more.

  • April 02, 2012

By Russell D. Vines, Posted in Security

As reported in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets today, payment processor Global Payments suffered a major security breach affecting both the MasterCard and Visa card brands. With the loss originally estimated at 50,000 credit and debit card accounts, that number has been recently revised upwards to a possible three million to ten million. Global Payments in Atlanta is an intermediary between merchants and card processors. After the possible breach was reported, trading... read more.

  • March 30, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

XenServer 6.0 provides many new features. One feature I want to focus on is multi-GPU passthrough. This is a huge enhancement for XenDesktop and XenApp environments. What is a GPU? A GPU is a graphics processing unit utilized for 3D rendering, typically required for CAD/CAM software. In the past, CAD/CAM remote application access was not possible on XenApp due to the graphics requirements of such applications. XenDesktop provided this functionality by utilizing blade PCs or physical workstations. A 1:1 r... read more.

  • March 30, 2012

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

The latest Citrix Receiver for iOS and Android added a new feature to integrate RSA Soft Token functionality natively in the app. There is little documentation on how to make this work, so this should help clarify. Open the token link that was sent in an e-mail. A list of applications will appear, and may vary based on the device, apps, etc. Choose Citrix Receiver. Enter the password if one was created by your administrator. If you are a first-time RSA user, or this is a new soft to... read more.

  • March 30, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

Ars Technica: Microsoft offers free cloud backup beta for Windows Server 8: http://bit.ly/HjdyKb ZDNet: 47% of US companies experiencing a data breach turn to identity and access management technology to prevent another breach: http://zd.net/HnBD5u CNET: New exploit uses old Office vulnerability for OS X malware delivery: http://cnet.co/HiJwsE Ars Technica: Microsoft announces cloud building with TFS and Feature Packs for Visual Studio, with substantial updates: http://bit.ly/GWkXnh Computerworld: Vir... read more.

  • March 30, 2012