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By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

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  • February 20, 2012

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

Just a few years ago, the diagram below was a common occurrence in the enterprise space: The solution did provide secure remote access for users using SSL to connect back to the Citrix environment. But it also had several drawbacks: Costly - the typical environment consisted of two load balancers, and at least two CAGs and two Web Interface servers. Lots of hardware and software to maintain Access Gateways or CSG servers (CSG runs on Windows which means Windows Updates, etc) Citrix Web In... read more.

  • February 20, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

With VDI becoming more and more popular, many enterprises have turned to AppSense as a solution for managing users’ personal settings, such as Outlook signatures, favorites, and personal dictionaries. The AppSense Personalization Server captures users’ settings and stores them in a SQL database using an agents installed on the users’ workstations. The beauty of AppSense is that it’s focused on the application and is OS-agnostic. Settings captured on a Windows XP machine can be applied to a user’s session ru... read more.

  • February 19, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

With VDI becoming more and more popular, many enterprises have turned to AppSense as a solution for managing users’ personal settings, such as Outlook signatures, favorites, and personal dictionaries. The AppSense Personalization Server captures users’ settings and stores them in a SQL database using an agents installed on the users’ workstations. The beauty of AppSense is that it’s focused on the application and is OS-agnostic. Settings captured on a Windows XP machine can be applied to a user’s session ru... read more.

  • February 19, 2012

By Joe Jessen, Posted in Virtualization

Joe Jessen, Gotham's Director of Professional Services, also writes for The Virtualization Practice: As Virtual Desktops become standard components of the entire desktop environment there are increasing demands on the end point devices to provide the performance of legacy desktop computers they are replacing.  Devices with more memory, faster processors and expandable peripheral device support are quickly replacing the utility devices most associated with thin clients.  On Monday February 13, 2012 HP ann... read more.

  • February 18, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

RWW: Juniper's 2011 Mobile Threats Report shows malware increase of 155%; 46.7% were Android threats, 41% Java ME: http://rww.to/xly6qr Reuters: Apple to require apps to seek "explicit approval" before accessing users' address book data: http://reut.rs/yz5BYV CBR: Citrix releases CloudStack 3, its first open source cloud platform; includes XenServer 6, and supports NetScaler SDX and VPX: http://bit.ly/zSn6I9 InfoWorld: Researchers find vulnerabilities in public keys used to encrypt data in online trans... read more.

  • February 17, 2012

By Gotham, Posted in Virtualization

RWW: Juniper's 2011 Mobile Threats Report shows malware increase of 155%; 46.7% were Android threats, 41% Java ME: http://rww.to/xly6qr Reuters: Apple to require apps to seek "explicit approval" before accessing users' address book data: http://reut.rs/yz5BYV CBR: Citrix releases CloudStack 3, its first open source cloud platform; includes XenServer 6, and supports NetScaler SDX and VPX: http://bit.ly/zSn6I9 InfoWorld: Researchers find vulnerabilities in public keys used to encrypt data in online trans... read more.

  • February 17, 2012

By Hank Smith, Posted in Virtualization

This question comes up many times from customers who are evaluating the use of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution. Unfortunately the answer is, “It depends.” There are many variables in play that will determine that number. Taking the hypervisor (VMware, Citrix, Microsoft) out of the question, along with storage requirements (IOPS, space) it really comes down to the OS and applications. For example, a VDI environment providing primarily Windows 7 virtual desktops will have more requirements... read more.

  • February 16, 2012

By Kaysel Adrover, Posted in Virtualization

If you’re one of the many IT managers considering a move to the next generation Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and have begun your research, you’ve already realized the potential savings to your company in the long term. There are two key points you’ll find as you progress further. First, there’s a multitude of virtualization technology in the market place today, such as those by Citrix, VMware and Microsoft, and choosing the right product for your business is very important. Second, VDI is not a smal... read more.

  • February 14, 2012

By Russell D. Vines, Posted in Storage

If the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) you or your organization is using to store files also happens to be distributing pirated video or music, don't be surprised if your files vanish one day. As some cloud users recently discovered, it turns out to be a very bad idea to store files with a service that relies on piracy for a big part of its revenue. We all have now heard that the US government recently unsealed a 72-page copyright infringement indictment against “cyberlocker” site MegaUpload, seizing its do... read more.

  • February 13, 2012