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The world is full of apps. And so is your organization.  And you are probably not even aware of 50% of your applications. How does this relate to desktop virtualization?  Well, many people fail in their desktop virtualization endeavors because they do not consider application virtualization, which is the 8th common mistake made when deploying virtual desktops followed by: 10.  Not calculating user bandwidth requirements 9.     Not considering the user profile Desktop virtualization can be successful without an application virtualization strategy, but only in certain situations, and typically only in smaller, less complex environments. One of the primary goals of desktop virtualization is to simplify the management of the desktop environment. One way of accomplishing this goal is to reduce the number of images. By removing the applications from the desktop image, we... (more)

Don't Be Fooled! There's More To Desktop Virtualization than VDI

8th Virtualization Expo New York My role allows me to speak with many different people (customers, technologists, coworkers, administrators, etc). I've been able to see presentations comparing the different desktop virtualization solutions out there.  One of the problems I see is that many of the solutions only focus on one aspect of desktop virtualization, and that is the VDI model. VDI is only one aspect of the entire desktop virtualization solution.  This is a concept that many fail to comprehend. For example, I attended Gartner ITExpo and was amazed at how many people I talked... (more)

Desktop Virtualization.... The Right Way (Part 1)

8th Virtualization Expo in New York on Ulitzer Have you experienced this before? You need an application to help you with a project. You ask your manager if you can purchase the software and you get approval.  You go out and buy the software and install it onto your desktop and away you go to do your job.  This is a common situation, one I've done myself on many occasions. These applications make up the non-IT delivered application set of every organization, and it is a massive list.  This happens over and over again in every organization and in every department. So when you hear ... (more)

Windows 7 Migration Is Here

The migration to the new operating system was a challenge. We had a mass of people going to each user's desktop to copy their data and  rebuild the operating system.  We thought we planned appropriately but ran into all sorts of issues like: We didn't have the correct hardware drivers for some of the computers, which required searching the Internet and oftentimes using try and error until we found the right driver.  There were too  many occasions where we were unable to find a driver for the new operating system.  We just hoped the user wouldn't notice. We sometimes found out th... (more)

Desktop Virtualization.... The Right Way (Part 3)

Total power often leads to corruption. No, I'm not talking about business or politics. I'm talking about desktops.  Have you been in a meeting where people talk about giving users admin rights to workstations. I have two words for you... Be afraid... Be very afraid...  OK that was 5 words, but the point is clear. Be afraid. Many of the challenges with the traditional, distributed desktop operating environment are the lack of standard definitions and enforcement.  Most organizations strive for a secured and locked down desktop environment, but over time users were granted excepti... (more)