Do you believe the iPad will change the way we do computing? I don't. Don't
get me wrong. The Apple iPad, the HP Slate, the Notion Ink Adam, Fusion
Garage's JooJoo are awesome devices and I wouldn't mind someone buying me
one, but do I think they will have a huge impact on business? Not really.
I see these computing devices as another alternative, but not the only device
you will need. Gone are the days where each device only did a single thing.
You remember those people walking around with pagers, phones, walkmans all
attached to their belts. Looked like a bunch of Batman superheroes walking
around (without the Batman physique). Now we have these devices that can
do all sorts of things, but I don't think they can replace your work
As I see it, most business people need two types of devices:
1. The Work Device
2. The Anywhere Device
The w... (more)
Daniel Feller's Blog
Am I the only one who has trouble understanding Cloud Computing? Is Instant
Messenger considered cloud computing? Is my company's enterprise deployment
of XenApp on XenServer considered Cloud Computing? Is the iTunes store
considered Cloud Computing? Why is Cloud Computing so hard to figure out?
Well, look at it from a different perspective.
Have you ever laid down on the grass and looked at the sky and tried to
figure out what a cloud looked like? You might think one cloud looks like a
puppy and another looks like an airplane while someone else thinks your pu... (more)
Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer
One of the questions you must ask yourself when designing a desktop
virtualization solution is understanding the user patterns. This has a
direct impact on XenDesktop farm design and scalability with respects to boot
up storms and logon storms. Let's take two different examples so you can get
a better idea for what I'm talking about:
Scenario 1: 9-5:
In this scenario, all users logon in the morning and logoff in the evening.
There might be some sporadic users working after hours, but for the most part
users stay within these working hours. Thi... (more)
The user discussion doesn't just end with an understanding of the topology.
Desktop virtualization architecture will only get a users so far: access to a
virtualized desktop. If the virtualized desktop does not provide the required
experience in different scenarios, users will find ways of reverting back to
their traditional model or find a way to make life very difficult for you,
the architect of this less than stellar solution.
Trying to get these users back is challenging as the bad perceptions must be
changed and that takes time. Many of the missteps with regards to the user ... (more)
Protection from antivirus. Are you wondering if you read that correctly?
Yes, it is correct. Odd isn't it? Anti-virus is there to protect us, but
we also need to be protected from antivirus. Antivirus solutions are
critical, even in a virtual desktop environment. Many people believe that
because a hosted VM-based virtual desktop image is created from a real-only
image that they are immune from virus. That is only partially true. When
you reboot, the virus goes away because the changes to the base image are
destroyed (including the virus), but what about that time period bet... (more)