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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 computer. As I see it, most business people need two types of devices: 1.       The Work Device 2.       The Anywhere Device The w... (more)

Cloud Computing Is a Big Whiteboard

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)

Desktop Virtualization.... The Right Way (Part 2)

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)

Desktop Virtualization... The Right Way (Part 5)

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)

Beware of the Dangers of Anti-Virus

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)