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  • Our new community news aggregator is live!

    You asked for it. We built it. BrianMadden.com is now your source for everything happening in the application delivery industry, whether those "happenings" are happening on our site or another site in our community....
    Brian Madden on September 28, 2007 : 3 comments , 13,076 views
  • VDI for hundreds of apps and thousands of users? A case study where we recommended this instead of a Terminal Server-based solution

    Yesterday Gabe and I talked to a university who needs to design an application delivery solution for lab workstations, server-based computing desktops, published applications, and offline users. After going around and around, we finally settled on a solution that does not involve Terminal Server or Citrix Presentation Server. In fact it's mostly VDI-based with some Provision Networks stuff for app publishing and connection control. Are we crazy?...
    Brian Madden on September 26, 2007 : 130 comments , 31,189 views
  • InfoWorld published a nice article about 'Application Virtualisation', SVS Pro, Thinstall and SoftGrid

    Randell C. Kennedy wrote a nice article about Altiris SVS Pro, SoftGrid and Thinstall. I mine opinion Application Virtualisation is a key component for a dynamic application and desktop delivery infrastructure. This article describes the functionality of each solution, performance tests, Costs and a conclussion. The 6 pages are worth reading! ...
    Ruben Spruijt on September 24, 2007 : 0 comments , 12,826 views
  • Disk image management in VDI environments: VMware, Ardence, shared disks, and the offline goal

    A few weeks ago I wrote about VMware's OnDemand streaming announcement and that it might challenge Citrix's Ardence solution. One potential advantage VMware might have over Ardence is that VMware's solution will work offline. Is offline important in the VDI space? If so, what technological hurdles have yet to be solved, or is everything in place today?...
    Brian Madden on September 24, 2007 : 27 comments , 21,228 views
  • A sneak peak at Feature Pack 1 for Presentation Server 4.5

    Tomorrow, Citrix will release Feature Pack (not Feature Release) 1 for Presentation Server 4.5 to the general public. Michel Roth of ThinComputing.net has put together a great write-up on the new features and changes....
    Gabe Knuth on September 20, 2007 : 39 comments , 21,464 views
  • VMware Exec: "VDI beats terminal server hands down"

    Richard Garthsagen, VMware's senior product manager of Enterprise Desktop Solutions, said "virtual desktop infrastructures built around VDM successfully deal with common issues with Windows terminal server virtualized environments, such as problems with load balance and challenges to resource control."...
    Brian Madden on September 18, 2007 : 28 comments , 18,632 views
  • Application and Desktop delivery solutions scheme

    PQR has created an ‘Application and Desktop solutions’ infrastructure scheme. This scheme is useful to explain the application and desktop delivery solutions and there integration with each other. ...
    Ruben Spruijt on September 17, 2007 : 0 comments , 13,094 views
  • CNBC's Jim Cramer says Citrix is a "terribly-run company"

    Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC's Mad Money program, slammed Citrix in a recent conversation in which he and Vishesh Kumar were discussing the VMware IPO, saying "Citrix is a terribly-run company that has continually missed estimates and not done anything good for shareholders."...
    Brian Madden on September 16, 2007 : 10 comments , 13,765 views
  • VMware OnDemand streaming technology will challenge Citrix’s Ardence platform

    VMware just previewed a technology that lets a client VM player boot up a virtual machine from a virtual hard disk file located across a network. This is pretty much exactly what Citrix's Ardence platform does. Even though Ardence has been doing this for years, VMware may have the upper hand from a technology standpoint....
    Brian Madden on September 13, 2007 : 17 comments , 22,549 views
  • Citrix and Microsoft join forces against VMware...at VMworld 2007!

    At VMworld 2007 today, Citrix and Microsoft made an announcement that all of their virtualization products will use Microsoft's VHD (Virtual Hard Disk) file format. Great! So what does it mean?

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    Gabe Knuth on September 11, 2007 : 22 comments , 22,618 views
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