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  • Pano Logic launches “VDI capex buster:” Everything you need for $489 per desktop

    Two of the biggest arguments against VDI have been (1) it’s too complicated, and (2) it costs more to buy and implement than just buying traditional desktops. (We had an interesting conversation on BrianMadden.com earlier this year around the reasons...
    Brian Madden on May 27, 2010 : 20 comments , 9,234 views
  • Symantec’s new app virt import/export tool lets you run IE6 on Win7

    I attended Symantec Vision in Las Vegas last month. Even though Symantec didn’t make any major desktop announcements, there were still some cool little things worth discussing here. First is that Symantec created something called a “Layer...
    Brian Madden on May 26, 2010 : 20 comments , 6,794 views
  • Video demo of Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool

    On of the new things that came out of Symantec Vision 2010 was that Symantec has created a "Layer Definition Tool" which can be used to import / export virtual app configurations separately from the binary executables. In this video, I talk...
    Videos on May 26, 2010 : 0 comments , 15,183 views
  • Video demo from Symantec's Randy Cook of IE6 running on Win7

    At Symantec Vision 2010, Symantec showed off a new Layer Definition Tool that makes it easy for customers to run Internet Explorer 6 directly on Windows 7. (I wrote a full article about this tool.) In this video, I sit down with Randy Cool, the creator...
    Videos on May 26, 2010 : 1 comments , 3,123 views
  • The next proxy war: Citrix’s Type 1 client hypervisor versus VMware’s Type 2. Who wins? Definitely not the customer :(

    Citrix and VMware have been challenging each other on several fronts over the past few years. It seems like every few months a new proxy war pops up (over simplicity of installation, display protocols, disk cloning capabilities, etc.). Last week we learned...
    Brian Madden on May 25, 2010 : 17 comments , 13,712 views
  • BriForum 2010 Chicago: Time to get excited!

    By now everyone should be aware of BriForum, our three-day independent technical training conference on desktop virtualization. This year's conference will be our 8th one, taking place at the Hilton Chicago in a few weeks from June 15-17. BriForum...
    Brian Madden on May 24, 2010 : 0 comments , 2,560 views
  • Virtual Bridges VERDE 4 introduces RDP 7 brokering, web interface

    Earlier this month at Citrix Synergy, I had a chance to talk to Srini Gurrapu, Virtual Bridges' VP of Product Management about their latest release--VERDE 4. In February (or was it March? These months just mesh together after a while.) I wrote a review...
    Videos on May 24, 2010 : 29 comments , 6,474 views
  • Does IPeak hold the secret to making PC-over-IP good on the WAN?

    One of the vendors that Gabe and I met with at Synergy last week was IPeak Networks , a company with solutions to deal with packet loss over WAN environments. IPeak's main business today is in the telepresence and video conferencing markets, although...
    Brian Madden on May 21, 2010 : 15 comments , 7,804 views
  • Technical analysis of the Wyse Zero platform and Wyse Xenith HDX zero client

    Last week Wyse announced a new platform called Wyse Zero, a so-called "zero client" device. The first product built on this platform will be the Wyse Xenith, a zero client device used to connect into Citrix XenDesktop environments via HDX. It's...
    Brian Madden on May 20, 2010 : 9 comments , 24,904 views
  • Wyse hopes to shake up the thin client industry with a new zero client platform. Will it work?

    Last week Wyse made a pair of announcements around their evolving “zero client” portfolio. First, they announced a new platform called Wyse Zero that will be the foundation for multiple types of zero clients. (In Wyse-speak, the Wyse Zero...
    Brian Madden on May 19, 2010 : 22 comments , 18,542 views
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