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  • Here's the most brilliant diagram to explain the landscape of desktop virt, mobility, and devices

    A few weeks ago I wrote an article about Workspot’s latest release which targets Windows desktop clients in addition to mobile and web clients. When I was talking to them about their product, they showed me diagram (which they call their “matrix”...
    Published Apr 08 2015 by Brian Madden , 5,963 views, 4 comments
  • Update: Moka5 kept a skeleton crew to support customers, is looking for a buyer

    Earlier this week I reported that Moka5 appeares to have gone out of business since they fired all most-to-all of their employees, their social media feeds went dead, and I was unable to actually talk to anyone at the company or get to a human being via...
    Published Apr 03 2015 by Brian Madden , 5,794 views, 0 comments
  • Moka5 has apparently shutdown and ceased operations. Here's what we know.

    (Despite posting this on April 1st, this is not an April Fool's joke.) It appears that last Friday Moka5 laid off a majority (or perhaps all?) of their employees and they have since ceased operations. [UPDATE April 3: They kept a skeleton crew. Details...
    Published Apr 01 2015 by Brian Madden , 9,426 views, 9 comments
  • Workspot, previously mobile-only, releases a desktop client. A challenge to Citrix & VMware?

    Yesterday Workspot announced an upgrade to their “Workspace as a Service” offering which includes using RDP to deliver Windows apps to Windows clients . Previously Workspot only had iOS and Android clients, so we put them in the “mobile...
    Published Mar 26 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,785 views, 9 comments
  • Ericom Connect v7: a ground-up rewrite of their desktop virtualization product that seems more modern than Citrix or VMware!

    Yesterday Ericom released Ericom Connect v7 , the latest version of their VDI & RDSH desktop and app virtualization solution (formerly known as AccessNow). Connect is a complete rewrite which was two years in the making. It focuses on enterprise scalability...
    Published Mar 25 2015 by Brian Madden , 8,782 views, 6 comments
  • VMware releases Horizon 6.1 (or Horizon 6 "newest release" or whatever they're calling it)

    Last week VMware released the latest version of their Horizon 6 desktop virtualization product. It's been about a year since they first released Horizon 6—their product which combines VDI desktops with RDSH sessions and seamless application publishing...
    Published Mar 19 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,689 views, 9 comments
  • What do you do for desktop search in VDI and RDSH?

    Here’s a topic that I haven’t thought about in a few years: What do you do for desktop search (or “Windows Search,” as it’s now called) in VDI and RDSH environments? Windows Search is a big part of the total desktop experience...
    Published Mar 11 2015 by Brian Madden , 6,019 views, 8 comments
  • Parallels buys 2X Software

    Yesterday Parallels announced that they have acquired 2X software. Who is Parallels? Parallels is a virtualization software company with offerings that are similar to VMware. They have Mac-based client-focused solutions, including Parallels Containers...
    Published Feb 26 2015 by Brian Madden , 7,946 views, 4 comments
  • RDSH versus VDI: 2015 edition

    I've given a "TS versus VDI" presentation several times in the past. It began at BriForum 2008 Chicago, where I co-presented the topic with Benny Tritsch. In that presentation, Benny dressed up as the mature, "proper" solution (as TS was in those days...
    Published Feb 25 2015 by Brian Madden , 9,745 views, 9 comments
  • Here's the single reason why enterprises aren't flocking to DaaS

    For those few remaining readers who don't believe we've beat the DaaS horse to death, I would like to present this week's article about DaaS. It stems from a conversation I had during PEX with a financial analyst who asked me what was holding back enterprises...
    Published Feb 18 2015 by Brian Madden , 9,285 views, 7 comments
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