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November 4, 2009  8:43 PM

Freakonomics: How H1N1 boosts desktop virtualization adoption



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktop virtualization, H1N1, VDI, VMware View

Desktop virtualization vendors are spinning their wheels trying to get enterprises to adopt the technology, but it turns out, all they really needed was a good pandemic. I met with some of VMware Inc.'s desktop virtualization reps yesterday to discuss the next version of

January 8, 2009  6:47 PM

Solution for VMware Player security vulnerability



Posted by: Texiwill
Blue Gears, Desktop virtualization, Edward L. Haletky, Exploit, Security, Texiwill, VMware, VMware Player

The gang at Milw0rm have posted one of the few exploits against VMware's desktop line of products, specifically VMware Player version 2.5.1. This exploits the vmwarebase.dll file when running VMware Player on Windows systems. There is no chance...


December 4, 2008  7:43 PM

VMware View Composer and vCenter architecture



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Desktop virtualization, Rick Vanover, Storage, vCenter Server, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware View, Windows Computing

With the recent release of VMware View, one of the hottest components of the desktop virtualization component is the linked clone technology. In planning how VMware View works, it is important to understand the critical component - VMware View Composer. VMware View Composer is simply a Windows...


September 17, 2008  1:07 AM

Next-gen virtual desktops: VClient’s not the only game in town



Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VMworld 2008

Although in theory, virtual desktop technology is a good idea, in practice it's been less than stellar to date. There are a few reasons for the historical...


July 3, 2008  4:01 PM

Virtualization virtual tradeshow offers VMware networking opportunities



Posted by: HannahDrake
Desktop virtualization, VI3, Virtualization, VMotion, VMware Desktop Infrastructure, VMware ESX, VMware High Availability (VMware HA)

Trade shows are great – if you have time to attend, have staff to cover while you’re away learning about a new technology, can avoid summons back to the office during the show, can find a show in your local area or can get budget approval to attend a show that requires flight or hotel...


May 28, 2008  2:29 PM

VMware acquires performance management software company B-hive Networks



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Desktop virtualization, Uncategorized, Virtualization, VMware ESX

VMware, Inc. today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire B-hive Networks, Inc., a privately-held application performance management software company with headquarters in San Mateo, California and...


May 19, 2008  8:27 PM

VMware announces new desktop virtualization services, thin client certification



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
DataCenter, Desktop virtualization, VI3, Virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure

VMware, Inc. recently made two announcements surrounding its Virtual Desktop Infrastruture (VDI) product--a new certification program for thin client devices,...


May 13, 2008  2:45 PM

Desktop virtualization is still a mixed bag



Posted by: Atrujillo
Desktop virtualization, VMware Desktop Infrastructure

During a session on desktop virtualization at the VMware virtualization forum in New York last week it became clear that many hurdles still hinder adoption of what Gartner called in 2004 the...


May 6, 2008  3:33 PM

A showdown for your VDI investment?



Posted by: Atrujillo
Desktop virtualization, VMware pricing

Virtualization expert Barb Goldworm has been banging the desktop virtualization and application virtualization drum for a while now. She contends that there is still a lot of innovation to be had in...


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