Items tagged with Virtual Desktop

Amazon is taking on an IT unicorn: virtual desktops for enterprises. As Amazon is quick to point out, virtual desktops are fairly rare in large companies at the moment, due to the logistics of managing the hardware and software necessary to pull off the feat. If the cheering stick figures at the end of Amazon’s new promotional video are to be believed, Amazon WorkSpaces will solve your virtual desktop problem. On the face of it, Amazon WorkSpaces sounds fairly easy to use and very scalable. Once you sign up for the service, you have a dashboard you can use to assign desktops to employees,... Read more...
In the last few years Virtualization has gone from a buzzword to a platform of choice in the world of Information Technology. Consumers already reap its benefits on a day to day basis as Banks, Internet Service Providers, online merchants, and many other companies have adopted the technology all the while transparent to the end user. The reasons why virtualization is attractive to companies are many but, to put it succinctly, it all boils down to efficiency which then translates to lower cost and higher availability. In an article on the Intel/IBM sponsored VirtualizationConversation.com, HotHardware.com's... Read more...
The virtualization of operating systems began many years ago as a means to test applications across multiple platforms without having to build dedicated machines or even leave the developers desktop. Now virtualization has evolved into a necessity to eliminate server and datacenter sprawl and make more efficient use of computing resources. Gone are the days where a new box was necessary for every OS and once in production it only used 20% of resources for the most part. Now the big iron can be loaded with ram, quad processors, and superfast SAS drives (or data offloaded to storage appliances) and... Read more...
IBM and Business Partners Introduce a Linux-Based, Virtual Desktop Customers Significantly Lower Costs by Combining the Power of IBM, Virtual Bridges and Canonical for a Linux-Based, Security-Rich, Microsoft-Desktop Alternative ARMONK, NY--(Marketwire - December 4, 2008) - IBM (NYSE: IBM), Virtual Bridges and Canonical today announced general availability of a Linux-desktop solution designed to drive significant savings compared with Microsoft-desktop software by amplifying Lotus collaboration software and Ubuntu to a larger user base through virtualization.This solution runs open standards-based... Read more...
It's hard to say if Adobe is saying "me first," or "me too." They've launched new applications for their suite of web-based document generation software at Acrobat.com that goes head to head with Google Docs and Microsoft's Office Live Workspace. Now you can have a virtual typing pigpile hosted by Adobe, too. At the heart of the new launch is Buzzword, the web-based word processor that Adobe acquired last year. Buzzword’s full functionality is integrated into Acrobat.com, allowing users to create documents and collaborate on them with others. Different permissions can be assigned to each collaborator,... Read more...