16 juin 2014

Le Centre Hospitalier de Saint-Denis virtualise ses postes de travail avec Systancia et Cheops

Le CH de Saint-Denis optimise son SI avec la virtualisation de ses postes de travail. Crédit D.R. Pour simplifier la vie, tant de ses utilisateurs que de ses administrateurs, le Centre Hospitalier de Saint-Denis a décidé d'adopter une solution de virtualisation. Avec plus de 800 lits, le Centre Hospitalier de Saint-Denis (93) est un des acteurs majeur de la santé dans le département de Seine-Saint-Denis. Il assure des services de médecine générale, de chirurgie, obstétrique, de gériatrie et de pédopsychiatrie --> La suite... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2014

Desktop as a Service, VMware se lance avant AWS

VMware lance ses desktops depuis le cloud avant Amazon VMware dame le pion à Amazon Web Services en lançant publiquement, avant son concurrent, une offre complète de Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Leader mondial des logiciels de virtualisation,VMware a surpris son monde avec l'annonce du lancement d'une offre Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Intégrée à l'offre Horizon, la suite est disponible en mode cloud public à partir de vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), mais également sur un cloud privé reposant sur vSphere --> La suite est... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2014

Swissport choisit des clients légers avec une administration centralisée

Crédit Photo: D.R Le prestataire aéroportuaire a virtualisé et externalisé son système d'information. Cela lui a permis d'opter pour des clients légers avec une administration centralisée et un TCO de 10 euros/mois. Swissport est un prestataire aéroportuaire indépendant travaillant autant pour les aéroports eux-mêmes que pour les compagnies aériennes (avitaillement notamment) au service de 118 millions de passagers et de 3,5 millions de tonnes de fret par an. Ses 40 000 collaborateurs opèrent sur 179 sites dans 36 pays. Dans une... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2014

XenApp 7.5: Importance of Citrix Announcement

Last week, Citrix announced the release of XenApp 7.5, which will be available in March. Although the touted features focus on mobility and cloud integration, there’s a key underlying message within this announcement: “Long live virtualized applications and XenApp as a product!”   When Citrix started focusing on XenDesktop several years ago, it bullied the marketplace into thinking that a virtual desktop was the future of virtualization. Reality has proven that it is for some, but certainly not all. Let’s face... [Lire la suite]
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26 novembre 2013

What’s New in VMware Horizon View 5.3 (Beyond Marketing)

It’s that time again! VMware just announced VMware Horizon View 5.3 and has also lifted the NDA. Despite being only a ‘dot’ release the Horizon View team added a significant number of features that provide improvements in the areas of performance, user experience and management. Following the format of my previous articles “What’s New (Beyond Marketing)” I am going to also introduce new features that don’t necessarily make to the marketing press releases but also represent major product improvements. I also would like to highlight... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2013

Paper: Decoding Microsoft’s VDI Licensing Arcanum

Login Consultants has released a paper titled: “Decoding Microsoft’s VDI Licensing Arcanum“. The paper which contains 43 pages is written by Falko Gräfe can be downloaded for free from the Login Consultants website after registration. The paper covers Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) licensing and compares this against Server Based Computing licensing and single user terminal server licensing being used by some of the Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers nowadays. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2013

How Virtualizing Your Desktops Can Help You Protect Sensitive Data

As Ted and Mason mentioned in their video post last week, today’s IT staff faces many challenges involving security, cost, risk, and governance. I’d like to address one particular challenge associated with those: how to manage data. Let’s consider a heavily regulated industry like health care. In a typical healthcare setting, if disaster strikes, hospitals risk losing extremely sensitive patient data, either virtual or physical. In addition to implementing disaster recovery processes and large backup tapes, IT techs... [Lire la suite]
31 mai 2013

VMware adds Concurrent User licensing to Horizon Suite

VMware released Horizon Suite 1.0 around March 2012. Horizon Suite is a bundle of components: Horizon Workspace 1.0; Multi-device access to applications, data and desktops Horizon Mirage; centralized image management for local deployment Horizon View 5.2; desktop and application virtualization When Horizon Suite became GA in 2012  it was limited to  a named user license only. See thisKnowledgebase Article which explains licensing. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2013

Tweaking your Windows 7/XP Desktops on VDI

My buddy John Simon has put together some common tweaks he uses for for his company’s Virtual Desktops.  These are easy tweaks that can be used in VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop desktops but are sometimes forgot.  Pop them into your VM template and reap the performance benefits.  Some can also be used on your local machine for some enhanced performance. Disable hibernation by running the command powercfg /hibernate off from the command line (WIN7/XP): Set the windows page file to a... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2013

Yet another reason to move your VDI to Windows 8

Yesterday I published a blog post entitled “Why you should move your VDI to Windows 8” comparing different versions of Windows during IDLE and Login process. One of my readers (John Hardman) suggested that I also should measure disk IO commands issued from multiple Windows OS during boot time. What I found in the additional test is another pretty compelling reason to move VDI environments from Windows 7 to Windows 8. In this test Windows 8 excelled when compared to Windows 7. During the boot process there were 54%... [Lire la suite]
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