Posts Tagged ‘ view ’

scottdavis

VMware Welcomes Wanova to the EUC Family

May 22, 2012
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VMware Welcomes Wanova to the EUC Family

Today we announced that VMware has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wanova. This acquisition represents a very exciting and strategic addition to the VMware End-User Computing product portfolio.  The combination of VMware View and Wanova Mirage is an industry first pairing that dramatically redefines the VDI market – no longer is the market restricted to virtual desktops, but central image management operational benefits can be extended to more types of client end point systems – including physical, virtual, tethered desktops and roaming laptops (Mac and PC). While you can read more about the business side of this acquisition in our announcement , this blog will take a deeper look at the technology behind the deal and what it...

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matteccleston

View Storage Accelerator – VMware’s next step towards more reliable, more cost-effective storage for VDI environments

May 17, 2012
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VDI with VMware View has brought many benefits to customers over the years, including business agility, improved control and security and end-user flexibility. However, a vexing problem as our customers scale up the size of their deployments has been how to achieve cost-effective storage designs for VDI environments while maintaining an excellent quality of service for their end users. The “VDI storage problem” fundamentally stems from the different economics of traditional desktop storage (a local SATA drive), and datacenter-class storage. Datacenter storage is almost always more expensive on a $ per GB, or $ per I/O throughput basis. However, at the same time, datacenter storage offers significant opportunities for pooling resources, securing, consolidating and centralizing the data of the desktop. VMware has always been...

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scottdavis

Security Server with PCoIP over UDP available with View 4.6

February 25, 2011
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In my October blog post A Simple Experiment , I discussed the great WAN experience that we demonstrated at VMworld Europe using View and PCoIP. What I didn’t talk a lot about was that we weren’t using an off the shelf VPN for the connection back to the US, we were actually using an early version of the View Security Server that was enhanced with native PCoIP support over UDP. VPNs that tunnel UDP over TCP/IP will be far less effective at delivering the rich user experience that PCoIP is capable of when compared to approaches that preserve the protocol control of native UDP. Mark Benson described our Security Server architecture in his posting Secure Remote Access with View and PCoIP ....

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allwynsequeira

An emerging “View” of security and compliance

December 13, 2010
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An emerging “View” of security and compliance

While server virtualization has gone mainstream, and set the table for private cloud infrastructure, another distinct and significant trend is poised to follow in its footsteps – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), also referred to as Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVD) by Gartner. VDI or HVD refers to the use of desktop VMs hosted in the data center (much like virtual servers), that users remotely connect into.   Recently VMware released View 4.5, which has significantly reduced the entry barrier for product adoption, gaining several kudos in the process. For example:   One feature in particular, that security professionals ought to pay attention to, is the “Local Mode” feature in View 4.5.  Local Model essentially enables disconnected desktop operation, making it...

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scottdavis

Secure Remote Access with View and PCoIP

December 13, 2010
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Secure Remote Access with View and PCoIP

Mark Benson – View Architect – VMware End User Computing CTO Office View Security Server is a component of View that is typically deployed in a DMZ to support remote access to virtual desktops. When accessing desktops from the Internet, such as by the home or mobile worker, Security Server provides the required level of security and connectivity. It ensures that the only remote desktop traffic that can enter the corporate data center is traffic on behalf of a strongly authenticated user. It also ensures that the user can only access desktop resources they are authorized to access. In View 4.5 and earlier, Security Server supports the secure tunnelling of TCP based protocols (such as RDP, USB redirection etc.). PCoIP is an advanced remote...

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scottdavis

View 4.5 & The Journey Towards Enabling the Consumer Cloud Experience for the Enterprise

August 31, 2010
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View 4.5 & The Journey Towards Enabling the Consumer Cloud Experience for the Enterprise

User expectations of their business computing environments are changing, being driven by their experiences as consumers. New state of the art devices and user interfaces, cloud computing and the associated SaaS-based applications, ubiquitous connectivity. These trends are converging and when combined are profoundly influencing the direction of end-user computing.   What are some of the traits of this consumer cloud experience?   A better user experience – simplicity; Instant gratification, multiple devices; Always available – my apps and data are backed up, replicated or synched; Ubiquitous access; Personalized – small, engaging applications (at least the client part is small); Pay as you go; Excitement and anticipation for the next great device or application.   In the technology sense, what does this mean?   Self-service;...

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scottdavis

VMware View for “Thick” Clients

January 28, 2010
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A few months ago, I posted an inaugural blog about VMware’s overall vision for the desktop. In it, I talked about the value of isolating all aspects of a user’s desktop from the underlying  hardware that executes it. View and our VDI solution directly embraces this vision and recently with View 4 brought the richest remote desktop experience to market with the PCoIP protocol. Today, I’m going to talk about how we are broadening our solutions by extending this desktop vision to a wider range of devices and use cases. I’m referring to so called “thick clients”, physical devices with enough capacity to run your virtual desktop; Desktop PCs and Laptops executing View managed VMs locally.   Now of course the View client can...

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