As cloud-based solutions and user mobility become more mainstream, there's a lot of buzz surrounding virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments like Citrix, VMware and Windows Virtual Desktop. And for some organizations that are looking to deliver virtual desktops to their end users, large-scale VDI solutions like these may make sense.
Ask any organization what's holding up some aspect of their full cloud migration and you're bound to hear "legacy Windows applications" as a common answer.
What’s more important - security or user experience? It’s a trick question, of course - especially when talking about virtual application delivery. If a virtual application delivery product isn’t secure, that’s an obvious non-starter. And if the user experience isn’t great, then your people won’t use it. Or worse, they’ll find some shadow IT workaround.
Anytime an organization migrates to the cloud, it still needs to provide its people with access to the critical legacy Windows applications that they need to stay productive - even if those apps haven't been web-enabled. Using expensive and complex Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or traditional application virtualization products is overkill - not to mention far too costly and complex -...
2019 has seen a dramatic increase in ransomware and brute-force attacks, with the latest McAfee Labs Threat Report revealing that ransomware increased by 118% in the first quarter of 2019. That access is increasingly being gained via brute-force attacks to open and exposed remote access points such as RDP.
If you're an independent software vendor (ISV), then you know the value of enabling prospective customers to trial your application or platform. You can talk about the benefits of your software all day - but enabling the customer to actually get their hands on the product and put it through it's paces is what proves the value of your solution. Which is why you likely offer a free trial on your...
Every IT admin knows that if they aren’t able to provide their people with a good user experience, then those people are going to point the finger right back at IT and blame them for that poor experience. One area where this finger-pointing is notoriously prevalent occurs during the use of virtual desktops to enable virtual application delivery.
I recently came across a brilliant blog post from Brian Madden at VMware entitled “How to convince your users that VDI is good for them.” The post makes a particularly salient point at the end, which is this: “Only use VDI where it makes sense!”
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You want to move your organization to the cloud, but you still need to provide your people with access to all of the Windows productivity applications that they rely on. And more importantly, you need to give them access to these legacy Windows apps while maintaining a good user experience. Because your move to the cloud can’t come at the expense of...