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VMworld Europe 2009, currently underway in Cannes (no, I'm not there), has been an opportunity for VMware to reiterate the key areas of a strategy it unveiled at VMworld 2008 this past fall. So they're talking about vCloud (their service provider strategy) and they're talking about vClient (their enterprise desktop strategy based on View). But what's different from the last event is that they're now also talking about cloud-hosted desktops, which in essence tie the vCloud and vClient initiatives together. ... (more)

Desktops as a Service (DaaS) and Cloud Computing – An Overview

Jeff Fisher's "Desktops as a Service" Blog Generally speaking, DaaS is about transforming desktops into a cloud service. However, there are already a number of different approaches to DaaS and they vary considerably. To start, I thought it would be helpful to classify the different versions of DaaS as they exist today. Cloud computing has reached an absolute frenzy in the IT media. It seems like the cloud is well on its way to displace the virtualization craze that started last summer and which has carried us through the past 12 months. As a result, I thought it would be an approp... (more)

Benefit Now with Cloud-Hosted Desktops

The excitement around virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is being tempered by the concern that VDI can't be cost-justified if it doesn't completely transform traditional desktop management - and by the belief that the only way to achieve this is with stateless desktops. The bad news is that truly stateless desktops won't be commonly available for at least another five years. But there is good news and that is, contrary to conventional wisdom, deploying virtual desktops and achieving state separation in client operating environments are not one and the same. In fact, although th... (more)

Cloud Hosted Desktops

It's August 2007. VMware goes public and virtualization, in all its forms, reigns as the leading IT infrastructure megatrend. Fast forward to the summer of 2008 and virtualization is already giving way to the new king of IT media - cloud computing. All of a sudden, the conversations about how virtualization will transform existing enterprise infrastructure shift to talk about how virtualization will enable the adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise. Every virtualization industry event either becomes a virtualization + cloud computing show or acts as the venue for major ven... (more)

DaaS Registered Trademarks and Platform Enhancements

Today we announced that Desktone has secured the registered trademarks for both "desktops as a service" and "DaaS". You can find the release here . In addition, we have formally announced the latest release of the Virtual-D platform and some of its key new capabilities. That release is here. ... (more)