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5 Questions to Ask Your VDI Vendor

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Whether you’re a mid-sized enterprise that’s work-from-home-friendly or a large corporation based largely on remote workers, there will come a time when you’ll want to consider how to optimize your workspace technology for the way your employees work.

VMware buys CloudVolumes to unify management across virtualised, physical environments

VMware said its acquisition of CloudVolumes will help it unify application management across multiple environments

Virtualisation incumbent VMware announced it has acquired CloudVolumes, a provider of virtual desktop application services, for an undisclosed sum. VMware said the move will enable customers to more easily manage applications within virtualised and physical desktop environments.

Telefónica acquires eyeOS to bolster cloud services with VDI

Telefónica announced Tuesday that it has acquired eyeOS, a cloud start-up providing browser-based VDI

Spanish operator Telefónica announced Tuesday that it has acquired eyeOS, a cloud start-up providing browser-based desktop as a service capabilities, for an undisclosed sum. Telefónica said the move will bolster its cloud strategy by enabling enterprises to virtualise legacy applications and make them available to users anywhere via the cloud.

Places for People replaces PCs with Citrix cloud VDI

People for Places replaced its PCs with cloud-based VDI

UK property management and development firm Places for People announced this week that it has replaced its on-premise infrastructure with a cloud-based VDI from Citrix, shaving nearly £1m off the company’s IT bill in the process.

Cisco throws its hat into Desktop as a Service game

Cisco is entering the desktop as a service game, targeting cloud service providers and MSPs

After several years selling desktop virtualisation products Cisco announced a Desktop as a Service offering this week, targeted at cloud service providers. Cisco, which said it expects 59m users of virtualised desktop infrastructure by 2016, is partnering with virtualisation incumbents Citrix and VMware to deliver the service.

AWS showcases updates, moves onto desktop

Andy Jassy, senior vice president of AWS speaking at its Re:Invent Conference in Las Vegas Wednesday

Amazon Web Services released a number of updates to its core public cloud platform at its Las Vegas Re:Invent conference Wednesday, including a new app streaming service tuned for high I/O apps and high-definition content, and an application monitoring service. But the big news was Amazon’s entrance into the deskptop as a service space with WorkSpaces, a move that could irk established providers like Citrix, VMware and Oracle as it continues to move into existing markets.

MTS to save $3m per year with cloud VDI

MTS has begun one of the biggest VDI projects in Russia to date

Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has begun working on a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) project that will see about 90 per cent of the company’s employees’ desktops replaced by thin client solutions.

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