VDI Should NOT Look Like Frankenstein!

We’ve recently seen others imitate our Liquidware Labs Essentials bundle in an attempt to have the breadth and depth of solutions that we offer the VDI market. The common theme is to provide Visibility, User Environment Management (and some include App Layering), and an increase in performance through a huge boost in IOPS. These vendor partnerships look good but the effect is disparate solutions that are cobbled together to look like they add value. I really like them all and firmly believe that each of those solutions have something to offer the VDI market. Continue reading

Come out of the Shadows- You have Hybrid Desktops

Admit it already! You are a dynamic organization in a highly competitive industry. You have Windows desktops, maybe even a few Macs that also run Windows virtualization when they have to. You may even be expanding a desktop project that involves virtual desktops or RDSH published applications. You’ve gathered around the conference room table with your peers and admitted, “no one desktop type is right for everyone. We’re going to end up with some of everything….a Hybrid Desktop delivery method.” Then it sinks in and you think to yourself, “This is going to be a nightmare to manage.” Perhaps you even consider having a dedicated virtual desktop Administration team, a Citrix/RDSH Administrator team, and you’ll still need a team to focus on physical desktops. Continue reading

Here We Go Again — Top Tips To Successfully Migrate from Windows Server 2003

On the heels of the Windows XP EOL alarm, comes another headache for IT staff – the EOL of Support for Windows Server 2003. In keeping with the sunset dates for its operating systems, Microsoft won’t issue security patches for this server after July 14, 2015.

Microsoft Server 2003 Support EOL Headache

Another headache from Microsoft — Server 2003 Support EOL happens July 14, 2015.

If you’re one of those companies which are subject to legal or industry regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and you are running any part of your systems on Windows Server 2003 – guess what? You’ll be out of compliance because you’re required to run only supported servers. Continue reading