How Virtual Desktops Support Employee-Centric Environments

Employees armed with a variety of mobile and desktop devices now prefer to choose not only the devices they use at work, but the applications and operating systems. In an effort to create a more employee-centric environment, organizations have instituted

The Case for Non-Persistent Desktops in VDI Environments

Traditionally, non-persistent desktops haven’t received widespread support as the best option in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments. With non-persistent desktops, a master disk image is shared by multiple users, and users receive a fresh copy each time they log in.

How to Avoid Trouble Spots and Ensure VDI Success

In a previous post, we touched on the various reasons why many virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) initiatives are delayed or even abandoned. Generally speaking, VDI layering helps to overcome common VDI challenges by dividing the disk image into separate layers

How Desktop Layering Overcomes Barriers to VDI

Operational efficiency, simplified desktop management, improved security, and increased employee flexibility and productivity are driving the rapid growth of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Yet many VDI initiatives are stalled before they even have a chance to get off the ground.

6 Factors to Consider when Choosing an SDN Controller

In a previous post, we discussed how open-source standards for software-defined networking (SDN) are beginning to take shape. Open-source standards such as OpenFlow and OpenDaylight simplify SDN design and operation while eliminating vendor lock-in. At the core of an SDN

SDN Standards Are Taking Shape

In a previous post, we discussed the many ways to create a virtual network, including software-defined networking (SDN), network virtualization and network functions virtualization (NFV). The SDN market in particular is expected to grow 1,000 percent to $2 billion by

The Many Ways to Create a Virtual Network

The definition of software-defined networking (SDN) has been a source of debate. Some industry experts actually believe the name should be changed to more accurately describe the approach. In the simplest of terms, SDN is model for managing networks that

How Cloud-Integrated Storage Helps Meet Today’s Storage Demands

Explosive data growth, a constant demand for fast access to data and applications, and increasingly complex network infrastructures are forcing organizations to rethink their storage models. The challenge is to take full advantage of existing storage technology and integrate a

What to Consider When Choosing Cloud Storage

  Many organizations are struggling to meet growing storage requirements as the volume of data continues to skyrocket. Cloud-based storage offers a cost-effective alternative that helps relieve the burden of constantly adding in-house storage capacity. The two basic cloud storage

Next-Gen HP Servers Enable Data Center Transformation

In our last post we talked about HP’s new “Moonshot” server cartridges with ARM chips and how they can dramatically reduce energy usage, space requirements and data center complexity. But Moonshot is just one HP innovation to be introduced in