Can The SDN Workspace Address VDI Shortcomings?

Unlike data center evolution, which has continued to virtualize and therefore leverage the efficiencies coming from consolidation and flexibility; the desktop environment, at many companies, has languished. In order to move workspace development forward, corporate decision-makers need to focus on faster deployment of new desktop images and ensure fast, reliable and secure access to corporate […]

VDI Wars – Attack of the Clones

Centralization of desktops seems to be a topic de jour.  As organizations struggle to gain control of their information while users insist on pretty much open season for BYOD, bringing desktops into a more secure and controllable data center seems like a good way to manage corporate intellectual property while also providing a consistent experience […]

Seven Steps For Safer BYOD

For many organizations, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the “new normal”. Yes, some still try to resist it on security grounds, but history shows that when you put blocks in the way of people getting what they want, they figure out ways around those blocks — and the end result is worse security, not […]

Is It Finally Time to Evolve The WAN?

The tech industry has gone through more change in the last decade than any other period of corporate IT. Virtualization has redefined the data center, the network access edge has become predominantly wireless, and consumers are now making decisions on what devices come into the business. However, one of the areas that hasn’t changed much […]

Navigating VDI Network Hurdles

The majority of today’s data center initiatives have one thing in common: data is becoming more centralized, while users are increasingly more distributed. This places an increased emphasis on the network, making every data center vulnerable to bandwidth, latency, and service quality challenges that impact all applications.  However, don’t fret, because there are methods to […]

SMTC Keeps Global Data Flowing

SMTC (Nasdaq: SMTX) is a global electronics manufacturing services provider that has more than 2,000 employees who rely on a variety of centrally-hosted applications including ERP, Windows-based file sharing, and remote desktop (RDP) connections. Like many other companies similar in size to SMTC, increasing data volumes and a congested MPLS network were impeding the company’s long-distance […]

Mobile Computing is a Double-Edged Sword

Mobile computing has become an essential part of our daily lives for both personal and business use. A vast number of employees are already using their own mobile devices at work, and mobile computing is quickly becoming a key strategy for virtually every organization. It’s easy to see why Facebook is capitalizing on its success […]

Move Over VDI, Here Comes HTML5 (Video)

Does HTML5 mean the end of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) as we know it today? In part five of this video series on 2013 IT trends, Silver Peak founder and CTO David Hughes discusses how more applications will be based on HTML5 and how HTML5 gets the application onto all different kinds of endpoints without […]

WAN Small Step for VDI

For the last several years I’ve received numerous reports about the imminent and massive adoption of desktop virtualization (VDI) in the enterprise space, and while the reality hasn’t come close to the hype, often because of network issues, it appears that the SMB market is now poised to jump on this still-stuck-in-first-gear bandwagon. According to […]

Top Law Firm Optimizes Citrix VDI and Replication (Video)

Law firms commonly rely on the wide area network (WAN) to share files, communicate with clients, and back-up data. Unfortunately, these networks often lack the flexibility to react to fast-paced changes in daily demands. Top real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP (“Cox, Castle”) experienced this first-hand with application performance challenges using the […]