Cisco and Citrix: Delivering the Unified Platform for Desktop and Application Virtualization
Today Citrix announced the latest advancements for XenApp and XenDesktop, built on the fourth release of their FlexCast Management Architecture (FMA). With this evolution come significant improvements in Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix Receiver, FIPS compliance, single console manageability across hybrid cloud environments, Workspace Suite, user experience, and much more. Cisco UCS: The Optimal Foundation for […]
Breaking through Performance Barriers: Desktop Virtualization at Cisco Live
We’re halfway into Cisco Live! Each year I find more and more attendees are coming to talk to us about running various desktop delivery models on UCS. Some observations from folks I’ve chatted with: More and more of you are asking about NVIDIA GRID solutions for graphics intensive use-cases. I had several in fact, from […]
Introducing Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0
I’m excited to announce the recent release of our next-generation service catalog software, Cisco Prime Service Catalog version 10.0. (Click here for a larger image.) As previously introduced in my colleague Song’s blog post, Cisco Prime Service Catalog is an industry-leading IT service catalog solution for any managing any type of service request – from […]
Your VDI Checklist for VMworld 2013
With just a week ahead of VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, there’s a lot of planning to do. For example: Saying “thank goodness it’s not Vegas” Finding a suitable bacon-themed party to attend (I’ll explain) Checking out some useful VDI content at VMworld So if you’re earning your trip to SF by doing some VDI […]
Don’t Take Your Eyes off VDI – We’re Certainly Not!
This blog post promises to avoid telling you about all the fantabulous (I know that’s not a word) growth expected in the number of hosted virtual desktops to be deployed by 2016. What I do want to share, is how Cisco is ramping up our investments in accelerating your path to virtual desktop success, and […]
Wristwatches, Bicycle Helmets, and VDI…
A long time ago, it used to be comforting, to hear the words “One Size Fits All”. As though our interests were surely represented within that catch-all, assuring us that we weren’t going to get left out in the rain. You could safely make that impulse-driven purchase, bring it home (or have it delivered), and […]
Where do you do your best work?
Most of us have the ability to work in different places these days. I am personally very mobile. I love all my little tools - I...
Making it Easier to Bring the Power of Video and Collaboration to Your Desktop
Trends like pervasive video and cloud computing are inherently changing the way we collaborate. Increasingly, organizations are looking for ways to enable rich interactions amongst employees, partners and customers. To address this need, Cisco recently announced the Cisco Desktop Collaborate Experience DX650, an Android based phone that delivers traditional voice functionality, high-definition 1080p video, and […]