vxi

February 14, 2013

DATA CENTER

VDI “The Missing Questions” #3: Realistic Virtual Desktop Limits

So this is the Million Dollar Question, right? You, along with the executives sponsoring your particular VDI project wanna know: How many desktops can I run on that blade? It’s funny how such an “it depends” question becomes a benchmark for various vendors blades, including said vendor here. Well, for the purpose of this discussion […]

February 14, 2013

GOVERNMENT

City Turns to Collaboration Solutions to Support Mobility

As we quickly approach Telework Week 2013 in March, I’ve been hearing a lot of discussion around the benefits of telework and the level of growth we have seen over the last few years in the demand for mobility. Mobility is sometimes easier said than done, though, especially when you are a city government looking […]

February 6, 2013

EDUCATION

Realize the Promise of BYOD with the Next Generation Education Workspace

Can 1 +1 really = 3 (or more)?  Consider the opportunity presented by the thoughtful convergence of BYOD and virtual desktop technologies. BYOD is one of the most important trends in education technology today. However, many BYOD initiatives are limited to providing personal devices with basic network connectivity via the campus Wi-Fi network. Traditional virtual […]

January 31, 2013

DATA CENTER

VDI “The Missing Questions” #1: Core Count vs. Core Speed

Choosing the right compute platform for your VDI environment requires both science and art. You have to balance CPU and memory characteristics against your expected workload profile and your desired density. At the end of the day, VDI has to meet some cost criteria in order to go from a fun science project to a […]

January 25, 2013

DATA CENTER

VDI – The Questions You Didn’t Ask (But Really Should)

There’s no shortage of content out there (a quick Google search easily confirms this) when it comes to looking for vendor-originated material touting the latest server performance benchmarks for hosted virtual desktops.  Being part of that community, I’m pretty sure I have my fingerprints on more than one such piece of collateral – and I’m […]

January 22, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cutting Through The Techno-Babble

The Cisco Aironet 3600 features the Highest 802.11n performance with Cisco CleanAir™ technology and is the industry’s first 4 x 4 multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) access point with three spatial streams. It has add-on options for 802.11ac or Wireless Security and Spectrum Intelligence (WSSI) Module and standard 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) . All right. Who […]

January 18, 2013

NETWORKING

Bringing VDI and BYOD together for a Unified Workspace

I recently hosted a live webcast on measuring business value with Cisco’s Unified Workspace Smart Solutions.  The webcast addressed key challenges many IT architects and managers face when trying to determine the right metrics for evaluation when considering IT projects. It was great to have Jai Valluri who leads the Business Transformation team at Cisco […]

January 17, 2013

DATA CENTER

What’s New with VXI for 2013?

Desktop Virtualization the Cisco Way Now that 2013 is officially here –  it must be time for the next wave of innovations for the Cisco VXI Smart Solution. The first of these enhancements is Jabber for virtual environments, which we are announcing today. In 2012 we saw the 1000th customer deploy VXI to meet their […]

January 4, 2013

INSIDE CISCO IT

ACE Network: Testing Desktop Virtualization for Mobile Employees

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI is getting a lot of attention these days. It allows companies to replace high-cost laptops with a lower-cost, secure device. It also allows employees to access a secure, cloud-based desktop from any device across the Internet. Desktop virtualization has been popular among the Cisco salespeople who are ACE users because […]