2011 will be a banner year for the adoption of desktop virtualization; 59 percent of companies say they are deploying within the next six months. With desktop virtualization being a wholly different model for delivering end-user computing services, it begs the question: whose job is it to manage the virtual desktop environment– the datacenter team’s or the desktop team’s? The correct answer to this conundrum is, in fact, both. It turns out that managing this new environment in a cost effective way – and with high levels of service – requires skill sets and experience found within both teams.
We don’t like to toot our own horn – honest! – but when a customer tells us about a positive experience they wouldn’t have been able to achieve without Matrix42, we think it’s worth sharing. Case in point: we’ve just published a new case study featuring Carl Zeiss AG, a global leader in the optical and optoelectronic industries, which has made some great improvements to its license management with our help.
(Week of July 4)
It was a slow week last week for news, but now that the July 4th fireworks are over, we’re back with our weekly round-up to bring you a few of our favorite stories from the past week or so.
Early last week, both Ken Hess and Dan Kusnetzky of ZDNet’s Virtually Speaking blog touched upon the “Why Virtualization” question, sharing equally useful insight on the topic.
After 10 amazing and awesome years at Novell, my last day with the company was on May 3rd. And so began the next chapter of my career in high-tech product marketing. I had the good fortune to interview at several companies here in my Utah backyard, including Symantec Altiris, LANDesk, Microsoft, Code Corp., Corda, Trend Micro, Quest, and crimereports.com.
But it was the opportunity to work with Matrix42 that hooked me. You’ve made your way to our blog, but you still might be asking yourself, “Who is Matrix42?”
You’ve probably heard a few CIOs – maybe even yours – complain about how operational costs consume an excessive share of overall costs. As IT increasingly evolves into a profit center, virtualization is the magic word that comes up when CIOs talk shop about cost reduction in conjunction with desktop management. Not surprisingly then, virtualization of the desktop has begun to surface as a viable and cost-justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system.
Desktop virtualization, aka Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), aka Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVD), is a technology where the user’s working environment is completely virtualized in a virtual machine running on a hypervisor in the datacenter. But how do you know if it’s for your company?
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